Point32Health Portfolio Operations Director – Technology in Canton, Massachusetts
Who We Are
Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better personalized health care experience to everyone in our communities. At Point32Health, we are building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.
We enjoy the important work we do every day in service to our members, partners, colleagues and communities.
Responsible for overseeing the Integration of the technology portfolio operations processes required to deliver mission critical enterprise technology programs. Through effective and successful management of technology teams, the Program Director will ensure the highest level of standards and results are delivered for program and project management. The Program Operations Director will guide cross functional project teams within a matrixed environment and must effectively communicate with executive leadership and all company levels, divisions, and departments within the enterprise. Responsible for managing relationships with key internal and external constituencies including managing relationships with consultants and vendors.
Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing
Overall portfolio operations ownership and strategic management of the enterprise project portfolio. Responsible for:
Developing, implementing, and monitoring combined heritage organization program governance, tools, and metrics to ensure successful outcomes
Accurately estimating, tracking, and managing project intake and resourcing to the portfolio budget and financial forecasts
Collaborating with procurement and IT operational teams to track licensing needs
Creating and guiding portfolio performance reporting, financial, benefit/synergy tracking
Ensure that established project management tools, processes, standards, and techniques are followed for Agile and Waterfall project management, change management and IT problem management
Team management and development
Management of matrixed program management team, including assigning work, professional development, performance evaluation, recruiting and coaching/mentoring
Ensure a positive, collaborative working environment for the team
Monitor and evaluate specific and general performance against standard measures (when appropriate)
Provide program standards to Program/Project managers and support adherence to corporate protocols for project management
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Oversee a large portfolio in support of the Information Systems (IS) objectives and with a focus on governance
Develop and foster relationships with the CIO, portfolio leaders, project managers, and external partners
Collaborate with business and finance leadership to support project intake, vetting and prioritization processes within each portfolio, and across portfolios as needed
Facilitate leadership meetings and effectively communicate complex technology concepts to business audiences
Provide consistent and effective portfolio dashboards, portfolio reviews, scorecards, and reports
Collaborate with Integration, Corporate portfolio and Finance leadership on analysis of in-flight and proposed projects
Ensure that portfolio benefits are defined, managed, and realized during the portfolio lifecycle
Apply best practices in the areas of program management, portfolio management and change management
Provide leadership and management/mentorship and coaching of Program/Project Managers, if applicable
Promote IT framework, governance, and processes
Quickly develop the ability to use advanced knowledge of company to navigate the political landscape
Acts as a strategic and value-added technology partner to stakeholders throughout the organization
Qualifications – what you need to perform the job
This position requires a high degree of portfolio management and business knowledge. Prior experience in a wide variety of business and information systems projects is required. It also requires 15+ years of experience in a business environment preferably with knowledge of health care, health insurance and information systems. Proven abilities in strategic planning, portfolio management, relationship management and change management as well as demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective technology solutions to diverse and complex business problems is required. Vendor management essential.
Knowledge requirements (education & experience):
Bachelor Degree required. Advanced degree in information technology, business, or related field preferred. PMP and Agile Certification preferred.
This includes 15+ years of business experience, along with 10+ years in project management including successfully managing a large portfolio with multiple business stakeholders
This position requires proven experience with financial and resource budget tracking and forecasting
This position requires a high degree of portfolio, program and project management and business knowledge, so prior experience in a wide variety of business and information systems projects is required, preferably with knowledge of managed care/healthcare, insurance, and information systems
This position also requires proven abilities in strategic planning, relationship management and change management as well as demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective technology solutions to diverse and complex business problems is required
The position requires experience with successfully managing a large portfolio with multiple business stakeholders
Must be proficient in Microsoft Project and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and possess solid presentation and storytelling skills.
Skill requirements (include complexity of position):
Requires ability to develop executive level presentations succinctly communicating portfolio status and risk mitigation strategies
Requires the ability to prioritize competing issues and to effectively lead in a matrix environment
Requires the ability to identify risk within complex, interrelated programs; ability to assess dynamic situations objectively; and to make recommendations or decisions that best align with the corporate strategic objectives
Experience in implementing and maintaining accurate key performance measures relating to PMO and project management best practices such as building work breakdown structures, Waterfall/Agile/Scrum methodologies, etc.; experience with traditional SDLC methodologies
Requires highest level of competency with applying Program and Project Management techniques, tools, and methods. This includes stakeholder and vendor management, risk assessment, communication planning, resource estimating and the use of the MS Project and MSOffice suite of products
Must be a proponent/champion of change
Interpersonal skills (include personal interaction):
Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization including managing through cross-business area or business unit prioritization discussions
Strong relationship building skills; Must be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a team member, fostering an atmosphere of trust and respect
Proven problem solving and negotiation skills in multi-party situations and recognized as being resourceful
Requires outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and executive presentation skills
Requires ability to effectively build and manage external relationships with vendors, government agencies, and joint venture partners
Ability to influence all levels of staff and senior management in the decision-making process
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Point32Health is committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything we do—from product design to the workforce driving that innovation. Our DEI strategy is deeply connected to our core values and will evolve as the changing nature of work shifts. Programming, events, and an inclusion infrastructure play a role in how we spread cultural awareness, train people leaders on engaging with their teams and provide parameters on how to recruit and retain talented and dynamic talent. We welcome all applicants and qualified individuals, who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Please note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees — including remote employees — must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
At Point32Health, we strive to be a different kind of nonprofit health and well-being company, with a broad range of health plans, and innovative tools that make navigating health and well-being easier, guiding our members at every step of their health care journey to better health outcomes. We are committed to providing high-quality and affordable health care, improving the health and wellness of our members, and creating healthier communities across the country. The Point32Health name is inspired by the 32 points on a compass. It speaks to the critical role we play in guiding and empowering the people we serve to achieve healthier lives. Our employees are hard-working, innovative, and collaborative. They look for opportunities to grow and make a difference, and they help make us strive to be one of the Top Places to work in New England.