Aetna IT Program Manager in Moon township, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 51526BR


Oversees multiple, interdependent business-sponsored IT projects that span one or more business units requiring strong discipline, organizational skills and collaboration. Projects require knowledge in health insurance preferably Medicare and will cover all functional areas including but not limited to enrollment, billing, claims processing, etc. Responsible for the success of the project(s).

Fundamental Components:

Manages Project Managers accountable for multiple interdependent projects that span one or more business units or functions

Build a high performance team

Is accountable to the Portfolio Manager to ensure that program milestones are met and that project activities are completed on time for an assigned program.

Encourages staff development by providing leadership and mentoring to Project Managers.

Ensures that projects align with the program's objectives by thoroughly understanding the business segment's drivers and issues.

Identifies and leverages project interdependencies to ensure synergy between the projects within a program and to promote benefits realization across the program.

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

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

Oversees program milestones, resolves issues, and removes the barriers that may hinder project execution

Proactively evaluates program activities, builds contingency plans, and executes corrective action on a timely basis to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances.

Maintains operational consistency and effectiveness by assisting Project Managers in the use of project management tools and processes.

Evaluates projects utilizing quality measurements and monitoring mechanisms to ensure that deliverables meet or exceed expectations and integrate with overall program objectives.

Conducts end-of-project performance reviews for Project Managers on the project team.

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

Monitors and holds Project Managers accountable for meeting performance metrics.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

10 years' combined program and project management experience; minimum of 3 years' experience managing programs

Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management

Experience in health care processes required; Medicare experience preferred

Expertise in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies


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


Project Management/Project Management Professional, PMP is desired

Project Management/Lean Six Sigma is desired


Functional - Information Technology/Program management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Enterprise-wide project management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Stakeholder analysis/4-6 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/7-10 Years/Power User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Project/7-10 Years/Power User

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


Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Fostering a Global Perspective/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Will honor current internal work arrangements. If this is an internal in office or external hire, in office at Moon or Cranberry township office location is required.


Medicare organization is growing and requires an individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment. There are several high visibility programs across the organization that require an individual that enjoys being productive and challenged.

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