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CVS Health Advisor Project Management in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Job Description

IT Project Management Advisor position responsible for managing numerous complex programs and projects that may span multiple lines of business and/or have significant dependencies on other large projects.

These projects are one-time, multi-task jobs that have clearly defined start and end dates, a specific scope of work, a budget, required resources, and a specified performance objective to be achieved. Assignments are highly complex, have major associated risks with high visibility and can be sensitive or widely varied requiring experience in applying and adapting project management techniques.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Responsible for leading one or more (medium to large projects and/or programs.

  2. Overseeing the successful completion, definition and documentation of all project requirements.

  3. Clearly define and communicate roles, responsibilities and expectations for all members of the project team.

  4. Obtain and define staffing requirements and forming project teams.

  5. Independently planning all associated work to meet project goals.

  6. Assess project performance and implementing changes as necessary to ensure the projects remains within specified cost, schedule, scope and quality objectives.

  7. Develop metrics, procedures, objectives and methods to asses project progress while utilizing established standards and quality objectives.

  8. Conduct project and program kick-off meetings.

  9. Ensure all project team members have the tools and training necessary to perform effectively.

  10. Record, track and communicate issues, risks, changes and status reports.

  11. Ensure all required project documentation is completed, approved and posted for audit.

  12. Accurately and consistently forecast project labor material and contract costs.

  13. Drive all project and program tasks to completion with quality.

  14. Develop and maintain up-to-date detailed project schedules and work plans.

  15. Communicate status of all projects to stakeholders and management.

  16. Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with project sponsors, key stakeholders, vendors and key clients.

  17. Provides creative and innovative approaches to meet work plan objectives.

  18. Seeks guidance only on critical and politically sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications

5+ years of demonstrated IT project management experience including managing one or more large complex IT product/software development cycles/projects including the following:

  1. Demonstrated experience in executing complex projects over previous 5 years.

  2. 3+ years experience working in a PMO environment as project lead or project manager for highly complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Expert knowledge with using Project Management Tools such as CA Clarity PPM, MS Project, MS SharePoint and MS Office Suite.

  2. Capable of mentoring and training others to improve their knowledge and proficiency with using Project Management tools.

  3. Extensive knowledge of the Healthcare industry, IT systems, network, applications.


Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Will accept verifiable HS diploma/GED with one year of relevant work experience for every year of college not attained in addition to required years of experience.

Business Overview

At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.