Director Innovation - Design Practice

Job ID: J120856
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: May 30, 2018

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JOB SUMMARY

This job supports the executive leadership of Highmark Health with a range of activities essential to defining and executing a multi-year (3-5 year) innovation program for Highmark Health. Provides analytical / strategic thinking and leadership support which enables innovation accelerator cohorts to: 1) Identify opportunities aligned to enterprise priority areas of focus; 2) explore the problem space by learning directly from our customers; 3) Design and execute analytics for studying the problem space and sizing the value opportunity; 4) Conduct generative exercises which synthesize and distill learnings, identifying opportunities for design, and prototype possible solutions; 5) Create artifacts and designs that inform critical strategic issues and Support the development of formal recommendations to senior levels of Highmark Leadership.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform management responsibilities including, but not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.  Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.
  • Improve innovation platform capabilities to achieve unparalleled execution
  •  Manage innovation projects to ensure the delivery on time and on budget. 
  • Develop Highmark Health capabilities in accelerator and pipeline management.
  • Work with business  to identify key business issues, apply right analytical framework, design solution and recommendations, represent findings to stakeholders, and own the outcome.
  • Manage front end innovations to drive the conversion of the innovative ideas into external/ commercial opportunities for Highmark Health.
  • Manage major innovation projects with collaboration and support from internal or external Design Consulting Resources.
  • Support Enterprise Strategy office in development of overall Enterprise Focus 5 strategy Portfolio and cross-enterprise strategies as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Master's Degree in Health Administration or Business Administration/Management

Substitutions

  • None

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 10 - 15 years in the Healthcare Industry and/or design

To Include

  • 5 - 7 years in Management
  • 3 - 5 years in Innovation

SKILLS

  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Outstanding Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Relationship-builder with Unsurpassed Interpersonal Skills
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Thinking

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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