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Anthem, Inc. Project Director in Alexandria, Virginia


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and 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.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

The Project Director is responsible for all of the requirements for Sr. Project Manager plus demonstrates the ability to identify key people to bring about change and understands underlying cultural dynamics to develop a network of contacts and target specific people to achieve project goals and objectives. Possesses awareness of significant contributing factors to manage project change, demonstrates a solid understanding of the end to end business processes and the critical IT dependencies as well as knowledge of additional regions and Enterprise needs. This position is an individual contributor role, with no direct reports.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages projects across business units, regions or the enterprise

  • Influences at all levels within the organization, often setting strategy and direction

  • Coaches and mentors project team members

  • Mentors other project managers around project management methodology

  • Determines project scope; develops resource, risk, quality, cost, and scope management plans

  • Develops training plans; defines, recommends and secures contractual agreements for services and products

  • Coordinates requirements, schedules implementation and post-implement plans, and develops service-level agreements for vendor partners and global resources firms

  • Develops requirements documents; develops project approval matrix

  • Identifies project team training and tool needs

  • Defines quality gates for each project methodology phase; defines critical success factors; establishes and manages the project warranty period.

  • Preferred skills:

  • Healthcare background/experience

  • Project management background/experience

  • Hold active PMI (PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACI) or Agile Certifications (CSM, SA, etc.)

  • Advanced level- MS TEAMS knowledge

  • Experience with large PMO structures

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and simply– both verbally and in writing

  • Strong PowerPoint skills with the ability to present to all levels of the organization, including senior leadership

  • Consultative skills

  • Expert organizational and project management skills; ability to organize and structure programs and projects for effective execution

  • Large, complex multiple system implementation program management experience

  • Expert experience with multiple delivery models including Agile SAFe, Waterfall, Hybrid

  • Business management or consulting experience

  • Ability to function effectively and diplomatically within a fast-paced environment

  • Masters in Project Management preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.


  • Requires a BA/BS in a related field; Minimum of 9 years professional project management experience required during which at least 7 years are spent leading and directing large project tasks, or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

    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. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s 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.

    REQNUMBER: PS56978-Virginia