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VP, Network Innovation and Strategy

Primary Location: Blue Bell, PA
Additional Locations: PA-Blue Bell
The National Network Innovation and Strategy leader will be responsible for creating a strategy to develop creative and innovative partnerships driving a differentiated value proposition and growth. The leader will create and execute the strategy that enables market-leading health transformation programs including business sponsored product pilots. S/he will be a thought leader providing the National organization and Markets with strategic and operational leadership necessary to analyze, design, implement and leverage Next Generation partnerships and programs. Network currently represents a $65 billion spend and includes 1.6 million providers.

The leader will design, develop and implement market differentiating partnerships driving profitable growth through innovative and low-cost network structures and financial arrangements. S/he will lead partnership diligence efforts as well as design and deliver capabilities assessments to ensure financial rigor and profitable growth for all new partnerships. The leader will be a strategic thinker able to build and lead the integration of new cutting-edge technology solutions to the network portfolio.

S/he will lead/inform payor value proposition, network design, segmentation, research, product offerings and pricing, in addition to leading business development efforts with providers and other partners. The leader will also be responsible for building relationships with payors and health systems to gain support and feedback in advance of a product launch.

S/he will create and enable a framework for innovation and measurement for all newly established products and services. The leader will structure work streams, deliverables, timelines and key milestones consistent with overall strategy to drive to success metrics and manage cross-functional team of distributed resources to execute on strategic imperatives

The leader will foster tighter alignment, integration and shared goals with the Markets organization and our national Network Strategy and Provider Experience organization. Additionally, s/he will manage a diverse team of highly skilled network managers, contract negotiators/analysts and other professionals.

Fundamental Components:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to oversight and leadership of the following:
  • Advanced Strategy Development
    • Creation of a holistic care vision including but not limited to non-traditional partners, social determinants of health and clinical engagement
  • Opportunity Analysis
    • Financial analysis and predictive modeling

The role reports to the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy and Provider Experience.

Background Experience:
  • A minimum of 15 years of healthcare experience including contracting, medical economics and experience developing and implementing innovative partnerships.
  • Experience designing and implementing next generation programs
  • Strong analytical skills; background in financial and root cause analysis
  • Ability to collaborate and work across a complex matrixed organization.
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; a Master’s degree preferred.

Additional Job Information:

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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