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Senior Director & Senior Principal Federal Program Manager

Cerner Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Arlington, NJ posted June 11, 2021.

Cerner Government Services
Job Description

The Cerner Government Services leadership team continues to grow rapidly as we have expanded our federal client partnerships.

In this capacity you will be responsible for the growth and delivery of a very large $200M+ portfolio of system integration testing solutions along with the P&L management of the portfolio and client satisfaction.

You will provide strategic vision and establish and maintain key partnerships while also networking across organizations and multiple lines of business and regions to drive initiatives, strategies, issue resolutions, and alignment.

You will provide executive oversight of large, complex scale project implementations and/or client conversions and utilize technical programming knowledge or domain expertise to overcome project roadblocks for on-time delivery, obtain requirements, evaluate and determine objectives, goals, and scope of multiple complex system or solution projects.

You will have executive oversite of team of over 200 contractors and associates; including recruiting, developing and retaining leadership across the portfolio.

Driving large scale initiatives across organizations, manage priorities and conflicts and cabinet level interactions is also required.

The ideal candidate will have robust executive level leadership experience, strong business acumen and technical program management aptitude to oversee a large, highly complex systems delivery in a matrixed environment.

Experience as a federal contract program manager is preferred, and successful client engagement and interaction is paramount.

The successful candidate for this role will have had extensive P&L management experience, and built a strong team with a proven track record of success in successful delivery and building business.

Your work will have a direct impact on our US military service members and Veterans.

If this piques your interest we invite you to apply!

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience At least 12 years of Project/program management, sales, consulting or client relationship management work experience Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for your position Due to the client contract you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Health Care, Information Technology or related field Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field At least 10 years of Health care information technology (HCIT) or federal government project/program management work experience At least 7 years of people management, matrix management, project management or other indirect leadership work experience Experience with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Experience with executive oversight of a large federal government program P&L management Executive leadership experience Must currently live in or be willing to relocate to an already virtually approved location; preferred location Washington, DC area Must be willing to travel up to 50% if not in the Washington, DC area Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position Perform other responsibilities as assigned
Additional Information

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S.


The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.
Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive.

We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health.

From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

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