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Vice President, Industry Relations - Irvine, California

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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737786 Vice President Industry Relations Irvine California

Vice President, Industry Relations - Irvine, California (737786)

Position Description

It may not make the evening news, but we all know that the health care system is continuing to evolve in the ways that create access, cost efficiency and quality of care. New models of care and new networks of providers are emerging now to better serve patients and communities. And leaders like UnitedHealth Group and you are playing a lead role. As a senior leader within our network contracting team, you’ll guide the development and support of Provider Networks as well as unit cost management activities through financial and network pricing modeling, analysis and reporting. As you do, you’ll discover the resources, backing and opportunities that you’d expect from a Fortune 6 leader. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guide development of geographically competitive, broad access, stable networks that achieve objectives for unit cost performance and trend management
  • Own output of the entire system made up of all related processes
  • Develop, translate and execute strategies or functional and operational objectives at the segment level
  • Direct work that impacts the entire enterprise and marketplace                        

This role is all about communication skills, relationship building and thriving in a significantly challenging, fast - paced atmosphere. We operate a complex, matrixed business that requires you to work through ambiguity even as you build relationships with some of our most focused and intense business leaders. You'll need to be able conceptualize effectively, communicate clearly and earn credibility within a demanding business environment.


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of management experience in a handling complex customers and contract related negotiations with accountability for business results
  • 8+ years of experience in contractual negotiations with payer and / or pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • 5+ years of experience developing and managing a P&L  and administrative budget
  • 5+ years of management experience leading multiple teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 5+ years of healthcare or clinical experience

Creating and fine-tuning provider networks helps improve access to health care for millions. It’s an outstanding opportunity to have more meaning and purpose in your career. Join us. Find out how you can start doing your life’s best work.(sm)


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity 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.



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Job Details

  • Contest Number737786
  • Job TitleVice President, Industry Relations - Irvine, California
  • Job FamilyNetwork Contracting and Pricing
  • Business SegmentOptumRx

Job Location Information

  • Irvine, CA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelExecutive
  • 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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