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Senior Project Manager -Watson Health

Cambridge, MA 02139
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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.

The primary role and responsibility of a Senior 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 lifecycle process
  • Demonstrated abilities in written documentation for clarity and accuracy

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

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Bachelors Degree preferred, or equivalent job-related experience and education
  • CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) experience
  • 5+ years of Medicaid, MMIS or related experience with a state agency
  • Proposal response writing

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  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-05-30 Expires: 2019-06-30

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