Population Services International

  • Sr. Business Strategy Analyst

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/4/2018 9:48 AM)
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    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title: Senior Business Strategy Analyst

    Departments (two): Finance and Strategy

    Based in Washington, DC (would consider remote locations)

    Reports to the Deputy Director, Strategy with dotted line to Deputy Director, Budget


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer powered healthcare.


    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!

    In this role, you’ll be working at the intersection of two key functions at PSI – Finance and Strategy – analyzing how our business is changing across our 50+ country network.  We’ve recently launched a new global strategy and our funding models are rapidly evolving.  There are a range of key strategic questions we need to answer as we look at new ways to attract and allocate resources and redesign our operating model to most effectively span the bridge between strategy and execution.  As we enter a “New World Health Era,” we need to think differently about many of the assumptions that have driven our work over the last forty years.  


    You will support the Deputy Director, Budget and the Deputy Director, Strategy in gathering, analyzing and clearly presenting data that helps the organization test those assumptions, answer key questions, and make critical financial and strategic decisions.


    Sound like you?  Read on. 


    Your contribution 

    Scenario Analysis:


    • Develop specialized financial models to analyze a wide variety of scenarios
    • Analyze implications of operating model redesign on current and projected future business performance
    • Identify multiple paths to financing key elements of operating model
    • Monitor major trends in key national operating environments and analyze implications for PSI globally
    • Describe and present the outcomes of all analyses with clear, concise, and compelling visual presentation


    • Improve existing budgeting and planning tools and explore resource planning tools for future use
    • Provide financial forecast information and analysis for use by PSI senior management
    • Support the annual budgeting process by distributing templates and guidance, collecting, organizing and compiling budget data and other related tasks as assigned

    Competitor/Partner Analysis: 

    • Benchmark PSI’s value/cost/competencies relative to range of global and national competitors/partners
    • Maintain updated and easily accessible database on PSI Global Strategy Sharepoint site

    Special Projects:

    • Support the development of analytical frameworks to evaluate new business models and business performance
    • Support market landscaping/analyses as needed
    • Support lead up to next PSI strategic planning process
    • Respond to special requests from Chief Strategy & Resources Officer or Chief Financial Officer


    • Data gathering for insurance applications and claims submissions; obtain certificates of insurance as requested
    • Utilize current technology and tools to improve processes and increase capacity and efficiency of staff 


    What are we looking for?

    An inquisitive analyst who is comfortable assembling, deconstructing and dissecting large data sets to draw out critical insights.  You can translate complexity into stories that work for a range of audiences – from entry-level staff to the C-suite.  Strong candidates are interested in taking the time required to verify findings and start over if needed.   You believe that understanding past performance can offer insight into future results, but you are also comfortable modeling entirely new paths.   


     The basics

    • At least five years of professional experience in financial/strategy analysis – management consulting background a plus; MBA a plus but not required
    • Advanced MS Excel and PPT skills; experience using data cubes (e.g. OLAP); familiarity with ERP systems (Lawson in particular) nice to have
    • Excellent analytical and data visualization skills
    • Ability to work independently and interact with other teams and analysts across the organization
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Familiarity with non-profit financial analysis a plus
    • Fluency in English required. French and Spanish language proficiency a strong plus.

    What would get us excited?


    You’re a good listener.   You take the time to understand before launching forward.  You check in actively, highlighting key points you’re hearing.  You ask questions if you don’t understand and you read between the lines when you need to. 


    You’re grounded.   You can manage multiple projects at once with varying deadlines and you don’t get rattled.


    You’re Curious.  You’re an information sponge and understand that what worked yesterday won’t necessarily work today (or tomorrow).  You’re tenacious about asking good questions and digging for answers.


    You Know How to Simplify. You know how to find the essence of a story within complexity. 


    You’re Diligent and You Care about Precision.  You don’t mind occasional tedium because you’re driven to get it right. 


    You’re Proactive.  You come forward with new ideas or new findings.  You ask how you can help. 


    • Exempt

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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