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Director, Corporate Business Development - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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Director, Corporate Business Development - Minnetonka, MN(Job Number:684968)

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Director, Corporate Business Development is a seasoned financial advisor with responsibility for partnering with executive and business segment leaders across UnitedHealth Group to provide leadership, strategic direction, negotiation expertise and decision making rigor to external growth initiatives and maximize the value of external relationships. This person must earn the trust of UnitedHealth Group leaders and work collaboratively to design and implement actionable strategies.


The Director, Corporate Business Development will work with executive and business segment leadership across UnitedHealth Group (UnitedHealthcare, Optum and International business units) to maximize the value of significant strategic external relationships through various forms of partnership, joint venture, alliance or other joint ownership structures. The Director, Corporate Business Development will also oversee specific relationships and act as a subject matter expert with respect to these relationships for UnitedHealth Group executive management. In addition, the Director, Corporate Business Development will work collaboratively across the organization to define long-term strategic relationship objectives, assess value, develop actionable value creating initiatives and negotiate definitive agreements. In order to do this, the Director, Corporate Business Development will have a strong understanding of health care industry dynamics, financial and economic analysis and valuation skills, strategic orientation, negotiation skills, leadership competency and creative solution oriented mindset. The Director, Corporate Business Development will also lead growth related special projects.


 As a key member of our fast-paced Corporate Business Development team, this position would put you at the forefront of significant growth initiatives, providing extensive exposure to executive and senior leadership throughout our organization and an opportunity to transform health care.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with UnitedHealth Group executives and senior business segment leadership to develop strategic rationale and initiatives to advance external growth

  • Oversee large, complex enterprise-wide relationships considering impact to all UnitedHealth Group’s businesses

  • Lead and support large cross-functional teams working on complex growth-related strategic initiatives across UnitedHealth Group

  • Participate in the planning, design, development and implementation of major business initiatives

  • Deliver data-driven insights to support decision making

  • Define and negotiate transaction terms and structure relationships to meet or exceed UHG’s financial thresholds under appropriate levels of risks

  • Analyze industry trends, competitive threats and expansion opportunities

  • Manage several relationships and special projects in various stages and types on an ongoing basis

  • Build deep advisory relationships with senior leaders across UnitedHealth Group

  • Promote professional development of team members; enhance their skills and capabilities through project work and one-to-one coaching

  • Lead team development initiatives including recruiting, organizational capability building, etc.

  • Maintain effective communications with all levels of management that foster a collaborative atmosphere





Job Corporate Development
Primary Location US-MN-Minnetonka
Other Location 
Organization Executive Administration
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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