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Associate Director
at Aetna
Chicago, IL

Associate Director
at Aetna
Chicago, IL

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bswift is currently seeking an Associate Director of Channel Partners to join our growing team.

Located in downtown Chicago, bswift offers software and services that streamline benefits, HR and payroll administration for employers and public and private exchanges nationwide. bswifts state-of-the-art cloud-based technology and outsourcing solutions significantly reduce administrative costs and time-consuming paperwork, making life easier for administrators and millions of consumers who enroll in benefits with bswift.

Fundamental Components:

The Associate Director is a manager and leader on our Channel Partners team. This position is accountable for managing and developing Analysts and Project Specialists, inspiring them to provide our clients with the very best experience possible. They have passion for teamwork, client service, and reaching target business results through problem solving. The Associate Director promotes an engaging work environment that supports bswift guidelines of greater accountability, higher standards, and more fun. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Client Management

Directly manage several bswift client relationships.
Track and drive open prioritized issues logs to completion, managing internal and external resources to meet all deadlines and resolve issues that arise.
Provide organized, clear and consistent communication to clients and internal teams around issue status and issue escalation through to resolution.
Develop and manage timelines with clients and staff while setting appropriate expectations with all parties.
Attend or lead scheduled calls with the client and participate in annual or quarterly meetings to discuss and track short and/or long term initiatives and strategy.
Dedication to continuous improvement of client and internal processes.
Manage and/or execute configuration, testing, and auditing as necessary.
Assist in sales and marketing efforts as needed

Team Management and Leadership

Manage, coach and lead a team of Analysts and Project Specialists to achieve individual, team and company goals.
Provide timely feedback and guidance to grow and develop others
Team Management and Leadership responsibilities is the facilitation of Analyst bonuses bi-annually
Identify and drive tactical initiatives to improve productivity, client/consumer satisfaction, process improvements, etc.
Identify and guide training activities to help develop others across the client services team.
Help your team establish personal goals that are consistent with company goals.
Deliver annual performance assessment to team members.
Consistently reflect bswift core values

Qualifications/Experience/Skills/Other Requirements:

Must possess 5+ years Employee Benefits administration experience
A leadership style that reflects and reinforces bswift core values
Strong people management skills
Ability to assist and equip others to efficiently solve complex problems
Strong customer service orientation
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to take initiative to meet challenges with resourcefulness and new innovative approaches while maintaining a high level of quality
Willingness to work nights and weekends when necessary
B.A. or B.S. required

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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