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Associate Program Manager I - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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Associate Program Manager I - Eden Prairie, MN(Job Number:707973)

You love to challenge the status quo. You thrive on exceeding goals, always making things better than you found them. Bring that passion to UnitedHealth Group and join us on a mission to help people live healthier lives. As a Business Program Manager, you'll work alongside a high caliber team as you drive innovation and business forward. You'll roll up your sleeves as you coordinate complete projects, defining performance and results. When you get into the driver's seat of this role, you will show your expertise in determining time frames, allotment of staffing and funding resources and leading others in the organization to make meaningful process improvements. This is no small opportunity.

As a Program Manager, you’ll provide management of new and existing Specialty Pharmacy initiatives focused on affordability improvements, clinical management programs, external partnership opportunities and cross-UHG integration efforts to improve drug and medical management of conditions that rely on specialty pharmaceuticals. This position will represent UnitedHealthcare in evaluating, managing and supporting opportunities that result in program development and integration efforts with the Clinically Integrated Network teams, Total Affordability Management, Optum and other affiliates. You'll take on tough challenges and create innovative solutions. Along the way, you'll grow and develop at a pace that energizes your career while you do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and leverage relationships across UHG toward pursuit of common Specialty Pharmacy agenda
  • Build and direct UHC Pharmacy and cross-functional project teams focused on delivery of key Specialty Pharmacy Initiatives
  • Lead or help develop program or project scope statements, in consultation with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program/project charter, resource identification, risk management, savings assessment/valuation, and quality review)
  • Track progress and provide timely written and verbal communication to department and senior management on project status
  • Implement and provide oversight/management for ongoing operational program support. and day-to-day management for specialty pharmacy programs
  • Works closely with department managers and co-workers in order to ensure effective rollout of programs or projects that are in compliance with state and federal mandates and regulations upon implementation. Will utilize critical thinking in researching alternatives focused on best practices achieved in similar projects. Responsible for identification of and resolution of all issues related to programs/projects/etc
  • Identifies and implements technological enhancements for department, often working in conjunction with a representative from the IT organization
  • Identifies new opportunities for process improvement projects and data enhancement initiatives. Ensures that the appropriate cost / benefit and / or return on investment analysis are performed, validated and results presented to management for review
  • Provide support to Account /Sales Teams & Client Teams including presentations as the subject matter expert
  • Establish/apply quality objectives, criteria, standards and levels using appropriate quality management methods, with stakeholder input (e.g., key performance indicators, scope definition)

Job General Project Management
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location 
Organization OptumRx Business Development
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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