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IT Senior Project Manager- Eden Prairie, MN or Schaumburg, IL

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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732723 IT Senior Project Manager Eden Prairie MN or Schaumburg IL

IT Senior Project Manager- Eden Prairie, MN or Schaumburg, IL (732723)

Position Description

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This senior project manager role is key to the successful execution of OptumRx infrastructure projects.  This senior project manager role is part of the larger PM team primarily located in Schaumburg, IL and Eden Prairie, MN and will provide oversight, management, facilitation, communication, risk/issue resolution on large, key infrastructure projects required for maintenance, additions/deletions and upgrading of the OptumRx infrastructure.  This senior PM role has the overall responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of the large infrastructure and data center projects.    This role will also encompass program management responsibilities including managing portfolios of projects and project managers depending on the requirements of the business.
The senior project manager day to day activities include managing project scope, quality, schedule, cost and budget while maintaining quality, communications and resource engagement.  In detail:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
  • Manage status and communications including timely, audience-appropriate project status reports per project requirements
  • Direct cross- functional and/or cross-segment teams
  • Develop and manage business plans to achieve objectives
  • Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
  • Influence senior leadership to adopt new ideas, products, and/or approaches
  • Mentor and train less experienced project managers


  • 10 or more years Project Management experience in a large enterprise environment
  • 10 or more years technical experience in one or more aspects of Information Systems Development or Business / Information Systems areas
  • Prior experience leading/mentoring/training junior level project managers
  • Professional PM methodology trained
  • Budget tracking
  • Understanding of distributed technologies & architecture
  • C - level interface and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence decisions from top down and bottom up
  • Solid analytical, problem - solving and financial analysis skills
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Project, Power Point, Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications

  • Health care insurance background is highly desired
  • PMP Certification
  • Solid understanding of mainframe technologies
  • Exposure to multiple PM methodologies
  • Project management of large infrastructure and/or data center projects

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Details

  • Contest Number732723
  • Job TitleIT Senior Project Manager- Eden Prairie, MN or Schaumburg, IL
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsSchaumburg, IL

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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