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Operations - Invoicing Operations Leader (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  

Position Summary

 

As an integral member of the Billing & Invoicing Domain leadership team, the Invoicing Operations Leader is responsible for the effective design, delivery, and evolution of the people, processes and systems leveraged within the invoicing business capability (which encompasses the workflow associated with the format, creation and presentment of invoicing.)  This role provides ongoing leadership, development, and operational management to the Invoicing Solutions team and members within. This role will work closely with domain and business unit leadership to understand, prioritize and evolve/create invoicing capabilities to meet the needs of GreatAmerica’s customers both now and in the future.  There are four primary functions associated with this role:

 

  • Business Capability Ownership and Accountability (10% allocation of time):
    • Ensure clear definitions for all sub-capabilities within Business Capability are created and maintained
    • Understand Domain RACI diagram and contribute to the ongoing maintenance
    • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure business value realization is achieved through the Business Capability. Where value is not being achieved, develop plan for change

       

  • Forward-Looking Business Capability Evolution (40% allocation of time):
    • Provide strong leadership with the ability to provide vision and structure for the Business Capability
    • Translate domain strategy into capabilities, including people, process and technology. Understand current enterprise operating model and capabilities, including which sub-capabilities are differentiating or not differentiating in alignment with the strategic identity. Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a multiyear domain capability roadmap for future needs and investments in alignment with strategic plans
    • Contribute to the planning and implementation of talent acquisition strategy based on the forward-looking needs of the Business Capability
    • Stay abreast of changes within in the industry by reading articles, talking with customers, attending industry conferences, etc.
    • Contribute to the creation of visionary goals for the Domain and apply to specific Business Capability to create clear and compelling picture of the future
    • Research and collaborate with key stakeholders to identify sub-capability needs, enhancements and integrations, including customer improvement, new market opportunities and requested enterprise capabilities
    • Proactively gather and understand business needs and requirements across the enterprise and with external stakeholders to ensure platforms and solutions will support and thrive with new and existing business capabilities and integrations
    • Work in tandem with Domain leader on the development of sub-capability requirements in partnership with business stakeholders
    • Engage and communicate with business stakeholders and team members on the progress of initiatives within the capability of work and product roadmap so their feedback is incorporated as part of planning
    • Responsible for driving towards the Domain and Company vision by successfully delivering strategic initiatives through completion of quality deliverables
    • Aptitude to work in a mode of continual improvement and prioritize work by greatest needs to organization
    • Participate in Idea Forum for Domain, ensuring both business and non-business ideas are carefully analyzed

       

  • Business Capability Leadership (15% allocation of time):
    • Must have strong aptitude for mentoring team members and developing future leaders.Actively develop high-potential team members
    • Set clear expectations for frontline team members and ensure accountability for meeting objectives
    • Provide visibility to all work streams across initiatives to stakeholders including regular updates to Domain and business unit leadership

       

  • Business Capability Execution Accountability (35% of time):
    • Accountable for operational efficiency, effectiveness and risk management within Business Capability
    • Ensure people, processes, and systems are in place to meet the customer needs
    • Supports daily operations flow by addressing escalated and unique operational issues and exception requests
    • Develop, monitor, and report upon key performance indicators for the Business Capability and underlying sub-capabilities
    • In collaboration with fellow Business Capability leaders, maintains strong relationships with our business support and other partners and ensures performance meets GreatAmerica’s service level standards
    • Coordinates with Business Unit Operational Leaders and fellow policy owners to formulate, review, modify, deploy and oversee the execution of appropriate operational policies and procedures

This role will apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. This role requires a person that is a self-directed with strong communication, analytical, influential leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills. 

 

Essential Functions

  • Relationships:
    • Provide ownership and key point of contact for the Business Capability
    • Work closely with Domain leadership team towards achieving the vision of the Domain
    • Develop relationships across GreatAmerica
    • Understand priorities of various corporate, business unit, and functional leadership
  • Communication:
    • Develop strong lines of communication with all internal stakeholders
    • Regularly communicate strategic direction and status of all outstanding requests/projects to leadership
  • Coordination:
    • Internally, must interface with various departments and functional teams
    • Strong project management skills
  • Innovation:
    • Identify potential solutions that address the needs of multiple business units or functions
    • Vet potential new market, industry and/or product/solution opportunities for GreatAmerica, based on external trends
    • Work closely with the leadership to understand new opportunities of potential interest which require research, risk evaluation and/or program structuring

    Attributes

  • Conducts self in a manner consistent with the principles of GreatAmerica
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Strong relationship ability and communication skills
  • Strong business acumen.Ability to understand the underlying business issues
  • Problem solving attitude, with focus on improving processes with a disciplined approach
  • Demonstrated self-starter who is goal oriented, a critical thinker and a creative problem solver
  • Must be able to multi-task and have a combination of organizational and analytical skills
  • Effectively displays exceptional leadership skills and the ability to influence without authority
  • Strong sense of urgency and follow through in addressing issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills to build credibility
  • Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Conduct self-consistent with the principles of GreatAmerica
  • Demonstrated ability to apply exceptional business judgment while appropriately balancing competing business interests.

 

             

Competencies:

 

For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

 

For this position: Leadership, Problem Solving, Coaching & Developing, Organizational Skills, Analytical (Problem solving) skills, Decision-Making, Follow-through Skills, Detail Oriented, Relationship Building, Business Acumen, Presentation Skills

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred.

 

Experience: Minimum four to five (4-5) years of work experience.

 

Skills and Abilities: 

Computer Skills:   Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Data Warehouse

 

Other Requirements: Ability to understand processes and relationships of multiple systems.  An understanding of the process flow from charge creation through the invoicing life cycle. Sound business judgement.

At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at www.greatamerica.com/careers. Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.