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Resp & Qualifications
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Program Management:
Serves as subject matter expert, providing technical and analytical guidance to the program and project teams. Manages the full project management life cycle and software development life cycle for the implementation of highly complex, large scale, strategic IT and Corporate Initiatives. Works with ASU leadership teams in the business areas to ensure all requirements are captured, and implemented accordingly. Keeps the ASU leadership team apprised of any risks, issues and dependencies and works with them to mitigate and prioritize. Provides both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks, issues, and makes recommendations on project decisions to PMO and Senior Management.
Manages all aspects of the project/program management of a corporate initiative, which may include: cost benefit analysis, work plans, functional and technical designs, construction, testing and implementation. Ensures efficient and high quality installation of new software and/or systems, and monitors all technical aspects of implementing projects.
Provides support to the IT Solutions Team in identifying the appropriate solutions required by the user areas; assists IT Leadership in performing a needs analysis of the relevant business areas and in matching user needs to system capabilities to ensure the new system is easily and quickly integrated into the client’s business environment. Provides oversight to testing resources assigned to the program’s projects. Works with Test Management to mitigate potential risks and project dependencies. Serves as a liaison between the testers and developers to ensure cohesiveness between the teams.
Supervises and leads the program and project staff to oversee the impacts and interdependencies between programs and works to ensure initiatives meet the CareFirst Goals and Objectives of the executive leadership team. Perceived by peers and staff as a leader.
Works with the Business areas in the Operational Readiness activities to provide support and coordination to ensure adoption of new systems and business processes in the CareFirst environment.
2. Project Management:
Manages and directs multiple medium to large-scale projects. Translates generalized customer business goals and objectives into concrete strategy and tactical plans. Works on complex problems where analysis of situation or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors to achieve best results. Evaluates complex situations accurately and identifies viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer.
Works effectively with internal and external clients, third party vendors, and Senior Management in accomplishing project objectives. Ensures all CareFirst project methodologies (Discovery documents, charters) are followed to successfully implement projects. Resolves political, resource, budgeting, change, and legal issues affecting the program.
3. Financial Management:
Manages the Program Budget across all projects included in the program, with overall budget accountability. Works with the scheduled from the PMO to monitor spend against approved budget.
Maintains current statements of work for all contractors; tracks and approves contractor invoices (for projects under their program(s) in a timely manner.
Provides regular updates to Program Director, project sponsor and stakeholders on the status of the budget. Documents reasons for budget excess or shortfall.
Supervises Sr. Project Managers, Project Managers and provides performance feedback and goal-setting; conducts annual performance assessments.
Assists in skills development and training assessments for the Program staff.
Makes recommendations on hiring, firing, advancement, promotional or any other change of status of direct and indirect reports.
4. Risk Management:
Proactively identifies risks and opportunities of both business and technical plans; identifies Risk Mitigation Strategies and Contingency Plans for all identified Risks. Maintains the Program Level issue and risk matrix log.
Provides a detailed plan of how the risk will be managed or eliminated. Provides a weekly Program status report with major risk factors when mitigation approach impacts the project timeline, budget, or objectives. Coordinates the interdependencies and Risk Mitigation Strategy across all projects within the Program and manages the execution within the individual projects.
This position is subject to level 6C security requirements.
Supervises and leads a team of direct and indirect reports consisting of:
Direct Reports: (3-5); Sr. Project Managers, Project Managers, (Team size will vary by approved initiatives)
Indirect reports/matrixed resources: 10-100; Technical delivery managers, Business Analysts, and other program staff in a matrix model
Vendor/Contractors: 10-80 Contractors and Vendor Consultants based on project needs against a Contract and Statement of Work, against a set of deliverables and defined payment milestones.
Required: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering or equivalent work experience required. 8+ years of IT and business experience in strategic planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms. Previous technical project management experience in a dynamic high-technology environment is a key to success in this position. Out of the 8 years required, at least 5 years in a combination of the following:
Project Management certificate (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or attainment in process. Master’s degree in Business or Technology related field. Prior Health insurance industry exposure; specific experience with successful large-scale Program Management within a cross functional environment.
Department: Corporate HR and Finance Systems
Equal Employment Opportunity
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Hire Range Disclaimer
Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.
Where To Apply
Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers
Please apply before: 3/28/2018
Federal Disc/Physical Demand
Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully. Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.
Sponsorship in US
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship