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Job ID :
93329
Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Manager
Job Category :
Claims
Description :

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Job Description

This job is responsible for developing, managing, and conducting targeted reviews of processes based on various drivers, including severity spikes, regulatory changes, quality trends, customer service trends, and expense management trends. The role analyzes the data reviewed, identifies process, technology, and execution gaps, and presents results to leaders, recommending process changes to improve business results in partnership with other stakeholders. This individual manages highly-complex and mission-critical vendor relationships. The job provides oversight of vendor operational, quality and performance metrics, communicates changes in process and procedure, and assesses vendor performance. The job coordinates, prioritizes, and manages process and technology projects that support the Enterprise. The job also assigns work to project team members and coordinates communications across the Enterprise. The individual also delivers compassionate service that is fast, fair, and easy, to ensure customer retention. The individual works independently, prioritizes the individual's own responsibilities, and manages the individual's own workload. The individual consistently meets band level behaviors, production, quality and/or customer service goals.

Customer Service

  • Manages and resolves escalated customer communications, concerns, conflicts or issues
  • Reviews customer satisfaction results; develops and directs business unit action plans

Process Design / Improvement

  • Manages and conducts research of impact of regulatory changes and/or current state Field processes, including Field visits, feedback sessions, and industry/competitive intelligence, to identify process gaps
  • Develops recommendations to address identified process gaps and designs process enhancements and/or new processes to address the issues and achieve desired business outcomes
  • Develops timelines, coordinates resources, and establishes check-in meetings to implement process enhancements and/or new processes
  • Engaged in process improvement implementation and communicates status to all stakeholders
  • Researches and responds, or reviews the research of others to respond, to Field inquiries made on a variety of questions, concerns, and topics

Vendor Relations

  • Oversees and manages highly complex vendor relationships with one or more disciplines or functions in the Claims organization
  • Evaluates vendor performance through continuous analysis of key performance indicators (KPIs), quality, compliance and responsiveness to staffing requests
  • Communicates changes in process and develops and provides vendor performance data
  • Engages Compliance to ensure internal controls are followed for vendor on boarding and review
  • Engages with vendor when business and performance goals are not being met to identify performance hurdles and determine resolution

Training and Education

  • Oversees and coordinates the development of periodic training sessions and communication updates to the Field, including, but not limited to, job aids, home page alerts, claims and policy handling guidelines, script changes, process communications, and leader communications, including Field and Home Office directors and officers; may also facilitate training sessions

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in related field preferred
  • Ability to interact effectively, and coach others on interacting effectively, with internal or external customers and act with empathy
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of insurance policy, coverage, and regulation
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of claim processes, policies, procedures, claim systems, coverage, liability, damage estimating, and/or settlement, and adherence to applicable legal compliance standards
  • Applies highly advanced industry knowledge to discipline practices, including best practices, to support the business unit
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of analytical procedures to reconcile, manipulate, and recognize patterns of data
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of problem solving and preparation of complex reports for analysis
  • Applies highly advanced ability to leverage learned technical skills in support of team objectives
  • Applies highly advanced negotiation and/or arbitration skills
  • Applies highly advanced conflict management and problem resolution skills in managing internal and external customer relationships
  • Applies highly advanced problem solving skills to continuously improve business outcomes
  • Ability to assist leadership in achieving business unit objectives
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of training facilitation and coaching skills
  • Ability to investigate, evaluate and settle highly complex claims
  • Provides highly advanced individual decision making within authority limits
  • Works within highly complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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