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IT PMO Director

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Golden
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

If you are a detail-oriented, motivated project manager, who thrives on a diverse set of job responsibilities, then your skills are needed as a Project Manager in our PMO team. As part of the project 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 will provide project management and business analysis for a variety of medium to large projects with activities and artifacts including: project scope document, project schedule, IRAADs, status reports, presentations, meeting scheduling, agendas & minutes, roles & responsibilities, 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 be assigned to testing requests, to support and lead End-to-End and User Acceptance Test planning, configuration, and execution as needed. Youll 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
  • Partner with leadership team assigned to each initiative
  • Coordinate directly with prospective client executives and internal Optum stakeholders to manage projects. This responsibility will require client facing communications, executive-level presence, and storyboarding and presentation skills
  • Create deliverables related to pursuit strategy and operating cadence, project status, risks, and expected results. Plan and deliver well-structured oral and written communications, highlighting strategic opportunities
  • Provide subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, timeline and work plan details, resource gaps, and other areas of expertise based on established project management techniques
  • 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
  • Collaborate with counterparts to support work associated with multiple / simultaneous clients
  • Adaptability and ability to pivot based on new information, shifting timelines and client needs
  • Appetite for tackling the demands of a high-performance environment
  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders at various levels
  • 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
  • May require supervision and mentoring of project management staff
  • Ability to partner with market leadership to maintain a multi-year roadmap and oversee the planning and execution of multiple concurrent projects
  • Exemplify Optums values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance across all activities
  • This role is Remote Nationwide and will require occasional weekend and evening hours; role also requires 10% regional travel
    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:
    • Bachelors Degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field OR 10+ years of equivalent project management experience
    • 5+ years of experience in managing highly complex cross-functional projects or due diligence efforts with significant leadership / executive-level exposure
    • 5+ years of experience with solid storyboarding skills
    • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
    • 5+ years of healthcare experience
    • Ability to Travel up to 10% regionally
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essentialjob functionof 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 accommodation.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certification; Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt accredited certification or Scrum Master Certification
        Soft Skills:
        • Solid Healthcare Technology understanding
          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.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 doyour life's best work.(sm) *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy. Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only:The salary range is $97,300 to $176,900. 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, youll 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. Keywords: Optum, UnitedHealth, IT Portfolio Senior Manager, Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Storyboarding,Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, SharePoint, Remote, Telecommute, WFH, WAH, #RPO, #YELLOW

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