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VP, Healthcare Analytics - Minneapolis, MN or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Minneapolis, MN
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746349 VP Healthcare Analytics Minneapolis MN or Telecommute

VP, Healthcare Analytics - Minneapolis, MN or Telecommute (746349)

Position Description

As the rules continue to change, one company continues to lead. No industry is moving faster than health care, and no organization is better positioned to lead the industry forward than UnitedHealth Group. You will join a team addressing society's greatest challenges in health care - quality, access and affordability. As the VP of Healthcare Analytics, you will strategically manage teams that are committed to evaluating the health outcome and economic impact of health care interventions, policy changes and population health dynamics. By leading a large team of analytic talent, you will drive high performance, efficiency and growth through application of advanced analytics across Optum.  You will set the tone for business engagement to enable analytics teams to bring strategic approaches to advance Optum’s impact in the healthcare industry through the application of advanced analytics. This is the challenge of a lifetime. Now is the time and this is the place to start doing your life's best work.(sm)


This is a critical Leadership position. This individual will be a Subject Matter Expert, Thought Leader, Business Development Leader, and the General Manager of this business. You will lead a team of 80+ scientists, researchers, analysts and support staff to a target Revenue of $25M in 2018. This individual will lead UHG/Optum initiatives such as Value-based Formulary (ORx), UHC's Chemotherapy Transparency Tool, Cross-Optum projects and Value-Based Contracting Management.  

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership to a number of teams, comprising analytic talent from many parts of Optum
  • Build strong relationships with Optum businesses area supports by the analytics that your team creates
  • Support the development of a “community of analytics” - creating a culture that makes Optum THE place to be for advanced analytics in healthcare
  • Serve as a key member on the OEA analytic steering team
  • Support the implementation of Optum-wide analytics initiatives such as OptumIQ
  • Support the prioritization and delivery of impactful analytic projects
  • Lead projects from conceptualization to completion
  • Build strong relationships within the organization including finance, marketing, communications and human capital
  • Build a global team of analytics talent through thoughtful and consistent engagement of global delivery leadership
  • Mentor and develop your elite team


Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Health Services Research, Biostatistics, Health Economics  
  • 15 or more years of experience in health care analysis
  • 10 or more years of experience managing a team
  • Prior experience managing a P&L or budget 
  • Experience performing large deal sales to large key external clients
  • Experience directing cross-functional teams
  • Experience working in a complex, matrixed organization
  • Knowledge of analytic capability foundations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management consulting experience




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)


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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 Number746349
  • Job TitleVP, Healthcare Analytics - Minneapolis, MN or Telecommute
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelExecutive
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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