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Director of Strategic Initiatives & Innovations - Minnetonka MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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743616 Director of Strategic Initiatives Innovations Minnetonka MN

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Innovations - Minnetonka MN (743616)

Position Description

Lead the best and brightest in technology to transform health care as we know it.
Want a meaningful and impactful challenge?  At UnitedHealthcare, we are helping to make the health care system work better for everyone. It takes visionary, technical leaders, like you, to achieve such historic change. Here, a technology leadership career will allow you the opportunity to inspire large teams comprised of highly talented, technical professionals to solve some of the toughest challenges we face and to transform the health care industry. You strive to lead and enable significant change in people's lives.
This is your opportunity to do just that.  As Director of Strategic Initiatives & Innovations, you will be helping people live healthier lives when you bring your expertise, passion, energy, focus and all-in approach to work every day. This is the place where you can do your life's best work.(sm)
As a Director of Strategic Initiatives & Innovations, you will drive and manage high-quality execution and operational excellence, delivering technology solutions, meeting business needs, and maximizing customer experience, growth and retention. Your strategic vision, tactical excellence and consultative skills will enable others to resolve business problems that affect multiple functions or disciplines, and ultimately, the lives of millions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on specific IT topics/issues - collaborate with internal leaders and external business partners to gain understanding of their business needs and adapt departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
  • Lead change and innovation - pursue opportunities to adopt new technologies and drive adoption to enhance business outcomes - drive and mange high-quality execution across organizational lines
  • Communicate with impact - influence and negotiate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders to achieve win-win solutions that advance organizational goals
  • Provide leadership, guidance, team direction, problem resolution and accountability for the performance of managers and/or senior level professional staff
  • Manage and ensure compliance with IT structures/processes/technologies
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage IT industry/marketplace technologies and trends
  • Participate in vendor contract negotiations to ensure optimal service delivery and cost controls (e.g., SLAs, vendor discounts) and monitor/manage vendor performance to ensure compliance with contract terms/conditions and deliverables
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior by complying with applicable laws, regulations and policies and requiring the same from others
  • As the senior member of the leadership team
    • Align technology strategies to business strategies and roadmaps
    • Partner with internal and external partners to ensure program and project delivery
    • Establish a clear communication process on publishing the departments success , progress and MBOs
    • Understand the Medicare & Retirement Business Capability Domains, including functions, processes, technology, organization, and teams
    • Communicate status and actions required
    • Participate in Optum Technology change initiatives as an advocate for the business


Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of professional IT experience with demonstrated senior report out expertise and influence equity with senior executives
  • 7+ years of professional IT management experience in a large, enterprise environment
  • 2+ years of point of contact leadership experience in vendor management and vendor relations initiatives including proof of technology and proof of concept delivery
  • 5+ years of experience leading teams and/or managing workloads for IT team members
  • 2+ years of Health care industry experience
  • Prior experience leading distributed teams
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Graduate degree
  • Experience working for a Big 4 consulting firm

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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: IT management, enterprise environment, vendor management, vendor relations, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number743616
  • Job TitleDirector of Strategic Initiatives & Innovations - Minnetonka MN
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    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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