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UnitedHealth Group Project Manager (Transformation) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

This role will support UHG’s enterprise approach to modernize how we connect with customers and consumers. This role is part of an enterprise-wide program to transform the way marketing technology is used across the organization. The resource will join the delivery team as a project manager, helping advance critical initiatives working alongside cross-functional teams. This role will support tracking against critical project milestones and delivery reporting to ensure teams remain on track while providing visibility to the highest executive level. The team operates in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment, and is looking for a resource to match the dynamic nature of day-to-day activities and expand the high performing core team.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, build, and deploy Project Management Office principles and standards utilizing project management tools: Charter/Scope documents, Project Plan, IRAAD/Issue Log, Lessons Learned, Requirements Matrix, portfolio tracking, etc.

  • Provide clear executive communications (oral and written) and create written updates for the highest level of leadership on program progress

  • Monitor and document project milestones and outcomes throughout the project lifecycle

  • Facilitate status updates and review of programs closely with program leadership

  • Collaborate with business and technology teams to identify issues, establish objectives, develop recommendations, and implement solutions

  • Provide work stream/project oversight, manage and track issue resolution

  • Drive outcomes without direct authority, engaging team members in a cross-functional environment

  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with cross functional business partners

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:

Before applying, please ensure each of these experiences are stated clearly on your resume under each applicable employer entry.

  • 1+ years of experience in any of the following areas: Management Consulting, Project/Program Management, Product Management, Process Improvement, or Business Analysis

  • 1+ years of building/creating project deliverables with the ability to manage complex work-streams in a client facing role

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, coordinate with cross-functional stakeholders, and report progress against program milestones

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively drive results in a dynamic, matrixed environment with a high degree of organizational change, growth, and ambiguity

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, fast learner, with communication skills to cater messaging and reporting to different audiences

  • Solid Microsoft suite core capabilities (primarily PowerPoint, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years strategy, management consulting, product or general management in a health care related field

  • Experience or understanding of agile / scrum frameworks

  • Experience working in a professional consulting organization or working in the healthcare industry

  • Process improvement and/or six sigma certification

  • Experience in large matrixed environments

  • Ability to work in a highly technical, fast-paced environment

  • Solid interpersonal skills

  • Extremely organized and proactive individual that has experience working in complex programs or organizations

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

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington, D.C. Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $70,200 to $137,800 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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.

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