Project Manager I at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Des Moines, IA)

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Job Summary

What's the role? You will deliver results by leading and supporting multiple tactical-reoccurring projects that are low to medium in complexity. You will coordinate and organize small-to-medium stakeholder groups for assigned Business as Usual projects. You will also collaborate and assist Project Manager II's, III's, and Program Managers on larger work streams. Lastly, you will work collaboratively with Technology and business stakeholders to achieve the stated objectives, measurable goals, and deliverables of these projects.

Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries, and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies, including an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called ASCEND and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome, and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or direct and equivalent work experience
  • 1+ yrs. of proven experience managing multiple projects, while managing scope, schedule and budget
    • Experience in project leadership, including managing technology related projects
    • Knowledge/awareness of different methodologies
  • Proven ability to be proactive in approach
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to assigned projects; drives projects toward successful completion, and holds themselves accountable for project performance
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve project objectives of multiple projects
  • Basic knowledge of fundamental project management processes and system development life cycle methodologies
  • Displays critical thinking skills, including industry knowledge and understanding of technology processing systems
  • Proven skills in building relationships and influencing people across the organization and with peers to break down barriers and foster collaboration
  • Group facilitation skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills demonstrated through successful experience
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate well with multiple levels of the organization


Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 3+ yrs. of demonstrated experience managing multiple projects/executed in various methodologies/or phases
  • Prior experience in the Healthcare industry
  • Prior experience using agile and waterfall project management methodologies
  • Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM Project Management Institute PMI


JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

a. Manage and lead multiple regular/reoccurring/tactical projects that are low to medium complexity.Will coordinate and organize the efforts for smallmedium stakeholder groups for assigned BAUs or projects.

b. Responsible for ensuring adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.Utilize the portfolio operating procedures e.g. prioritization, funding, project management methodology, project tracking tools to ensure consistency and efficiency.Will assist Project Manager IIIII/Program Managers on larger or more complex projects, or for an assigned BAU or work stream.

c. Establish and maintain effective communications and partnership with the project business owner, project managers, and Wellmark Technology leadership.

d. Work in tandem with project managers and project leaders to perform project management duties to support the completion of the project through all phases of the project management process, using Wellmarks standard project management methodologies.

e. Demonstrate the key drivers of project management effectiveness meet deadlines, logically solve problems recognize and mitigate risks, align project priorities to organizational strategy, connect project priorities to organizational goals, leverage the talent and skills of right people and tasks, facilitate consensus among stakeholders, objectively evaluate team members, and understand project interdependencies.

f. Support and follow Technology software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and standards to achieve stated results of assigned projects.Utilize the portfolio operating procedures e.g. prioritization, funding, project management methodology, project tracking tools to ensure consistency and efficiency.

g. Other duties as assigned.
More Information on Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Des Moines, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA and Sioux Falls, SD. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield was founded in 1939. It has 1783 total employees. To see all 1 open jobs at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, click here.
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