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Vice President, Technical Product Management - Raleigh, NC

UnitedHealth Group

Raleigh, NC
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746940 Vice President Technical Product Management Raleigh NC

Vice President, Technical Product Management - Raleigh, NC (746940)

Position Description

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) 


OptumHealth is a value - oriented health care organization that strives to be the trusted partner of choice to consumers, providers, employers, payers and government entities across the entire continuum of care. Putting patients at the center of health care transformation, OptumHealth drives value through wo key enterprises, OptumCare and Consumer Solutions Group. With a focus on the Quadruple Aim - a better patient experience, higher quality care, lower costs, and a better experience for providers - OptumHealth works to strategically align their care delivery assets and diverse portfolio of products with the greatest opportunities to impact care.


We are building the technology platform to enable OptumHealth to pursue complementary strategies of developing local market focused value based care arrangements and ambulatory health systems. We seek a Technical Product Manager to help define the vision and roadmap for our portfolio of solutions around clinical and data integration and individual health records.  Product Management at OptumCare requires a unique blend of real - world experience and theory, entrepreneurial zeal, and boardroom polish. You will work as a member of Optum Technology’s multi - disciplinary teams to create market leading offerings and ventures for OptumCare.  You’re always up to date on the latest technology, you have a point of view on experience and interface design, and you enjoy digging into the “why?” before defining the “what” and “how”.  If you’re a creative thinker with a passion for technology and want to experiment to innovate, then we should chat.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and communicate market characteristics and needs
  • Define product vision, portfolio and roadmaps for selected Optum Care products (e.g., positioning statement, problem definition, proposed solutions)
  • Develop value propositions for applicable audiences to drive product planning and implementation (e.g., Care Delivery markets, providers, patients)
  • Ensure that product strategies address applicable market expectations
  • Collaborate with applicable stakeholders to obtain input and buy - in to product strategies (e.g., Care Delivery Organizations, Shared Services, Operations, Business leadership)
  • Define business plans to drive product planning efforts, and prioritize as necessary (e.g., ROI, potential risks, financials)
  • Ensure alignment / linkage between business and product plans with product strategies
  • Adhere to or champion use of applicable product development guidelines / procedures (e.g., Agile Development Methodology, Product Lifecycle Management)
  • Identify and mitigate applicable risks associated with product implementation (e.g., regulatory concerns)
  • Ensure development of the capabilities needed to meet product strategies and plans (e.g., technology, operational services, consulting, capacity management)
  • Develop / manage / oversee project plans to drive implementation of product programs
  • Analyze business needs, support requirements documentation, and translate into functional, non - functional, and / or technical specifications
  • Collaborate on the design with business partners and technical engineers and act as design team liaison throughout the engineering process
  • Monitor and evaluate product performance on an ongoing basis, using applicable performance metrics (e.g., ROI, P&Ls, operational metrics, win / loss analysis, growth analysis, channel performance), and recommend appropriate action (e.g., revisions, sunsetting)
  • Provide executive level reporting and management of vision, portfolio and roadmap
  • Develop pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends
  • Develop use cases and user stories to support application flows across multiple end user channels -  web, phone, tablet, and desktop delivery modes


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree     
  • 8+ years Product Management experience    
  • 5+ years overall experience in a healthcare provider setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of a Managed Care environment (e.g., risk and quality, clinical affordability)
  • 5+ years experience with healthcare provider related products (e.g., EMR, Practice Management, Decision Support, HIE, Analytics)
  • 5+ years experience using agile development methodologies    
  • Proven ability to get results and deliver in a high growth, high change environment
  • 5+ years of IT experience in a leadership role within a large, global, matrixed, complex organization across multiple locations
  • Deep understanding of healthcare standards (e.g., HL7, FHIR)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Executive communication skills
  • Financial / budgetary management
  • Experience in the full product lifecycle, from ideation to delivery to market
  • Ability to gather, distill, and synthesize product requirements.   
  • Experience with API technologies and platforms
  • Certification in Agile development methodology
  • Experience using Agile development tools
  • Understanding of Healthcare reimbursement models including Medicare Advantage and shared savings plans
  • Awareness of current trends in the health care industry including interoperability, use of natural language processing, machine learning, and device connectivity

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. 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: Product Management, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina

Job Details

  • Contest Number746940
  • Job TitleVice President, Technical Product Management - Raleigh, NC
  • Job FamilyProduct
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Raleigh, NC
    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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