Virginia Premier Health Plan Vendor Oversight Project Lead in Richmond, Virginia

Job Description


The Vendor Oversight Project Lead is a position that works collaboratively as a project leader and project participant on interdisciplinary teams within organization initiatives. This role is responsible for developing and maintaining communication among project teams and departmental leadership to facilitate effective project execution, documentation, and issue resolution.


  • This position requires the ability to work within project teams on both a support and leadership level and to be able to display knowledge of project management principles and apply them to all initiatives.

  • Leads and supports vendor implementation initiatives by coordinating elements of the project administration process including: project schedules, communication plans, subgroup meetings and status updates.

  • Partner with operational areas to provide structure and organization to projects.

  • Ensures programs and business processes meet necessary requirements and are accurately captured in Process Maps and SOPs.

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage project management methodologies to drive initiatives for successful completion.

  • Constructs and maintains project related documentation: execution maps, process flows, project schedules, excel spreadsheets and other documentation needed to support projects

  • Attends meetings, compiles and publishes meeting minutes along with deliverables and other requirements.

  • Facilitate communications among project team members

  • Demonstrates ability to work on cross-functional teams on multiple projects

  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’sdegree required, project management experience replacement acceptable

  • Project Management Professional Certification preferred


  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office tools; MS Project and MS OneNote strongly recommended

  • Ability to lead meetings in front of large groups

  • Handles difficult situations diplomatically and understands to escalate when necessary

  • Ability to build strong relationships within and outside the health plan.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues and propose solutions.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and as part of a team.

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.


  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience.

  • Computer skills required (Microsoft Office).


  • Physical health sufficient to meet the ergonomic standards and demands of the position.

About Us

Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. is a managed care organization which began as a full-service Medicaid MCO in 1995. Partnered with VCU Medical Systems we strive to meet the needs of the underserved and vulnerable populations in Virginia by delivering quality driven, culturally sensitive and financially viable Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. Headquartered in Richmond, VA we also have offices in Roanoke, Tidewater and Bristol with additional satellite locations allowing us to serve over 200,000 members across eighty counties throughout Virginia.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package to include excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Tuition Assistance, Infant-At-Work Program, Remote Work options and generous vacation and sick leave policies. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through various development programs, education, exciting projects and career mobility.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. EOE

Our mission is to inspire healthy living within the communities we serve!

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond

Job ID 2017-4146

As an equal opportunity employer, Virginia Premier is committed to a diverse workforce. To ensure non-discrimination and affirmative action for individuals protected by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Virginia Premier will consider applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact Recruitment at 804-819-5151 for assistance. It is the policy of Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc., to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. It is a violation of our drug-free workplace policy to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants in our workplace. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Virginia Premier participates in E-verify.