Project Manager (Project Management Team)

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
Information Technology
Requires Non-Compete?

Job Summary

About the Career: Wellmark is looking for a proactive and decisive individual to join our Project Management Team as a Project Manager! In this role you will deliver results by leading and supporting multiple tactical, projects of moderate to high complexity in scope and involve one or multiple cross functional areas. You will also provide Project Management expertise and leadership to ensure business processes and technology solutions align with business objectives. You will work collaboratively within Wellmark Technology and business units to achieve the stated objectives, measurable goals, and deliverables of these projects.


Our Ideal Candidate: You have a strong understanding of Project Management fundamentals and methodologies and want to engage in learning Wellmark as a business. You are energized at the opportunity to interact with and build relationships with key stakeholders on your projects.  You have a proven history of leading moderately complex projects and a demonstrated ability to lead teams and projects within the established corporate project methodology and governance framework.


Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies, including an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called ASCEND and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver.


Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or direct and equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 1 year of proven experience in project leadership, including business process improvements or managing technology related projects
  • Proven ability to be a proactive in approach
  • Demonstrates a high degree of ownership and commitment to assigned projects; negotiates the definition of project success with business owners, and hold themselves accountable for project performance
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve business objectives of multiple complex projects
  • Comprehensive knowledge of various project management, process improvement and system development life cycle methodologies
  • Innovative and strategic thinking skills, including industry-wide knowledge and understanding of technology processing systems.
  • Proven skills in building relationships and influencing people across the organization to break down barriers and foster collaboration
  • Group facilitation skills, negotiation  skills and presentation skills demonstrated through successful experience
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate well with multiple levels of the organization

Hiring Specifications Preferred


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 1+ years Agile experience
  • IT knowledge/experience or experience managing technology related projects

Job Accountabilities

a. Demonstrate the key drivers of project management effectiveness meet deadlines, logically solve problems recognize and mitigate risks, align project priorities to organizational strategy, connect project priorities to organizational goals, leverage the talent and skills of right people and tasks, facilitate consensus among stakeholders, objectively evaluate team members, and understand project interdependencies.

b. Using Wellmark Project Management methodologies, lead and support crossfunctional project teams who take project from inception through completion facilitate timeliness and schedule for project completion.

c. Establish and maintain effective partnership with the project business owner and BTS leadership. Practice sound relationship management with business and BTS project team members and stakeholders by demonstrating key techniques in team management.

d. Collaborate with project teams to implement and propose solutions within the scope of own expertise while fully leveraging the expertise of BTS team members serving the project. Identify, monitor and communicate critical business metrics to ensure project execution success.

e. Support and follow BTS software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and standards to achieve stated results of assigned projects.

f. Utilize the portfolio operating procedures e.g. prioritization, funding, project management methodology, project tracking tools to ensure consistency and efficiency.

g. Other duties as assigned.


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