Associate Project Manager - San Antonio, TX

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The Associate Project Manager works on a wide range of activities related to department including developing tools for strategic planning and analysis and development of action plans and project plans. Assists the executive with business process and policy development of programs and productivity initiatives. Develops and analyzes monthly reports and a variety of ad hoc reports to support key departmental and corporate initiatives. Works with senior managers within the division as well as other departments to document, drive or improve processes. Represents the executive at meetings when directed; supports the executive by providing extensive professional assistance, project management, analysis and recommendations on issues and performing highly responsible management work covering a broad range of activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assists in the development of tools to track organizational objectives and short and long-range project or program goals
  • Independently manages a project and maintains a performance management process which includes performance planning and results for assigned project and programs; advising, supporting and ensuring performance requirements, goals, measures, and assessment activities are established, met, tracked, and reported
  • Works closely with the Director of Clinical Solutions Delivery to maintain schedules, agendas, and meeting minutes
  • Prepares draft agendas for meetings for review with executive. Prepares appropriate backup materials and arranges for presence of appropriate directors and vice presidents. Participates in meetings, takes minutes and provides advice and follow-up correspondence
  • Prepares reports, presentations, verbal/written correspondences, policies, communications, procedures and other required documentation on behalf of the executive
  • Performs moderately complex business analysis and conducts research, analyzes/interprets information on issues, proposals and problems to ensure that adequate data is provided to executive for decision-making and informational purposes
  • Prepares budgets, conducts expense analysis, and communicates with executive staff on matters pertaining to budget and resources
  • Takes projects from concept through full implementation and control
  • Analyzes processes and presents findings to functional leads to develop or improve processes, products, services and/or programs to support the overarching goals of the enterprise
  • Conducts focus groups, process observation, and time and motion studies as necessary
  • Works closely with IT and business partners to identify and maximize opportunities to use information and technology to improve product, service and/or business processes
  • Able to serve as a liaison between business and IT to document business and / or technical requirements
  • May act as a resource for others
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Health Care, Business or related field required or 4+ years of required experience
  • 1+ years of project management experience
  • 1+ years of decision support, data analysis, or healthcare operations experience
  • Experience creating PowerPoint presentations and/or Word documents to be used by stakeholders
  • Experience creating meeting minutes and/or agendas
  • Solid proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience with process mapping methodology and creating process maps
  • Health plan, healthcare or clinic operations experience
  • Experience using SharePoint and/or Visio
  • Experience using Smartsheets and MS Project
  • Possession of solid analytical skills used in evaluating and analyzing data
  • Ability to solve moderately complex problems independently
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and complete complex work efforts to meet established objectives

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Job Keywords: Associate Project Manager, Project Manager, PMP, San Antonio, TX, Texas