Healthfirst Program Manager in New York, New York


The Program Manager oversees multiple enterprise-wide projects and programs that are broad in scope and independently manages large or mega projects that have enterprise-level strategic importance, high to very high risk and risk interdependencies, multiple interrelationships, and major costs associated with project delivery.

Job Description:

  • Partners with the business, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), Information Technology and implementation teams to capture all aspects of a portfolio of projects/programs.

  • Oversees the execution of multiple projects, resource deployment and overall coordination efforts to ensure projects are completed on schedule and to budget.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates project activities through the entire project life cycle.

  • Creates and executes project plans and other required project documentation designed to meet stated goals using Healthfirst project management tools and principles.

  • Ensures the achievement of project objectives and drives business value by guiding teams through execution and stabilization.

  • Actively manages all project and key stakeholder expectations and relationships.

  • Drives project teams to resolution of issues/risks, including facilitating mitigation strategies.

  • Advises team members and colleagues regarding project management practices, methods and standards.

  • Actively facilitates discussions to address issues including risk management within and across associated projects and presents information to key stakeholders including committees, project sponsors and leaders at all levels.

  • Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements, communicating goals, objectives and responsibilities, keeping the project focused in terms of scope, schedule, communication and risk.

  • Contributes to the Project Management practice through continual research, methodology rigor and enhancement.

  • Coaches and mentors project managers and coordinators.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor'sdegree from an accredited institution.

  • Certifications such as PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt or LEAN.

  • Experience implementing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system or core system replacements in the healthcare industry (Managed Care Organization, Pharmaceutical etc.).

  • Experience leading teams focusing on professional growth and development and organizational goals.

  • Industry work experience in healthcare such as hospital, managed or long-term care, insurance, government or other healthcare agency.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

  • Experience working with one or more Medicaid managed care plan products, such as Family Health Plus (FHP), Eastern Benefits System (EBS) and/or Federal Employee Program (FEP).

  • Knowledgeable of Department of Health (DOH) and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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