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Senior Project Manager - Remote




Richardson, Texas, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

As a member of the Data and Intake Governance (DIG) team, the Senior Project Manager II (Sr. PM) staff member will play a critical role to establish OptumInsight Intake Governance for the Optum Data Enablement (ODE) team for any new data and project requests. This role will administer all Data Intake aspects for new requests that come to ODE to be solutioned, designed, help determine capacity/resources and managed. The Sr. PM will help triage, prioritize, collaborate, coordinate and work across multiple departments and teams, to ensure the success of teams working on initiatives, along with driving to timelines and deliverables to key initiatives.

This is a challenging role that relies on your ability to effectively lead project teams and build relationships with stakeholders. Your ability to use various methodologies and tools to collaborate in a cross-matrix environment will drive long term success keeping the team on track within the project scope and timeline.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Manager to stand up this new intake process and play an integral role in shaping and evolving it for the teams. You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a centralized intake governance process to work across multiple teams to determine completeness of request information, solution, approaches, capacity and timelines
  • Leverage intake tools such as Aha! to ingest and manage the requests coming in, along with assign out to the teams who are part of the initiatives
  • Leverage project management software such as Clarizen, MS Project, or Planview to manage end-to-end project life cycles and portfolio level reporting, as well as tracking and communicating on deliverables and timelines to both external and internal clients
  • Provides subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on established techniques
  • Work closely with the functional teams to align, communicate, manage and effectively drive projects to completion
  • May perform complex analysis, provides recommendations on approaches, and help solve complex problems to help develop innovative solutions
  • Be able to provide appropriate levels of communication in various forums for the various audiences
  • Help mentor, train and lead other PMs and Data analysts on the team on project management, data analysis and documentation as needed

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:

  • 7+ years of equivalent Project Management work experience
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience as a Business or Data Analyst or equivalent, with experience working with various types of healthcare data, formats or coding standards
  • 7+ years of prior experience project managing cross-departmental projects and evidence of ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • 7+ years of experience with Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • 5+ years of experience with Agile/Waterfall methodologies
  • 1+ years of experience with project management software (Clarizen, MS Project, Planview etc.)
  • 1+ years of experience producing and/or maintaining business and/or data requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with or an interest in learning to work with complex health care databases
  • Proven highly analytical, curious, and creative
  • Proven solid organization skills, very detail oriented, with careful attention to work processes
  • Demonstrated ability to cross collaborate across multiple teams and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of responsibilities and follows through on hand-offs to other groups
  • Demonstrated ability to enjoys a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to quickly learn new skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, and to document data findings
  • Proven ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000. 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, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.