Director- Project/ Program Management

Highmark Health - Pittsburgh, PA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $85,000 - $120,000 a year
Company :
Highmark Health

Job Description :

This job directs and manages a divisional Project Management Office (PMO), which supports end-to-end program delivery of key cross-functional enterprise initiatives, manages the portfolio of technology and non-technology initiatives, and leads change management and communications delivery across the the business unit. Develops and facilitates strategic planning processes across the business unit, including strategic road mapping/ideation, governance, and prioritization of proposed initiatives. Develops, maintains, and provides guidance on best practice project management and change leadership methodology within the business. Partners with the organization's portfolio team to initiate, plan, and execute strategic initiatives. Creates and manages portfolio, program, and project-level reporting and metrics. Identifies, escalates, and manages cross-portfolio dependencies and risks and proactively develops risk mitigation strategies.


Perform management responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity. Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

Facilitate the development of executive-level strategy and road mapping across the broader organization.

Support project initiation and business casing activities including articulation of cost, benefit, and other key metrics to measure success. Manage and monitor the organization's project portfolio of technology and non-technology initiatives; establish and report upon qualitative and quantitative measurements of project status and success.

Lead program, project, and change management activities for key business initiatives, including the establishment of governance, communication, and transition plans. Establish and maintain best practice program, project, and change management methodologies.

Establish and maintain partnerships with business owners to ensure the team functions as a trusted adviser to the executive team.

Other duties as assigned or requested



Bachelor’s Degree

6 years of experience in large-scale project or program management in lieu of degree

Master's in Business Administration


7 - 10 years of experience in project management to include 5 - 7 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry and 5 - 7 years of management experience

3 - 5 years of consulting experience




Agile Project Management
Project Governance
Project Portfolio Management
Project Reporting
Written & Oral Presentation Skills
Financial Analysis
Leading Change
Change Management

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