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Sr. Director Portfolio Management, UHC Technology - Shared Services Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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756228 Sr Director Portfolio Management UHC Technology Shared Services Minnetonka MN

Sr. Director Portfolio Management, UHC Technology - Shared Services Minnetonka, MN (756228)

Position Description

UnitedHealthcare is a company that is on the rise.  We are expanding in multiple directions and most of all in the way we think.  Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about transforming the health care industry.  Are you ready to make a difference?  Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


In this exciting role as a Senior Director of Portfolio Management, you will report to the CIO, UHC Shared Services and have overall accountability for Portfolio Management across the Shared Services portfolio. You will be responsible to define and govern the process to evaluate and prioritize technology investments


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the alignment of technology investments to business strategy
  • Driving the process of prioritizing, approving and scheduling investments
  • Aligning business demand with technology resource capacity
  • Partnering with stakeholders to monitor and identify the need for action on the portfolio
  • Providing leadership reporting and visibility to investment spend and benefit realization
  • Facilitating involvement of key stakeholders in the portfolio management process
  • Serve as a trusted partner to Shared Services business leadership by providing innovative thought leadership and guidance on engaging the technology investment process to translate strategy into actionable execution
  • Develop investment scenarios/options based on Shared Services business strategic themes, cost, business value, capability type & health, and other key metrics over a three to five year horizon aligned to business capability and technology roadmaps
  • Partner with business architecture to drive continuous planning and maintain a prioritized three year capability road map
  • Drive continuous improvement in the portfolio management processes
  • Maintain a balanced, prioritized portfolio
  • Develop a groomed backlog across the portfolio
  • Understand, evaluate and manage risks to the portfolio
  • Field escalations related to funding challenges
  • Recommend strategies to maximize the use of available budget
  • Ensure financial approval processes are executed in a timely manner
  • Participate in monthly capital forecasts
  • Communicate prioritization changes to all impacted parties
  • Ensure transparency and engagement of Shared Services stakeholders on programs and initiatives impacting but not funded by Shared Services
  • Provide appropriate standard and ad-hoc reporting on portfolio performance
  • Partner to ensure resource alignment to deliver the Shared Services portfolio
  • Provide guidance and coaching on portfolio management processes to stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience developing solutions to key business problems
  • 5+ years of professional portfolio management experience
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with all levels of the organization up to and including executives
  • Well-developed informal influence & persuasion skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across organizations
  • Ability to analyze and take action on key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Strong working knowledge of how business and IT interact and operate together

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree
  • 5+ years of healthcare experience
  • Experience in UnitedHealth Group
  • Agile experience
  • Professional Services Consulting experience

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 Details

  • Contest Number756228
  • Job TitleSr. Director Portfolio Management, UHC Technology - Shared Services 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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