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Project Manager

Company: PacificSource
Location: Springfield
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Job Description:

PacificSource is anything but a typical health plan. Wersquore a growing, independent, not-for-profit organization with an 85-year history and reputation for service excellence. At PacificSource it is our 1000+ employees that make a difference. We invest in the communities we serve by partnering with local providers to deliver high quality, accessible healthcare, and through charitable giving and personal involvement with non-profit organizations. Join us in our mission of helping people get the healthcare they need and let your work make a difference, too. We offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, and opportunities for growth and promotion. Benefits PacificSource provides excellent benefits to ensure the well being of employees and their dependents. Employer-paid benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, incentive program, paid time off and holidays, 401k plan, training and education opportunities, life insurance and additional voluntary programs including a flexible spending account. Position Overview Proactively plan, coordinate, control, and provide status reporting around cross-functional project efforts. Serve as liaison between the delivery team, resource managers, and stakeholders to ensure effective project definition and delivery. Accountable for a portfolio of 30-50 projects annually for which they maintain up-to-date metrics and documentation as a means of fostering execution transparency. This role is vital to the success of our strategic IT projects and involves interaction with all departments and personnel, as needed, including external customers, vendors and consultants. Essential Functions Ensure successful delivery of assigned projects. Develop and manage project timelines, milestones, activity maps, resource plans, and cost schedules. Utilize milestones andor burndown rates and velocity to predictively manage toward delivery deadlines. Analyze and optimize tradeoffs between project constraints involving time, resources, and scope. Understand project critical path, identify related project priorities, and effectively communicate those to team members. Monitor project status and track key performance indicators. Create weekly progressstatus reports for projects and report status to necessary stakeholders. Post regular project updates to website and other forms as defined by departmental procedures. Coordinate and facilitate regular project meetings including but not limited to those related to planning, control, testing, and end user training. Monitor and manage risks and issues relevant to project success. Ensure that project scope is clear, well-socialized, and closely aligned with project sponsor expectations. Coordinate with business stakeholders around project testing and acceptance activities. Ensure clear and comprehensive documentation, user guides and training materials are created for project deliverables. Drive team member collaboration on issues and problems. Schedule and facilitate Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Grooming, and Iteration. Perform work reviews and retrospectives with teams to ensure both achievement of project goals and continual improvement. Maintain central point of contact with contracted project resources. Provide contract negotiation recommendations in support of project management standards and objectives. Track project actual expenditures to budget, and review vendor invoices before payment. Work closely with Business Analysts to ensure effective requirements gathering and documentation. Use Lean thinking to continually improve project planning, delivery, and control efficiency by working to minimize wasteful project overhead. Work Experience Minimum 5 years of IT Project Management experience required. Experience in health-related field preferred, with a strong preference towards Insurance. Minimum 3 years in a business analystproject management role leading a team of software andor application developers in a complex business and systems environment to produce enterprise level software applications or technology solutions required. Minimum 1 year working experience with iterative, waterfall, and agile software development life cycles and change management processes required. Education, Certificates, Licenses BABS in Business, Math, Computer Science, or related field preferred. PMP and scrum master certification is strongly preferred. Knowledge Solid understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) models, as well as working knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices required. Ability to use sound judgment and keen intuition to tailor project management approach as necessary to fit the specific needs of a given project andor line of business. Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the business on a consistent basis. Extensive knowledge of industry standards and best practice as it relates to project management. Demonstrated ability to project manage multiple, parallel projects and staff requirements. Excellent computer skills, including experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project, andor TFS. Advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent math skills required, including percentages, ratios, graphing, and spreadsheet skills. Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, Ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences in a clear and concise manner. Highly organized, detail oriented, flexible, and willingness to go ldquoabove and beyondrdquo as necessary to meet critical deadlines. Capacity to quickly acquire knowledge of system capabilities and limitations. Excellent observation skills with proven ability to think critically and analyze complex systems. Adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound judgment, including measured risks and timely escalation. Disclaimer This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position and is subject to change. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employment remains AT-WILL at all times. For more information on this or other positions and to complete a required application, please visit us online at www.pacificsource.comcareers httpwww.pacificsource.comcareers . PacificSource is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

Keywords: PacificSource, Springfield , Project Manager, Executive , Springfield, Oregon

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