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Anthem, Inc. Project Manager in Walnut Creek, California


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Beacon Health Options, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it’s a powerful combination. It’s the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

For more than 30 years, Beacon Health Options has changed the way people live with behavioral health conditions. Today, we are the undisputed leader in behavioral health management, serving 37 million people across all 50 states. At Beacon, our mission is to help people live their lives to the fullest potential. Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a comprehensive employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression, and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care.

Location: Can be REMOTE. Must live within 60 miles or 1 hour of a co-located office.

Work Hours: Mon – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Project Manager works with moderate guidance and is responsible for applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems. Operates within defined parameters using project management methodology.

What does a typical day look like?

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the development of a prescribed planning document; Develops project charter; Partners with sponsors to secure project approval; Develops communication management plan; Defines project team roles and responsibilities, Develops work plan structure and project schedule; Develops deployment plan; Leads project meetings; Identifies, documents and prioritizes scope changes and facilitates approval process; Maintains and updates all project documents; Secures the appropriate skill sets for project; Sets and manages expectations with resource managers and team members; Provides performance feedback to team members and resource managers; Maintains issue log; Facilitates resolution of issues; Executes communication plans; Regularly reports status of reports; Tracks and manages time and budget against plan; Develops testing strategy; Conduct project close-out activities; Prepares and participates in quality review checkpoints; Obtain/secure and archive necessary approvals; Manage and update project plan.

  • Ability to create an effective team environment, build strong relationships, solving problems and issues in a matrix environment and communicating effectively at all levels of an organization.

  • Projects will primarily be new client implementations and/or existing client expansions, and the Project Manager will typically work in in a lead role for small to medium client implementations or as a member of a project management team for large, complex implementations.


What You Contribute:

  • Requires a BA/BS in a related field;

  • 3 years professional project management experience required during which at least 2 years are spent leading and directing project tasks, or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

  • Experience working in a lead role on one or more projects required.

What We Have to Offer:

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.