Project Manager (PMO)
Duration: 6 months
Onsite Requirement: 5 days per week
Under the direction of the Director, Portfolio Management Office (PMO), the Project Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned projects that are generally complex and medium to large in scope. The position is responsible for managing all aspects of project management including project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling and closing phases and management of project scope, time, costs, risks and quality efforts. In this capacity, the Project Manager develops, manages, and maintains the project plan, schedule, resources, and project artifacts; supports centralized document repository; identifies and tracks risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies; provides timely status reports and proactively escalates issues for resolution; performs project reviews and drives continued progress for project success.
This position closely collaborates with business owners, vendors and other organizational staff to understand the business need for each project. The Project Manager supports business owners in preparing the project executive summary of needs, solutions, costs, benefits, and implementation schedules. In addition, this position ensures executive summaries are submitted to the Investment Review Board/Leadership Team for review and approval in a timely manner. Upon Leadership approval, this position will manage the creation of definitive project execution plans (Plan of Record).
Integral to the success of this position is positive interaction with business owners and unit staff, management, third party contractors/vendors, cross-functional project team members and other department resources to ensure effective management and momentum of PMO projects, as well as organizational strategic initiatives.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Years of direct/relevant experience required: 3 to 5 years of experience
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
o 3-5 years of Project Management experience in an organizational setting; Strong HMO experience/managed care health insurance programs with preference given to applicants with strong experience in Medicaid and Medicare managed care
o 5-7 years of relative project management work experience in an organizational setting; Strong HMO experience/ managed care health insurance programs with preference given to applicants with strong experience in Medicaid and Medicare managed care.
o Basic work experience utilizing Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC), System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Quality Assurance (QA) methodology standards and best practices; Development of Requirements Specifications, Design, Process/Flow Diagrams, Test and Implementation Plans; Detail oriented with excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
o Experience in business process and cost benefit analysis; Strong facilitation and mentoring skills; Excellent time management skills; self-starting and self-motivated. Uses time effectively; Excellent written and oral communication skills; speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
o Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interact with cross functional project teams; Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; reacts professionally under pressure. Ability to manage priorities across multiple teams/projects, platforms; Ability to work well independently or leading a project team/efforts with limited supervision; strong team collaboration.
o Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word Excel Access PowerPoint Project Visio Outlook); HTML.