Strategic Initiatives Manager

Job Posting Number: 21158

Strategy and Innovation
New York, NY
April 4, 2018
Company Overview:At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2017, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are seeking a Strategic Initiatives Manager I for an exciting new position within the Strategy and Innovation team. The Strategic Initiatives Manager I will be responsible for designing and producing high quality market research to support MSK’s international strategy.

As the Strategic Initiatives Manager I, you will spend:

80% of your time performing research-related activities which include, but not limited to:

  • Conducting literature reviews and writing whitepapers on many diverse topics. For example: global healthcare systems, international insurance markets, consumer health behavior in international markets, etc.
  • Utilizing various qualitative research methods such as surveys to generate original insights with internal and external groups
  • Attending conferences to network and gain new insights
  • Developing and updating profiles of target countries
  • Utilizing external databases and resources to improve the analysis of global markets
  • Preparing and giving presentations to leadership

20% of your time working closely with leadership to develop market strategies that will require

  • Thinking through opportunities to expand MSK’s presence in target market
  • Providing recommendations for engaging with potential partners (private & public)

You are:

  • Someone who exhibits a keen sense of curiosity about the world
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • To reiterate, a strong writer (you will be asked to provide writing samples during the interview process)
  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with goals
  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious
  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations

You have/are:


  • A bachelor’s degree (Health Policy, Public Health, Public Policy, Humanities, etc.)
  • Experience and familiarity with qualitative research methods
  • A current global events junkie
  • A Willingness to travel


  • Experience in the use of Adobe products such as inDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • Experience working in an international setting
  • Fluency in a second language (e.g. Mandarin, Spanish, Portugese)

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