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Product Director

Company: Synergie Medication Collective
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The Product Director will have business ownership overseeing the full lifecycle development for one or more of the inter plan product capabilities. They will lead a cross functional direct/matrix team through strategy, vision and execution applying product management paradigms. They will gain BCBSA and Plan consensus and governance approval of proposed strategies to address market needs. Accountable for building cross-functional relationships and strategic partnerships to fully assess impact of solutions, gain adoption of solutions and to develop communication strategies. This includes building bridges internally and within Plans between business and technology staff through effective strategic planning and prioritization. Accountable for building and maintaining strong working relationships with vendor partners including Blue Health Intelligence (BHI) and Consortium Health Plans (CHP). Represent BCBSA interests in national and government/regulatory forums. Frequent Plan interaction to present business case for initiatives and gain consensus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leads and directs the transformation of one or more Enterprise Data Solutions assets, transaction processing capabilities and information assets, enabling the Blues to distinguish themselves in the marketplace. As Business owner, be responsible for system solutions and development of inter-plan capabilities including but not limited to member/claims capabilities, informatics applications, consumer engagement applications, and data services. Leads and directs cross-functional efforts and develops business justification for solutions that meets goals and objectives. Proactively implements and explores new solutions in support of emerging business needs and enhanced efficiencies. Responsible for directing the assessment of alternate solutions including the analysis of Plan specific and System-wide impacts associated with solutions. Accountable for improving the functionality, efficiency, and quality of support to Plans for business application solutions and for interactions with EIT division.
  • Leads long-term planning and strategy development for one or more products including identifying business value, resource requirements and budget/timelines to ensure successful implementation internally and with Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans.
  • Leads and directs the development of business requirements in response to strategic priorities. Accountable for building bridges between business staff and technology staff through leadership of cross-functional relationships, strategic planning and prioritization of enhancements and new requirements. Responsible for ensuring all inter-dependencies are appropriately identified and accounted for.
  • Responsible for the financial management of business application projects, initiatives and ongoing support and maintenance budgets, including the development and execution of long-term business plans for one or more National Programs applications.
  • Accountable for gaining BCBSA, Plan consensus and governance approval of proposed inter-Plan business applications and technology solutions. Required Education, Certifications and Experience
    • Bachelors Degree in business, information technology, data analytics, healthcare or the equivalent work experience.
    • 7 years' of experience with the development and implementation of major initiatives including cloud based applications.
    • Experience leading large data warehouse and analytical applications.
    • Experience leading organization-wide initiatives and building consensus for business results in a decentralized decision-making structure. Demonstrated ability to lead in a matrixed environment.
    • Experience with Agile development methodologies.
    • Project management experience; demonstrated ability to set priorities, lead a team to meet objectives for complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, and execute according to plans and budget.
    • Relationship management skills.: Ability to work across all levels of the organization, including working with BCBSA staff, Plan executive and management audiences and vendors., Strong customer-service mindset.; Ability to develop key business partnerships both internal and external, build peer relationships.
    • Strong consensus-building skills in a decentralized decision-making structure.
    • Data analytical skills; ability to analyze data and processes, options, and alternatives to provide recommendations; analyze alternatives to derive final recommendations.
    • Communication skills (oral and written): Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate recommendations, solutions, and project status to customers, senior management. Ability to communicate across multiple business and technology teams.
    • Problem resolution skills: Ability to gain various viewpoints and arrive at critical decisions. The ability to problem solve independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated strategic thinking and approach to problem solving.
    • Effective organization, presentation, and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and critical thinking skills relative to problem analysis/resolution at both the strategic and functional levels. Preferred Education, Certifications and Experience
      • Masters degree
      • 5 years experience in the development of product roadmaps and strategies.
      • 10 years' experience in progressive health insurance, in combination of both product/business development and operations.
      • 10 years' experience in software development methodologies and product management.
      • Analytic experience relating health care data.
      • Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes.
      • Extensive knowledge of Health Care industry and Health insurance systems and processes.
      • 5 years' experience managing staff and budget.
      • Certification by the Academy of Healthcare Management People Management - Yes BCBSA Employees If you are a current employee please apply directly through Workday . Welcome Begin your career at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) by exploring currently opportunities and starting your application. It's easy! After reviewing our open positions, apply to the roles that meet your requirements and ours too. You can keep track your progress in the selection process and review new postings too. Thanks for interest in joining Team BCBSA! About Us At Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) , we are a national association of 34 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross Blue Shield companies and we are driven by purpose. Join the team who supports the nation's largest healthcare network, providing coverage to nearly one in three Americans as we relentlessly pursue affordable healthcare and ensure peace of mind for the people we serve. Be part of our storied history of innovation as we advance well-being and health equity. Experience a culture that is built on our care values, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, work-life flexibility, well-being and a commitment to our community. If you thrive at a company that values inclusivity, accountability, courage, teamwork and respect, we're glad you found us!

Keywords: Synergie Medication Collective, Chicago , Product Director, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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