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Planning & Performance Dir

Company: Anthem, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it's a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we're creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care. This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is hiring a Planning and Performance Director. Location: Prefer New York

At Empire, our providers are at the center of what we do. We work in partnership with the provider community to make an impact on the total health and well-being of New Yorkers and their daily lives. Your contributions to creating and maintaining that leading network will help us to achieve our goals.

The Planning and Performance Director will be responsible for supporting the annual planning, strategy, and business change management for the RVP of Provider Solution and New York network development team. As a key member of the network leadership team, you will have direct accountability for operational effectiveness and execution oversight within a portfolio of statewide projects/initiatives. Specifically, you will be accountable for the end-to-end development and stand-up of a portfolio of new provider network constructs for Empire's Medicaid, Medicare, and Commercial lines of business, as well as miscellaneous projects, programs, and key strategic initiatives.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides indirect leadership and planning oversight throughout the local department and across other shared matrix partners within Healthcare Management.
  • Supports the annual planning efforts and the execution of the annual business plan that includes internal and external initiatives and network development activities.
  • Program responsibilities such as requirements gathering, executive reporting, project communications, management of issues logs and change requests, facilitating project meetings, managing deliverables, and ensuring resolution of escalated issues.
  • Understands and interprets project requirements associated with constructing new network designs, including the application of value-based contracting / agreements and its integration into an overarching provider incentive ("reimbursement") structure.
  • Develops and coordinates presentations and materials for executive management meetings.
  • Responsible for the implementation and execution of the strategy that includes change management, sponsorship and buy-in, and advocacy efforts to get business results.
  • Provides process, project, and change management methodology coaching/consulting support for initiatives including regulatory and mandated projects, health care reform special projects, and corporate initiatives.


  • Requires a BA/BS degree in a related field; 7 years of experience in large-scale project management and/or project implementation with multi-year, organization-wide, cross-functional initiative launches that include vendor management and negotiation expertise; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Must have experience in healthcare.
  • Strongly prefer experience in provider contracting and networks. Experience in building provider networks is most attractive.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Requires previous experience presenting to senior leadership.
  • MBA and/or PMP Certification preferred.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc., independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serving residents and businesses in the 28 eastern and southeastern counties of New York State. Additional information about Empire is available at Also, follow us on Twitter at

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs, and financial education resources, to name a few.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America's Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

Keywords: Anthem, Inc., Indianapolis , Planning & Performance Dir, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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