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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM

 

Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com

 

Job Category:

Management

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Program Manager - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 12/10/2018

You're looking to be inspired. We're looking to make a difference. At UnitedHealth Group, we're on a mission to help people live healthier lives and we're looking for ways to drive innovation. As a Senior Program Manager, you'll work to not only challenge the status quo, but change it. If your heart starts pounding when you realize the impact projects will have on people, you have found the right place to help heal the health care system.

 

In this role, you will be engaging with Optum’s client and will be responsible for leading strategic initiatives among business teams and operating groups, defining performance and goal execution. You'll be a subject matter expert and lead to scope definition, risk identification, methodology and resource allocation. You will determine time frames, staffing and resource requirements and lead others to make meaningful process improvements. This is your opportunity to take your career to the next level as you work directly with senior leadership both internal and external to Optum. Now is your time to do your life's best work(sm).

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provide project management support to the Optum and UHC organizations, while leading large initiatives in support them

  • Ability to communicate with C-suite in an external client environment

  • Act as coordinator or both internal and external resources, and be responsible for leading the overall project execution

  • Consistently exhibit behavior and communication skills that demonstrate Optum’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer

  • Manage multiple concurrent programs & projects, delivering implementations for clients and business partners across all Optum’s products and services

  • Develop and maintain relevant reports work plans and tracking tools as necessary to track and report program progress

  • Monitor and document project milestones and outcomes throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to established quality standards

  • Develop, communicate and implement program and project risk, issue management plans and strategies

  • Maintain PMO tools for analysis and reporting for the initiatives

  • Track and escalate issues and risks, ensuring full mitigation and resolution, drive the project holistically and work on a variety of projects across the organization

  • Develop and implement contingency and recovery plans when deliverables are missed (e.g., identify critical path, document, plan for getting back on plan schedule, Business Continuity Plan, failover planning)

  • Lead or contribute to the development of program or project scope statements with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program/project charter, Statement of Work, Business Vision Document)

  • Identify project duration, effort, sequence, and dependencies of tasks required to meet applicable project objectives

  • Drive/participate in the capital request process, as appropriate (e.g., presentations, cost-benefit analysis, business case)

  • Responsible for identification and recommendation of possible opportunities to generate new revenue based on program experience and data internal

  • Accountable for financial management through the lifecycle of project and managing budget expectations around savings and revenue

 


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • 7+ years of project management experience

  • 5+ years of experience in leading multiple concurrent programs & projects tracking, planning initiatives and making data-driven analytical decisions

  • 2+ years’ healthcare/health plan experience

  • Demonstrated exceptional oral and written ability to communicate with external clients

  • Proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Account management experience

  • Six Sigma or Lean certification

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to 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: program manager, Six Sigma, Health care, health plan, account management, analytical, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

 

 

 

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