Sr Planning Analyst Job

Children's Health - General Careers

Job Number: 53312

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 1-9-2018


Position Summary:

The Senior Planning Analyst supports critical strategy and business development initiatives. The Senior Planning Analyst identifies information sources, builds complex forecasting models, and interprets data to solve complex, ambiguous challenges. The Senior Planning Analyst also proposes initial solutions to problems and supports cross-functional teams across the organization in developing the enterprise strategic plan. The Senior Planning Analyst drafts white papers and other project deliverables at the direction of function leadership. In addition, the Senior Planning Analyst is responsible for developing new reports based on market data. The individual should be highly motivated and inquisitive. Finally, the individual will work independently to drive projects and analyses forward and incorporate constructive feedback in a timely manner.

Job Profile:

  • Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Apply rigorous analytical skills and outstanding oral/written skills to present complex analytic findings clearly and concisely
  • Provide initial interpretation of data analyses and possible solutions to complex challenges
  • Support organizational strategic planning and business development initiatives through data collection and research
  • Perform business and market analyses and assist leadership in utilizing information to inform strategic and operational planning
  • Provide decision support services by using internal and external data sources to provide insightful and actionable recommendations
  • Develop new and creative ways of solving complex problems using available data resources
  • Participate in special projects for leadership and others as needed
  • Monitor health industry trends and contribute to whitepapers as appropriate
  • Work independently to meet aggressive time frames and manage multiple analyses/projects simultaneously


  • 1-2 years work experience in a professional or office environment required
  • Experience in healthcare or related business field preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience preferred

Physical Demands:

Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

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