Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy & Development

| Seattle

Company Description

Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that dramatically improves the experience, outcomes and cost of healthcare for employers, health plans and their members. With a unique blend of compassionate advisors, clinical experts and intelligent technologies, we engage individuals and families in their health, establish trust, and influence their decisions at every stage of care. Accolade connects the widest array of personal health data and programs to present a single point of contact to the most effective health and benefits resources, while coordinating with providers at every step. Accolade consistently achieves 70 and higher Net Promoter Scores, 98% consumer satisfaction ratings, and up to 15% employer cost savings. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes, a fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 5000, and is consistently rated a Top Workplace across the country. For more information, visit accolade.com.

Job Description

Role overview

The Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy & Development is responsible for supporting Accolade’s short and long-term initiatives by (i) acting as an internal consultant for large-scale, complex, and high-priority cross-functional projects and (ii) identifying and executing on strategic alliance and M&A opportunities. The Senior Manager will also assist Corporate Strategy leadership with the function’s broader mandate to drive overall execution of the company’s business plan and achievement of its strategic objectives.

A day in the life…

Corporate Strategy

  • Participates as an internal consultant for large-scale, complex, and high-priority cross-functional projects / initiatives; applies expertise to support project teams in scoping problems and driving toward solutions
  • Understands the underlying business motivation of each initiative, researches current-state, solicits input from a variety of stakeholders, conducts own analysis to gain a comprehensive understanding of challenges and risks, and, ultimately, surfaces appropriate potential solutions; synthesizes recommendations
  • Serves as a change agent and/or facilitator within the company by building relationships with key stakeholders and offering informed input on important initiatives

Corporate Development

  • Plays a lead role in evaluating potential acquisitions, and other strategic growth opportunities, considering Accolade’s strategic, financial, and cultural fit criteria
  • Participates in, and may coordinate, the due diligence process for certain acquisitions and partnerships
  • Drafts memos and presentations for Senior and Executive leadership to advance company’s strategic evaluations
  • Supports the identification of priority areas for inorganic growth
  • When a new strategic alliance is solidified or a business is acquired, assists in integration matters
  • Conducts competitive benchmarking analyses (internal and external research)
  • Monitors trends in the healthcare technology sector, including peer performance

Qualifications

  • Coursework in Business or related fields; MBA preferred
  • 7+ years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Past work in strategy consulting and/or Corporate Development and/or PEVC/Investment Management highly valued
  • Logical thinker with strong communication skills; someone who can distill strategy into concise and pratical messaging
  • Ability to define and measure appropriate success metrics for a complex project or initiative
  • A capacity to build strong relationships internally that will help the Senior Manager efficiently execute on various initiatives and “bring others along”
  • Insatiable curiosity with the ability to dig into all angles of an issue or idea, no matter how complex

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

We are right in the heart of the action downtown, located at the Washington State Convention Center (https://www.wscc.com)

An Insider's view of Accolade

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Someone in our office hacked into the white noise machine speakers and installed a Slackbot to play music from Spotify where anyone can add to the queue. We start it every Friday afternoon and it's amazing.

Ben

Sr. Director Product Management

What does your typical day look like?

We’re talking to people who are searching for ways to create value both for their employees and for their cost centers. Normally, in other companies, you are pitching something that either saves time or money. Here, we are spreading the word about something that can profoundly change or save lives. Who wouldn’t want to do this kind of work?

Lyndi

Sr. Demand Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Nothing beats the culture here. You have people who can help you grow and contribute to the best of your abilities- that is the best thing about Accolade. I started as an Intern and now am a Business Intelligence Developer!

Akshay

Business Intelligence Developer III

What is your vision for the company?

We have an opportunity to change the way consumers experience the healthcare system that's really not working in their favor. Healthcare is complicated, anxiety-creating, and it's too expense. Our service has an opportunity to make life better for the consumer, drive costs down for the business, and actually make people healthier.

Raj

CEO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love how cross-functional Business Development is, because it allows us to work with so many different constituents across the business. Accolade is a talented yet humble team, where trust in each other is paramount. In this culture, I watch people to reach their greatest potential without feeling alone in the face of exciting challenges.

Jennifer

Sr. Director Business Development

What are Accolade Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We are encouraged to volunteer through a variety of company sponsored events, such as A Day On, Not a Day Off, our annual MLK Day of Service and by using our additional PTO day of volunteerism.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have spirit, wellness, philanthropy, and recognition committees which are cross-collaborative throughout the entire company.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
From our CEO, across to the rest of the org, not a single personal office exists in any Accolade location- we have open facilities ripe for cross-collaboration.
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
We have a homegrown idea management program called "Bold Ideas," a team who owns the "Innovation Loop" roadmap, as well as various Designathon and Hackathon activities.
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We empower each other by creating an inclusive environment & living our values out loud. We embrace differences & value diversity of thinkers & thought. We are Accolade & we are changing healthcare
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We also offer an option to add a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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