Manager, Project Management

MedImpact Healthcare Systems   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 44 days ago

Position Summary

Working within the Government Programs and Services (GPS) department, the Manager, Project Management oversees the Project Management Team. Responsible for planning and managing complex projects that includes client implementations as well as development and enhancements to new and existing products and services. Leads and mentors the efforts of a multi-disciplinary Project Team throughout various stages of the product/project development lifecycle, and may be required to lead, guide, mentor, train and develop more junior project managers. Defines and manages metrics to effectively measure the success of project deliverables. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Extent of supervision ranges from moderate, to minimal, to independent based upon demonstrated skill and performance level as defined for the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides leadership in order to recruit, manage and retain the necessary resources to successfully perform the duties of the assigned work group(s). Manages work group(s) to achieve service commitments, including sustainable, measurable, accurate, reliable, and timely execution of project deliverables
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and direction including, developing and administering policies, business processes, quality standards, measurement criteria, and operating budgets. Sets high standards and encourages new ideas for improving organizational performance
  • Takes appropriate corrective action as needed to promote optimal employee performance and maintain low staff turnover
  • Partners with multi-disciplinary teams, including senior management, sales, marketing, IT, operations, administration and others for project definition including: resources, time estimates and prioritization
  • Participate in the Annual Planning process as it relates to GPS IT efforts and Initiatives
  • Interfaces with other departments to determine project leaders
  • Develops and reports performance measures for the team
  • Manages and communicates schedules and deadlines for the project management team
  • Communicate with senior management and for project prioritization and management of resource schedules
  • Makes recommendations for and contributes to the continuing improvement of policies, procedures, equipment, training, business process reengineering, and goals of the organization
  • Establish and maintain realistic timelines and milestones which promote an external competitive advantage and promote exceeding internal expectations
  • Participates as a Project Manager in the department. Duties include project management for the lifecycle of a project: scope and requirements definition and documentation, development or vendor evaluation, implementation and maintenance
  • Develops a thorough understanding of software products and tools in order to accomplish job duties

Education and/or Experience

For consideration, candidates will need a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent education and experience) along with seven (7) to ten (10) plus years’ related experience. Additionally, five (5) to seven (7) plus years’ experience in a product and/or software development experience in a project management role with planning, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities or related experience as applicable to the role.

  • Working knowledge of project management principles and methodologies with previous involvement in high-visibility projects
  • Familiar with software development processes
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM), Pharmacy, healthcare, or electronic commerce industry experiencepreferred

Manager, Project Management for Medicaid FFS programs preferredexperience:

In additional to the above requirements experience must have a minimum of two (2) plus years’ management or supervisory duties at a PBM, State Medicaid Agency, State IT Enterprise System, Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), Enterprise Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and/or State FFS PBM in the program management or operations area. Experience should also include working with enterprise-scale solutions, including: State IT Enterprise Systems, State FFS Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit Management System (PBMS), Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), and Healthcare Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of State FFS IT Enterprise systems, State EDI, MMIS, and/or PBM project management experience in managing State FFS projects.

Computer Skills

Strong proficiency with MS Project, Office / Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and Outlook to create complex documents, manage schedules, and analyze data. Working knowledge of key business applications such as SQL coding, Oracle forms, Golden 32, MedAccess, MedOptimize, SalesForce, and UNIX operating systems.

Manager, Project Management for Medicaid FFS programs preferred skills:

In addition to the above requirements must have: (1) Demonstrated understanding and experience with the Agile Method, (2) Understanding of common enterprise architecture frameworks and principals desired including MITA (Medicaid Information Technology Architecture).

This position is eligible for Employee Referral Bonus at Level II