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Product Consultant Medicaid Population Health & Affordability

Eagan, Minnesota
Req ID: R0003551 Career Area: Products Date Posted: 05/25/2023
About Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is one of the most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world with 2.5 million members. We’re committed to reinventing health care to improve health for our members and the community. We hope you'll join us.

How Is This Role Important to Our Work?

This position is responsible for providing leadership, planning, strategic direction, and delivery of our Population Health & Affordability programs, including Health and Wellness programs, for our Medicaid business. This person will be responsible for working with the key internal teams to drive the population health plan development and delivery. This will include, but not be limited to, driving market insights, planning, performance monitoring, and strategic integration.

A Day in the Life:

  • Leads the strategy and delivery for Medicaid Population Health & Affordability initiatives.

  • Develops the strategies, plans, and tactics to align with overall goals to achieve enrollment, revenue and profit performance and business goals.

  • Advances an integrated approach to identification and resolution of market trends in collaboration with Government Markets and other functional areas.

  • Drives the discovery and validation of market problems and opportunities (both existing and future customers) and translates these to opportunities for the population health & affordability team.

  • Leads the planning and execution with the integrated business design teams and the technical product managers to ensure that the product lines continue to evolve to create market differentiation and are executed in a seamless manner with operations and technical teams.

  • Monitors and evaluates the product line performance including market share, profitability, growth, customer feedback and competitive insights for integration into population health strategies.

  • Advances strategies that support the overall segment plan, sector plan and corporate initiatives including health improvement, lowering healthcare costs and increasing individual engagement in health & wellbeing programs.

  • Provides leadership to shape the work of Medicaid steering teams to support the overall segment goals (these teams in include population health, health & wellbeing, affordability of care, care management, etc.).

  • Maintains close relationships with the P&L owners to inform opportunity areas. This includes identification of enhanced customer segment insights target (their unmet needs, and strategies to address these needs) and implications for the population health team.

  • Determines opportunities and strategies to buy/build/partner decisions to advance the overall product line.

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • 7+ years of related professional experience. All relevant experience including work, education, transferable skills, and military experience will be considered.

  • 3 years' experience managing complex projects involving multiple team members and including task assignment, working with key customers (internal or external), managing teams and customer relationships and managing project deliverables.

  • Excellent product line management skills and supporting project management skills.

  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, innovation, financial and decision-making skills.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; proven ability to communicate and collaborate with multiple audiences (internally – various levels of management; externally – healthcare professional, business people, and consumers).

  • Proven experience in developing and executing winning product plans to deliver corporate objectives.

  • Skilled at managing products through stage gate development process.

  • Ability to drive results in a complex, often ambiguous, environment.

  • Proven experience in managing products in a highly regulated environment while meeting overall corporate objectives.

  • Self-directed, ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a timely manner.

  • Self- directed to expand industry best practices to extend to BCBSMN.

  • Overnight travel may be required infrequently.

Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Product management discipline expertise preferred.

Make A Difference

Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodation for Job Seekers with a Disability: If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to

All roles require a high school diploma (or equivalency) and legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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