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Director, Corporate Strategy



Louisville, KY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023


Humana's Corporate Strategy team is a high-performing organization that works closely with Humana's senior leaders to help chart the course for the company's future. In Strategy, you will identify and analyze exciting new growth opportunities and work with business leaders to prioritize strategic investments and execute strategic transformation. “Strategy Operations” is one of three teams within the Strategy organization, which also includes the Corporate Development and Strategy Planning functions. The Strategy Operations team provides consulting services to Humana’s lines of business on a project basis. As a leader of this team, you will help senior executives advance and operationalize their strategies and solve complex business problems.


As Director, Corporate Strategy, you will provide strategic guidance and thought leadership to the company's most senior leaders through engagement on a broad array of business issues and improvement opportunities. In this role, you will lead a team of 3-5 associates to deliver on cross-functional strategy projects related to enterprise growth priorities, provide strategic support for large-scale transformation programs and external partnership opportunities, and present progress and recommendations to Humana’s senior leadership.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering on a wide range of strategic activities, including strategic assessments, strategy execution, and business development/partnership activities

  • Lead strategic problem-solving efforts by helping senior leaders define key issues, develop hypotheses and design recommendations/solutions

  • Develop actionable insights to equip senior leaders with the right data to make informed strategic decisions

  • Manage cross-functional projects, working with leaders throughout the company to execute complex, high-priority strategic initiatives

  • Convert strategy into roadmaps, business cases and projects while prioritizing timelines and ensuring alignment and execution

  • Identify the short & long term impacts of key strategies by assessing qualitative and quantitative data

  • Develop and refine key team operating systems and individual team members

The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader who has worked in strategy development at a top tier strategy consulting firm or in a large corporation. He/she will have a demonstrated ability to influence peers and business leaders. This person must be comfortable with ambiguity and able to work collaboratively with key leaders to shape the priorities and agenda for the Corporate Strategy team.

He/she also will be effective at multi-tasking and possess keen change management skills. Additional skills and competencies include:

  • Leads Positively: Leads by example to cultivate a climate of motivation, positive energy and meaning in work. Empowers and guides associates to take personal responsibility, encouraging them to productively learn, flourish, and strengthen team capacity. Assesses, selects, recognizes, and develops diverse talent to capitalize on competencies, ideas and passions.

  • Acts Strategically: Sees how decisions can impact the whole of the organization and makes decisions using a broad knowledge of the long-term vision, values, risk acceptance and strategy of the organization. Uses an enterprise-wide perspective to translate strategies into actions, creating a clear view of the future state. Inspires others to embrace and advance the strategy as it evolves and is realized.

  • Customer Focus: Connects meaningfully with internal and external customers to build emotional engagement and customer advocacy. Develops and applies deep customer knowledge and intimacy to develop and deliver work that provides value beyond expectations. Simplifies complexity and integrates internal efforts to deliver an optimal customer experience

  • Accountability: Meets established expectations and takes responsibility for achieving results; encourages others to do the same. Employs focus, attention to detail, reliability, and appropriate prioritization to drive outcomes. Sees opportunities to contribute and takes the initiative to create solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS, MBA or other relevant degrees

  • 3-5+ years post MBA consulting or corporate strategy experience

  • Proven experience setting priorities and defining the future direction of a company (i.e. competitive analysis, strategy road map, strategic investment prioritization)

  • Strong business acumen with proven ability to apply foundational strategy principles to a variety of business problems

  • Solid understanding of advanced analytics and ability to structure and manipulate complex data sets

  • Proven experience working directly with and interacting with executive leaders internally and externally

  • Passion for people development and demonstrated leadership success, including direct or indirect team leadership

  • Ability to identify, structure and solve business problems

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience at top-tier strategy consulting firm or Fortune 500 corporate strategy team
  • Experience working in healthcare industry, preferably payer or provider space


  • Location is Louisville, KY or Washington, DC for this role on the Corporate Strategy team. The Strategy Operations team follows a hybrid model, working together in the office 2-3 days per week.


Why Humana? You'll experience the following perks as a full-time Humana employee:

Compensation and Financial Security — Our pay philosophy is designed to motivate and reward associates for their skills and contributions to the company. We provide options to help you plan for your future and protect your assets: Competitive base pay, Recognition pay, 401(k) retirement savings plan (125% match for the first 6% contributed by an associate), etc.

Your Whole Health — Humana's health products and services are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family: Medical, dental, and vision benefits, Health plan incentives, Paternity leave, etc.

Work Perks — Humana knows your life extends outside of work. We have many options to support your interests and needs. Some departments have the flexibility to allow associates to work from home, and we offer all associates: Paid time off, holidays, volunteer time, jury duty pay, Associate charity matching program, Discount programs with major retailers, etc.

Grow With Us — Humana provides growth and career opportunities that can help you develop your skills and build your future with the organization: Internal and external learning events, Tuition assistance, Inclusion and diversity training, etc.

Social Security Task:

Interview Format:

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, you may be utilizing our interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information for you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

If you are selected for a first round interview, you will receive an email correspondence inviting you to participate in a Modern Hire interview. In this interview, you will receive a set of interview questions over your phone and you will provide recorded or text message responses to each question. You should anticipate this interview to take about 15 minutes. Your recorded interview will be reviewed, and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

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