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Director Operational Excellence

Highmark Inc.

  • Company Highmark
  • Home, PA
  • Strategic Planning/Corp Development
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description : 

JOB SUMMARY

This job directs and manages Operational Excellence programs, which provides oversight and guidance for the portfolio of programs and projects that are designed to improve operational deficiencies. The incumbent will work collaboratively with various stakeholders and multiple cross-functional teams, locations and departments to improve operational practices. Designs, implements and executes strategies and works with cross-functional clinical, pharmaceutical, operations, IT and performance management improvement teams to ensure overall goals of the organization are met and to optimize outcomes. Will lead a team of agile coaches, process designers, and program managers who will interact with the business to ideate and implement efficiencies.  This job requires a strong leader who can both plan and execute components of a strategy. This includes advanced problem solving training, assessing and planning for learning gaps,  helping capture the value of these initiatives, and an understanding of the change management needed to realize the value.  The incumbent will do this by using key tools found in Six Sigma and Agile like disciplines.  

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform management responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.  Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.
  • Provides direct coaching to the executive leadership team within the organization on agile and operational effectiveness in partnership with the enterprise effectiveness team through their federated model. This person would attend leadership meetings throughout the organization to present progress, influence direction, and obtain strategic direction.
  • Partner will all levels of management to assemble project teams and work groups to produce deliverables required to achieve the objectives of a defined project/program.  Works closely with Enterprise Effectiveness, Project Management and Change Office, HMHS, Advanced Analytics, and business owners to drive operational efficiencies.
  • Manage the Operational Excellence department.  Develop the roadmap and priorities, define the business engagement model, and execute and deliver all identified operational improvement driven initiatives.  Work with Enterprise Effectiveness to ensure alignment on accountabilities and a consistent approach.
  • Lead efforts to perform analysis of enterprise-wide practices to identify opportunities for improvement.   Access current processes and implement performance improvement programs. Manage key operational initiatives through a disciplined, customer focused, program management approach; identify and resolve project and program issues. Deliver on the core principles using Six Sigma and Agile delivery principles. 
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree

Substitutions

  • 6 years of experience in an operational excellence role

Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Operational Excellence, Business Administration/Management, or Clinical Programs

EXPERIENCE

Minimum

  • 10 years in Project Management, to include :
  • 5 years in the Healthcare Industry
  • 5 years in a Leadership role
  • 7 years using Lean/Six Sigma or other related disciplines

Preferred

  • None

LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • Black Belt

Preferred

  • Master Black Belt
  • Agile Scrum Certification

SKILLS

  • Leading change
  • Written and oral presentation 
  • Managing large scale projects
  • Organization and prioritization
  • Budget management
  • Financial acumen
  • People management

Language: (Other than English)

  • None

Travel Requirement:

  • 0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Frequently

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required 

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy P olicies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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