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Manager of Strategic Programs, UHC C&S - PA

UnitedHealth Group

Philadelphia, PA
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734802 Manager of Strategic Programs UHC CS PA

Manager of Strategic Programs, UHC C&S - PA (734802)

Position Description

You love to challenge the status quo. You thrive on exceeding goals, always making things better than you found them. Bring that passion to UnitedHealthcare and join us on a mission to help people live healthier lives. As a Manager of Strategic Programs, 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.


This is an exciting opportunity to join UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania's leadership team and help implement new programs and strategies to improve quality, affordability, service levels and operational performance for new and existing lines of business.


Additional responsibilities include oversight of delegated vendors/subcontractors, management of pay-for-performance programs, maintaining or establishing relationships with key vendors, and coordinating programs with Medicaid state customers/partners.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Delegated Vendor/Subcontractor Oversight and Relationship Owner
    • Monitor that vendors fulfill state contract requirements and remediate gaps
    • Lead negotiations and establishment of contract terms with some vendors
    • Coordinate regulatory requests and internal performance initiatives with subcontractors
    • Strategy and execution of Small Diverse Business (SDB) program
  • Project manager for Clinical, Quality and Affordability initiatives
    • Help clinical and quality staff to translate identified opportunities into work plans
    • Work w/ Quality Director on design and implementation of Provider Pay-for-Performance programs
    • Work with CMO, CFO, and Health Services Directory on design and implementation of Community Based Care Management programs
    • Write and submit program proposals to PA DHS for approval
  • Assist COO with research and resolution of internal operational issues and compliance gaps
  • Support state regulatory audits as needed and present progress on contractually required programs to state regulators as needed
  • Project management implementation of new commitments made in RFPs
  • Project Manager of annual Business Plan development

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field and/or equivalent education and work experience.
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in the managed health care or health insurance industry
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely to leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance multiple priorities and projects
  • Ability to do limited travel in Pennsylvania (10% per year)
  • Excellent writing skills (to draft proposals and member or provider letters)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Project Management
  • Business Analyst background

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place 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 Keywords: project management, PMP, managed health care, health insurance, business analyst, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, PA

Job Details

  • Contest Number734802
  • Job TitleManager of Strategic Programs, UHC C&S - PA
  • Job FamilyProject Management
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsPittsburgh, PA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • 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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