Manager of Vendor Operations

Job ID: J138417
Company: Highmark Inc
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jan 4, 2019

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JOB SUMMARY

This job assumes responsibility of operational support with vendor relationships, working directly with the vendor client relationship role and to ensure day-to-day oversight and management in meeting performance expectations outlined in the service level agreement (SLA), contract and governance document.   

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.
  • Oversee the work of external vendors and take responsibility for their work quality.  Plan, manage and oversee all operational support of vendor relationships, working directly with the client relationship team and vendor to ensure performance is meeting our expectation outlined in the contract as well  future contract negotiation planning and implementation for new business needs. 
  • Manage operational issues for day-to-day activities, respond to high priority, complex and/or escalated vendor requests and ensure vendors adhere to all operations service level agreement metrics.  Makes recommendations for business process improvements with a thorough understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the business needs.
  • Represent, engage and champion operational needs within the governance process and structure as outlined in the  vendor contract to ensure efficient and effective relationship management of the services provided.
  • Assist in the creation of vendor strategy specific to the functional area and operationalize the approach.  Lead the creation and modification of the operating model by which the company and the vendor(s) interact. 
  • Other duties as assigned or requested. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 5 - 7 years in Management in an operations environment
  • 1 - 3 years working with external vendors
  • 1 - 3 years in Call Center, Customer Service, Claims, or Billing & Enrollment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or other related area
  • 1 - 3 years in Contract Negotiations

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of corporate control functions, particularly as applied to operational processing and data sharing
  • Proficiency in a variety of software applications
  • Ability to quickly assess situations, identify and provide recommendations on issues
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and reprioritize
  • Experience in team building, facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Communicate effectively

Referral Bonus: Level 1

Summary

This job assumes responsibility of operational support with vendor relationships, working directly with the vendor client relationship role and to ensure day-to-day oversight and management in meeting performance expectations outlined in the service level agreement (SLA), contract and governance document.  

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