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Centene Corporation Program Change Leader in Chesterfield, Missouri

Position Purpose:

The Program Change Leader has primary responsibilities for leading transformational change throughout the enterprise.


  • Responsible for identifying key stakeholders for assigned initiatives.

  • Supports digital initiative workstreams by promoting organization change

  • Follow established guidelines for basic plan execution and controlling the project

  • Direct the preparation of project procedures

  • Direct the preparation of the project schedule

  • Assist the operational departments with development of project cost estimates

  • Direct the preparation of the basic project design criteria and general specifications

  • Create and manage cross-functional project plan to communicate and track project timelines, milestones, costs and deliverables.

  • Resolves all process related issues through the use of financial/operational/process-impact analysis and the corresponding development of alternatives and recommendations.


  • Responsible for collecting necessary organizational data such as business requirements, organizational structures, etc. to help drive the success of the assigned initiatives.

  • Identify and communicate any potential impact the project may have on established performance requirements.

  • Track and resolve project issues and questions using appropriate tools

  • Work with stakeholders in identifying needed technical specification clarifications and communicate those clarification requests, write/manage all project correspondence with and project stakeholders

  • Schedule and manage task development meetings

  • Report the Project objectives, activities, and schedules to the Executive team.

  • Review and analyze internal impact assessments for conformance to stated objectives


  • Responsible for on-going communication between stakeholders and business leaders responsible for the overall initiative.

  • Responsible for escalation of barriers or blockers that may impact or compromise timelines or the success of the initiative.

  • Follow established procedures for decision-making within the project team whereby decisions are made at the proper level.

  • Ensure that the project team is meeting all established milestones or that proper communication is occurring if there is project slippage

  • Assist in the resolution of differences or problems between departments or groups on assigned projects

  • Anticipate and avoid or minimize potential problems by maintaining current knowledge of overall project status


  • Monitor project activities to ensure that project scope is in compliance with stakeholder direction received

  • Interpret, communicate, and require compliance with the initiative approved plan, project procedures, and directives of the customer.

  • Closely monitor project activities for impact to any of our performance guarantees

  • Maintain effective communication with project participants, stakeholders, and sponsors.

  • Successfully monitor and control project to conclusion

  • Successfully write and submit, to customer, a cost proposal for work associated with assigned projects

For the projects, the Program Change Leader plans and coordinates change activities for large scale digital transformational initiatives involving greater than 10 business units. The Leader ensures designated project goals, objectives and results are accomplished within prescribed timeframes and budget constraints. Manages activities of project personnel to ensure project adheres to milestones and completion dates. Coordinates project communication through integration and dissemination of information from all areas. Acts as central coordinator for multi-functional project steering committees and work groups.

The Program Change Leader is responsible for providing input and guidance during business case creation.and key performance indicators methodology and delivery.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field required. 5 to 7 years project management/change management experience. In-depth knowledge of operations. Demonstrated cross-functional project/change management experience. Health or Managed Care Industry experience preferred


PMP – Project Management Professional Certification 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: Program Change Leader

LOCATION: Chesterfield, Missouri

REQNUMBER: 1225019

COMPANY: Administrative & Operations support