Aetna California Medicaid, Healthcare Senior Project Manager (50194BR) in San Diego, California

Req ID: 50194BR

Are you ready to join a company that is changing the face of health care across the nation? Aetna Better Health of California is looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. As an employee, you'll join a team dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our population. Our vision incorporates community-based health care that works. We value diversity. Align your career goals with Aetna Better Health of California, and we will support you all the way.

Aetna Better Health of CA is hiring a Senior Project Manager who will be accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing management of more complex projects which typically impact more than one of the following: process, system, product and/or function and may run a year in duration. Leads/manages all aspects of the project and or program such as planning, coordination, development, implementation including the financial implications while prioritizing work, resources and time. Ensures the end state of the project and/or business operations meets business objective(s) and that all deliverables and due dates are met. Highly collaborative process often requires managing relationships across the segments or multiple functional areas. Supports the business by recommending appropriate actions, strategies and/or alternatives to meet business needs.

Fundamental Components:

(*) Develops and implements strategic project plan to achieve business goals

(*) Proactively leads project and/or business by setting direction of project, creating project plan, timeline identifying key milestones and additional resources needed on selected project(s)

(*) Identifies gaps and recommends enhancements related to new and/or existing products, services and workflows based on broad view of the organization

(*) Solicits and evaluates internal and external customer feedback to enhance continuous quality improvement

(*) Responsible for managing the budget and/or financial implications of more complex projects

(*) Group facilitation/presentation influencing various internal (these may be cross-functional/segment) and external parties (e.g., vendor management)

(*) Identifies issues that may stall project and addresses them by either resolving the issue or creating an alternative solution

(*) Tracks progress and communicates project(s) status on a regular basis to all impacted parties

(*) Builds communication plans for implementation to ensure all impacted parties (up stream/down stream) are informed of next steps for completion

(*) Acts as an advocate for change may require influencing others to see the value in project, including managing interpersonal sensitivities and articulating the strategic view to ensure project alignment


(*) BS or BA or equivalent work experience with 5-7 years of successful project management experience in health operations or similar disciplines with increasingly more complex projects across a highly-matrixed organization.

(*) PMP or other similar project management certification is preferred but not required. Knowledge of strategic planning and its concepts is a plus.

(*) Familiarity with Medicaid and or MediCal is a plus.

(*) Demonstrated project successes with related disciplines: business process development, implementations, migrations, system upgrades, automation replacement, operational improvements, etc.

(*) Demonstrated skills in building/directing an internal team to collaborate with a broad team of SMEs from diverse organizational backgrounds to effectively meet project goals and affect change

(*) Project/program expertise in stakeholder facilitations, communications and relationship management

(*) Deep experience with project management fundamental skills: planning, controlling, leading, risk/issue management, budget management, including written, oral and presentation skills


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Functional - Project Management/Cross-functional project management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Project Manager/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Intra-department project management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Plan development/4-6 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/4-6 Years/Power User

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/4-6 Years/Power User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Project/4-6 Years/Power User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/4-6 Years/Power User


General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED

General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/MASTERY


Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED

Leadership/Fostering a Global Perspective/FOUNDATION


(*) Master-user expertise with Microsoft Office tools, specifically Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint and Visio

(*) Skilled-user experience with Microsoft SharePoint

(*) Relationship leadership and change management

(*) Critical thinking and negotiation skills

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Management