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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Medical School is seeking a Business Consultant to support strategic planning and serve as an internal advisor to evaluate business decisions. The Business Consultant will be charged with executing and leading initiatives that evaluate, develop, and then implement a series of projects that span multiple functional domains. The Business Consultant will be responsible for a portfolio of projects at different stages of evaluation and implementation. It is likely that at any given time he or she will be working on 4-6 projects.

The Business Consultant will be the point of contact with the faculty or staff champion of late stage projects and will assemble and lead the teams who are involved with all aspects of the implementation of the particular projects. The Business Consultant will play an active role in evaluating internal or external proposals, helping to determine their strategic fit with the MS priorities, and developing sufficient detail and understanding of the project to allow a clear yes/no decision to be made to implement the project. Examples of potential projects include: business plans, ROI analyses, competitive analyses and benchmarking, market shifts, cost analyses, risk assessments, risk management, strategic planning, cash management, and staff analytics.

Successful candidates will have a background in quantitative methods, experience with modeling and analytic techniques across multiple data sets, and a proven ability in translating complex analyses into actionable information for executive level decision-making. In addition, this role will require the ability to lead productive interactions with faculty and staff from many departments both within and outside the Medical School, school administrators, and campus partners.

The Business Consultant will be expected to develop an overall summary of project milestones and the resources to complete projects on time. He or she will be expected to solve resource issues and propose options when there are conflicts. Given that this is a new role, the Business Consultant is expected to be adaptable and willing to take on a broad variety of additional tasks to improve operational efficiency, make or prepare presentations to internal or external groups, organize and participate on committees, and any other duties as assigned and function with a high degree of independence with minimal day-to-day supervision to deliver projects in a timely and effective manner.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or related field

  • 2 years of relevant work experience

  • Proven ability in problem analyses, methodology development, technical execution, and development of strategic recommendations for leadership

Desired Qualifications*

  • Deal effectively and persuasively with people at all levels

  • Think strategically, logically and exercise sound judgment

  • Lead a team and also be a good team member

  • Organize a project with attention to detail, make decisions, and achieve results on time

  • Manage cross-functional unit projects and/or teams which include project planning, task management, status reporting, etc.

  • Rapidly pick up the necessary understanding of the business or scientific principles of a project to allow an intelligent conversation with the staff and faculty champion

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.