Lean Specialist

<p>With more than 7,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust.</p>

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

When you think of <a href="https://www.bcbsm.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan</a> for health insurance, you can know you&rsquo;re getting much more. We're a company founded on a tradition of affordable, quality health care for everyone, improving the present and investing in the future.<br /><br />We offer:<br />Plans for employers and individuals that meet today&rsquo;s needs, budgets and lifestyle<br />The largest network of doctors and hospitals in the state<br />Lower health care costs Higher quality health care<br />Award-winning diversity practices<br />Grants and programs that promote better health throughout Michigan<br /><strong><br />Mission:&nbsp;</strong>We commit to being our members&rsquo; trusted partner by providing affordable, innovative products that improve their care and health.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.bcbsm.com/index/about-us/our-company.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Click here</strong></a> to learn more about our commitment to our Social Mission, view company updates and reviews, and view our awards &amp; accolades.<br /><br />Learn more about your options as an external candidate. <a href="https://bcbsm.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here</a> to view open positions.&nbsp; http://www.bcbsm.com

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <p>The Lean Specialist is a professional in the early stages of their career who seeks development as a consultant and will possess relevant industry, subject matter or academic experience.&nbsp; You should have the desire to work in a consulting environment with the goal of progressing to a consultant role.&nbsp; You will be asked to work and communicate with all levels of an organization, primarily from director down to line-level positions. Occasional exposure to executives may be required in select circumstances.<br /><br />You may work on an independent basis, but will primarily support consultant led projects by supplying analytical analysis while learning the business and culture of the company.&nbsp; Your work may also include involvement in multiple project work streams, small engagement teams or components of larger, more complex engagements.&nbsp;<br /><br />You will primarily interface with project leadership and other consultants, with occasional exposure to company leadership.&nbsp; As a member of the Continuous Improvement department, you will display the capacity and desire for professional continuous improvement and growth.</p> <p>This position also requires the ability to deal with uncertainty in a changing environment, often with little or no direction.&nbsp;</p> <p>Leveraging a hypothesis-driven approach and detailed analysis, you will help to derive solutions that will be captured within an effective storyline.&nbsp; Problem and conflict resolution and negotiation ability are developing skills.</p> <p>The projects that you work on will be complex, cross-functional engagements with a variety of possible outcomes to be evaluated for effectiveness. The subject matter of projects can be very broad, from those that require in-depth data analysis, to those that address corporate structure, direction or policy.&nbsp; Examples include: process cost identification, future-state design, organizational re-structuring, administrative cost reduction, and process efficiency.&nbsp; <br /><br />You will also be responsible for participating in development and delivery of select components of succinct and insightful presentations to company leadership.&nbsp; The opportunity to interact with company leadership will provide you with emerging insight into company challenges and opportunities as well as in the larger health care and insurance industry.<br /><br />As a Lean Specialist, your responsibilities will include managing your own work and deliverables, and performing rigorous analysis from which meaningful insights can be developed.&nbsp; You may develop plans relevant to your own work and coordinate project activities with other teammates.&nbsp; You may participate in formulation of both tactical and strategic recommendations for business improvement.</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Responsible for performing designated process analysis and design tasks as part of broader problem-solving efforts for specific business projects across the enterprise.</li> <li>Develop, review, and analyze business process maps (vice president level to individual contributor level) by using lean/six sigma tools and approaches.</li> <li>Analyze performance data, organizational structure, budget, spend, FTE, work volumes and other metrics to determine current status and gaps.</li> <li>Assist the project in analyzing and summarizing key findings and their magnitude (data/metrics) related to wastes, quality, timeliness, cost, and management infrastructure.</li> <li>Perform root-cause analysis for the assigned problems.</li> <li>Develop alternative/recommended solutions, cost benefit analysis, future state maps, and implementation plans as assigned.</li> <li>Develop and maintain assigned sections of executive presentations.</li> <li>Support executive presentations and present where necessary.</li> <li>Perform other related duties as required.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Business, Computer Science or related field is required.</li> <li>Four to seven years experience in related field.</li> <li>Two years in business or process improvement projects.</li> <li>Lean or Six Sigma process improvement experience preferred.</li> <li>Proficient in using spreadsheets and analyzing data.</li> <li>Proficient in development and analysis of process maps.</li> <li>Proficient in project management practices.</li> <li>Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other computer software.</li> <li>Excellent organization skills and ability to effectively multi task in a dynamic and fast paced environment.</li> <li>Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul>