Premera Blue Cross Program Manager IT PMO in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

The Program Manager role is responsible for the successful implementation and integration of large enterprise-wide initiatives, technology systems, and/or programs. In addition, they lead project managers through work plan development and all aspects of managing the work, including ensuring key milestones are clearly defined and met developing mitigation plans as needed, and creating and managing multi-million-dollar project budgets.

What you’ll do

  • Manage and provide leadership for large-scale, enterprise-wide initiatives at Premera.

  • Advise senior leadership on the project or initiative planning process, tracking, and implementation of key enterprise-wide strategic initiatives.

  • Consult and work with executive management to identify key business issues, outline strategic alternatives, and recommend effective solutions.

  • Oversee all project activities and executes on strategic plan deliverables. Responsible for program roadmap including definition, development, management of the budgets and oversees project plans for all projects identified by senior management.

  • Work closely with leadership and associated teams to design, implement, and operate new programs and/or enhancements.

  • Lead and motivate teams and maintain high quality cross-group relationships. Increases team performance and inter-departmental collaboration.

  • Partner with leaders to prepare and deliver for key meetings or presentations for various internal and external audiences.

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare, or technology systems or related field or four (4) years’ work experience.

  • Seven (7) years of project and/or portfolio management experience.

  • Experience managing complex portfolios


What we offer

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)

  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more

  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees

  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize

  • Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

If you need an accommodation to apply online for positions at Premera, please contact Premera Human Resources via email at or via phone at 425-918-4785.

At Premera, we make healthcare work better. By focusing on improving our customers’ experience purposefully and serving their needs passionately, we make the process easier, less costly, and more positive. Through empathy and advocacy, we change lives.

As the leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, we provide comprehensive health benefits and services to more than 2 million customers, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Our services include innovative programs focused on health management, wellness, prevention, and patient safety. We deliver these programs through health, life, vision, dental, disability, and other related products and services.

Premera Blue Cross is headquartered in Mountlake Terrace, WA, with operations in Spokane and Anchorage. The company has operated in Washington since 1933 and in Alaska since 1952. With more than 80 years of experience in the region, we deliver innovation, choice, and expertise.