Manager I, Client Services-Strategic Accts
American Specialty Health, Inc. is seeking a Client Services Manager to work with our Client Services – Strategic Accounts Department. This position will serve as primary contact to designated clients for service related activities and new program implementations.
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· Handles service activities to support existing client relationships and implement new programs.
· Acts as primary contact and client advocate on behalf of ASH with assigned clients.
· Serves as the source of knowledge regarding assigned client relationships and programs.
· Leads the implementation process and/or provides day to day service for low to medium complex programs.
· Accepts and/or returns phone calls from clients within the same business day received, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST
· At a minimum, acknowledges receipt of emails from clients within 24 hours of receipt.
· Creates and distributes routine status reports and implementation work plans as applicable to internal and external clients.
· Keeps department executives abreast of issues related to assigned clients on a routine basis.
· Communicates with department executives and members of the Executive Management Team on high level issues to ensure appropriate response and resolution.
· Seeks support from and provides account updates at Key Process Team (KPT) meetings as appropriate.
· Maintains timely and accurate documentation of client interactions, activities, processes and issue resolution; ensures meeting minutes and action items are prepared and documented within two days of a client meeting. Upon implementation of the CRM, track and document client issues in the CRM.
· Utilizes and directs support staff with facilitation of administrative activities and servicing issues.
· Establishes and maintains positive and professional relationships with internal and external clients and customers.
· Interfaces with ASH staff to resolve issues, answer questions and triage responses.
· Proactively engages internal customers and subject matter experts to effectively manage internal and external customer expectations.
· Routinely engages client contacts, to provide proactive service and actively assess client status, concerns and expectations.
· Coordinates Performance Standard Meetings and/or Joint Operational Committee Meetings with clients and provides client support for operational trainings.
· Handles necessary administrative duties to properly support or implement health plan accounts.
· Acts as a back-up for other Client Services Managers.
· Keep abreast of ASH policies and procedures.
· Seeks support and training from designated Client Services Manager II, Senior Client Services Manager, and/or Director, Client Services to aide in gaining the experience and skills required to advance to a Client Services Manager II.
· Provides departmental support for maintaining key documents such as benefit breakdown grids, client readiness grid, upcoming implementation grid and files as well as participates in client and prospective client entertainment and assists with other functions and projects as requested.
· Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience. If equivalent experience, high school diploma required.
· Minimum two years’ experience in an equivalent client, account or project management position; and general experience providing high level and complex customer support.
· Experience servicing managed health care plans (HMO, PPO, POS and related plans) preferred.
· Proficient in MS Office with experience in database management and spreadsheet creation and maintenance.
· Valid driver’s license with good driving record. Availability of automobile for on the job use and proof of insurance.
· Must have acceptable credit to qualify for a company American Express Card.
· Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
· Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
· Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
· Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
· Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
· Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
· Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
Primarily sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time.
Ability to speak, see and hear other personnel and/or objects. Ability to communicate both in verbal and written form. Ability to travel within the facility, within region, and nationally by car and plane as needed. Capable of using a telephone and computer keyboard. Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
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American Specialty Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact our Human Resources Department at (800) 848-3555 x6702.
ASH will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.