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IT Senior Project Manager - Hartford, CT #7221937

Company: Aetna

Date: 01/16/2020

Category: Chemicals / Petro-Chemicals

City: Hartford, CT

Req ID: 67464BR


Job Description


Manages the day-to-day activities of one or multiple complex business-sponsored IT projects (of which total cost of projects under management concurrently exceed $1 million) to deliver tasks on time, within budget, and within scope. Responsible for the success of the project(s).


Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:


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. Provides coaching and team building to ensure that the project team members develop their skills and achieve their career goals. 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. Coordinates engagement of subject matter experts in the business segment to assist in the identification, validation, and resolution of business system needs. 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. Evaluates project activities utilizing quality measurements and monitoring mechanisms to ensure that deliverables meet or exceed expectations and integrate with overall project effort. Monitors and reports tangible and intangible benefits. Provides management with team and individual performance feedback. 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 Creates and maintains a highly collaborative PM community of practice that drives and implements continuous improvements which result in IT and Business Return on Investment. Act as a role model for other Project Managers, as well as being an active mentor to other Project Managers Partners and collaborates with the Business in building a strong foundational knowledge of the Business processes to deliver the appropriate IT Business solution Prepares and delivers professional presentations to management and business


Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:


Project Management Institute (PMI) certification.Bachelor degree from accredited higher education institution.


Required Skills:


General Business - Ensuring Project Discipline, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Driving Change


Desired Skills:


Technology - Developing Software Solutions, Technology - Justifying the Business Case, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions


Benefit Eligibility


Benefit eligibility may vary by position.


Job Function: Information Technology


Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.


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