You love to challenge the status quo. You thrive on exceeding goals, always making things better than you found them. Bring that passion to UnitedHealth Group and join us on a mission to help people live healthier lives. As a Senior Project Manager , you'll work alongside a high caliber team as you drive innovation and business forward. You'll roll up your sleeves as you coordinate complete projects, defining performance and results. When you get into the driver's seat of this role, you will show your expertise in determining time frames, allotment of staffing and funding resources and leading others in the organization to make meaningful process improvements. This is no small opportunity. As a Senior Project Manager , you'll shift scope definition, risk identification, methodology and resource allocation to a gear you didn't even know you have. You'll take on tough challenges and create innovative solutions. Along the way, you'll grow and develop at a pace that energizes your career while you do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Project Manager will deliver business objectives as part of the transformative, multi-year initiative. Goals will be accomplished through building collaborative partnerships with UHC leaders and partners. All aspects of business activities are included: Organizational Readiness (change readiness, planning, training, process & procedure optimization, business rules), Polaris Configuration, Production Operations. This position will be a part of the Business PMO team and will report to the Program Manager for Employer and Individual. The ideal location for this role is in our Minnetonka MN office but other locations and telecommuting are possible options. Primary Responsibilities:Lead or contribute to the development of program or project scope statements, in consultation with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program/project charter, Polaris) Ensure alignment of program/project scope and objectives with the organization's strategic objectives Ensure that all impacted areas are identified, and that appropriate resources are engaged to participate in the scope definition process Ensure that project scope, requirements and approvals comply with current governance guidelines and methodology Monitor scope requirements and identifies scope-related gaps and issues Obtain agreement on project scope from applicable stakeholders, and ensures that requirements sign-off is obtained Ensure that all project deliverables and success criteria are identified Maintain the definition of project scope and objectives throughout the project lifecycle, as needed Identify project duration, effort, sequence, and dependencies of tasks required to meet applicable project objectives Develop and maintain detailed project plans, including resource assignments and dependencies Work with resource managers to drive the identification of the skills, duration and effort required for successful project execution (e.g., resource demand planning) Ensure that resources are acquired to meet project requirements, escalating for assistance where gaps exist Ensure that project schedules include all tasks and activities necessary to achieve project objectives Adhere to applicable project planning processes/methodologies (e.g., UDP) in order to ensure that all required project resources are aligned and available (including testing environments) Manage project schedule, quality, communications and relationships
Required Qualifications: BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field and/or equivalent education and experience 5+ years of project management experience, healthcare preferred 5+ years of experience in tracking, planning projects, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint Experience presenting to executive leadership Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely Ability to listen well and explain concepts, opinions, and options upstream and downstream Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities Strong analytical and problem solving skillsPreferred Qualifications:PMP Certification - or willingness to obtain a PMP Previous experience in a Project Management Office (PMO)Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: project management, implementation, operations integration, healthcare, operations, organizational readiness, insurance, healthcare, Minnetonka, Minneapolis, telecommute, remote, work from home
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.