Aetna IT Senior Project Manager in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 41860BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Manages the day-to-day activities of one or multiple complex business-sponsored IT projects to deliver tasks on time, within budget, and within scope. Responsible for the success of the project(s).

Fundamental Components:

Consistently responsible for managing, directing and planning complex projects consisting of one or more project teams.

Ability to communicate and effectively negotiate with business, sr. management, peers with a high level of confidence and composure.

Leads a matrixed project team in executing assigned tasks and coordinating the efforts of internal and external project team members.

Ensures that project team members complete tasks and deliverables on time and within budget, and that the project delivers promised business functionality.

Identifies and capitalizes on interdependencies within the project(s) to ensure end-to-end synergy during all phases of the project life cycle.

Develops and manages all key project governance documents, such as but not limited to the Project Charter, Workplan, Communications Plan, and Risk Mitigation Strategy

Manages to the project budget, and reports project cost information in an accurate and timely manner.

Proactively identifies additional cost-savings to reduce overall project expenditures.

Manages the effective utilization of resources assigned to the project team, and proactively communicates resource capacity and shortages to the respective organization leads.

Acts as the liaison between project team members and Program Management Manager to ensure that expectations and objectives are clearly understood by all parties, and to communicate project information including the status of deliverables, scope changes, and issues.

Proactively evaluates project activities, builds contingency plans, executes corrective action, and monitors issue resolution to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances.

Manages the scope of the project, and ensures that scope changes are reviewed and approved by Finance and Business Sponsor where appropriate.

Adheres to existing project management methodology by leveraging and promoting the use of existing tools, capturing best practices, identifying areas for process improvement, and the associated implementation.

Monitors and holds project resources accountable for meeting performance metrics

Contributes to the Process changes and makes sure all the processes are followed by the project teams

Partners and collaborates with the Business in building a strong foundational knowledge of the Business processes to deliver the appropriate IT Business solution

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

Bachelor degree from accredited higher education institution.

Project Management Institute (PMI) certification.

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED

General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED

DESIRED SKILLS

Technology/Leveraging Technology/MASTERY

Technology/Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions/MASTERY

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Information Technology