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Associate Director - Behavioral Health

UnitedHealth Group

Houston, TX
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742936 Behavioral Health Product Manager Texas

Associate Director - Behavioral Health (742936)

Position Description

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)


As the Associate Director - Behavioral Health, you will be vital to our success and drive future growth. In this role you will provide leadership in the management and development of products. You will be empowered to do your best to develop the strategy and vision for product roadmaps, establish collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholders, gather accurate requirements and evaluate product performance to enhance our mission of helping Texans live healthier lives. This position is based in or close proximity to our Sugarland, Houston Texas office.    


Think strategically, and creatively, about how the consumer experience should work - translating a vision to processes and requirements by focusing on contractual requirements including access to, and delivery of, Behavioral Health Services with emphasize on the importance of integration of care.         


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Navigate and influence multiple cross - functional teams in a complex, matrix work environment
  • Support the development of market strategies and value proposition
  • Assist with forecasting revenue or savings opportunities associated with product development initiatives
  • Serve as the behavioral health lead to  the customer, state and community Stakeholders 
  •  Define and develop local market performance against  contractual, clinical and fiscal targets
  • Manage cross - segment projects and initiatives that require problem solving, relationship building, influencing and analyzing, including clinical, operational, network, reporting and fiscal teams 
  • Adapt Behavioral Health plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
  • Influences innovation across teams to ensure aligned; cohesive progress across technology, marketing and service operations 
  • Responsible for oversight, tracking and reporting clinical requirements and performance standards set by the Customer and the State
  • Establish strategic priorities for Benefit Expense Management, and overall affordability initiatives
  • Collect, and deliver required clinical operations customer reporting as well as develop action plans to address performance issues
  • Identify and analyze local market trends, service gaps and the development of mitigation strategies aligned with our strategic priorities
  • Demonstrates an effective, adaptive leadership style that promotes innovation and accountability and establishes work priorities



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Knowledge of Behavioral health delivery system in Texas
  • Knowledge of Medicaid
  • 7+ years of Product Management  or development or Administrative Clinical management experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications(min of 3 years exp)
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence others
  • Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Clinical Degree and / or Advanced Degree
  • Healthcare administrative experience

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: Behavioral Health, Product, Product Manager, Houston, TX, Texas

Job Details

  • Contest Number742936
  • Job TitleAssociate Director - Behavioral Health
  • Job FamilyProduct
  • Business SegmentOptum Consumer Solutions Group

Job Location Information

  • Houston, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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