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VP Clinical Engagement - Schaumburg, IL

UnitedHealth Group

Schaumburg, IL
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757556 VP Clinical Engagement Schaumburg IL

VP Clinical Engagement - Schaumburg, IL (757556)

Position Description

As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


This position is responsible for the strategic direction and development of clinical engagement activities, such as member based programs like Medication Therapy Management, that improve healthcare and lower costs through member, physician and pharmacy engagement.  Lead the management of multiple complex clinical projects that address care across several stakeholders to deadline and budget expectations, to support departmental P&L goals.  Partner with the product team to develop new clinical engagement activities that are integrated with the overall OptumRx strategy.  Lead the pharmacy portion of Optum care program integration.


Primary Responsibilities:   

  • Lead the  innovative pipeline progression, define product enhancements and determine market positioning / messaging for cross channel clinical products that improve outcomes for members
  • Direct the  strategic direction and guidance to the Clinical Engagement team from conceptualization through rollout, measurement and refinement across a suite of products such as MTM, CDUR, and RDUR
  • Lead the  innovative pipeline progression, define product enhancements and determine market positioning / messaging for cross channel clinical products that improve outcomes for members
  • Direct the iterative development process of new clinical strategies and enhancements, including impact on healthcare, competitive analyses, market studies, product definition, and selection of pilot clients
  • Work closely with sales, marketing, contract, and pricing team to defining product parameters and develop strategies to address client issues and achieve maximum impact on sales and contract renewals
  • Work with Clinical Analytics and others to developing outcome reporting, value proposition and product story so as to demonstrate value to the client
  • Serve as executive liaison between the Clinical Engagement  team and other cross-functional areas, including Product, Clinical Operations, Clinical Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Sales (Clinical Consultants; Account Management; Sales Team)
  • Ensure that enhancement and new initiatives are clinically sound, financially appropriate for both the Company and its customers, and meet or exceed customer goals. 
  • Oversee the management of the entire life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities through hand off to the operations team

Required Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy D, Advanced degree
  • Active, unrestricted Pharmacist license
  • 10+ years of clinical and/or managed care pharmacy experience
  • 8+ years of leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience regular interface with leadership levels
  • 5+ years of extensive involvement in clinical pharmacy strategy
  • 5+ years hands on experience clinical healthcare improvement programs
  • Experience presenting and defending clinical programs/business cases to leadership 
  • In-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry from both clinical and business perspective

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Creative, high-energy self-starter with broad background, creative drive, and innovative solutions to business needs
  • Ability to make judgments about the value of ideas, needs and resources, and to effectively communicate the advantages and disadvantages of each to other decision makers
  • Ability to conceptualize, align and explain strategic vision based upon multiple complex parameters, including healthcare marketplace, market trends, competitor products, emerging technologies, business opportunities, Company goals, client and consultant requests, product value, product development capabilities and product development process
  • Understanding of Clinical products, capabilities and marketplace needs - must think externally and strategically
  • Demonstrated experience working with all levels of cross-functional teams (executives, managers, analysts)
  • Quickly adaptive to market changes
  • Strong manager and motivator of own team and cross-functional teams

Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing 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: VP Clinical Engagement, Illinois, Chicago

Job Details

  • Contest Number757556
  • Job TitleVP Clinical Engagement - Schaumburg, IL
  • Job FamilyPharmacy
  • Business SegmentOptumRx

Job Location Information

  • Schaumburg, IL
    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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