The Director of Planning and Business Development provides leadership and oversight for Gillette’s Planning and Business Development functions.
This Director will be a strategic leader; someone who will take decisive action based on finite information, and actively participate in the development and deployment of strategic initiatives. As a member of the Leadership Team, This Director will work collaboratively with his/her colleagues in creating and supporting a long-term strategy for the organization, in developing key policies, and in developing the annual Operating Plan. Additionally, this Director will lead by example to promote an environment focused on improving quality of care and services, patient and family satisfaction, staff and provider engagement and appropriate growth of revenue through various tactics. The position is strongly oriented towards establishing a consultative, proactive business partner role with the Executive Leadership Team and Board. Through sound planning and management, the goal is to ensure Gillette can manage its resources, so as to fulfill its mission and maintain its core values.
The Director is directly responsible for supervision of the following departments and the associated positions:
Planning and Business Development
Development, implementation and coordination of new business opportunities and strategic planning initiatives that impact multiple departments across the organization
Collaboration with internal and external constituents to facilitate clinical partnerships with other organizations
Coordination and tracking of strategic planning initiatives across multiple departments and locations throughout the organization
Primary Responsibilities & Oversight of:
Organizational strategic planning process & leads efforts to achieve organization's strategic growth goals
Facilitates strategic communications & activities at all levels of the organization
In collaboration with other senior leaders, ensure successful vetting, approval, and implementation of innovation initiatives.
Develops key business relationships & takes point on strategic partnerships
Leads Gillette's provider liaison team
Provides support for advocacy efforts & community outreach activities
Staff management & development:
Set vision and provide leadership for departments; manage, coach and develop staff; demonstrate influential thinking and guidance.
Select, develop, manage, and train staff to ensure a high-quality, effective team, and productive workforce. Develops talent within the team, including acquiring, engaging, and retaining talent.
Establish performance measures, monitor results, evaluate effectiveness and provide feedback to staff to promote staff development. Establish an approach for engaging with staff that includes recognition, involvement, and fairness.
Promote cross-departmental collaboration and teamwork across Gillette.
Works collaboratively, delegates, encourages innovation, sets high standards and makes tough decisions while being open to feedback.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, marketing, healthcare, or related field
Considerable knowledge of and experience in healthcare industry preferred, with at least 10 years of experience in marketing, business development and strategic planning functions
Master’s degree is strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work with all levels of the organization, including Board, senior leadership, physicians and department managers
Excellent organizational, project, and process management skills
Proven personnel management skills
Effective budget management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Established track record of business development skills
Demonstrated expertise in understanding and conveying business and healthcare analytics
Ability to facilitate a variety of market research activities
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is an independent pediatric hospital specializing in treating children who have complex conditions, rare disorders and traumatic injuries. Gillette providers treat patients - including adults who have conditions that began during childhood - who have medical needs that are often too complex for most other health care providers. We're different because of our focus. We center our care on conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. We also partner with Regions Hospital to operate Minnesota’s first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
In addition to our 60-bed hospital, we operate six clinics in the Twin Cities and eight clinics throughout Greater Minnesota. All-in all, we serve more than 25,000 patients each year.
Our reach is local, national and global. Annually we serve patients from all Minnesota counties, nearly all 50 U. S. states and 15 countries.
Gillette is a Twin Cities Top Workplace and a National Top Workplace. We offer competitive pay, a strong benefits package and flexible schedules. Plus we give employees something that sets us apart: a chance to take part in our mission. Come to work for Gillette, and... you’ll improve the lives of countless children and adults who have disabilities or complex medical conditions.