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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Manager - Health Plan Business Strategy in Detroit, Michigan

Description

The Manager will be part of the Strategy team responsible for shaping and driving strategies for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s (BCBSM) Health Plan Business (HPB) division. As part of the HPB Strategy team, you will work closely with market-facing segments and functional areas as a strategic adviser and partner on near-term and long-term divisional priorities and strategies (e.g., segment and functional area-specific efforts, cross-divisional initiatives, and division-led enterprise-wide efforts). Key activities include leveraging business frameworks to structure nebulous concepts, synthesizing external perspectives, identifying key opportunities, performing quantitative/qualitative analysis, and framing strategic options and recommendations. In addition, you will work with the Director and Senior Director of HPB Strategy in leading and supporting the division’s strategic planning process and its key strategic forums/discussions, gaining exposure to the most important priorities of the business.

Responsible for planning, organizing and managing an assigned business unit. Operate within broad objectives to ensure optimum utilization of resources; adapt business unit plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Evaluate policies, procedures and business unit goals to make decisions and solve problems.

  • Manage activities of a department including, but not limited to planning, problem solving, staff development and communication.
  • Manage the evaluation of new and existing business processes to identify areas of opportunity and execute on business unit objectives, supporting continuous improvement.
  • Lead, direct, evaluate and develop the work of assigned employees.
  • Responsible for special projects, programs and initiatives to ensure successful delivery of business outcomes.
  • Provide effective and efficient solutions to complex business problems
  • Ensure that day to day business unit operations align with organizational objectives.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required. MBA or other advanced degree (e.g., MHA, MHSA) is preferred.

  • Professional services (e.g., consulting, investment banking) or corporate strategy experience is preferred.

  • Five (5) years of experience in a related field is required.

  • Previous experience leading projects and/or teams is required.

  • Three (3) years or more of healthcare or insurance plan experience preferred.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Innovative and forward thinking with ability to envision multiple future state scenarios.

  • Ability to leverage business frameworks to structure nebulous concepts and opportunities.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with confidence and ability to interact effectively with senior leaders.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing.

  • Comfort with uncertainty.

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Project management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work under general direction.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to effectively lead, coach and develop team members.

  • Working knowledge of corporate organizational structures, including functional responsibilities.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with moving variables in situations with limited standardization and alignment.

  • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other grounds, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Job: Corporate Research & Strategy

Primary Location: Detroit

Organization: Strategy Health Plan Business-4125

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: HPB0003L

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