Program Manager

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States Full-time

Program Manager

We are looking for an experienced Program Manager to lead and oversee the successful implementation and ongoing management of the Verisys CheckMedic provider management solution with the Louisiana Department of Health. 

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing staff and leaders of different disciplines to meet and exceed delivery timeframes. This candidate will also interact directly and collaborate with the customer and third parties involved in the implementation as well as act as a liaison between staff and upper management/executives.

 

Program Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • Quickly master the success criteria of the program

  • Formulate, organize and monitor interconnected aspects and projects, as part of the implementation

  • Execute suitable strategies to meet objectives

  • Coordinate cross-project activities with internal and external parties

  • Lead and evaluate project managers and other leaders and staff

  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities

  • Apply change, risk and resource management

  • Assume responsibility for the program’s people, vendors and third parties

  • Assess program performance and address risks

  • Provide visibility to and communicate with upper management/executives

  • Solve problems and issues

 

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or other senior leadership position

  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management/development software (JIRA) is a strong advantage

  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

  • Excellent problem-solving ability

  • BS/BA diploma in management or a relevant field; MS/MA is a plus

  • Government and/or Healthcare experience is a plus

  • Scrum, Agile, and/or PMBOK experience a plus