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Project Manager - Watson health

Lexington, KY 40507
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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!

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Watson Health is currently looking for an experienced Project manager to join the Government Health and Human services business team.

* Must be able to work daily at the Frankfort, Kentucky Project site (*current resident of area preferred, or relocate or travel weekly)

The primary role and responsibility as the Project Manager is to work with the customers, Account Leader, the functional/matrix managers and staff to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within budget, consistent with defined IBM Watson Health Program Management guidelines/processes and client expectations. As the Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Client Leader/Managers to maintain the client relationship and mentor new project managers, as needed.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Create and maintain detailed work plan and drives work execution from the detailed work plan
  • Obtain required resources by working with matrix managers
  • Communicate and review work assignments with team
  • Manage project scope - review changes with the Client Director/Manager then resolve and document those changes with the customer
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure proper strategy, plan, alignment, integration and visibility.
  • Drive consensus and decision-making with Client Services, Program Management, Technical team and executive management.
  • 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.
  • Participate in proposal development and pricing estimates when needed.
  • 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 effective interpersonal skills to lead client and internal team through the project life-cycle process
  • Demonstrated abilities in written documentation for clarity and accuracy

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or PMI Certification
  • 7+ years of project management experience including experience managing staff in a matrix or direct reporting relationship
  • 5+ years experience implementing large IT related systems within the healthcare field
  • 5+ years experience managing multiple priorities/projects including project scope, schedules, quality, change management and project financials
  • Demonstrated experience using project tracking tools (Microsoft Project, ALM tools (e.g. Jira, CA Rally)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5+ years of Medicaid, MMIS or related experience with a state agency
  • Data warehouse experience
  • Experience with implementation/SDLC methodologies, e.g. Agile, waterfall, hybrid and/or iterative
  • CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) experience
  • Proposal response writing

About Business Unit
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.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
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.

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

Being You @ IBM
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: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2019-11-09

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