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Humana Associate Director, Acquisition Integration (Medicaid) - Remote, US in Overland Park, Kansas


Human Healthy Horizons is seeking an Associate Director, Acquisition Integration who will perform project-oriented duties related to the integration of an acquired entity into the company. The Associate Director, Acquisition Integration requires a solid understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across department(s).


The Associate Director, Acquisition Integration implements activities and projects associated with the assimilation of practices and systems where the primary competence is in project management and integration related disciplines. May partner with stakeholders across the organization after the merger/acquisition decision has been reached with focus on integration. Decisions are typically related to identifying and resolving complex technical and operational problems within department(s), and could lead multiple managers or highly specialized professional associates.


  • Leads the planning and development of the work plan for the integration of Medicaid acquisitions.

  • Identifies and secures the resources required to complete the integration.

  • Directs the execution of the project plan to successfully integrate acquired Medicaid plans.

  • Supports the work streams throughout the integration process by removing barriers, resolving risks/issues, and developing mitigation plans.

  • Facilitates program-level meetings with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic direction to the work streams.

  • Manages the prioritization of key activities and deliverables consistent with established integration strategy and timelines.

  • Provides regular status updates to the program sponsors and senior leadership escalating key risks/issues and decisions as required.

  • Leads, develops, mentors and inspires the team, driving a great associate experience and attracting top-notch talent.

  • Guides the team to develop best practices for ensuring a high bar of quality by both implementing strategies and demonstrating strong technical knowledge and skills.

  • Collaborates with corporate M&A teams, IT, and other areas to build repeatable processes for future Medicaid integrations.

  • Supports the Director of Medicaid Integration and Transformation with the development of integration processes, organizational structure, and operating model.

  • Assists the Director of Medicaid Integration and Transformation with the development of a playbook to guide the integration of future acquisitions.

  • Aides the Director of Medicaid Integration and Transformation as required with support for potential acquisitions, including assisting with due diligence efforts and strategy development.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Five (5) or more years of technical and/or business project management experience.

  • Three (3) or more years of leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to run large scale, highly visible programs with responsibility for multiple project teams.

  • Experience problem solving and consultation within complex environments.

  • Strong influencing and process improvement skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and deliver presentations to senior leaders.

  • Humana and its subsidiaries require vaccinated associates who work outside of their home to submit proof of vaccination, including COVID-19 boosters. Associates who remain unvaccinated must either undergo weekly negative COVID testing OR wear a mask at all times while in a Humana facility or while working in the field. Every associate and contractor who work inside a Humana facility or in the field, regardless of vaccination status, must complete a daily health screening questionnaire.

  • Must have the ability to provide a high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense.

  • A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required.

  • Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role.

  • A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle, Waterfall, and Agile Development Methodologies.

  • Two (2) or more years system and/or business integration experience.

  • Two (2) or more years of experience in Health Plan Operations and/or Healthcare IT systems.

  • Two (2) or more years previous experience working in Mergers and Acquisition field.

  • Experience working with Medicaid and/or Medicare Plans.

  • Possess a solid understanding of operations, technology, communications and processes.

  • Six Sigma and / or Project Management Institute certification.

Additional Information

  • Travel: Up to 30% to various states.

  • Work Hours: Eastern Standard Time or Central Standard Time.

  • Direct Reports: up to 6 Associates.

Interview Format

As part of our hiring process, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology provided by Modern Hire, a third-party vendor. This technology provides our team of recruiters and hiring managers an enhanced method for decision-making.

If you are selected to move forward from your application prescreen, you will receive correspondence inviting you to participate in a pre-recorded Voice Interview and/or an SMS Text Messaging interview. If participating in a pre-recorded interview, you will respond to a set of interview questions via your phone. You should anticipate this interview to take approximately 10-15 minutes.

If participating in a SMS Text interview, you will be asked a series of questions to which you will be using your cell phone or computer to answer the questions provided. Expect this type of interview to last anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Your recorded interview(s) via text and/or pre-recorded voice will be reviewed and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

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