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Director, Strategic Program Lead East Region Stars (East Coast or Minneapolis)

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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739993 Director Strategic Program Lead East Region Stars East Coast or Minneapolis

Director, Strategic Program Lead East Region Stars (East Coast or Minneapolis) (739993)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Strategic Program Lead, East Region Stars has responsibility for overall execution and program management of the regional Stars strategies. This individual will develop strategies and programs to achieve 4+ stars covering more than 80% of East Region membership, collaborating closely with local healthplan CEOs and Executive Directors, as well as national partners across Optum and UnitedHealthcare. Position provides regional prioritization, direction, goals, analytics, reporting, performance and financial management, and drives execution inclusive of removing barriers and responding to feedback from the business. This individual must maintain close relationships with the local markets, and serves as their matrix leader for overall Star program strategy and direction. This position will report to the East Region Vice President of Strategy and Planning.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and execution of market level strategies that will achieve 4-STAR contract rating in each market
  • Identify improvement opportunities at the contract level, facilitate cross functional problem-solving efforts to understand, document, and design improvements, and partner with CEOs and EDs to determine effective solutions; develop charters / business cases and spearhead the approval process as needed
  • In partnership with the Healthplan CEOs and Executive Directors, support execution of their strategic plans through an effective project management discipline
  • Track, analyze and report on overall contract STARS ratings prediction, identifying specific measure categories with negative trends
  • Present findings to market leadership with recommendations for improvement
  • Provide accurate, timely, actionable intelligence to support effective development and implementation of all STARS efforts
  • Research and support resolution of operational, member and provider issues and service failures
  • Ensure organizational alignment to achieve market goals
  • Actively participate in Weekly STARS Work Group Meetings; communicate relevant information back to the local teams
  • Actively participate in weekly Pharmacy, Member Engagement and CAHPS / Member Experience meetings; communicate relevant information back to the local teams
  • Host / lead weekly forums with local Star Leads across East Region to ensure strategy alignment, accurate prioritization and as the regular communication forum for sharing all national program updates and needs

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience working with CMS Star Ratings program
  • Minimum of three years of experience developing, planning and managing initiatives across matrix organizations
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking competency
  • Expert business, financial and operational acumen
  • Ability to drive execution and lead across a matrix organization
  • Strong ability to solve complex process problems spanning multiple functional areas and business units; managing through direct and indirect reporting relationships
  • Working knowledge of the Medicare market, products and competitors
  • Proficient working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions
  • Ability to communicate complex issues simply and concisely; excellent verbal and written communication skills; advanced presentation skills; ability to adapt style, approach and level of detail according to the audience
  • Microsoft Office specialist with exceptional analytical and data representation expertise (intermediate Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Should possess executive presence, inclusive of oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Access experience
  • Structure and data sources experience

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement.
The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time 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 Details

  • Contest Number739993
  • Job TitleDirector, Strategic Program Lead East Region Stars (East Coast or Minneapolis)
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentMedicare and Retirement

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsHartford, CT

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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