BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Senior Strategic Advisor in Durham, North Carolina

Job Description

As a senior member of the strategic Sales and Marketing function, contributes to the achievement of corporate goals through product, program, market engagement and/or marketing communications strategies. Initiatives may include new products or business partnerships to grow revenue beyond traditional sources as well as identification of market engagement, marketing communications and/or other programs to address market needs in the most cost effective manner. Leverages industry experience and expertise to promote enterprise understanding of the key areas in which the company is seeking to create competitive differentiation and establish sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

This position will address a need with Product Management & Experience for an individual dedicated to evolving our current network products to next generation, value-based products. The individual hired for this position will focus on the strategic product design, participate in BCBSA strategy work groups, and act as a liaison with Network to ensure our products are meeting company objectives.

  • Function as liaison between Product and Network Management

  • Coordinate implementation of product strategy with Network, Product Managers, Product Developers

  • Maintain awareness of Value-based contracts

  • Manage annual calendar, associated product deliverables (required reporting, updates, etc.)

  • Coordinate responses for Product portion of new business RFPs and Association RFIs

  • Collaborate on development of Local, National and BCBSA Product Offerings

  • Maintain understanding of products and future product roadmap

  • Apply criteria for BCBSA strategic programs to North Carolina market; ensure program launch strategies meet strategic needs (e.g. determine MSAs for 2019 Flexible Network launch)

  • Collaborate with Product Developers to ensure market offers and conceptual design for BCBSA strategic programs meet Association criteria

  • Function as liaison to other Blue Plans Product/Network resources

  • Participate in BCBSA Product/Strategy workgroups; communicate workgroup updates with internal key stakeholders

  • Read and understand Association marketing materials

  • Lead cross-functional work group meetings (Local and National Value-Based Programs)

Hiring Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years experience in strategic/business development, strategic planning, marketing strategy or product development.

  • OR Master’s degree with at least 4 years experience as stated above.

  • Candidate must have significant background and experience in marketing, product development, market engagement plan development and /or marketing communications strategy/planning, as determined by the specific business area’s needs.

  • Direct experience serving as a liaison to business executives, internal and external, and other outside advisors

  • Negotiation and/or consultative experience required.

  • Experience managing and delivering programs, projects and work efforts in a portfolio-based environment

It's an exciting time to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Health care is changing, and we're leading the way. We offer more than health insurance our customers can count on. We’re committed to better health and better health care − in our communities and beyond. Our employees bring energy and creativity to the workplace, and it shows in our innovative approach to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

Our company is a not-for-profit with headquarters in Durham and major operations in Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. In all we employ more than 4,500 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.7 million customers.

Help us lead the charge for better health care by joining our award-winning team. Discover tremendous opportunities with us to do challenging and rewarding work. Opportunities that can lead you to a fulfilling career, work that can help others lead healthier, happier lives.