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Human Capital Partner - Optum - Columbia, MD or McLean, VA

UnitedHealth Group

McLean, VA
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738998 Human Capital Partner Optum Columbia MD or McLean VA

Human Capital Partner - Optum - Columbia, MD or McLean, VA (738998)

Position Description

Here, you'll help attract, lead, support and reward our most valuable asset: our high caliber people. Here, you're expected and empowered to be your best, to grow and to develop your skills. Be prepared to move quickly, to engage proactively, and to think strategically. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Contributes to business performance by providing strategic consulting on people strategies, organization development and other Human Resources specific or business initiatives for a defined business or operational area.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategic and Organization Consulting: Consults on people matters relating to the formulation of the operational area's Human Capital strategy and plan along with the organizational requirements to execute that strategy and plan
  • Workforce Planning: Conducts in-depth supply and demand analyses of the current and future people and skills needs of the organization and develop strategies and plans to meet those needs
  • Aids in defining talent management, recruiting strategy and execution, and talent retention plans and MBOs. Provides managers with human capital management information from the HR/PeopleSoft assets, Talent Surveys, and Recruiting profiles, and assists them with using this information
  • Culture, Vision and Values: Facilitates the definition and communication of the organization culture, visions and values which to guides the decisions and actions of the managers and employees of the organization
  • Acts as a change agent to the business and designs processes and approaches, which prepare employees for ongoing change and transformation
  • Leadership and Key Talent Development, Retention and Acquisition: Creates processes and experiences that grow the capacity of the organization's key people resources which include key talent identification, planning, development and recruitment
  • Encourages building strength through diversity
  • Designs and implements retention strategies focusing on key leaders and individuals with core competencies or skills critical to the organization
  • Maximizes the enterprise-wide compensation, reward and recognition programs and develops additional initiatives which will support the goals of the business segment
  • Employee Involvement and Engagement: Identifies through elements of the work environment strategies to increase productivity, employee performance, and employee satisfaction and design metrics to track the effectiveness of these initiatives
  • Creates processes and solutions in partnership with management which support a positive employee relations environment through effective communications, policies and practices
  • Organizational Change and Integration: Assists in the human capital strategies to ensure effective integration of acquisitions. This may include cultural assimilation and talent identification and selection
  • Provides guidance and counsel on the people decisions and actions, which are involved in divestiture activity. Primarily interacts with business leaders in the defined business or operational area as well as the larger enterprise
  • Extensive interaction and effective working relationships with the Human Resources Service Environment staff to ensure effective development and implementation of programs, practices and processes to meet business needs
  • Other Responsibilities: Develops the strategic Human Capital Plan, which aligns with the overall segment Human Capital Plan. Provides organization consulting on key people strategies in support of the business segment objectives
  • Initiates key talent development, sourcing and deployment strategies, which may segment-wide or enterprise-wide
  • Role will provide Human Capital support to consumer and client services teams within OptumRx

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources / Business or related field
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in Human Capital or related field
  • Successful track record as a HC generalist with involvement in end-to-end HC leadership including organization design and development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, employment, and employee training and development
  • Previous leadership experience in a fast growing, rapidly changing business
  • 5+ years’ experience in providing work direction and leadership to people and teams
  • Experience in Human Capital strategy development and execution
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing change initiatives
  • Ability to forge collaborative partnerships with a broad set of cross functional stakeholders
  • Experience in matrix management structure
  • Experience with management of multiple sites
  • Experience in acquisition integration
  • Strong leadership & delegation skills; demonstrated track record of recruiting, selecting, developing and leading high performance teams
  • Excellent oral and written communications; effective interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and lead others who may or may not report to this position
  • Results oriented; ability to prioritize rapidly and strong problem solving skills; excellent decision making/analysis skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer skills in HRIS (PeopleSoft preferred), database, spreadsheet, presentation and word processing software
  • Effective in interactions at all levels of the company
  • Strong coaching and consulting skills
  • Facilitation skills - group and individual, training, team development, conflict resolution
  • Effective in developing communication strategies and executing them within the organization
  • Must have a high sense of urgency in providing a strong level of service and follow through; track record of bringing tangible value to business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HC / HR Masters or MBA with HC / HR specialization
  • Senior Professional in HR / HC with SHRM accreditation
  • Proven experience working in a government contracts; private sector employer is highly


UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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: Human Capital Partner, Optum, Columbia, MD or McLean, VA, Virginia, Maryland

Job Details

  • Contest Number738998
  • Job TitleHuman Capital Partner - Optum - Columbia, MD or McLean, VA
  • Job FamilyHuman Capital
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • McLean, VA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsColumbia, MD

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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