Senior Business ConsultantPrimary Location: Falls Church, VA
Additional Locations: VA-Falls Church Apply
62425Fundamental Components: Drives or guides development of holistic solutions and/or key strategic plans.
Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and independently influences business leader(s) to act or change behavior through negotiations and/or consultation that promotes issue resolution
Communicates compelling and concise results to empower client groups in decision making regarding initiative opportunities
Conducts thorough business case and external customer value analysis to determine selection, prioritization positioning and approach for broadest range of potential solutions (eg. outsourcing, process improvements, technology solutions)
Conducts client contracting process, builds optimal influential client relationship for results and deliverables and manages relationship throughout engagement
Fully integrates baseline and metrics tracking into initiative planning and execution for optimal results.
Shares joint accountability for initiative’s return on investment
Provides continuous coaching, direction, feedback and development for other consultants, matrixed staff and/or external vendors as required
Drives or guides engagement using a disciplined repeatable methodology.
Designs, develops interventions and facilitates work sessions.
Develops and delivers all required analysis, reporting and presentation materialsGathers, analyzes and synthesizes business intelligence to drive achievement of strategic business objectives
Facilitates diverse internal and external networks, as appropriate, for data gathering and best practice identificationLeverages internal and external networking to drive optimal initiative results and knowledge/best practice transfer Background Experience: 7+ years experience with several of the following methodologies: management consulting, project consulting, business process consulting, financial strategic analysis, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning, and/or risk management consulting.
Demonstrated relationship management skills at the senior level; capacity to quickly build and maintain credible relationships at varying levels of the organization simultaneously.
Demonstrated leadership with relevant initiatives: Business process, enterprise business project management/consulting, financial strategic planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, risk management.
Demonstrated superior business process, project management and organizational redesign experience.
Demonstrated experience successfully implementing change in complex organizations.
Experience with enterprise-wide and/or cross-functional large scale initiatives with high degree of complexity.
Masters degree preferred, but not required.
College degree.Appropriate licensure or certification by discipline preferred. Additional Job Information: Team leadership and team building skills.Analytical and planning skills.Negotiation/influencing skills.Relationship and change management skills.Organizational skills.Time management skills.Critical thinking skills.Oral and written communication skills. Technology Experience: Desktop Tool - Microsoft Exchange Potential Telework Position: No Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position. Candidate Privacy Information: Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests
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