• Senior IT Project Manager

    CareFirst Washington, DC 20080

    Job #2241194754

  • Resp & Qualifications

    COMPANY SUMMARY:

    CareFirst, Inc., and its affiliated companies, generally referred to as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest private sector health insurer, serving the healthcare needs of 3.5 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to individuals and groups, as well as state and federal government sponsored plans. With a market share almost three times that of the closest competitor, the company commands 45 percent penetration across the region.

    In July 2018, Brian D. Pieninck assumed the role of President and CEO after serving as the company's COO of Strategic Business Units and IT Division. Under his leadership, the organization completed an extensive review of its operations and clinical programs, resulting in an expansive 3-year strategy to grow and diversify the company's core business. Along with a 5-year vision to drive the transformation of the healthcare experience across the continuum of its members, partners, and communities, the company has placed a renewed and intentional focus on fostering a mission-based culture, which drives every decision the company makes. The organization employs over 5,600 full-time employees in Maryland, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. CareFirst has earned multiple workplace awards recognizing its leadership in diversity and inclusion, wellness engagement, and creation of a supportive and equitable work environment for all employees.

    At CareFirst, you are part of an inspired, collaborative team that is building the healthcare experience we want for our families and our future. Every day, we make a meaningful difference in the communities where we live and work.

    We practice empathy, seek to understand, invest in inclusion, demand equity and nurture belonging every day for our employees and the communities we serve. We rely on the rich diversity of our employees' experiences and backgrounds to achieve our mission. Every year we host a Week of Equity and Action where we deepen our investment and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. During this week thousands of employees engage in workshops and volunteerism with the goal of bettering themselves and our community.

    • Women make up around 70% of CareFirst's employee population, and over 50% identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color).

    • We have 9 resource groups that connect employees over shared identities (LGBTQ, veteran status, race, etc.) and passions (climate change, healthy living, leadership development).

    • Employees are encouraged to give back and volunteer in their communities with their civic engagement hours.

    As a not-for-profit, CareFirst regularly ranks among the most philanthropic organizations with $65 million invested in the community in 2020 to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety, and quality of healthcare throughout its market area. The company's employees consistently add to this impact by devoting thousands of volunteer hours to numerous community organizations and social causes. The company's continued efforts to reinvest in community health care programs has repeatedly earned CareFirst regional accolades as a leading corporate philanthropist, including the No. 2 and No. 7 spots on the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal's 2019 list of top corporate givers, respectively.

    PURPOSE:

    Senior IT Project Manager, leads, plans, executes, monitors, controls and closes projects for the Claims Line of Business. This role oversees and directs complex $5M+ enterprise wide corporate initiatives involving 15-50+ stakeholder groups across several organizational work streams utilizing Agile methodology to deliver results.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Actively plans and manages large scale Waterfall or Agile projects holistically around scheduled program increments and milestones, scope, cost, resource health and risks while collaborating with stakeholders in key meetings resulting in successful project delivery.

    • Plans and owns project finances which includes timing implications and key payment dates while proactively reporting status, scorecard creation and fulfilling project analysis requests by using critical and creative thinking.

    • Leads and contributes to vendor selection and procurement activities under program manager guidance while identifying, producing and fulfilling resource and go-live operational plans to insure project success.

    • Prepares key documents, present business cases and produces other reports as needed while collaborating with stakeholders to bring projects through project funding conversations and initiation ceremonies.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

    Leads a team utilizing a matrix management system.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Health Informatics, Information Technology, Information Systems or related discipline OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

    Licenses/Certifications Preferred:

    Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)-PMI.

    SAFe Scrum Master Certification.

    Experience: 5 years experience leading projects in a cross-functional, technical systems implementation.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

    • Strong Financial Management ability including comprehension of project financials, profit and loss and the ability to create and manage and adhere to a broader project budget.

    • Strong Communication skills both written and verbal.

    • Ability to successfully lead in a matrixed environment .

    • Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

    Department

    Department: Maintenance and Audit Program

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Hire Range Disclaimer

    Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

    Where To Apply

    Please visit our website to apply: ~~~/careers

    Federal Disc/Physical Demand

    Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

    Sponsorship in US

    Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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