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Chief of Staff

Primary Location: Overland Park, KS
Additional Locations: KS-Overland Park
Supports the chief executive officer who leads the Kansas Better Health Medicaid plan under KanCare by recommending and leading appropriate actions, strategies and/or alternatives to meet business needs. Has responsibility for leading/managing varied projects to ensure the end state of the project and/or business operations meets business objective(s) and that all deliverables and due dates are met. Highly collaborative process requires managing relationships across the region, segment and multiple functional areas. Supports strategic direction for team and/or complex projects and or programs.

Fundamental Components:
Supports the strategic business plan and translates into vision for staff/others. Uses knowledge of health plan operations to offer guidance when challenges arise. As a business leader, influences all stake holders to support key projects/programs to ensure positive outcomes that deliver on results. Identifies gaps in processes or organization and challenges self and others to develop and implement solutions. Drives change in order to improve performance results, organization effectiveness and/or systems/quality/services (e.g., policies, processes or systems).

Background Experience:
Demonstrated negotiation skills.
Proven track record managing complex projects and or programs that resulted in cost savings.
Multiple years proven leadership experience setting strategic direction and influencing change that resulted in quantifiable positive outcomes.
Experience managing large budgets.10+
years managed care / health insurance industry experience.
Project management experience.
Supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Additional Job Information:
10+ years managed care industry experience; Medicaid experience strongly preferred; Proven leadership experience supporting strategic direction and influencing change that resulted in quantifiable positive outcomes. Proven track record managing complex projects and or programs that resulted in cost savings. Project management experience.

Required Skills:
General Business - Consulting for Solutions, General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Leadership - Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility

Desired Skills:
Finance - Delivering Profit and Performance, Technology - Justifying the Business Case

Functional Skills:
Leadership - Lead a business turnaround, Project Management - Cross-functional project management

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

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

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