Job Description

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is a local, independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and a not-for-profit health insurance company headquartered in Phoenix. Founded in 1939, the company has more than 1,800 dedicated employees throughout its Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff offices. Providing health insurance products, services and networks to more than 1 million Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona offers various health plans for individuals, families, and small and large businesses. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona also offers Medicare supplement plans to individuals over age 65.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

Internal Use Only: GEN 15-16

Purpose of the Job:

  • The Customer Service Operations Team Lead is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the team, technical coaching of customer service representatives, tracking and solving known system issues, and working closely with others in the department to understand technical development needs of the staff . The Team Lead is also responsible for working closely with resource planning support to effectively manage inventory.
  • The Customer Service Operations Team Lead’s role is to operate as a technical extension of the Manager of Customer Service and is empowered as a trusted technical advisor that is focused on ensuring all employees have the right set of skills, tools, and resources available to them on a day-to-day basis to effectively meet the needs of our customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate as a supporting role for reporting and Medicare compliance.
  • Review production and operating policies to ensure that the most efficient processes are in place and determine tactics to improve processes and services that can be streamlined and/or improved.
  • Assist department manager in developing tactical and strategic ideas to support business goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Oversee day-to-day team activities while seeking guidance and input from the Manager of Customer Service Operations and promoting a culture of customer-centricity throughout the area.
  • Motivate, engage with, and provide positive, meaningful impact to customer service agents through effective technical feedback and coaching; while also demonstrating a commitment to their individual growth and improving the service experience for our customers.
  • Communicate daily contact center metric performance at a team level on a regular basis to the Manager of Customer Service Operations. Provide updates on individual agent ongoing metric performance issues to the Manager as necessary.
  • Evaluate and report on incoming, ongoing, unresolved, and resolved Demand Tickets and systems operations issues with root cause analysis and recommendations for mitigation and short-term work around capabilities as necessary.
  • Review and research all reportable audits and work closely with quality analysts to provide technical feedback and coaching on areas of opportunity to improve technical knowledge and skillset of customer service representatives.
  • Effectively track and report to the Manger of Customer Service Operations all staff technical coaching and development being executed.
  • Monitor and investigate computer and system issues.
  • Responsible for participation in various projects and cost reduction initiatives supporting team, department, and organization goals. Committed to data-driven performance analysis and utilizing an analytical approach to driving metric performance.
  • Administer, interpret, and maintain current working knowledge of the required BCBSAZ systems, procedures, forms, and manuals. Engage meaningfully as necessary when system enhancements or changes being made will directly affect customer service operations.
  • Keep status of the department current in accordance with service standards, systems, procedures, forms, and manuals through staff meeting facilitation and verbal and written communications.
  • Assist with call escalations as necessary.
  • Ability to think outside the box and objectively and professionally challenges the status quo that engages others in constructive dialogue to achieve results. Builds and fosters good working relationships with internal customers and peers.
  • Ensure that staff performs essential job functions to maximize corporate performance scores related to the area’s responsibilities (i.e., MA).
  • The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Required Work Experience

* 1 year of experience in health insurance contact center environment.

* 1 year of experience servicing customers as part of the FEP line of business.

* 1 year of experience supporting teams as a technical subject matter expert.

2. Required Education

* High-School Diploma or GED in general field of study (Applies to All Levels)

3. Required Licenses

* N/A

4. Required Certifications

* N/A

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Preferred Work Experience

· 2 years of experience in health insurance contact center environment.

· 1 year of experience in a technical training or coaching role.

2. Preferred Education

* Associate's Degree

3. Preferred Licenses

* N/A

4. Preferred Certifications

* N/A

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

1. Required Job Skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to craft professional, clear, written communications.

· Superior coaching and mentoring skills.

· Intermediate skill in use of office equipment including copier, fax machine, scanner and telephones.

· Intermediate PC proficiency

· Advanced knowledge of customer service applications and systems

2. Required Professional Competencies

* Maintain confidentiality and privacy.

* Maintain a high standard of professionalism and conduct.

* Analytical knowledge necessary to generate reports based on available data and then execute decisions based

on reported data.

* Capable of investigative and analytical research.

* Practice interpersonal and active listening to achieve high employee satisfaction and engagement.

* Establish and maintain working relationships in a collaborative team environment.

3. Required Leadership Experience and Competencies

· Use available information to focus the team’s activities and identify priorities.

· Work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other

staff, departments, and customers.

· Demonstrate the ability to gain trust and establish authority over non-direct reports as a trusted leader, talented

coach, and committed technical resource.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

1. Preferred Job Skills

· Intermediate word processing

· Intermediate spreadsheet and database software skills. MS Excel skills critical to job function include

professional formatting of content, importing and exporting data, using pivot tables and creating charts and

graphs as necessary.

2. Preferred Professional Competencies

* N/A

3. Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies

* N/A

Our Commitment

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Thank You

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  For more information on our company, see azblue.com.  If interested in this position, please apply.


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Posted 28 Days Ago

Full time

R982

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