Strategy and Operations Associate at Tempus (Chicago, IL)

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

What You’ll Do

Within our Real World Data business, the Clinical Data Operations team manages the strategy, planning and daily operations of the clinical data abstraction team who are responsible for reviewing clinical records, structuring key data elements, and building a clinical repository to fuel insights and decision-making for Tempus and our partners.

We are looking for a Strategy & Operations Associate to plan and manage the Clinical Data Operations team’s increasingly complex workstreams. As a Strategy & Operations Associate, you will be responsible for building implementation plans, outlining project costs and tradeoffs, and driving improvements in our team KPIs. 


  • Strategize: Develop prioritization frameworks, implementation plans, and growth strategies for our most strategic workstreams. Understand how to balance short term and long term tradeoffs
  • Set a high bar: Establish KPIs to ensure a successful implementation of key workstreams, including establishing benchmarks/ goals to clearly measure progress, and hold teams accountable to achieving the KPIs
  • Turn strategy into action: Program manage all aspects of the complex projects required to bring excellent execution to our team
  • Collaborate: Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure we are working as one team to meet our strategic initiatives
  • Analyze: Quantify everything you do. Utilize data-driven decision making to understand business trends and craft your recommendations
  • Iterate: Our team, workstreams and company are growing quickly - nothing is plug and play, but you'll work to bring the best processes and learning from each project over to the next to constantly improve

Base Qualifications

  • 1+ year of experience in operations, project management, finance, strategy, management consulting, investment banking, or other applicable fields
  • Excellent Excel / Google Sheets and PowerPoint / Google Slides skills 
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to tackle problems logically; a data-driven approach to decision making and sound business judgment to determine project performance and financial viability
  • Strong project management skills; ability to bring order to ambiguous problems and help align internal and external partners through to execution.
  • Bias toward action and master simplifier - constantly pushing toward clarity and execution
  • Phenomenal collaborator and someone who proactively partners across teams
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and possess strong organization and time management skills
  • You take a creative approach to solving problems; you enjoy experimentation and are willing to take bold bets despite risk of failure
  • Proficiency in or desire to learn SQL



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Technology we use

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    • tableuAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement
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What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

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