Senior Project Analyst
CVS Caremark - Buffalo Grove, IL

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Job Category: Information Systems
Clinical Licensure Required : N/A

Job Type: Full Time Position Summary:
The Senior Project Analyst is responsible for planning, estimating, providing day-to-day management, leadership, direction and administration across the full project lifecycle (planning through implementation) on small to medium size projects. The incumbent participates in the planning, directing and coordinating of activities pertaining to projects. This includes working collaboratively to ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives, and managing the team that develops and executes projects for assigned business unit(s). Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to take complete ownership, responsibility and accountability for small to medium projects. * Strong planning, estimating and tracking skills for time and costs across all teams and phases of the project. * Competency in using all processes and tools required to perform project management tasks. * Strong communication and interpersonal skills. * Ability to work with multiple teams delegating workload and ensuring team effectiveness. * Must be able to identify, assess and resolve complex business problems, issues and risks and facilitate issue resolution and risk mitigation techniques. * Ability to work with the business users, gain a deep understanding of their needs and translate those needs into specific project deliverables. * Ability to work with technical resources and understand their needs and deliverables. Help with the coordination of their efforts to deliver the final solution. * Proven ability to function as a leader and drive project deliverables throughout the project lifecycle. * Proven capabilities with stakeholder management and scope control. * Ability to serve as a subject matter expert, mentor, and collaborate with other Project Managers and the local PMO. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possesses expert knowledge and 4+ years of Project Management experience demonstrated by a proven track record of success in multiple complex projects and/or programs. * 4+ years of professional, related experience in consulting, software development, client management, team management, business relationship management and resource management. * Solid Project Management experience in providing business solutions through software development and following a full project lifecycle process encompassing ideation, initiation, planning, requirements definition, design, build, test, deploy and post release lessons learned. * Proven ability to translate business strategies and opportunities into feasible, cost effective IT solutions. * In depth experience with project planning, capacity planning, demand management, vendor management, RFP’s and Statement Of Work processes. * Continuous process improvement mindset and the ability to turn improvement ideas into executable plans for implementation across project teams. * Proven ability to understand the big picture and drive innovation and creative thinking for defining scope for business solutions. * Resourceful and creative when presented with project risks, issues and other project challenges that need immediate attention and resolution. * Experience with conflict and resolution management for schedules, resources and other issues that may impede progress of the project. * Experience communicating expectations, project direction, goals and project health accurately to project stakeholders across the enterprise. * Strong interpersonal skills that will build important Business and IT relationships that promote cross team understanding of Business strategies for product development. * Experience managing project finances for tracking actuals, forecasts and changes to schedules, internal and external resources, hardware and software for the full lifecycle of the project. * Managing and controlling project scope and resource capacity to ensure alignment. * Es Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline with information technology focus Project Management Certification (PMP) is preferred Applied, proven knowledge of Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Software Quality Assurance (SQA), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) disciplines, ITIL standards and principles preferable Business Overview:
CVS Caremark, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day.
As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

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