Director, Strategy and Innovation - Boston, Washington DC, Eden Prairie - Teleco
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Director, OI Strategy and Innovation is a seasoned business strategist and advisor with responsibility for partnering with OptumInsight executives to provide thought leadership, strategic direction, market analysis, and support accelerating growth objectives. This person must convince leaders and operators of his / her value, earn their trust and time, and work collaboratively to build actionable strategies.


The Director, OI Strategy and Innovation will work with executive and business unit leadership to frame the market, identify market opportunities, build analytics-based market-level strategies, drive acceleration of significant growth paths (OI's "big bets") and identify and execute on strategic M&A priorities. In order to do this, the Director, Strategy will have a strong understanding of competitive dynamics, customer needs, market trajectory, and Optum capabilities across the healthcare landscape.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to development and execution of market level strategies (e.g., Payer, Provider, State Government, Life Sciences) and think through synergies across strategies for OI, Optum and UHG
  • Ideate and drive acceleration of Growth Big Bets and Market Disruption / Innovation, which are key components of OI market level and segment strategy. Collaborate with product and business leadership to develop concepts further through the lifecycle, from overall strategy through to product ideation and definition, and business model development, work through buyer segments, pricing models, competitive differentiation, etc.
  • Collaborate and join broader Optum or UHG work teams in cross-enterprise initiatives, such as Digital, Consumerism and Global
  • Support Optum Insight initiatives spanning growth strategy and/or operational excellence by directly scoping, initiating, planning, and executing projects
  • Deliver data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, corporate prioritization, corporate development and strategy communication (Executive management, Board, investors, company)
  • Solve unique and complex problems requiring integrated solutions with broad impact on the business
  • Collaborate on strategic M&A prioritization and execution, building strategic analyses on priority targets with the goal of progressing key deals that enhance Optum's Insight's overall value proposition
  • Support development of team culture and approaches within broader OI, help codify best practices
  • In partnership with OI Strategy leaders, convene and lead cross-functional teams to execute key large-scale projects
  • Influence OI Senior Leadership to adopt new ideas, or pursue new business opportunities through strong strategic analysis and business case development
  • Develop strong relationships with key Optum BU leaders

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 5+ years of experience directly and/or indirectly managing people in delivering strategic/advisory services or other analytic/services offerings
  • 5+ years of experience developing market overviews, understanding competitive positioning, analyzing market trends, and understanding customer needs
  • 3+ years of Healthcare experience
  • Able to travel up to 25% (project dependent)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA and 2+ years of post-MBA experience at a leading strategy consulting firm
  • Solid analytic, modeling and communication skills
  • Operational experience (operations, product development, marketing, finance, sales, etc.)
  • Experience and understanding of healthcare data and analytics, digital technology, healthcare administrative functions, and/or healthcare clinical workflows

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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

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: Director, Strategy, Innovation, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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