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Vice President / Director Healthcare Strategy - Eden Prairie, MN or Boston, MA

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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Vice President / Director Healthcare Strategy - Eden Prairie, MN or Boston, MA(Job Number:698414)

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 Vice President/ Director Healthcare Strategy is a seasoned business strategist and advisor with responsibility for partnering with Optum corporate leadership and business unit executives to provide thought leadership, strategic direction, and market analysis to guide strategic direction and operational excellence. This person must convince Optum leaders and operators of his / her value, earn their trust and time, and work collaboratively to build actionable strategies.

The VP/ Director Healthcare Strategy will work with Market group leadership (Provider, Payer, Government, Life Sciences, Employer, Consumer) to frame the market, identify market opportunities, build analytics-based strategic plans, and drive actionable decisions. In order to do this, the Director, Strategy will have a strong understanding of market and competitive dynamics, customer needs, regulatory impacts, market trajectory, and Optum capabilities. In addition, the VP Healthcare Strategy will “tell the story” throughout the organization to gain support and fuel execution planning. The Director, Strategy will also make connections across the Optum and UHG as necessary, and support corporate development activity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build deep advisory relationships with Optum’s senior most leaders
  • Lead and support cross-Optum initiatives spanning growth strategy and operational excellence by directly scoping, executing, controlling and closing strategy projects
  • Lead large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives by working across Optum units and UnitedHealth Group as needed
  • Deliver data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, corporate prioritization, and strategy communication (Executive management, Board, investors, company)
  • Analyze industry trends, customer needs, competitive threats, expansion opportunities and internal performance
  • Lead in a team environment within the strategy team and with business partners / customers
  • Influence Senior Leadership at Optum and UHG to adopt new ideas, products and / or approaches and gain commitment on cross-company initiatives
  • Nurture and develop strong relationships with Optum corporate and business unit leaders
  • Support the corporate planning process and ad hoc projects for executives, corporate requests, and special events
  • Promote professional development of strategy team members; enhance their skills and capabilities through project work and one-to-one coaching
  • Lead strategy team development initiatives including recruiting, organizational capability building, etc

Job General Operations Management
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location US-MA-Boston
Organization Optum Corporate Strategy
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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