UnitedHealth Group Sr. Project Manager - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Senior Project Manager , you'll work to not only challenge the status quo, but change it. If your heart starts pounding when you realize the impact projects will have on people, you have found the right place to help heal the health care system.

In this role, you'll lead strategic initiatives among business teams and operating groups, defining performance and goal execution. You'll be a subject matter expert and lead to scope definition, risk identification, methodology and resource allocation. You will determine time frames, staffing and resource requirements and lead others to make meaningful process improvements. This is your opportunity to take your career to the next level as you work directly with senior leadership. Now is your time to do your life's best work.(sm)

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead or contribute to the development of program or project scope statements with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program/project charter, Statement of Work)

  • Identify project duration, effort, sequence, and dependencies of tasks required to meet applicable project objectives

  • Drive/participate in the process, as appropriate

  • Monitor and document project milestones and outcomes throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to established quality standards

  • Develop, communicate and implement program and project risk, issue management plans and strategies

  • Develop and implement contingency and recovery plans when deliverables are missed (e.g., identify critical path, document, plan for getting back on plan schedule, Business Continuity Plan, failover planning)

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of project management experience - managing multiple complex projects through launch

  • 5+ years of experience in tracking, planning projects, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions

  • 5+ years of working with clients and account management

  • 3+ years of presenting to clients or executives

  • 3+ years of leading and influencing cross-functional teams

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare experience

  • PMP Certification

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple assignments

  • Solution oriented with a focus on innovative approaches to resolve customer problems

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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 do your life's best work.(sm)

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

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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