Senior Project Manager- Strategic Initiatives at Houston Methodist (Houston, TX)

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8100 Greenbriar St
Houston, TX 77054

Category: Professional

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: June 10, 2022

At Houston Methodist, the Senior Project Manager position is responsible for initiating, defining and managing very high-profile projects of considerable complexity. This position sets the strategic direction for the assigned area of responsibility, ensuring completion of projects related to quality processes, systems linkages, documentation, reporting, metrics and review. The Senior Project Manager position has full project life cyle ownership; leading, coordinating, and completing projects from planning and design implementation to measurement and maintenance of desired outcomes with minimal supervision, developing meaningful reports to support business activities, and communicating professionally and persuasively verbally and in writing. This position monitors milestones and identification of potential barriers, providing innovation recommendations and solutions to assure successful execution and stabilization of process. The Senior Project Manager position regularly provides and disseminates project analysis, assignment, timelines and progress reports to leadership, as appropriate.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Establishes and maintains clear and concise communication, leading and initiating problem resolution related to the project scope. Identifies needs and constraints of project scope and status availability. Facilitates communication, managing stakeholder(s) expectations. (EF)
  2. Executes project requests from customers and department leadership. Serves as an effective liaison between multiple client groups and stakeholders across various levels of management. (EF)
  3. Works creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment fostering teamwork, innovation and excellence. Actively leads and participates in meetings and provides meaningful contributions that drive decision-making and clearly identifies next steps. (EF)

  1. Responsible for directing, developing, and implementing operational projects as assigned. Develops and manages project team and scope, goals and critical success factors, effectively communicating progress and delivering timely project outputs. (EF)
  2. Works in collaboration with leader to drive project to successful outcomes, serving in an advisory capacity for complex business decisions by identifying needs, making assessments and problem solving. (EF)
  3. Works with leadership teams across multiple departments to identify priorities and achieve organizational alignment across various projects. (EF)
  4. Actively participates in internal quality-improvement teams, proactively driving quality-improvement initiatives to ensure the best possible delivery of service, quality outcomes, and high customer satisfaction, as appropriate. (EF)

  1. Develops and presents communications that may be distributed to entity, business cases/analysis, reports and presentations with compelling data for leadership review, as appropriate. (EF)
  2. Analyzes, measures and drives project performance utilizing data gathering tools and methods needed for project requirements. Communicates and disseminates timely data analysis and findings to management and appropriate entities and/or identified committees. (EF)
  3. Develops and leads training strategies, education and communication related to projects across Houston Methodist and multiple departments, as appropriate. Provides feedback and metrics related to project training, as appropriate. (EF)
  4. Operationalizes strategic plans with timely execution of project deliverables. Tracks the status and coordinates deadlines of all projects, identifying potential barriers to project progression and implementing solutions/resolutions. Utilizes a variety of software applications to create/compose both non-routine and sensitive senior management level communications and reports. (EF)

  1. Utilizes efficient and cost-effective work practices with department resources and supplies; provides recommendations to reduce expenses. Completes timely and accurate expense reports as determined by leadership, as applicable. (EF)
  2. Prepares estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project. Provides support to aid in complex financial decision making related to project scope, as appropriate. (EF)

  1. Analyzes and assesses present and future needs, trends, challenges, and opportunities. Participates in strategic planning for department. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality or service. (EF)
  2. Supports hospital and department goals and offers innovative solutions through participation in department projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current practices. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Five years experience in a related discipline, managing multiple projects of a complex nature for a significant duration. May consider HM employee with four years experience with demonstrated progressive responsibility.
  • Master's degree combined with HM Fellow satisfies all experience requirements

  • Project Management Certification preferred

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to conduct effective presentations
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive Sponsor, project team member and internal relationships
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills (i.e. creating pivot tables, performing v-lookups, and managing large data sets). Intermediate word-processing and presentation software skills
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Initiative - Exhibits resourcefulness, independent action and judgment that are position appropriate. Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives
  • Adaptable - flexible in handling change, able to juggle multiple high priority demands, able to adapt to new situations with innovative ideas or approaches. Can maintain focus on goals and easily adjust to how they are achieved
  • Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information

Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs No Business professional Yes Other (dept approved) No
On-Call* No
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job:

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation's leading health systems and academic medical centers. HM consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. HM also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, HM employs over 25,000 employees. Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.
In 2019 Houston Methodist and its physicians treated more than 6,333 international patients from more than 76 countries. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services' consulting and education divisions also provide advisory services and training and development to health care organizations around the world.
More Information on Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, Katy, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, Sugar Land, TX and The Woodlands, TX. It has 22000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 59 open jobs at Houston Methodist, click here.
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