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Vice President Product Operations - Optum Corporate - Eden Prairie MN

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UnitedHealth Group

Hopkins, MN

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Vice President, Product Operations - Optum Corporate - Eden Prairie, MN

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Position Description

Optum is transitioning the organization to have a much stronger product and service mindset in terms of how we develop our offerings and sell in the marketplace. As part of this transition Optum is creating a Corporate Product function to accelerate our development and success in each of the many markets we serve. The VP of Product Operations

will advance the product reporting to ensure informed decisions are being made, drive accountability for product performance, embed product life cycle management, and supports product innovation. This position will partner closely with the product groups in each business unit as well as with marketing, finance and sales. The VP of Product Operations has a deep understanding of the business strategy and translates market trends and customer needs into operational initiatives that support business growth.

The role is responsible for advancing product management across the entire Optum product portfolio. This includes working closely with each business unit to help them operationalize product initiatives and provide visibility of their portfolios. The role reports to the Head of Product for Optum.

Primary Responsibilities:

Ensure that the portfolio of solutions meets or exceeds revenue and market share goals, partnering with the businesses to drive incremental earnings improvements

Advance Product Taxonomy and performance reporting through business engagement and product and capital committees

Lead the transition to common product - based P&Ls to drive improved accountability and control (PPR)

Align with finance and operational data initiatives, central product source of truth - MDM and BI

Strengthen and embed product life cycle framework with common phases, people and processes at each phase in Accelerate 2.0

Develop Product Scorecards and operating calendar - annual review cycle with ongoing rationalization and prioritization of investment

Support Optum Product Leadership Team in support of common approaches

Drive innovation with business units and support the development of product road maps

Required Qualifications:

Four - year degree in business, healthcare, or technology (or equivalent)

10 Years of experience managing a diverse product portfolio and a deep understanding of product strategy, portfolio management and product development

Experience in product development processes, project management, and complex projects and activities

Strong demonstrated ability to lead business initiatives to a successful result

Ability to manage projects simultaneously and achieve goals. Uses resources effectively and efficiently

Experience in complex, matrix organizations; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network

Demonstrated leadership ability with cross - functional teams and consensus builder

Ability to effectively deal with levels of ambiguity - can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, comfortably handles risk and uncertainty

Good negotiation, problem solving, planning and decision - making skills. Accurately scopes out projects, sets objectives and goals, develops schedules and resource assignments, measures performance against goals, and evaluates results

Team building and culture building experience

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization

Effective formal presentation and facilitation skills in a variety of settings

Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a positive and supportive manner

Strong analytical abilities, organization and project / process management skills

Strong initiative and self - motivation

Excellent follow through, attention to detail, and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

MBA or Master’s degree

Business process experience

Knowledge of healthcare

Experience in Agile development processes

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.

Job Keywords: Portfolio Management, Product Development, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota


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About UnitedHealth Group 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. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term

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