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Full time
Posted:
4/17/2019
Job Category:
Analysis
Business Analyst III
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Premera Blue Cross | Mountlake Terrace, WA
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Job Description

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People's Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers' lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we're creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

The Business Analyst III works to proactively and creatively solve for business needs through broad cross-functional collaboration. This role is responsible for eliciting, documenting, and defining business needs and contributing to moderately complex projects and/or initiatives with visible impact to the business and / or systems. This role will translate business needs into market research proposals and will participate in original and secondary research, ensuring that valuable insights are gathered and support the strategic objectives of diverse market segments.

This role will influence business decisions through delivering key insights and optimized market solutions that have a high and visible impact to the business.

What you will do:

* Using strategic thinking, leverage data and information to identify business opportunities and contribute recommendations based on analysis of requirements and future impacts.
* Translate ambiguous business needs into solid business and functional requirements for small to large projects with moderate complexity.
* Conduct strategic research and analyses to inform business decisions, using a variety of data types including surveys, market trend, government filings, competitive intelligence, B2B interviews etc. Apply critical thinking to evaluate cross functional dependencies, including upstream and downstream impacts.
* Cultivate and manage business partnerships with internal stakeholders, providing clarity on how to frame and think about various types of business problems.
* Craft effective stories from data into presentable material in excel, powerpoint, tableau, or other tools
* Collaborate and communicate effectively with various audiences. Facilitate meetings in a positive way to drive cross functional stakeholders to reach agreements and effective solutions.

What you will bring:

* Bachelor's degree or four years' work experience.
* Three years of analytical experience in a business environment, including at least two years performing business analysis functions (gathering business requirements, documenting process/data flows, and performing gap analyses, story-telling ).
* Advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills and an ability to craft effective stories from data analysis
* A background in strategic research and consulting is preferred.

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What we offer

* Medical, vision and dental coverage
* Life and disability insurance
* Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
* Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
* Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
* Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
* Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

If you need an accommodation to apply online for positions at Premera, please contact Premera Human Resources via email at careers@premera.com or via phone at 425-918-4785.

About Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross is a non-profit health services corporation and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Premera Blue Cross has been providing coverage to groups and individuals of Washington state since 1945 and Alaska since 1957. Headquarters are located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, with district offices in Spokane, Wenatchee and Tri-Cities Washington, and Anchorage, Alaska. The Premera Blue Cross HMO plan, HealthPlus, is one of only two health plans in Washington to be awarded Excellent Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), as of March 2000.