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IT Product Manager, Consultant

Company: Blue Shield of California
Location: El Dorado Hills
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Your role This role would Support Medi-Cal compliance products, which is one of the most critical and high-impact products for the Medi-Cal portfolio. Blue Shield is looking for an IT Product Manager who would be responsible for the timely delivery of compliance and mandates for our federal and state regulatory bodies while ensuring the quality of deliverables meets state and federal standards. The IT Product Manager will develop new product concepts, designs, and/or enhancements to existing product designs for Medi-Cal Compliance products and conduct research, developing a strong understanding of business needs, new technologies, technology trends, and competitors. The IT Product Manager will report to Sr. Manager/IT Solutions and Delivery Lead for the Medi - Cal portfolio. Your Work In this role, you will:

  • Invested in product process improvements, utilizing data and organizational strategies to foster and influence change.
  • Serves as an advocate of the product team to Senior Leadership.
  • Develops business plan for products and participates in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including analysis, design, testing, and integration of products as well as the introduction of products to the organization.
  • Builds business relationships and works on them as well as provides a leadership role on cross-functional teams to translate business needs and technology directions into product definitions.
  • Participate in the community of Practice and provides and share best practices to influence and support the creation of a cross-portfolio integrated roadmap.
  • Conducts strategic planning and creates IT Product/ Services roadmap for Medi-Cal Enrollment product and its peripheral interfaces.
  • Support critical and time-sensitive deliverables for the state and government agencies, often requiring thought leadership and innovative solutions to meet the mandate or regulatory requirements.
  • Develops product documents and mockups to clearly illustrate product ideas and concepts.
  • Represents IT Products and provides a leadership role during integrated planning / Program Increments (PIs) and sign-up for release dates.
  • Manages the Lifecycle of IT products, from strategic planning to tactical activities, specifying requirements for current and future products.
  • Manages product backlogs and coordinates to plan product release schedule ensuring successful delivery by the IT product team.
  • Work with vendor management to onboard contingent resources, negotiate SOW, and manage the quality of delivery as well as the overall cost of product ownership.
  • Participate in all agile ceremonies based on the SAFE Agile framework, such as sprint planning, product demo, retrospective, epic collaboration, PI Planning, and others.
  • You would be responsible for working with stakeholders to maintain a healthy product backlog and represent the Medi-Cal compliance team on quarterly epic collaboration and PI planning exercises.
  • Plays a leadership role in driving collaboration with other IT Product teams to aid dependency management.
  • Works to achieve operational targets with a significant impact on departmental results.
  • Contributes to the development of goals for the department and planning efforts (budgets, operational plans, etc.).
  • Influences the performance of the business unit or related functional areas in achieving Blue Shield of California's objectives.
  • May manage complex products and components plus influence products and technology outside of immediate job area
  • Work is performed with limited oversight.
  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of processes, systems, or products to enhance the performance of job area.
  • Issues faced are numerous and undefined and require detailed information gathering, analysis, and investigation to understand the problem. Problems are difficult and moderately complex, typically impact multiple departments or specialties, and are usually solved through drawing from prior experience and analysis of issues.
  • Develops new perspectives and innovative approaches to existing problems.
  • Communicates with parties within and outside of own job function.
  • Has responsibility for communicating with parties external to the organization (e.g. customers, vendors, etc.).
  • Works to influence parties within and outside of the job function at an operational level regarding policies, procedures, and practices
  • Generally, responsible for providing guidance, coaching, and training to other employees within the job area.
  • Generally, responsible for managing major/complex products involving delegation of work and review of work products At Blue Shield of California we are parents, leader, students, visionaries, heroes, and providers. Everyday we come together striving to fulfill our mission, to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a sustainably affordable price. For more than 80 years, Blue Shield of California has been dedicated to transforming health care by making it more accessible, cost-effective, and customer-centric. We are a not-for-profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with 6,800 employees, more than $20 billion in annual revenue and 4.3 million members. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have a positive impact on California communities. Blue Shield of California is headquartered in Oakland, California with 18 additional locations including Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. We're excited to share Blue Shield of California has received awards and recognition for LGBT diversity, quality improvement, most influential women in corporate America, Bay Area's top companies in volunteering & giving, and one of the world's most ethical companies. Here at Blue Shield of California, we're striving to make a positive change across our industry and the communities we live in , Join us!Your Knowledge and Experience
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Advanced knowledge of Agile methodologies. SAFE or equivalent Agile certifications is/are highly desirable.
    • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
    • Typically, viewed as a specialist within the discipline.
    • May have a broad knowledge of product management.
    • Typically, requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 7 years of prior relevant experience. Pay Range: The pay range for this role is: $ 118800.00 to $ 178200.00 for California. Note: Please note that this range represents the pay range for this and many other positions at Blue Shield that fall into this pay grade. Blue Shield salaries are based on a variety of factors, including the candidate's experience, location (California, Bay area, or outside California), and current employee salaries for similar roles.

Keywords: Blue Shield of California, Sacramento , IT Product Manager, Consultant, Professions , El Dorado Hills, California

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