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Senior Project Manager - Contract - Minnetonka

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 10/12/2018

Health care leaders turn to Optum Advisory Services (OAS) for guidance, insights and practical strategies to help assert control over their organization’s future. We are more than just consultants. We are also operators with real-world health care experience, which helps clients hardwire and sustain more meaningful results that would otherwise not be achievable. As integrators across Optum, we deliver unique client-focused strategies and impact. Our proven track record driving success across the entire health care continuum empowers clients to grow, thrive and disrupt.
As a Project Manager within OAS, you will be responsible for working with leadership across various internal business lines to manage project plans and milestones for a specific work stream within a large enterprise.  In addition you will be responsible for managing the a benefits site redesign for with Rally, UHC and Optum. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Determine time frames, funding needs, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, allotment of resources to various phases of projects and lead others in the organization to make meaningful process improvements
  • Develop business plans and cost benefit analysis for assessment by Regional / Senior Leadership
  • Provide work stream / project oversight, manage and tracks\ issue resolution, and make key decisions for project with project sponsor
  • Facilitates status update meetings with business and IT leads, when necessary
  • Create work stream project plans
  • Evaluate project progress against project plan frequently, ensures work stream milestones are met, mitigates project risks, and resolves issues
  • Prepare weekly project status report for program manager

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience leading enterprise scale, complex IT projects / programs
  • 1+ years of experience with Scrum, Rally Central, or Agile
  • 1+ years of Consumer Portal experience
  • 6 months plus of healthcare (payer / provider) experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Experiences leading software development programs in the healthcare domain
  • Successful track record of delivering quality programs on scope, on time, on budget
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, team building and relationship management skills
  • Ability to communicate technology matters to business partners, senior executives, and strategic partners
  • Successful in obtaining results in a large corporate, heavily matrixed environment
  • Capable of gaining support for initiatives through influence and use of business rationale
  • Ability to work with internal and external development teams to deliver software solutions
  • PMP and Scrum  certification is a plus

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place 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.

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