Aetna Senior Project Manager in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 48845BR


Provide leadership and project management support for the Achieving Business eXcellence(ABX) continuous improvement competency initiatives and activities, including all ABX certification program belt levels. Accountable for certificaiton session planning, logistics, client relationship management, metrics and reporting.

Responsible for providing guidance and direction to key constituents, consulting team members and/or matrix staff as required in support of initiatives.

Accountable for transferring knowledge, best practices, methodology and tools to client organizations.

Fundamental Components:

o Manage the ABX (Achieving Business Excellence)certification program - white, yellow, green and black belts. o Schedule and coordinate training and event planning associated with the continuous improvement competency strategic plan. o Partner with the ABX team to optimize the training experience and transfer of knowledge to the business on lean/six sigma tools and methodologies via practical application. o Proven ability to influence matrix resources and collaborate with various key constituents to drive the success of a given initiative. o Responsible for providing guidance and direction to stakeholders as required to support certification. o Familiar with ABX Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools. Certification is a plus although not required. o Ability to work effectively across the organization, influences leaders as appropriate and interacts effectively with various levels of the organization. o Build processes to manage based on prior experience by leveraging prior best practice for data gathering, reporting, problem solving, project/program governance and communication with key constituents, etc. o Effectively manage escalated issues, risks, decisions and corresponding mitigation strategies. o Ensure project/program team is applying critical thinking to project/initiatives including managing time, milestones, status, etc. o Ability to manage and drive projects by consistently establishing governance processes, clear and concise reporting, presentation materials and facilitation. o Manage the development of processes and suggestions to better facilitate work; executes as appropriate.



Desired Skills : Project, Program Leadership and team building skills, Critical thinking, Analytical, Reporting (access data, provide reporting)skills, Project/Program Management, Process Management, Continuous improvement knowledge, Time, Prioritization and Organizational management, Oral and written communication skills including facilitation, Negotiation/influencing skills. Lean Six Sigma Green


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


Project Management/Six Sigma Certification: Green Belt is desired

Project Management/Lean Six Sigma is desired

Project Management/Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired


Functional - Project Management/Project Leader/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Issue identification and analysis/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Procurement Management/4-6 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/Power User


General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/MASTERY

Leadership/Creating Accountability/ADVANCED

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/MASTERY


Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED


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: Management