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IT Engagement Manager
Hartford, Connecticut  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 22, 2022
Job Id #52423 Posted December 1, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Seeking an Acquisition Integration IT Engagement Manager to join a highly visible and dynamic team responsibility to assess, plan, and deliver IT integration services for inorganic growth strategies.
  • As a key member of this team, you will manage the IT integration of acquired companies, minimizing business disruption and ensuring the company is maximizing the value of acquisition through integration.
  • In this role, you will partner with the Engagement Architect and be responsible to understand the business and technical requirements of the IT integration engagement.
  • You will translate the business and technical requirements into integration scope, required services and an IT integration budget.
  • You will be consultative with the acquiring line of business, the acquired business, the acquired IT team, and other IT and non-IT teams, anticipating their needs and applying the benefit of your experience and expertise to the engagement.
  • You will lead one or more specific acquisition integration engagements

Ideal Background:

  • We want to be as specific as possible with our firms so they can find the type of candidate you’re looking for.
  • Healthcare background is a plus but even better would be previous program management experience integrating acquired businesses.
  • That experience should be on the infrastructure side: moving the acquired business to the parent company’s network, migrating to parent company’s email platform, migration to parent company’s desktop hardware/image, etc.


  • Prior acquisition/merger integration experience.
  • But beyond the experience, someone who can articulate the value they brought to the project/program and the value the project/program brought to the business

Top Requirements:

  • I’m less concerned with years of experience and don’t want to rule out a strong candidate because of ‘a number’.
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • C Level presentation/communication (but also partners and communicates effectively with those doing the day-to-day work)
  • Program Management and the demonstrated ability to drive results and remove barriers

Team and Team size:

  • Typical project teams will include ~8-12 members of roles including Integration Lead, Architects, Network Engineers, Telecom Analysts and Vendor resources among others.

Critical Competencies for Success:

  • You communicate effectively and quickly gain the trust of your audience based on your own knowledge and expertise.
  • You have strong business and technical acumen and always deliver on your commitments.
  • You are described as forward thinking, strategic, collaborative, and determined.
  • You are a self-starter. You have integrity and take ownership when things don't go as planned.
  • You seek out challenges and opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be the overall lead from Enterprise Enablement and Platform Services (EEPS) for each assigned integration engagement
  • Present to business and IT teams on IT security and integration workstreams including the value/benefit of the services to be delivered
  • Lead post-close IT due diligence to prepare for integration
  • Own EEPS communication and overall coordination with both companies IT teams and other non-IT integration teams
  • Identify and assess necessary technical and business goals, objectives, requirements and expectations plus other needed information required to produce an integrated delivery plan and budget
  • Drive the integrated delivery plan with clear goals, operating mechanisms and regular updates to stakeholders
  • Establish and manage the IT acquisition integration budget
  • Identify risks and solutions for mitigation
  • Provide guidance/direction to the Implementation Lead who is driving the day-to-day work
  • Maintain rapport and awareness of stakeholder needs
  • Participate in work and resource prioritization
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging UHG technologies / services related to security and IT integration
  • Work effectively in a diverse and distributed organization

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of leadership and IT program management experience in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
  • C-Level presentation experience
  • Attention to detail and a high level of efficiency
  • Data collection and analytics experience
  • Broad IT background with domain experience or knowledge in IT security, user collaboration tools, desktops, networks, application hosting and call centers
  • Highly motivated with proven success meeting commitments in a deadline-driven environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to influence opinion without direct managerial control
  • Strategic thinker
  • Customer focused and results driven

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous consulting experience
  • 2-4 years previous M&A integration experience
  • Team management experience
  • Record of developing relationships at technical, management, and executive levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance in compliance with state laws and regulations related to job posting requirements, the salary range for this role is $15.00 -$115.00 per hour (hourly rates in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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