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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Process Improvement Manager (Remote) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.

Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will require any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID‑19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates.

Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.

We will consider remote work in the following states: LA, AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, NH, NC, PA (limited counties), TN, TX, VA, WV, WI.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Process Improvement Manager is a business development professional who oversees essential business systems and finds ways to make them more efficient. The main role of a process improvement manager is to provide an objective assessment of how well a business operates and give actionable tips to refine all aspects of the business. This person strives to make a business processes easier, faster, improved in quality, and more affordable. The Process Improvement Manager is responsible for assessing the business to determine what systems and process can be improved and deciding on the best methods to make those changes by documenting system details, performing cost assessments, measuring company waste, identifying relationships between systems, modeling potential outcomes for system changes, developing implementation plans, researching new equipment and techniques, tracking progress and collaborating on benefits realization of the change.

Provides mentoring to staff.

Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • This role does not manage people

  • This job reports to: Departmental Leadership

Necessary Contacts: In order to effectively fulfill this position the incumbent must be in contact with:

Senior Management staff and their respective direct reports frequently;

Intercompany personnel to coordinate major change initiatives;

All levels of department personnel.

Externally, work directly with consultants, other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, regulatory agencies and strategic business partners.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field is required.

  • Master’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics is preferred.

  • Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Work Experience

  • 7 years of experience in process improvement with scope creation, planning, execution, and tracking projects with autonomy required.

  • Working knowledge of technology platforms, systems, and software and strong business acumen related to healthcare, operational, financial, and general business practices preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of ISO 9001 and or ISO13485 helpful with a high level of expertise in a broad range of business systems software packages preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have continuous improvement mindset.

  • Demonstrates competent leadership skills and strong organizational, analytical, oral communication, technical writing abilities and analytical abilities.

  • Ability to influence and work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment. Has a results oriented, positive, creative, responsible approach to projects.

  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills are necessary. Able to establish and maintain strong relationships, influence others and move toward a common vision or goal, be flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations, be resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere, be forward-looking with a holistic approach, clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences, be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others, manage large-scale organizational change efforts.

  • Skilled in understanding how people go through a change and the change process, problem solving and root cause identification.

  • Excellent active listening, excellent written and verbal communication, being organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics, working effectively at all levels of the organization.

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges

  • Knowledgeable in project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle

Licenses and Certifications

  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Achieve business goals by developing and implementing process improvements.

  • Identify and manage resources for process improvement projects.

  • Plan, execute, and evaluate process improvement projects with cross functional teams.

  • Provide support and guidance to team when needed.

  • Develop and maintain process improvement policies and infrastructure.

  • Optimize or redesign process flows to meet project requirements.

  • Maintain and update all process related documents.

  • Train resources in process improvement techniques.

  • Work with business managers to identify opportunities for process improvements. Establish baseline metrics for “to” and “from” comparison.

  • Monitor and routinely report out on process performance and improvements in key metrics.

  • Determines project scopes and schedules based on business requirements.

  • Develop and maintain a list of ongoing CI/ Process Improvement projects and track them.

  • Work with management to define the short and long-term objectives and potential gains.

Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions

The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.

  • Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.

  • Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.

  • The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.

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Additional Information

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If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please contact recruiting@bcbsla.com for assistance.

In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.

Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.

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