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Highmark Health Performance Improvement Analyst in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Company :

Highmark Inc

Job Description :


This job leads cost reduction and performance improvement initiatives across multiple business units requiring cross-functional collaboration and management of matrixed employees that serve on the projects. The incumbent leads activities including the documentation, management, and oversight of end to end workflow, process analysis, improved process efficiency, appropriate embedding of Key Performance Indicators, and appropriate controls for both regulatory and compliance considerations. Provides thought leadership and training to management and business partners on LEAN practices, Six Sigma methodologies and tools, work simplification, service level management, performance measurement systems, productivity improvement and expense control. Provides project management and support from concept through implementation to assure people/process/technology solutions align with strategic direction while driving consensus among business units including process ownership and governance. Designs and directs quality control programs for individual and small group markets.


  • Identify, develop, and execute projects that improve overall organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Support the definition, scoping, and chartering efforts for process improvement initiatives.Work with senior and departmental leadership in matrix partner organizations to identify risks and create actionable plans to mitigate those risks to ensure realization of outcomes.

  • Access and analyze process data to identify sub-optimal performance, and communicate findings clearly and effectively. Identify root causes of problems and demonstrate the ability to develop and make recommendations for solutions/controls to mitigate root cause.

  • Provide lean and six sigma consultation and training to management and business partners including value stream and waste analysis, root-cause analysis, process modeling, and business process improvement techniques to help meet strategic objectives.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships across business partners continuing to promote and broaden the level of knowledge of quality/process improvement methodologies.Support the expansion and development of Continuous Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma methodologies promoting the understanding and use of process improvement tools and concepts.

  • Work with business partners and technical organizations to assemble project teams.Lead project teams in the development and maintenance of comprehensive plans consisting of cross-functional activities/deliverable.

  • Monitor, evaluate and report on project status inclusive of scope, schedule, budget and alignment to project and strategic goals. Direct corrective action, as needed.

  • Define and execute, through leadership of indirect reports, a quality assurance and control program defined for supported markets.

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 6 years of experience managing Process Improvement initiatives; to include process documentation, collection and analysis of related metrics, problem solving, and reduction in defects or cycle time in lieu of degree


  • Master's Degree



  • 5 - 7 years in Lean/Six Sigma

To include

  • 5 - 7 years in Process Improvement

  • 3 - 5 years in Project Management


  • 3 - 5 years in the Healthcare Industry

  • 1 - 3 years in Training and Development



  • Lean/Six Sigma

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)


  • Data Analysis

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making

  • Training Delivery

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Referral Bonus: Level 1

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Req ID: J154452