Emerging Business Director
Employment Type: Full-Time
DescriptionSHIFT: Day JobSCHEDULE: Full-timeYour Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., 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 benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.About The TeamAnthem Emerging Business Group (EBG) is a new team designed to create new business models and alternative sources of future growth for the enterprise. The EBG team will coordinate with Anthem and its vast array of partners to rapidly translate emerging constituent needs into new assets. EBG will leverage Anthem core competencies and enterprise resources and also enhance/develop distinct partnerships and relationships to innovate market leading solutions.Emerging Business Director (Commercialization)POSITION OVERVIEWResponsible for working for a VP and above to identify, develop and commercialize new assets for the enterprise. Primary duties to include, but are not limited to:* Championing breakthrough projects to diversify future sources of growth and transform our operating model to respond to emerging trends and solutions.* Partnering with P&L and functional leaders to understand business strategy and key areas of opportunity. Exploring internal capabilities, investment/portfolio companies and external partners to assemble potential solutions and quantify possible value, business impact.* Organizing pilots and experiments to evaluate and prove future market viability and interest.* Obtaining resources (people, funding, material, support) to support the business unit information needs and strategic initiatives.* Monitoring, measuring and communicating progress and status of key initiatives to stated milestones implementation schedules.* Developing, monitoring and tracking metrics to track budget and spending.* Extending future capabilities across the enterprise, preparing for eventual transition to target business owners once ready to scale.* Creating and presenting extremely high quality presentations to executive levels, internal and external.* Providing coaching and mentoring to other leaders in the organization on strategic thinking and on projects that deliver high return and high strategic value.Preferred Locations - Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, New York City, San Francisco or Minneapolis.Secondary Location: Open to other major Anthem office locations - South Portland, ME; Manchester, NH; Wallingford, CT; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Mason, OH; Louisville, KY; St. Louis, MO; Richmond/Virginia Beach, VA; Waukesha, WI; Los Angeles, CAQualificationsRequires a BS/BA degree in a related field; 10 years of business development, innovation, project/program management, partnership/alliance management experience; 3-5 years of leadership/management with business knowledge in multiple disciplines within a Healthcare organization; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Master's degree preferred.* Demonstrated analytical skills, sense of curiosity, and effective problem solving (and be expected to speak to those attributes in interviews)* Ability to work through ambiguity putting structure to broad enterprise initiatives.* Familiarity evaluating/exploring/integrating market trends* Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication, persuasion and negotiation skills required, to include board to front line level audiences* Demonstrated ability to set and execute a strategic vision.* Excellent track record of successful leadership and demonstrated accomplishments, including leading significant change* Demonstrated ability to motivate, build consensus, and drive change is required* Strategy experience in commercialization.CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORSVisionary Thinking* Establish strategies that create or sustain competitive advantage. Think broadly and long-term, recognizing the impact of decisions and actions on Anthem's membership, business and key stakeholders over time.* Dynamic approach to integrating data, new technology and other innovations in the healthcare services spaceCommunication and Influence* Ask tough questions, challenge and engage leaders in conversation to ensure the right things happen for the business* Help leaders understand business implications of their actions and influence a change in direction* Integrate key messages into all communications to ensure people understand how initiatives work together to support business goals* Has the executive presence to influence direction and inspire confidence with Anthem's senior leadersFocus your people* Successfully integrate teams with disparate backgrounds and company cultures* Create an environment that enables and focuses people on the company's mission and vision* Inspire superior performance by cultivating ownership and personal commitment to goals and objectives* Communicate strategic context to ensure that people understand what we are doing and what drives them* Discontinue efforts not focused on critical business prioritiesExecuting for Results* Hold oneself to the highest standards of accountability, drive change while maintaining operating effectiveness, integrate and align efforts across functions* Monitor results, tackle problems directly and delegate effectively*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 careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.