Randstad Project Manager in Long Beach, California

Project Manager


Long Beach, CA

Date Posted:

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Job Summary

  • Responsible for managing multiple mid-size to large scale, enterprise-wide projects and project teams made up of internal and external resources to deliver business solutions and services

  • Defines/Executes project management processes and deliverables in the areas of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Risk Identification & Remediation and Project Reporting

  • Contributes and improves project management methodology, working within the Enterprise PMO project management group to translate business requirements into a strategy for implementing a solution

  • Employs project management best practices and standards and understands key project metrics

  • Possesses strong analytical skills and must be able to ramp up quickly to the application domain and company processes

  • Coordinates with Technical leads, developers and various teams, to plan, design and implement

  • Ensures deliverables are completed and approved to meet audit and project requirements

Essential Functions

  • Manage 4-5 mid to large sized projects simultaneously

  • Manage all aspects of assigned projects throughout the project lifecycle including project scope, schedule, resources, quality, costs, risks, mitigation strategies and changes

  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans to include milestones and tasks, with the ability to revise project plans, as appropriate, to meet changing needs and requirements

  • Develop and maintain project budgets and manage actuals to the approved budget

  • Maintain flexibility while adapting quickly to change

  • Manage stakeholder expectations in sometimes difficult situations

  • Collaborate and interface with all levels of personnel, including internal subject matter experts, external corporate departments, and executives and provides exemplary customer service

  • Develop and deliver presentations to C-Level Executives

  • Employ best practices and standards and understanding of the key project metrics

  • Improve existing processes and create new processes for efficiency and to improve quality

  • Assimilate and articulate simple business solutions and project approaches

  • Manage programs/projects to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives

  • Estimate staffing requirements and lead/assemble large cross-functional teams

  • Make and/or facilitate effective business and technical decisions

  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Healthcare Operating Model


JOB TITLE - Project Manager continued


  • Strong experience implementing projects using various project methodologies, including Waterfall, Agile (Scrum), and Iterative methodologies

  • Demonstrate knowledge of health plan operations and major healthcare technology applications

  • Comfortable managing changing & completing priorities.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to ramp up quickly to company applications and processes.

  • Extensive Vendor Management and Negotiation Skills

  • Ability to identify obstacles and risks to project success and present alternatives/mitigation strategies to manage, overcome and/or remove them

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of how changes to process and/or technology impact key health plan operational and financial performance metrics

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team

  • Should have some technical application development background to understand the requirements and design of the project to engage the right resources and provide accurate estimates.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate both up and down the organization

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong consultative, customer-focus skills

  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills

  • Strong deductive and inductive reasoning skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Required Education:

  • BS or BA in Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent experience

Required Experience:

  • Must have 5 -7 years of experience managing projects.

  • Strong experience with Microsoft applications such as Project, Power Point, Visio, Excel and Word

  • Extensive experience in Reporting, Analytics, and Data Analysis

Preferred Experience:

  • Healthcare experience

  • SDLC knowledge

  • Experience with Scheduling tools such as Primavera P6

Preferred Licensure/Certification:

  • PMP Certification

  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt certification

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