Highmark Health Portfolio Consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



The Portfolio Consultant works with senior executive leadership to create and drive solutions to achieve strategic vision. The incumbent establishes and maintaines strong, value-driven relationships with executive leadership of various business areas to provide project consulting process services directed toward establishing consensus among groups. The position facilitates the business case development and approval processes for assigned portfolio by leading cross-functional teams and manages and coordinates all aspects of assigned portfolio including but not limited to: capability planning and prioritization; alignment with executive and business unit leadership direction; sub-portfolio monitoring and control; and management of resource demand and capacity. Responsible for analyzing the portfolio risk and alignment to corporate priorities; coordinate and communicate the status of portfolio progress against plans and facilitates corrective action as necessary and educate portfolio stakeholders; support development and enforcement of standard operating model processes.


1.Partners with all levels of management to assemble project teams and work groups to produce deliverables required to achieve the objectives of a defined benefit program and drive alignment to the business objectives, strategies and plans. Assess impact of strategic plans impacts to ongoing or pending initiatives and coordinates any required adjustments to ensure alignment to strategy.

2.Facilitates the development and approval of new sub-portfolio business cases; Facilitates sub-portfolio capability and release planning

3.Supports Annual Planning process and all portfolio management processes and standards

  1. Manages sub-portfolio communications

5.Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelors Degree


  • Masters Degree

  • Project and/or portfolio management experience experience with the application of process improvement and technology to address business challenges

  • Experience in a senior consulting principle/manager/director role

  • Experience with project portfolio management (PPM)/oversight

  • PMP, Six Sigma

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build professional networks; knowledge of company's strategic direction and strengths and weaknesses; process improvement; understanding of health products

  • Experience in system integration

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Software development life cycle methodology


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled