• Sr. Agile Project Manager

    Job Location US-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Business Line
    CMC Corporate
  • Overview

    Who we are:

    Meridian Health Plan is a family-owned, family-operated company of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry.


    We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in five different states (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio).


    Our employees work hard, play hard, and give back. Meridian employees enjoy: Happy hours, special events, company sports teams, potlucks, Bagel Fridays, weekly Executive Lunches, and volunteer opportunities.


    A Day in the Life of a Sr. Project Manager:

    This position provides leadership, guidance and/or facilitation on activities related to current initiatives and future business opportunities.  The Senior Project Manager serves as a liaison for senior management in ensuring successful outcomes to key initiatives through development, implementation and evaluation activities.  The Senior Project Manager may act as a champion, coach or counselor of a project or initiative depending on the stage of the project.



    • Building on managed care and organizational knowledge, act as a resource for researching, developing and operationalizing key initiatives that promote company success and growth
    • Apply practical advice and expertise to projects that promote innovation, efficiency, cost effectiveness, quality improvement and resource management
    • Act as a change agent in the implementation of key initiatives
    • Foster a participatory and collegial team atmosphere in interactions with others
    • Lead or assist in the development of surveys, audits and monitors to assess the performance of MHP and/or contracted entities.  Compile and/or analyze survey results identifying system barriers, opportunities for improvement and potential initiatives to improve performance
    • Utilize knowledge of accreditation and regulatory guidelines in assisting the organization to prepare and maintain necessary compliance documents and activities including policies and procedures
    • Chair or facilitate organizational committees, as necessary, to insure progress toward meeting regulatory requirements or organizational commitments
    • Attend meetings and conferences as necessary to stay updated on regulatory and accrediting rules and regulations
    • Perform other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or business related field is required
    • Master’s degree is preferred
    • PMP certification, or similarly applicable credentials, is required


    3 - 5 years of experience in a managed care organization is a plus
    5 - 10 years of project management experience, preferably in a managed care environment is required.
    Previous experience in preparing for an accreditation review is required
    Experience in developing and delivering presentations to various types of audiences, especially at an executive level, is required
    Experience in managing committees is required
    Demonstration of business plan or report writing experience is required



    Knowledge of PMI’s Knowledge Areas
    Knowledge of project management processes and methodology
    Knowledge of managed care principles a plus
    Knowledge of State Managed Medicaid rules and regulations a plus
    Knowledge of Medicare rules and regulations a plus
    Knowledge of quality and process improvement strategies
    Knowledge of National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC or general accreditation requirements a plus



    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint
    Strong analytical skills
    Strong organizational skills
    Strong mentoring skills
    Financial acumen
    Business case development
    Possesses a strong grasp of mental models and the application of generic schedule templates to particular types of projects



    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    Ability to manage a project through all PM knowledge areas
    Ability to develop and deliver effective training and/or presentations to varying groups
    Ability to follow process and methodology
    Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into easily understood talking points
    Ability to analyze data, identify barriers and opportunities for improvement and develop strategies to address them
    Ability to organize and manage teams, groups and committees to ensure progress toward identified goals
    Ability to understand ROI



    What Meridian can offer you:

    • Our healthcare benefitsinclude a variety of PPO plans that are effective on the first day of employment for our new full-time team members.
    • Opportunity to work with the industry’s leading technologies and participate in unique projects, demonstrations, conferences, and exclusive learning opportunities.
    • Meridian offers 401k matching thatis above the national average.
    • Full-time MHP employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement towards Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees.
    • Meridian Health Plan was named Detroit's #1 Fastest Growing Companyby Crain's Magazine, so it is a great time to get involved with Meridian. 


    Equal Opportunity Employer



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