Associate Director, Client Services

| Chicago

 

POSITION SUMMARY
bswift is currently seeking an Associate Director of Client Services to join our growing team.

Located in downtown Chicago, bswift offers software and services that streamline benefits, HR and payroll administration for employers and public and private exchanges nationwide. bswifts state-of-the-art cloud-based technology and outsourcing solutions significantly reduce administrative costs and time-consuming paperwork, making life easier for administrators and millions of consumers who enroll in benefits with bswift.

Fundamental Components:

Responsibilities:
The Associate Director is a manager and leader on our Client Services team. This position is accountable for managing and developing Analysts and Project Specialists, inspiring them to provide our clients with the very best experience possible. They have passion for teamwork, client service, and reaching target business results through problem solving. The Associate Director promotes an engaging work environment that supports bswift guidelines of greater accountability, higher standards, and more fun. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Client Management:
- Directly manage several bswift client relationships
- Track and drive open prioritized issues logs to completion, managing internal and external resources to meet all deadlines and resolve issues that arise
- Provide organized, clear and consistent communication to clients and internal teams around issue status and issue escalation through to resolution
- Develop and manage timelines with clients and staff while setting appropriate expectations with all parties
- Attend or lead scheduled calls with the client and participate in annual or quarterly meetings to discuss and track short and/or long term initiatives and strategy
- Dedication to continuous improvement of client and internal processes
- Manage and/or execute configuration, testing, and auditing as necessary
- Assist in sales and marketing efforts as needed

Team Management and Leadership:
- Manage, coach and lead a team of Analysts and Project Specialists to achieve individual, team and company goals
- Provide timely feedback and guidance to grow and develop others
- Identify and drive tactical initiatives to improve productivity, client/consumer satisfaction, process improvements, etc.
- Identify and guide training activities to help develop others across the client services team
- Facilitate feedback process and recommendation of comp and bonus changes
- Help your team establish personal goals that are consistent with company goals
- Deliver annual performance assessment to team members
- Consistently reflect bswift core values

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:
Qualifications/Experience/Skills/Other Requirements:
- Must possess 5+ years Employee Benefits administration experience
- A leadership style that reflects and reinforces bswift core values
- Strong people management skills
- Ability to assist and equip others to efficiently solve complex problems
- Strong customer service orientation
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to take initiative to meet challenges with resourcefulness and new innovative approaches while maintaining a high level of quality
- Willingness to work nights and weekends when necessary
- B.A. or B.S. required

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

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
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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Location

10 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606

What are bswift Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A flexible spending account lets you set aside pretax dollars to help pay for certain types of health care and/or dependent care expenses.
Dental Benefits
Choose between a dental maintenance organization plan and preferred provider organization plan. Both cover certain preventive care services at 100%. They also offer coverage for basic services.
Vision Benefits
You can enroll in a separate vision plan. It covers eyeglasses and contact lenses. Preventive vision exams are covered through the Aetna medical plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
You can choose from three types of medical plans: a health savings account, a health reimbursement arrangement or a hybrid health plan. Certain preventive care services are covered at 100 percent when
Life Insurance
All employees get term life insurance and business travel accident insurance at no added cost. You have the option to buy: Supplemental term life insurance Accidental death and personal loss insura
Wellness Programs
Our employee wellness program offers services such as wellness campaigns, weight-management programs and educational seminars.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You can save a percentage of your pay in the 401(k) plan, on a pretax and/or Roth after-tax basis. You may participate in the 401(k) plan immediately following your hire.
401(K) Matching
We match a portion of your contribution. You can invest your contributions among various options offered in the plan.
Company Equity
You can purchase Aetna stock at a discount through a payroll deduction. In order to participate, eligible employees must enroll during the enrollment period announced by Aetna.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
During your first 3 years at Aetna, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at Aetna, the more time you accrue per month.
Paid Volunteer Time
One of our values is to improve the quality of life in communities through employee volunteerism.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage professional development. That's why we provide financial support for continuing education. This program covers a portion of tuition and registration fees for a college course.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The following programs, activities, and amenities are available to employees at bswift: complimentary fresh fruit, on-site flu shots, massages during open enrollment season, walking treadmill desk, foosball and ping-pong tables, casual attire, zen room for relaxation and nursing mothers, full week of employee appreciation, and proximity to public transportation • Healthy lifestyle incentive programs - This incentive program is offered to all eligible employees. You can earn up to $500 for healthy eating, physical activity and other healthy behaviors. Family members can also earn incentives • During your first 3 years at bswift, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at bswift, the more time you accrue per month. Company holidays, jury duty, military leave, bereavement and community service time are in addition to your paid time off • You can purchase company stock at a discount through a payroll deduction.

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