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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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IT Portfolio Manager - WellMed - San Antonio, TX or Telecommute

UHG - San Antonio, Texas

Posted: 11/15/2018

The IT Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing one or more IT Programs; ensuring program strategic alignment, program planning and scheduling, program capital budgeting and forecasting, program stakeholder management and program governance adherence. The IT Portfolio Manager engages with business and IT stakeholders in the planning of annual program projects, monitoring the program throughout the year and revising plans and associate funding during Optum Capital reporting cycles. The Portfolio Manager enforces quality practices and procedures with the programs and projects they manage, and identifies, responds, and assists with risks, issues, and project changes. The IT Portfolio Manager serves as a mentor for the IT Project Managers and other IT Portfolio Managers.


You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Program Management

    • Performs program assessments by defining program objectives, requirements, and risks in order to ensure sponsors and stakeholders are aligned with business and technology strategic plans, objectives and priorities

    • Establish annual high-level roadmaps milestones and preliminary estimate schedule and cost baselines with stakeholder commitment

    • Evaluate the IT organizational capability and capacity through consulting with IT stakeholders in order to develop, validate, and assess the program objectives, priority, feasibility, readiness and alignment to WellMed strategies

    • Estimate the high level financial benefits and Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) costs within planning and cost/benefit analysis (CBA) documentation in order to obtain program funding.

    • Ensure each project level CBA is aligned to the program CBA

  • Program planning and scheduling

    • Translate and decompose high level program scope into project scope

    • Awareness and coordination of upstream predecessor and downstream dependent projects within the program or across programs

    • Develop high level annual program plan, including, including project start dates, milestones and project end date

    • Ensure projects are started according to plan or with revised scope and ROM costs discovered before approval

    • Act as an escalation point for project managers within the programs managed; including impact assessment of project resource, schedule and cost issues

    • Act as a team lead in the demand management of assigned programs

  • Program Capital Budget and Forecasting

    • Ensures monthly accuracy of program level data and resolves with project managers and demand team members to resolve issues

    • Ensures timely and accurate Program CBA updates and program financial forecasting

  • Stakeholder Management

    • Identifies sponsors and other stakeholder of the program

    • Monthly, communicates program status of initiated programs and program planned projects in the demand backlog

    • Builds constructive and trusting relationships that lead to program outcomes

  • Governance Adherence

    • Understand and represent the purpose and function of the governance gates and reporting cycles.

    • Ensure all program planning is in accordance with Optum Reporting and WellMed Governance Gates

    • Mentoring project managers of schedule impacts to project governance,

    • Review and advise as needed, on all project-level policy and procedures within the programs assigned

    • Maintain Program level policies and procedure education and adherence

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate in Information Systems degree or related technical field degree or equivalent experience (8+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other portfolio, program or project management certification

  • 8+ years of project management experience leading technical projects, including development and execution

  • 5+ years’ experience working all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle

  • 5+ years’ experience data gathering/performing system analysis and developing/writing system requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience in EMR/Physician Practice Management, HMO Claims/Platform systems, or other healthcare software implementation

  • Proficiency of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management including tools and techniques

  • Broad understanding of at least one of the following key areas of the healthcare business including Payer, Claims, Clinical Care, and Health Care Economics

  • Proficiency with developing requirements and performing system analysis

  • Proficiency with various system development lifecycles such as waterfall, RUP, and Agile methods

  • Familiar with process engineering methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Proficiency with MS Project and MS Visio

  • Experience with Service Now or other enterprise PPM software

Physical & Mental Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery

  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing

  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.



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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