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UHC Director/Sr Director of Innovation - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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745375 UHC DirectorSr Director of Innovation Minnetonka MN

UHC Director/Sr Director of Innovation - Minnetonka, MN (745375)

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 Sr. Director of Innovation reports to the Vice President of Innovation for UnitedHealthcare, directing the innovation initiatives process for UnitedHealthcare, leading cross-functional innovation projects, developing new and actionable insights into growth opportunities/industry/competitive dynamics, innovation ideation/project roadmap construction, socializes initiatives to build advocacy, then leads teams to execute, learn, develop and ultimately scale growth initiatives for UnitedHealthcare.
This will include developing our technology strategy, creating exceptional user experiences, articulating the business value to internal and external shareholders and leading the development of the technology-related component.
Additionally, the selected candidate will be responsible for leading the various business-related activities associated with scaling and/or commercializing successful innovation projects.
The ideal Director level candidate is a highly motivated, creative, and technically versatile individual with experience designing, developing, and delivering a range of digital products and services, including direct to consumer approaches both within and outside of traditional healthcare models.
The selected candidate must have deep dive experience with software development, interaction design, sensors, and other emerging technologies and is fluent in web and mobile information architecture.
Additionally this leader will possess a thorough understanding of his / her end users, a passion for human-centered design, a critical eye toward clear visuals and text, significant experience delivering solutions to the marketplace, and the ability to direct the work of multidisciplinary teams.  
This role interfaces regularly with the UnitedHealthcare Executive leadership and other leaders across the enterprise, as well as senior leaders from external stakeholders; large and small companies.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Direct innovation initiatives and projects, including managing project teams comprised of peers
  • Lead in creation of frameworks and analysis to support growth opportunity and innovation initiative decisions across strategy, economics, and technology needs
  • Conduct analysis on topics such as new market opportunities, strategic initiatives, business development, competitive landscape, and cross-business segment opportunities and conceptualize into recommendations
  • Develop presentations and materials for use both internally and externally, including Investor Day and other conferences and forums
  • Create build, buy, or partner analysis in support of business case development
  • Prepare Executive briefing materials on innovation opportunity domain research, ideation, initiative performance, strategic roadmap logic
  • Partner with business leaders to drive strategy and diversification agendas
  • Represent UnitedHealthcare in business development conversations with external stakeholders
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate UnitedHealthcare goals and identify opportunities for improvement

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience influencing multi-disciplinary business units

  • 8+ years of experience leading teams as an Information Architect, User Experience Designer / Architect, User Interface Designer, Software Engineer, or Interaction Designer

  • 5+ years or more in a leadership role (Manager, Director or VP)

  • A portfolio that demonstrates the ability to strategically create compelling user experiences that factor in business goals, development capabilities, design standards and user needs

  • Demonstrable understanding of most current business model innovations across macro landscapes and be able to find strategic implementations of go to market approaches in new markets

  • Significant experience of building wireframes and interactive prototypes

  • Strong understanding of interaction design

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and influence stakeholders to determine business strategy in the digital and technical arena as well as develop and execute big ideas, while maintaining collaborative working relationships

  • Ability to make strategic decisions and mitigate risk in order to produce timely, high-quality deliverables

  • Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to design complex user interfaces and interactions for web, mobile and cross channel service experiences

  • Experience creating conceptual models, site maps, interaction flows, design patterns, and UI specifications

  • Technical fluency -- must be comfortable and engaged during discussions with developers

  • Demonstrated experience in defining research criteria, leading or participating in user research, and translating user research into design decisions

  • Proven experience in assessing the components needed for the successful growth and scaling of a product and / or service solution, including – financial projections / pro-formas, scaling and operational costs, anticipated resource requirements and alignment to organizational strategy and product portfolios

  • Must be readily able to work in Minnetonka, MN and travel as dictated by business and customer needs

  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity, pivoting, and high pressure timelines / goals


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, or strategy related programs including MBA

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, computer science or other relevant field

  • Proven ability to articulate business strategies and formulate concise solutions to complex problems

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Financial Modeling

  • Experience creating and giving executive presentations

  • History of quickly gaining credibility, partnering with business leaders and exhibiting executive presence

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 Number745375
  • Job TitleUHC Director/Sr Director of Innovation - Minnetonka, MN
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

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