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Senior Technical Project Manager at UnitedHealth Group

Senior Technical Project Manager

UnitedHealth Group Overland Park, KS Full-Time

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life’s best work.(sm)

As part of the Mountain West IT PMO team, your project management skills and attention to detail will be used across a spectrum of project management activities. Your role will involve a variety of activities that will require skills such as project management, business analysis, data analysis, project quality, and departmental performance monitoring. You may also be asked to apply different project management methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, or Hybrid. You will provide project management and business analysis for a variety of medium to large projects – with activities and artifacts including: project scoping, project schedule, IRAADs, status reports, meeting scheduling, agendas & minutes, quality tracking, issue or conflict resolution, and stakeholder management. You will create and document performance to quality measures ensuring that our projects are following repeatable, reliable processes and methods. Additionally, the person in this role will support and lead End-to-End and User Acceptance Testing planning, configuration, and execution as needed.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Project execution working with teams from various functional areas. Experience in Healthcare operations preferred
  • Coordinate directly internal Optum stakeholders, initiative leadership, and vendors to manage projects including developing on-going communications, presentations and reporting on project performance
  • Create deliverables related to project adherence to schedule, deliverables, risks, and expected results. Plan and deliver well-structured oral and written communications, highlighting strategic opportunities
  • Engage with IT PMO in the development of best practices, refinement of PMO tools and PMO performance metrics
  • Ensure alignment and understanding of program / project scope and objectives with the organization's strategic objectives, in consultation with applicable stakeholders
  • Raise awareness of any misalignment or misunderstanding of project scope and objectives with applicable stakeholders
  • 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 existing governance guidelines and methodology
  • Ensure that all project dependencies / linkages are identified (e.g., cross-functional area dependencies, implementation timelines, value proposition overlap areas, etc.)
  • Apply consultative thinking and mindset to advise the client and internal stakeholders
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
  • Ability to deliver high value and quality results in tight time windows
  • Ability to work independently and have the self-drive discipline to deliver
  • Drive consensus and lead through influence in a cross matrixed environment
  • Creative, strategic thinker with excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excellent active listening skills, problem-solving skills, judgment, and presence
  • Positive attitude and comfort with challenging ideas and solutions
  • Exemplify Optum’s values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance across all activities
  • Adaptability and ability to pivot based on new information, shifting timelines and client need
  • Appetite for tackling the demands of a high-performance environment
  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders at various levels (executives, senior-level BAL and PDL roles, client executives, client admin and PMO staff, internal project managers, etc.)
  • Note: Most teams and stakeholders that new hire will be working with are located in Pacific and Mountain time
  • This role is Remote Nationwide: role requires up to 10% occasional travel as deemed necessary

You’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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Health Care Administration, Business Administration or a related field OR 5+ years of equivalent project management experience
  • 2+ years of experience in managing highly complex cross-functional projects or due diligence efforts with significant leadership/executive-level exposure
  • 2+ years of experience in Healthcare Technology industry or in another highly regulated industry (such as the banking or insurance industry)
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, or Scrum Master Certification
  • Experience with Allscripts or another large electronic health record system

To 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 employment. 

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges. 

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

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada / New York City residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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. 

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. 

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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