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

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

You're empowered to do your best by supporting the Business Initiatives Team. The Sr. Project Manager II provides work is self-directed and not prescribed, focused on less structured, more complex issues. Within the PMO, the candidate is sought out as an expert, serves as a leader/mentor and is advanced in the following aspects of project management.

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, in consultation with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program/project charter, Business Vision Document, etc.)

  • Develop and maintain project and/or program plans

  • Identify and monitor project and/or program risks and issues, develop and execute associated mitigation, contingency and recovery plans when necessary

  • Develop/contribute to project budgets and forecasts, obtaining approvals from applicable stakeholders (e.g., cost/benefit analysis, capital planning, staffing impact analysis/assessment)

  • Establish/apply quality objectives, criteria, standards and levels using appropriate quality management methods, with input from applicable stakeholders (e.g., key performance indicators, scope definition)

  • Develop, document and implement project communication plans

  • Individual will interact with senior leaders and must drive the project independently

Successful candidates for this position will be highly motivated, self-starting and willing to go the extra mile to ensure the success of the team and Business Initiatives.

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

  • 5+ Years of experience as a Project Manager

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ Years of previous experience in an cross matrixed enterprise environment

  • 2+ years of Healthcare experience

  • Strong executive communication and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely

  • Familiarity with Optum and Optum’s products & services

  • PMP Certification

  • Agile Methodology

  • Anticipates customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them

  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)

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. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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, healthcare, PMP certification, Agile Methodology, telecommute, Bachelor's Degree, telecommuter, remote, work from home

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