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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Employer Analytics Healthcare Analyst Sr in Eagan, Minnesota

About Blue Cross At Blue Cross, we understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy - at a company that shares your values. We've made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is one of the most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world with 2.9 million members. We're committed to reinventing health care to improve health for our members and the community. We hope you'll join us. How Is This Role Important to Our Work? In this role you will leverage your advanced SAS skills to support our internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will be well versed in SAS (6+ years) and have a passion to provide innovated solutions. This position is responsible for contributing to and supporting the strategic needs of the company through the application of analytics to diverse business questions and initiatives. The position will work closely with coworkers and internal business partners to clarify requirements, analyze complex data, and produce and present meaningful and defensible results, including the identification of success factors and barriers, improvement opportunities, proposing solutions, and informing strategic decisions. Areas of focus in the department include but are not limited to provider, health management, quality, product development and client/member analytics. A Day in the Life: Uses databases for analysis and dissemination of information. Performs complex analysis of data. Researches, analyzes data, applies statistical methods when appropriate, and provides interpretation of outcomes. Identifies issues to be researched, determining affected areas, estimating the impact and contributing to the resolution. Implements improvements to process, analysis, and research methods. Works with principal positions and management to understand and interpret the impacts to cost and quality of proposals using relevant data sources and analytic methods. Assists in the implementation of new products and systems by providing actionable information and recommendations that evaluate the impact of the proposed products and systems. May represent the division on corporate projects and may have leadership roles on these teams. Independently manages issues that may arise on multiple tasks or projects with limited management involvement. Acts as a resource for other members of the department and company on business issues and may be responsible for training and guidance of other employees. Nice to Have: Masters degree preferred. Knowledge of managed care and health care claims preferred. Required Skills and Experiences: Bachelors degree in related field, with 5 years related job experience, or 9 years job related experience in lieu of a degree or a Masters degree and 3 years of relevant experience. 6 years experience using SAS, use of various databases and other data sources, and performing analytics. Proficiency in Microsoft software applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access. Ability to perform and interpret a variety of statistical analyses. Demonstrated ability to evaluate and interpret complex data. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with competing priorities. Demonstrated problem solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and with an ability to interpret and communicate analytical information to individuals and groups with varying levels of analytics expertise in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrated ability to present co