Job Description

VP Strategic Planning & Business Enablement

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Regional President, the Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Business Enablement will be responsible to effectively implement and manage planning, business performance, strategic initiatives to ensure CTCA Chicago’s continued success.   

 Major accountabilities

What we expect the position to focus on:

  • Partner with hospital executive leadership to formulate and articulate strategic vision and investment priorities, including review of the competitive environment and prioritization of financial/non-financial resources 
  • Develop strategy and key growth initiatives, with the support of other stakeholders, necessary to realize the strategic vision and build sustainable competitive advantage 
  • Act as a trusted advisor by providing value-added strategic insight, counsel, and management support hospitals executive leadership
  • Drive alignment around strategic plan, including the Midwest Market Business Strategic Outlooks, Strategic Plans, Annual Operating Plans, and other key activities 
  • Provide strategic oversight of business performance, patient and market analytics, including benchmarking, KPIs, competitor analysis, and execution monitoring, to ensure delivery of established business objectives 
  • Conduct strategic reviews of businesses service lines, segments, and operations to identify opportunities and issues and recommend solutions that improve long term competitiveness 
  • Complete regular market, industry, and competitor analysis to support strategic planning 
  • Lead and implement strategic, cross-departmental projects, initiatives and processes, that underpin the strategic direction of the business and operations 
  • Support identification, assessment and management of strategic partnerships, joint venture, acquisition, and/or opportunities which support the strategic direction of the business, as required 

Leadership & Teamwork:

  • Role is influence-based, placing an emphasis on working effectively with others in a leadership role through indirect influence and collaboration 
  • As required, lead working teams and develop both partners and team members through candor, communication, and coaching 
  • The job holder has substantial autonomy and authority and ensures that tough questions are raised and answered in a constructive environment focused on business success.
  • Define and implement leadership governance, processes and frameworks
  • Establish program-level routines that track these milestones and objectives, communicate progress, and help identify issues early without adding undue burdens or usurping the businesses and functions executing the work.
  • Support hospital leaders on new processes that need to be implemented or existing processes that need to be changed to deliver against key milestones or metrics.
  • Work with other internal resources to provide organization-wide understanding of and support for the capabilities required to deliver on strategic change initiatives. Actively consult with hospital leaders to build organization-wide support for and commitment to strategic initiative implementation and change management as a real competitive differentiator
  • Manage, coach and grow highly skilled team members to ensure business, departmental and personal objectives are realized

Impact on the Business:

  • Develop, maintain, and enhance business strategy in partnership and collaboration with key business stakeholders, including identifying key opportunities and threats, developing strategic initiatives, and facilitating a disciplined strategic planning process 
  • Support hospital executive leadership, in particular the CEO, as a strategic advisor to help ensure successful execution of business strategy, including: 
    • Track and evaluate business performance against financial targets, performance milestones, and external benchmarks 
    • Provide insight about business performance and outlook through routine strategic reviews of operations, competitors, and markets 
    • Serve as an independent voice in governance forums to support successful execution through critical challenge and holding leaders accountable to commitments 
    • Provide active guidance and input to business teams to support disciplined planning and execution of key initiatives and activities 
    • Work behind scenes to foster alignment and effective collaboration between businesses, functions, and operations at all levels
    • Act as a center of excellence for strategic planning and decision-making embedded within businesses 
    • Become a trusted advisor to key business stakeholders and embed as a value-added contributor in key business governance forums
    • Lead disciplined bid management practices 



  • Minimum of 10 years proven and progressive healthcare business, operational, and/or strategy management experience, relevant healthcare industry experience across the following areas: Strategic Planning, Product Management, Hospital Operations, Marketing
  • MBA or MHA preferred 

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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