Project Manager - Express Scripts Canada

Project Manager - Express Scripts Canada

Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company | Mississauga, ON, CA

Posted 24 days ago

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Provides advanced professional input to complex portfolios/projects. Leads a medium sized time-limited project or components of a larger project and directs one or more teams of business consultants involved in the evaluation of systems requirements and/or the development of new procedures/processes/policy solutions to address complex business needs.

May also assess impact and implications from a cost, efficiency, contractual, legal and/or regulatory standpoint. Evaluates project status and resource utilization and implements changes to improve the team’s effectiveness. Collects and analyzes process data to initiate, develop and recommend business practices and procedures. Uses best practices and knowledge to improve products or services. Solves complex problems. May coordinate with other project managers. Works on significant processes within a business organization or across various functional areas. Supports and provides direction to more junior professionals. Works autonomously, only requiring “expert” level technical support from others. Exercises judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation of both standard and complex techniques and procedures. Utilizes in-depth professional knowledge and acumen to develop models and procedures, and monitor trends.

The Project Manager manages End to end delivery of medium size, medium complexity portfolios / projects or elements of a larger, complex project. Typical budgets of approximately $2M - $7M.

The Project Manager drives cross-functional corporate initiatives of medium size and complexity that will deliver successful measurable business outcomes. Responsible for all aspects of end to end delivery including customer requirements, development and implementation of assigned initiatives. The Project Manager Advisor provides a single point of contact to the executive sponsors, IT and PMO. The Project Manager drives the portfolio/project across multiple initiatives; analyzing reports, collaborating with cross-functional teams, monitoring progress and identifying and helping resolve impediments for successful End to end delivery of outcomes.


  • Portfolio / Project Planning - Accountable for planning, prioritizing and executing a portfolio/project. Establishes appropriate governance for the portfolio/project, including communication for project duration. Develops reporting strategy for portfolio / project.

  • Relationship building - organizes and leads a matrixed project team. Maintains clear communication regarding expectations, progress and dependencies. monitors customer satisfaction. Builds relationships beyond the portfolio/project environment. Organizes and leads a matrixed portfolio/project team. Provides feedback and focus to all team members

  • Portfolio / Project Execution - Takes responsibility for project and actively executes to plan while maintaining quality standards. Ensures that all commitments are met in accordance with project goals/objectives.

  • Demonstrates control of dependencies, costs, portfolio/project activities and customer hand-over requirements. Responsible for reporting on financials and schedule progress based upon portfolio/project goals. Ensures strategy for cost control is used and has good understanding of data to predict portfolio/project success.

  • Manage Risks and Changes - Performs risk management, manages change, formulates action plans, mitigates risk to minimize delivery delays and costs.

  • Portfolio/Project, Process and Tools - Actively uses project methods, processes and tools. Work within defined framework or responsibility and leverages a variety of project-tool.

  • Remove impediments to delivery success through the proactive management of external dependencies, team problem-solving and the development of new solutions or approaches to ongoing challenges; authority to execute against new approaches and escalate issues through business and/or IT channels where necessary

  • Defines end to end schedules including release schedules, identify dependences, solutions to business problems, and provide updates as priorities and schedules change.


  • College Diploma or Undergraduate Degree

Year of Experience

  • Minimum 4+ years Project Management experience

  • Minimum 4+ years managing project forecast & financials

  • Minimum 4+ years on a delivery team

  • Experience with Scrum, exposure to Kanban and other Agile frameworks

Licensures/ Certifications:

Certified in at least 2:


Computer or Other Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of, and work experience using, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)

  • Experience with Atlassian Suite of products (JIRA/Confluence)

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with tools and techniques for planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling IT projects schedules, plans and costs

  • Demonstrated experience identifying issues/risks and providing the proper mitigation Strategies

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; oral and written communication skills; inter-personal and negotiation skills

  • Deep knowledge of and experience with tools and techniques for planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling schedules, plans and costs

  • Knowledge of and experience with monitoring and reporting on progress and delivery

  • Strong working experience in developing successful relationships with high level stakeholders including executives and managing 3rd party vendors.

  • Risk management with the ability to establish approaches which continuously mitigate external and internal risks.

  • Strong ability to leverage various reporting matrixes that provide project insight

  • Experience working with high-performing teams

  • Quality-first mentality

  • Able to recognize and mediate team level conflict

  • Kindness, compassion, focus, drive, curiosity and thirst for learning new things

NOTE: Internal candidates should apply before January 18, 2023.

Express Scripts Canada is a Cigna company

Express Scripts Canada is a subsidiary of Express Scripts, a Cigna company. Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna offers an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioural health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products.

About Express Scripts Canada

Express Scripts Canada is a leading health benefits manager and has been recognized as one of the most innovative. Our clients include Canada's leading insurers, third party administrators and governments. We work with these clients to develop industry-leading solutions to deliver superior healthcare in a cost-controlled environment. We provide Active Pharmacy™ services to more than 7 million Canadian patients and adjudicate more than 100 million pharmacy, dental, and extended health claims annually. Through our proprietary consumer intelligence, clinical expertise, and patients-first approach, we promote better health decisions for plan members, while managing and reducing drug benefit costs for plan sponsors.

It will be a condition of employment that the successful candidate obtains an Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Federal Government. The candidate will be required to provide supporting documentation to receive clearance if required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a positive work environment built on solid corporate values, integrity, mutual respect, collaboration, passion, service and alignment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we build a more effective organization that empowers our employees to be the best that they can be.

We are committed to creating a working environment that is barrier-free and we are prepared to provide accommodation for people with disabilities.

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