Sr Dir, Strategic Initiatives

WellCare - Newark, NJ

LOCATION: Houston, TX or open to telecommuter nationwide

DEPARTMENT: Ops-Medicare

REPORTING TO: Medicare Region President

The Sr Dir, Medicare Programs serves as a critical resource in supporting, managing and driving strategic projects and initiatives for the Division. The position will support senior management in executing business strategies.

Essential Functions:
Directs the strategic Medicare planning process and establishes key processes.
Monitors and manages key deliverables of the strategic plan.
Builds strong cross-functional relationships with internal departments to implement business strategies.
Provides project management for implementation of key initiatives and driving critical projects.
Interacts closely with business leaders to carry out key projects and works directly with other senior leaders to drive successful completion of tactical and strategic initiatives.
Consults, influences and presents to senior management at various levels in and across a wide variety of functions.
Advises and makes recommendations to business leaders on key strategic and tactical decisions.
Provides support for financial, sales and operation reporting and analysis.
Ability to lead change and execute on business objectives through oversight and management of key stakeholders and owners.

Candidate Education:
Required A Bachelor's Degree in a related field
Required or equivalent work experience
Preferred A Master's Degree in a related field

Candidate Experience:
Required 10 years of experience in developing and implementing new business strategies
Required 5 years of experience in working in a managed care environment, healthcare, operations or finance in a leadership role.
Required Other Strong financial and analytical background

Candidate Skills:
Advanced Demonstrated analytical skills
Advanced Demonstrated organizational skills
Intermediate Demonstrated leadership skills
Intermediate Ability to drive multiple projects
Intermediate Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
Advanced Demonstrated project management skills
Advanced Other Planning skills
Advanced Other Consulting skills
Intermediate Other Ability to work both strategically and tactically to accomplish objectives

Licenses and Certifications:A license in one of the following is required:Technical Skills:
Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Required Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook
Preferred Intermediate Other Project Manager and/or Microsoft Access