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Project Manager, PMO - Telecommute or Hybrid in Grand Junction, CO

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)The Program Management Office (PMO) drives health plan program and project success in an ever-changing landscape and cross-matrix organization. - We strive to deliver innovative solutions that support the organization's mission and build process efficiencies in everything we do. Our team is versed in a variety of project methodologies including waterfall, agile, or hybrid, with the goal of helping health plan business teams successfully deliver critical project goals and overall process improvement changes.Project Management: PMO Project Managers are generalists in healthcare, and have the ability to develop the underlying framework, work plan, and deliverables of any type of project or program, providing global oversight between the health plan, Optum technical teams, C&S/UHC program teams, and vendor accounts as applicable. The Project Manager is responsible for managing project scope, requirements, timelines, assigned project resources, budget, quality oversight, risk and change management, escalation, and project and health plan communications. This role supports the health plan, to ensure oversight of critical regulatory and compliance related projects, system application upgrades during platform migration runout, and other projects and programs where the health plan has contractual delivery obligations. -Project Managers successfully drive the project at a pace that will energize the team, while bringing flexible adaptability to complex projects with shifting scope and deadlines. We pride ourselves in partnering with business teams to build tools and processes that bring organization and efficiency to the department. We take project deadlines seriously, and are passionate about motivating and driving teams to successful completion.You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. -Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages cross functional projects and teams by aligning design and goals with preset strategy. Design and plan goals based on a solid understanding of Project Management techniques and health plan priorities. Drive results through effective facilitation and clear direction resulting in timely and effective solutions -that are within budget and approved resources
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with geographically dispersed teams
  • Convene appropriate teams to proactively determine project requirements, overall scope, critical milestones, and deliverables. Work with technical and business teams to build a proactive release plan and timeline that aligns with sprint cycles or critical project milestones
  • Develop, manage, and maintain project plans, budgets, and scope using standard project management methodologies and tools
  • Use independent thought to research, organize, and evaluate data to resolve problems where established procedures and precedents do not always apply. Identify, evaluate, and solve problems, using tact and diplomacy to resolve disputed items. Determine alternatives based on guidelines
  • Provide coaching, feedback, training, and interventions necessary to ensure project success
  • Coordinate work with other project managers and staff, assuring overall project continuity and efficiency. Communicate regularly with the PMO Department Manager. Escalate issues as appropriate
  • Upon successful attainment of project deliverables, archive and retain project records and documents. Create and communicate final project report, provide performance feedback on project team members, and measure customer satisfaction upon project completion
  • Understand and apply knowledge of the project delivery life cycle and change management processes
  • Drive forward progress, anticipate and proactively remove roadblocks, build transparent processes, be clear with expectations, and empower team members to be self-accountable and deliver results
  • Create an inclusive and empowering culture for project management teams and PMO staffYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree or the combination of education and equivalent work experience
    • PMP certification
    • 3+ years project management experience
    • Experience with Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid project methodologies
    • Experience collaborating across a matrix organization
    • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • Proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS TeamsPreferred Qualifications:
      • SCRUM Master and/or Six Sigma certification
      • Healthcare experience
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employmentCareers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.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. - -

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