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Project Manager/ CMS Certification Lead, Watson Health

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At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project teams overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

IBM Watson Health is currently looking for an experienced Project Manager with CMS (Center for Medicaid Services) Certification experience to join the Government Health and Human services business team.

The primary role and responsibility of a Project Manager / CMS Certification Lead is to work with the customers, Account Leader, functional/matrix managers and staff to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule, within budget, and positioned for a successful CMS Certification, consistent with IBM Watson Health Program Management guidelines/processes and client expectations.

You will be responsible and play a key role in supporting the Client Leader/Managers to maintain the client relationship in planning and executing CMS activities in conjunction with project team implementing complex information and analytics systems in support of government health and human service programs.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Establish GHHS S&L CMS program and process for implementation on specific project(s) and modules
  • Establish document storage infrastructure for CMS certification artifacts per project and centralized for leveraging
  • Provide education to project team members and stakeholders on CMS certification process, including process documentation / training materials
  • Maintain awareness of CMS certification program and policy updates, organization communication as applicable
  • Provide schedule activities to PMO Lead/Scheduler for CMS effort aligned with scope of contract for a specific project (for integration into master project schedule); drive work execution from the detailed work plan
  • Lead CMS certification activities for assigned project, including but not limited to all stage gate / milestone reviews, onsite certifications
  • Work with PM/CMS certification team on proactive project management of activities for specific project(s)
  • Liaise with State contact (PM/SME) on project activities to support a successful CMS Certification and CMS when/where applicable
  • Participate in RFP responses for CMS scope of work

Essential Responsibilities as a Project Manager:
  • Create and maintain detailed work plan and drives work execution from the detailed work plan
  • Drive consensus and decision-making with Client Services, Program Management, Technical team and executive management.
  • Obtain required resources by working with matrix managers
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure proper strategy, plan, alignment, integration and visibility.
  • Maintain visibility on day-to-day activities with project teams and ensuring sufficient face-time with key executive stakeholders.
  • Manage and proactively escalate project issues and risks
  • Track and Manage budget/actual project financials
  • Work with client project manager to ensure understanding of all project activities, schedules and deliverables, and act as resource for questions and manage expectations
  • Provide status reporting to internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Independently audit/validate that project deliverables, project action items, issues and risk management meet IBM Watson Health and Client expectations.
  • Assist other Program/Project Managers as appropriate, ensuring optimum use of available resources
  • Participate in Project Management process improvement initiatives when appropriate.
  • On an as needed basis, support the efforts of other groups such as Quality Assurance, Software Development, Training/Consulting, Marketing and Product Development, consistent with delivering quality products and services to our clients and the market.

Successful Candidates will possess:
  • Proven track record of effective communication skills to lead client and internal team through the project lifecycle process
  • Demonstrated abilities in written documentation for clarity and accuracy

To learn more about what we are doing please check us out:

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or PMI Certification
  • CMS certification experience
  • State government/public sector experience with health and human services programs (such as Medicaid, MMIS, claims processing, eligibility, HHS analytics, etc)
  • 5+ years of project management experience including experience managing staff in a matrix or direct reporting relationship
  • 5+ years experience managing multiple priorities/projects including project scope, schedules, quality, change management and project financials
  • 5+ years experience implementing information systems in client facing role
  • 3+ years healthcare related knowledge, ideally in analytics, reporting or related
  • Demonstrated experience using project tracking tools (Microsoft Project, ALM tools (e.g. Jira, CA Rally)

  • 3+ years of Medicaid, MMIS, claims process or related experience
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), analytics or business intelligence solutions delivery
  • Experience with implementation/SDLC methodologies, e.g. Agile, waterfall, hybrid and/or iterative
  • CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) experience
  • Proposal response writing

IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the worlds most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-10-04 Expires: 2019-11-04

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