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IT Senior Project Manager
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on January 16, 2022
Job Id #53182 Posted January 7, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Candidate will be working on the Coverage & Benefits myuhc digital product team.
  • Simplify, enhance and enable easier access to member's coverage & benefits information on the member portal to increase digital engagement.
  • Responsible for leading a team on strategic initiatives crossing all lines of business and operating groups.
  • Project Managers will determine time frames, funding needs, and procedures for accomplishing project.

Ideal Background:

  • Project management experience working with projects that cross multiple technical and business teams.
  • Experienced with project management and demonstrates project management standards.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deliverables.
  • Able to identify and report issues or risks.
  • Consistently holds self and others for meeting deliverables.
  • Maintains collaborative environment.
  • Experience leading and/or coaching a team
  • Experience systematically analyzing problems, drawing conclusions, and devising course of action
  • Experience building trusted stakeholder relationships and interacting with key leaders within business and technology
  • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams
  • Experience working in Agile processes

Team and Team size:

  • Role will work with the product team to provide an overall status, define and track milestones, help to remove roadblocks, hold team accountable and act as the main point of contact for the program.
  • Candidate will interact with Digital Product Strategists, Experience Lead, Product Owner/Manager, Project Managers, Engineers, UAT and business stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead or contribute to the development of program or project scope statements, in consultation with applicable stakeholders (e.g. program/project charter, Statement of Work)
  • Work with resource managers to drive the identification of the skills, duration and effort required for successful project execution
  • Collect, analyze and maintain financial forecast information (e.g. labor, hardware, software), using input from applicable sources
  • Creates and executes project timelines and milestones using the appropriate tools
  • Managing project execution around systems, architecture and delivery of business value
  • Develop, communicate and implement program/project risk/issue management plans and strategies (e.g. mitigation, avoidance, transfer, acceptance)
  • Providing subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on established project management techniques (Waterfall, Agile, etc.)
  • Holds team members accountable for their tasks within the project plan timeframe
  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects and serve as a leader/ mentor by reviewing work performed by others and provide recommendation for improvement.
  • Coordinate project work across a cross-functional team including vendor relationships
  • Manages strong project relationships and communications with both internal and external partners
  • Facilitates effective communication and prepares presentations to organization leaders and project stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of project management experience using data and information to make business decisions
  • 5+ years of experience with project methodology (requirements, design, development, test and implementation) 
  • Familiar with software concepts to support the technical direction of the team
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint)

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Healthcare insurance industry experience
  • Digital experience
  • PMP certification or working towards certification
  • Familiarity / working experience with tools (e.g. Aha!, CA Agile, Jira) used to manage
  • A passion for and commitment to a consumer and client driven culture
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team, and demonstrates the ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to ever changing priorities
  • Comfortable supporting complex projects and less structured tasks
  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, building, and maintaining excellent relationships with teams of people from various lines of business and IT disciplines

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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