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Project Manager/Team Lead

Bloomington, MN
NorthShore Resources has a contract to hire opportunity for a Senior Project Manager/Team Lead in Bloomington, MN working in our client’s Health Plan Systems department. We have a large team that supports our claims processing system and have an increasing amount of projects/initiatives that they’re working on as well as an increase in turnover due to retirements and general team growth that we’re looking for an individual to assist our Health Plan Systems Manager on some miscellaneous tasks including project managing, budgeting, process improvements, and helping to direct the team as needs arise. Ideally this person will have come from a programming background and have some experience working in an agile environment, but really will act in sort of a jack of all trades type of role for the team with a lot of variety in their day-to-day work. Candidates must be currently local to be considered.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Participates in coordinating development, analysis and implementation of systems and documentation; Ensuring compliance.
  • Participates in budget management and contract negotiations as necessary to meet project deliverables.
  • Applies sound analytical skills to the identification and solution of systems or business problems.
  • Analyzes project plans for dependencies; identifying critical path issues and other project dependencies.
  • Supervises project progress and provides assistance as necessary to meet project deadlines.
  • Reviews or develops plans for implementation of assigned system projects, to include staffing, hardware and software.
  • Identifies successful and unsuccessful project elements and actionable steps needed to incorporate or remove those elements from future project efforts.
  • Consults with Business sponsors, stakeholders and subject matter experts to guide business analysis and requirements documentation.
  • Facilitates negotiations; ensuring issue resolution and effective cohesion across all project participants.
  • Addresses performance issues within the project team; escalating when project deadlines, budget or deliverables are jeopardized.
  • Offers coaching, consultation and mentoring to team members, customers, and IS&T staff active in project management activities.
  • Provides consultation regarding project issues and difficulties; leading project recovery or strategic initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of information technologies and infrastructure.
  • Ability to turn business needs into technology solutions.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Four year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years experience with information systems (preferable in application development and IT analysis).
  • 3+ year experience coding, testing, and implementing program changes.
  • 3+ project leadership experience.
  • Proven ability to organize, lead and influence the activity and performance of IS&T with the organization.
  • Promotes effective team collaboration among team sponsors, stakeholders and end users to meet project goals and objectives..
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience managing projects using different approaches (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, Blended, etc.).
  • Proven problem management and issue resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

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