IBM Watson Health - Project Manager in ANN ARBOR, Michigan

Job Description


Work with Account Teams, functional/matrix managers, and staff to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule, within budget, and consistent with defined client expectations.


  • Manage new client implementations which requires scheduling/leading data intake meetings, scheduling/leading external client meetings, creating project plans, tracking issues, documenting issues and key follow-ups, meeting summaries, facilitating client sign-off for new implementations, identifying key implementation risks, and setting accurate expectations around timing with external and internal resources)

  • Create and maintain detailed work plans, communicate and review work assignments with team, and manage day-to-day project activities.

  • Manage project scope, including project deliverables, timelines, client responsibilities and expectations, to pre-defined project financials.

  • Establish project billing numbers; assist account teams with project related billing.

  • Identify opportunities for value-added revenue during installation projects and with currently installed clients.

  • Coordinate product releases as assigned. Work through ETL conversion job development and Data Management to establish release guidelines and general project plans based on the scope of the release.

  • Provide release information to all functional areas.

  • Manage client expectations, monitor project progress, and communicate outcomes to the appropriate functional areas.

Examples of responsibilities:

  • Schedule and lead project kick-off meeting with clients.

  • Schedule and lead weekly status calls with clients.

  • Coordinate the execution of hold harmless agreements between the client, data suppliers, and IBMWH.

  • Track and communicate project status to account teams and clients.

  • Drive resolution of project issues.


Technical/Professional Skills and Knowledge

  • Applies knowledge of specific area of healthcare practice or expertise.

  • Demonstrates technical/professional competence


  • Demonstrates basic facilitation skills and strong presentation skills.

  • Leads discussions.

  • Reviews and edits written communication of others.

  • Effectively translates results of analytic work into business results for client.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrates basic conflict resolution skills to resolve minor conflicts.

  • Uses effective teambuilding, mentoring, coaching/feedback and persuasion skills.

  • Demonstrates ability to establish effective relationships with customers.

Problem Solving

  • Uses experience and content expertise to quickly identify and resolve common problems.

  • Assists/leads team to solve complicated problems.

  • Identifies and resolves systemic problems.

  • Performs work that involves processing and assimilating information to solve problems that are not clearly defined.

  • Identifies problems and suggests possible, sometimes innovative, solutions.

Independent Judgment

  • Conducts tests and implements changes that affect areas outside own programs and processes.

  • Uses cross-functional knowledge to inform decisions, taking multiple factors into account.

  • Recognizes and/or initiates product development and new business opportunities for IBM Watson Health in existing and new client environments.

  • Independently performs assignments by developing appropriate instructions and methods.

  • Directs/manages multiple projects and staff resources with minimal supervision.

Organization Awareness

  • Understands organization's climate, culture and organizational limitations.

  • Recognizes and uses approaches that will produce the best results.

  • Demonstrates basic understanding of business unit's role in Watson Health's business.


  • Demonstrates increasing responsibility for completion of projects and/or tasks with a significant impact on a department or function.

  • Has input into decisions regarding staffing.

  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to assume overall responsibility for delivery of Watson Health services or projects.

  • Represents organization internally and externally, by promoting and projecting a positive image of organization. Commands respect as a professional by client and Watson Health management.

  • May informally lead and manage staff.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of Data Management experience

  • 2+ years Project Management experience

  • 2+ years of customer relationship experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of managing project scope and billing

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent writing, verbal, and leadership skills

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 2+ years of customer relationship experience working with employer groups

  • Candidates local to Ann Arbor, MI or willing to relocate highly preferred

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.