Centene Corporation IT Program Manager in Chesterfield, Missouri

ProfessionalPosition Purpose:

Provide Enterprise Architecture oversight for the ITIL service design process. Develop an enterprise lifecycle management/currency program

Manage multiple large, complex, and enterprise wide technical and business oriented projects and programs for the Information Technology organization.

Establish client relationships, integrate requirement definition, plan projects, and direct resources ensuring corporate, IT, and enterprise project portfolio objectives are met

Lead the evaluations of business and technical requirements and systems designs and work with management to establish the program framework

Plan, forecast, and manage program portfolio of projects including high level business case analysis, project staffing, and allocation of resources, scope management, timeline recommendations and benefits realization

Manage program projects, and/or specialized project deliverables and objectives and continually review workflows and processes and recommend process improvements

Provide insight and recommendations during project execution to remediate issues and align project according to original estimates Develop cost/benefit analyses, project budgetary information including ROI, and capital appropriation information

Integrate project plans from multiple sources to create a cohesive plan or program with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, project inter-relationships and major milestones

Lead and review post-implementation project reviews for owned projects as well as those of other team members to close projects and address post-project issues, concerns, and improvement areas

Perform and lead assessments of vendor bids, statements of work, and estimates of labor

Mentor teams on best practices, process improvement and project management skillsDefine and implement both project management practice and discipline at the corporate level. Oversee large enterprise programs and complex strategic projects with responsibility for planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling program activities.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Services, Business or related field or equivalent experience. 7+ years of business and/or technology related project management experience, preferably in the healthcare industry. Extensive professional experience utilizing project management tools, methodologies, and software. Knowledge of various system development lifecycle methodologies including Waterfall and Agile.


Lean Six Sigma certified at various levels of expertise (Yellow, Green, Black or Master Black Belt) preferred. Project management certification in related industry preferred. ITIL Foundation preferred. Certification in varied infrastructure and application technology preferred.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

TITLE: IT Program Manager

LOCATION: Chesterfield, Missouri

REQNUMBER: 1117244

COMPANY: Information Technology

POSITION TYPE: Professional