Manager of Project Management - Telecommute
La Crosse, WI 
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Job Description

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions by assisting with Operational Projects throughout the organization! Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Project Management Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Project Management Office at OptumServe and ensuring the efforts of the PMO team are aligned with OptumServe's priorities, organizational direction and culture. The Project Management Manager will provide direct management of department staff; review, evaluation, and prioritization of program/project requests; development and communication of Project Management process initiatives.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Portfolio planning, Program Planning, Capacity and Demand planning meetings throughout the year
  • Attend critical project meetings in which the project or contract are in early stages of defining business requirements
  • Identifies resource needs, allocates appropriate resources and continually monitors progress to ensure timely delivered features as well as recruits and hires PM staff accordingly
  • Interface with business leaders and build relationships in support of financial planning and performance measurement, Determine sufficiency of ROI and present findings and recommendations to management, Review workforce requisitions and validate needs and budgets
  • Oversee design, implementation and administration of Project Management and Portfolio Management policies, guidelines, methodologies, and tools/templates.
  • Monitors and reports progress, status, and issues related to program, project and planning efforts to stakeholders utilizing appropriate metrics
  • Work as a liaison among stakeholders and organizational areas in order to elicit feedback, analyze, communicate and validate business requirements delivered are represented with high quality and addressing business needs; ensure that the requirements of organizational areas are represented
  • Clearly articulates project management methodology and governance framework, guide discussions and challenge the status quo, Articulates how project stages and artifacts deliver value, seeks clarification and provides alternatives, facilitates decision making across stakeholders, seeks input from others in analysis, embraces change. 'Provide professional/ technical development opportunities through assignments, mentoring, and training opportunities ensuring that staff are developed and motivated to maximize full potential. Work with business to understand strategies, initiatives, priorities, and cost drivers. Participate in strategic initiatives as assigned
  • Continually improves management style and documentation, Focuses on speed to value, manages roadmap to an iterative approach, Leverages internal network of partners to develop point of view in undefined spaces

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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Organizational Management, Business, Engineering or related field
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated Project Management (PM) experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of managerial, supervisory or leadership experience
  • Equivalent combination of education, experience and/or applicable military experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated advanced project management skills in all areas of the PM Body of Knowledge: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Risk, and Procurement. Broad understanding of PM stages: Initiation, Planning, Execution/Control, and Close-out
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop tools and processes applicable to the organization
  • Strong technical skills including experience with Microsoft Software Suite including Project
  • Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Organizational Management, Business, Engineering or related field
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Technical writing and editing experienced
  • National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to present, persuade and provide professional presentation materials to both large and small groups
  • Ability to develop and lead cross-functional teams and individuals throughout the various levels of the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to provide education, consultation and mentorship to a variety of staff from all levels of organization
  • Strong time management skills and sound judgment
  • Must be detail-oriented and well organized

Careers with LHI.Our focus is simple. We're innovators in cost-effective health care management. And when you join our team, you'll be a partner in impacting the lives of our customers, and employees. We've joined OptumHealth, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the health system work better for everyone. We're located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis., with a satellite office in Chicago and remote employees throughout the United States. We're supported by a national network of more than 25,000 medical and dental providers. Simply put, together we work toward a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Our team members are selected for their dedication and mission-driven focus. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to doyour life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. 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 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.

Job Keywords: Project Management, PMP, Organizational Management, La Crosse, WI, Telecommute


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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