Calance Job Opening

Job TitleDirector, Underwriting - ID:35835
Start DateASAP
Job Skills Health Plan Underwriting
LocationAtlanta, GA
Date Posted06/23/2020

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Our client is seeking a Director, Underwriting for a permanent opportunity in Atlanta, GA. Please review the job description and if interested, apply within.

Job description
Primarily responsible for providing leadership and direction to underwriting employees. This work requires expertise in communication skills and management concepts plus excellent understanding of underwriting concepts and the ability to assess market and competitive position. Activities managed include ownership of operational processes as well as implementing policy and process improvements. Underwriting management works closely with Sales and Account Management leadership to anticipate key business, marketplace and competitor dynamics. Underwriting management collaborates with Sales and Account management leadership to implement strategies to optimize business results, including retention and growth targets, while mitigating risk. Primary focus is on establishing the appropriate rate and conditions of offering to achieve revenue, membership and margin goals.
Essential Functions:
• Manages the efforts of direct & indirect reports, & collaborates w/, provides guidance to & influences employees, clients & matrix partners in extremely complex organization(s).
• Responsible for identifying resource need & obtaining appropriate funding/approvals.
• Overall leadership responsibility for selecting, developing, & deploying staff, performance mgmt, compensation decisions, rewarding & recognizing employees, & providing on-going, regular performance feedback.
• Creates & model a coaching culture that supports continuous growth & development at all levels.
• Effectively leverages KP's Manager Coaching Program to support team development & sales excellence.
• For Directors in the ROCs: Generally, multiple lines of business will be managed.
• For Directors in California: Generally, only one line of business of significant size will be managed.
• For Directors in National Accounts: Generally, work will be conducted across regions & may include a higher proportion of direct customer interaction.
• Establishes extremely complex strategy & tactics w/in area of responsibility & may influence other areas; contributes to strategy formulation.
• Implements, monitors & evaluates extremely complex plans to accomplish goals, results tracked & resources appropriately allocated across area of responsibility.
• Overall accountability to ensure that effective controls are developed & maintained to ensure the integrity of production outcomes for the organization.
• Reviews & integrates extremely complex business processes to achieve business results & appropriate solutions for customers.
• Uses efficient & cost effective approaches to integrate extremely complex processes & technology into the workplace & improve program effectiveness.
• Leads development & execution of new capabilities including self funding & total replacement.
• Has authority to independently authorize changes to rates up limits specified by authority guidelines.
• Overall responsibility for investment fund allocation decisions.
• Achieve revenue, membership & margin targets for area of responsibility.
• Manages financial aspects of the organizational area. Accountable for direct budget.
• Provides financial projections for strategic plans or forecasts for future years.
• For ROC's only, participates in the rate setting process for the region in partnership w/ finance, marketing & other key departments.
• Formulates extremely complex, effective strategies consistent w/ the business & competitive strategy of the organization & functional area.
• Leads extremely complex policy development & strategic planning w/ a long term as well as short term perspective.
• Develops strategies, objectives, & direction for direct reporting organization & w/ partner functions.

Basic Qualifications:
• Ten (10) years of experience in underwriting, marketplace evaluations, and/or financial analysis of which six (6) years must have been spent in a direct management capacity.
• Bachelor's degree in business administration, health care administration, mathematics, statistics, OR four (4) years of experience underwriting, marketplace evaluations, and/or financial analysis.
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Additional Requirements:
• Demonstrated experience in complex problem solving skills.
• Experience in effective verbal/written communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience in strong customer facing skills, public presentation skills, including negotiation and advanced leadership skills.
• Demonstrated experience and advanced understanding of basic utilization and pricing models, HMO Act, state regulations, rate setting principles, actuarial concepts, and healthcare insurance products.
• Advanced proficiency in Underwriting, Underwriting systems and processes.
• Posseses a high degree of business acumen.
• Demonstrated ability to influence change across all functional areas of the organization.
• Demonstrated understanding of health care industry, market dynamics and trends for all health care products, and competitor strategies.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Four (4) years of experience managing in a managed care environment.
• Master's degree in mathematics, statistics, business administration or a directly related field.

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