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Chief of Staff to Chief Strategy Officer


Company Background

HCSC is the largest private, member-owned health insurer in the United States and is committed to making access to high quality and cost-effective health care more equitable. Serving over 17 million members across the 5 states of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, HCSC’s pioneering health plans enable patients and consumers to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. 

The Position

This position is responsible for directing, monitoring, and contributing to the management of Office of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), with a special focus on supporting the CSO on executive-level strategic advising, interdepartmental collaboration, and office management. This role will provide direct exposure to senior leadership across a wide range of functions and an opportunity to make an impact on business strategy, productivity, and business performance.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a trusted thought partner to the CSO, collaborating, advising, and executing on special, strategic projects
  • Work closely with business sponsors and project teams to organize and facilitate large scale, cross-divisional projects
  • Act as liaison between CSO, other executives, clients, and stakeholders
  • Act as strategic adviser to Executive Team to determine and prioritize business strategies, problem-solving to ensure successful implementation of company-wide initiatives
  • Improve current processes and optimize organizational procedures for efficiency and productivity
  • Oversee budget for the Strategy office
  • Serve as a subject-matter expert, handling inquiries, developing action plans, and assisting with preparation and dissemination of communications
  • Work closely with CSO’s administrative assistant to prioritize schedule requests, and manage cadence and agendas for CSO direct report and leadership meetings

Qualifications and Candidate Background

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience in strategic and tactical business planning; some Management Consulting experience preferred
  • Substantial experience in healthcare, especially with a payer, and a strong understanding of industry operations and trends
  • Strong relationship-building skills, a “people” person who easily connects and emphasizes with others at all levels 
  • Ability to operate autonomously with little oversight and manage multiple projects, deadlines, and priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving work environment 
  • A high degree of intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly and synthesize large amounts of ambiguous information into key action items 
  • A keen strategic mindset as well as strong “doer” mentality, willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes   
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to persuasively convey CSO’s vision to multiple audiences 
  • Highly motivated self-starter 


The position is located in Chicago (hybrid but not remote)


Rikki Gardoce
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