Cambia Health Solutions

  • Project Manager III

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Product Management/Project Management
  • Overview

    Project Manager III

    Portland, OR



    The Project Manager III coordinates multiple, concurrent projects and other work efforts for an internal startup company.  A successful candidate may wear several hats but must be able to lead teams of people to ensure project objectives remain consistent with the overall business strategy. The Project Manager must also ensure goals are achieved on schedule and to the appropriate quality, while also satisfying agreed-upon customer requirements and specifications. They will use their knowledge of project management methodologies to accomplish the department goals. This Project Manager III will lead without direct authority but will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring the team achieves the appropriateness, quality, and timeliness of all aspects of their projects.


    At Cambia, our values are fundamental to achieving our Cause of transforming the health care industry. They guide our actions and bring diverse perspectives together to improve the health care journey better for those we serve. All eight values are equally important and linked to the others: Empathy, Hope, Courage, Trust, Commitment, Innovation, Collaboration and Accountability. These values are not just words on paper - we live them every day.


    Responsibilities & Requirements

    • Methodical and logical thinker capable of executing and managing both near-term tactical efforts as well as long-term activities.
    • Thrives in matrixed organizations; Demonstrated ability to succeed in situations where they do not have direct authority and there are many stakeholders.
    • Can flex with the needs of a startup inside a larger corporation.
    • Familiarity with the Project Management Institute (PMI) Guide, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Agile software development, and Lean Agile principles
    • Demonstrated project portfolio of successful, progressive project management with at least 5 years’ experience. This includes a leadership role in the execution of large-scale, concurrent projects.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading multi-disciplinary, high-performance work teams. Familiarity with automated project management software tools.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, mediate issues, develop solutions and implement a course of action.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with a customer service orientation.
    • Ability to mitigate project milestones/deliverable delays and critical resource allocation issues from the work breakdown schedule. Skilled in the identification, assessment and contingency planning for risk factors.
    • Functional competencies include Budgeting, Change Management, Client Management, Methodology Approach and Business Life Cycle, Mission /Vision/Strategy, Project Planning and Organization, Risk Management.
    • Demonstrated success at meeting project budget, timelines, and requirement targets and managing variances.
    • Demonstrated presentation experience to all levels of management.
    • Demonstrated experience working with business sponsors and partners to identify and implement solutions.
    • Proven ability to motivate teams to achieve defined deliverables and be able to work effectively with clients.
    • Demonstrated success at mentoring and developing project management skills in project managers. Exceptionally strong leadership skills.


    Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above:

    • Project Manager III would have a Bachelor’s degree in Business management or related field and 5 years of experience in project and/or program management or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Required Licenses, Certifications, Registration, Etc.:

    • Certificate in Project Management strongly preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a strong plus.


    General Functions and Outcomes:

    • Responsible for delivering projects to successful completion; accountable for the quality and timeliness of all defined projects, and for issues (goals, resource allocation, release planning, technology architecture, etc.) within the projects.
    • Mentor and develop project management skills in project managers.
    • Will manage issues, decisions, and dependencies for the company; helps prioritize cross-team issues and risks
    • Contribute to the development of, and ensure adherence to, company adopted project management methods.
    • Responsible for overseeing multiple projects ensuring timely deliverables within budgetary constraints.
    • Manages the overall project plan(s). Prepares and presents project plans and status reports to organizational leadership, project teams and client/customer groups.
    • Will coordinate both intra-team and inter-team to ensure the department and company objectives and known, tracked, and achieved.
    • Responsible for project outcomes through effective project planning, task definition, scope management, resource allocation and negotiation, risk mitigation, cost management, and stakeholder communication.
    • Assembles project team, assigns individual responsibilities, identifies appropriate project resources and provides guidance and direction to project team members.
    • Supports resource management including managing allocation and time-tracking via Clarity; interacts with Finance to ensure budgets and actuals are accurate
    • Defines, collects and analyzes metrics to ensure projects are on target.
    • Proactively recommends courses of action to maintain cost effectiveness.
    • Stay current on new project management methodology.
    • Ensure timely resolution of problems within the scope of the assignment.


    Work Environment:

    • Work primarily performed in office environment
    • Travel may be required, locally or out of state
    • May be required to work outside normal hours


    About Us

    At Cambia, we advocate for transforming the health care system. You aren’t satisfied with the status quo and neither are we. We're looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about transforming the way people experience health care. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A drug screen and background check is required.


    Cambia’s portfolio of companies spans health care information technology and software development; retail health care; health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands; pharmacy benefit management; life, disability, dental, vision and other lines of protection; alternative solutions to health care access; and free-standing health and wellness solutions.

    We have over a century of experience in developing and providing health solutions to serve our members. We had our beginnings in the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest as innovators in helping workers afford health care. That pioneering spirit has kept us at the forefront as we build new avenues to improve access to and quality of health care for the future.



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