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Humana Senior Portfolio Manager (Work at Home / Virtual Optional) in Overland Park, Kansas


The Senior Portfolio Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, prioritization, development, and implementation of initiatives that optimize the performance and resiliency of Humana's technology ecosystem. The right candidate applies techniques and portfolio management standards to ensure that initiatives within the portfolio deliver expected value and performance within the resources allocated.


Come join our team in this exciting new role! Humana's IT organization is undergoing a multi-year transformation journey to develop a cloud-based and platform-centric technology ecosystem while transitioning to agile ways of working. A resilient infrastructure and process portfolio is foundational to the success of our transformation, and the Senior Portfolio Manager will help ensure we are effectively managing our investments. The Senior Portfolio Manager will report to the IT Chief of Staff, with a dotted-line relationship to the Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President of IT Operations. This role will require strategic thinking, an eye for detail, strong communication and collaboration skills, and an ability to analyze and organize competing priorities.

Duties include:

  • Organize initiatives and programs based on IT strategy, strategic roadmap, available and prioritized budgets, and schedule changes

  • Ensure that appropriate financial and organizational support is being allocated in support of the organization's goals

  • Influence the organization's strategy and senior leaders' decisions

  • Make decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach to portfolio management, and work is performed without direction

  • Collaborate with leadership teams across IT, IT Finance and Corporate Strategy on oversight and management of the technology resiliency portfolio

  • Support an annual technology strategy and budget planning calendar process that is in synch with the corporate budgeting process, enabling multiple technology teams to plan together

  • Prepare data analyses and presentations in support of the IT Executive Team's periodic portfolio updates to the CEO and Board of Directors

  • Document project and portfolio data and perform analysis on a regular basis to ensure completeness and accuracy of information by partnering with technology leaders, project managers, and teams

  • Facilitate cross-functional alignment and visibility to the performance, progress, and interdependencies of the initiatives within the portfolio


  • Bachelor's degree; MBA desired but not required

  • At least three years of project or program management experience, with demonstrated increasing trend of project or program complexity

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong influence and problem-solving skills

  • Proven effectiveness leading in a team environment; leadership experience in a matrixed environment desired

  • Passion for continuous learning and improvement

Additional Information

The following policy applies ONLY to associates working in the state of Arizona:

Humana is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to promoting the health and well-being of its associates. Effective July 1, 2011, Humana has adopted a tobacco-free hiring policy that will promote a healthier workplace and will not hire users of tobacco and nicotine products. If you have any questions, please consult with your recruiter.

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