Aetna Business Development Strategy Support in Cary, North Carolina

Req ID: 53518BR


This position is critical to drive multiple VBC and Medicare related critical tasks and strategies for internal and external executive stakeholders. This position is needed to research, analyze and prepare executive level content and presentations about new, highly complex types of provider reimbursement arrangements. This candidate will report to an Executive Director (ED) who supports Territory leadership in developing and deploying value based and Medicare network strategies. This position will fill in for that ED as needed and will become a trusted advisor and key resource for provider network related issues for local markets.

Fundamental Components:

Has ultimate accountability for all project and/or program management work including financial implications and monitoring and tracking of progress and status update communications, such as rolling out new programs/ strategy to geographic area of responsibility, structuring complex business problems, identifying options and engaging the necessary stakeholders to drive to solutions

Identifying, analyzing and interpreting public and proprietary data to inform decision making

Translating complex concepts, analyses and data into simple, persuasive formats for audiences of varying expertise

Finding and addressing gaps in capabilities and performance that inhibit network performance and growth

Managing programs and projects to ensure progress and achievement of milestones and goals

Building and managing productive relationships with local and enterprise leaders, subject matter experts and other contacts

Coordinating, scheduling and facilitating discussions with key stakeholders to help local markets develop and execute their value-based and Medicare network strategies


  • 10+ years managed care / health insurance industry experience.

  • Experience or knowledge in one or more of the following is required: Medicare Advantage, value-based contracting, network management (strategy, development, management, operations), Hospital and/or physician system operations and business models

  • A background or experience in one or more of the following functions is desired: Consulting, sales support, corporate development/ mergers & acquisitions, finance

  • Project/program management experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytic skills

  • Mastery level proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required

  • MBA/Masters degree preferred, Bachelor's degree required


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


    Functional - Project Management/Project Leader/4-6 Years


    Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/Power User


    Finance/Creating Profitable Partnerships/MASTERY

    General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/MASTERY

    Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/MASTERY


    Leadership/Driving Change/MASTERY

    Service/Creating a Differentiated Service Experience/ADVANCED

    General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/MASTERY


    The Value Based Solutions (VBS) team serves as a trusted advisor and key resource for Aetna's local markets in the execution of their Medicare and Value-Based Contracting (VBC) strategies. Our team partners with the local leadership team to identify, develop, and drive specific Medicare, VBC, joint venture and other innovative multi-state advanced arrangement strategies to deliver accretive value for members and Aetna. We also collaborate closely with Medicare on activities related to network expansion, adequacy and compliance.

    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.

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Job Function: Management