At UnitedHealth Group, you'll find an organization that will recognize your analysis talents and have lots of growth potential. Here, you will be empowered, supported and encouraged to use your analysis expertise to help change the future of health care. Does the challenge intrigue you?The Polaris Operational Implementation Analyst will deliver business objectives as part of the transformative, multi-year Polaris initiative. Goals will be accomplished through building collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and partners. All aspects of Polaris business activities are included in this project manager/analyst role: Organizational Readiness (change readiness, planning, training, workflow, process & procedure optimization, quality and business rules), Polaris Configuration and Polaris Operations. This position is on the E&I Strategic Programs Business PMO team. This is a combined role: Business Project Manager plus Operational Implementation/Readiness Support Analyst. Provides day to day operations support to complete activities relating to specific business PMO Organization and Operational Readiness activities. Responsible for the planning, coordination and completion of projects within assigned domains across strategic programs. Delivers presentations to PMO leadership on project updates, project cycle and expected results. Ensures specific tasks are completed on time and in scope. Primary Responsibilities:Develop and maintain detailed project plans (including resource assignments, schedules, dependencies, etc.)Provide input into and/or create supporting documentation (e.g., project plan; presentation materials) for assigned deliverablesEnsure that project schedules include all tasks and activities necessary to achieve Operational Readiness and overall assigned project objectivesGather information from business partners regarding plans, status and key issues to be addressed Obtain agreement from applicable stakeholders on schedule, time management and resource plans, and negotiate changes/adjust project plans as neededEnsure that schedule and resource changes are aligned with project scope, objectives, constraints and risksIdentify key internal stakeholders needed to identify root cause of problems and/or develop action plansCommunicate (e.g., email; verbal; PowerPoint presentations) proposed project plans and impacts to affected stakeholdersProvide information, assistance, and/or oversight to facilitate assigned project workAdherence to established risk management approaches to identify, analyze and mitigate project risks/issues in a timely mannerDevelop, communicate and implement program/project risk/issue management plans and strategies (e.g., mitigation, avoidance, transfer, acceptance)Develop/implement contingency and recovery plans when deliverables/milestones are missed (e.g., identify critical path, document plan for getting back on plan/schedule, Business Continuity Plan, failover planning)Develop/monitor/maintain applicable risk/issue logs (e.g., IRAAD)Analyze and ensure resolution of identified risks and issues, collaborating with and obtaining approvals from applicable stakeholders as needed Communicate project risk/issue events, responses and results to applicable stakeholders (e.g., project team, leadership, business partners)
Required Qualifications: 2+ years of professional work experience to include experience in planning and tracking projects, business analysis and/or operations Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPointDemonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely Ability to listen well and explain concepts, opinions, and options upstream and downstreamExcellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple prioritiesStrong analytical and problem solving skillsAbility to take initiative and also execute and deliverPreferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree Healthcare industry experiencePrevious experience working with cross-functional teams and making data driven analytical decisions1+ years of Project Management or Business Analyst ExperienceIntermediate level of proficiency with Visio and SharePoint Beginner+ experience with Agile MethodologyExperience presenting PMP Certification - or willingness to obtain a PMP Previous experience in a Project Management Office (PMO) Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.SMDiversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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