Aetna Director, NY/NJ Medicare Initiatives in New York, New York
Req ID: 67762BR
The Director, NY/NJ Medicare Initiatives will support the business by recommending appropriate actions, strategies and/or alternatives to meet business needs. Has responsibility for leading/managing all aspects of a project and or program such as planning, coordination, development, implementation including the financial implications while prioritizing work, resources and time. Ensures the end state of the project and/or business operations meets business objective(s) and that all deliverables and due dates are met. Highly collaborative process often requires managing relationships across the segments or multiple functional areas.
Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:
Accountable for leveraging local and corporate market and Medicare assets and overall company resources to drive cross-functional initiatives to meet the NY/NJ Strategic and Operating Plans for both Medicare individual and group plans. Provide market and competitive information, support, specialist resources, documentation, analysis needed to support the attainment of local and enterprise Medicare business objectives. Support development and improvement of NY Medicare customer experience, competitive position, corporate support/knowledge of NY Medicare strategy, sales and operations. Works closely with market based teams and corporate teams to ensure effective and efficient initiative management and results. Become a trusted advisor and key resource for NY/NJ Medicare related issues for Medicare corporate teams and local markets.
Proactively leads a program and/or most complex projects by setting strategic direction and leading execution
Stimulates strategic thinking in support of business direction
Independently manages all project and/or program management work including monitoring and tracking of progress and status update communications, such as rolling out new programs/ strategy to geographic area of responsibility
Leverages deep quantitative and qualitative data to ensure that strategy and decisions are powered by comprehensive and robust strategic analysis
Develops executive level analyses and presentation materials
Supports relationships with local and enterprise leaders and contacts
Organizes, leads and facilitates discussions to engage key players required to help local markets develop and execute their value-based strategies
Helps develop and drive territory and market-specific Medicare strategies and initiatives that lead to increasingly strong sales, quality and financial performance
Collaborates with Aetna s market leadership and senior executives to develop business case and gain internal approvals
Works collaboratively with health plans, territories, and business segments on Medicare network related activities such as service area expansions, adequacy, compliance, audits
Communicates in a candid, transparent and persuasive manner, seeking others input and adjusting approach based on audience and the need
Leads NY Medicare work team meetings and ensures effective follow up and closure on work items; manages overall NY Medicare work plan initiatives and documentation
Drives NY Medicare initiatives using proven project management principles: sales, medical cost initiatives, customer retention, compliance, new vendor and quality initiatives.
Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:
10+ years experience and technical/functional expertise, with advanced knowledge in one or more of the following at a managed care or provider organization:
Managed Care Operations
Proven project management skills
Proven track record of meeting project milestones and negotiating for resources
Demonstrated relationship management skills at a senior level and with external constituents
Experience developing executive level presentation materials
Strong analytical skills
Education and Certification Requirements:
Bachelor s degree required
Master s degree is a plus
Project Management certification and/or process improvement certification is a plus
Additional Job Information:
Team leadership and team building skills.Analytical and planning skills.Negotiation/influencing skills.Relationship and change management skills.Organizational skills.Time management skills.Critical thinking skills.Oral and written communication skills.
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.
Job Function: Management
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.
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