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Population Health and Affordability Business Analyst

Hybrid Remote | Eagan, Minnesota
Req ID: R0003618 Career Area: Information Technology Date Posted: 09/18/2023
About Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is one of the most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world with 2.5 million members. We’re committed to reinventing health care to improve health for our members and the community. We hope you'll join us.

How Is This Role Important to Our Work?
This position is responsible for the analysis, development, support, reporting and coordination of business workflow automation and to implement efficient business processes at an enterprise level. This position performs moderately complex forecasting and budgeting variance analysis, development of management reporting and other ad hoc financial analysis. The position is able to work on multiple priorities, deadlines and has the ability to adapt to change.

A Day in the Life:

  • Conducts in-depth research and analysis.

  • Identifies trends, emerging issues and recommends best practices to ensure maximum results and develops metrics.

  • Documents metrics and process changes.

  • Effectively analyzes, designs, develops, tests, debugs, implements, maintains and/or enhances new or existing systems through reporting and documentation.

  • Participate in and coordinate individual projects and related activities to ensure project progresses on schedule.

  • Maintains adequate communication regarding project status, risks, issues, and priorities with project sponsors and leadership.

  • Responsible for representing the customer and/or stakeholder (internal/external) while collaborating with business and technical units.

  • Serves as senior subject matter expert associated with content, processes, and procedures.

  • May lead project teams and may provide training to lower-level staff to achieve project milestones and objectives.

  • Manage the monthly financial forecast process to consolidate, analyze and communicate to leadership and business owners.

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • 5+ years of related professional experience. All relevant experience including work, education, transferable skills, and military experience will be considered.

  • Advanced collaborative, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to develop accurate and appropriate communications.

  • Advanced ability to communicate to all levels of management.

  • Advanced research, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Work, and Access.

  • Strong ability to make decisions based on analysis and business needs.

  • Advanced ability to bring a different perspective to situations and challenge the status quo.

  • Project management skills.

  • Proven ability to work independently with guidance in only the most complex situations.

  • Analyze and report on key drivers of monthly financial forecasting and other financial data, draw conclusions and present recommendations on findings.

  • Perform detailed budget variance analysis by line of business against forecast, actual, prior period, or other benchmarks.

  • Ability to navigate through various systems and departments to obtain accurate information to be utilized in the budget, forecasting and other ad hoc analysis/projects.

  • Foster relationships with business owners and be a resource on financial issues.

Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Working knowledge of SAP, Visio, or other software programs.

  • Experience with SAS Stored Processes to create reusable code that can be used across reporting environments.

  • Experience with SQL Server SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS.

Make A Difference

Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodation for Job Seekers with a Disability: If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to

All roles require a high school diploma (or equivalency) and legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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