Senior Director, Strategy - Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM

Clinical

Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Senior Director, Strategy plays a critical role in overseeing the delivery of services within highly complex, long-term Optum-health system enterprise partnerships. With a focus on growth strategies and applied innovation, the Senior Director role will be responsible for both delivering against the services defined in the partnership agreement and successfully identifying and cultivating expanded business and partnership opportunities. The Senior Director will serve as the primary pillar executive with overall responsibility for partnership roadmap development, quality of delivery against that roadmap, senior-level relationship development, participation in partnership governance, and pillar economics. The Senior Director is also an important member of the Strategy & Growth practice's leadership team, with responsibility to contribute to overall practice development needs, future growth strategy, contributing positively to team culture, and taking on direct reporting relationships.

Our current opportunity is based in either Washington, DC, or remote.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some of our healthcare industry's toughest challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Pillar executive for high-complexity, multi-workstream enterprise partnerships
  • Ability to identify strategic needs, develop roadmaps to realize identified opportunities, and articulate the value proposition for key stakeholders
  • Cultivate relationships and trust with senior enterprise partner stakeholders
  • Industry expert in one or more areas and uses engagements to advance own knowledge (e.g., enterprise strategy, value-based care, population health, consumer, digital, revenue diversification, partnerships)
  • Principal point of relationship and escalation for client executives
  • Accountable for overall pillar execution including quality of output, client satisfaction (Net Promoter Score), and profitability
  • Identifying, scoping, and cultivating opportunities to expand scale and scope of Optum partnership
  • Ability to navigate across and connect with other Optum Advisory Services and Optum/UnitedHealth Group Company business units
  • Communicate effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to external and internal constituents
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations
  • Lead development of intellectual capital and thought leadership collateral

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:
  • Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc.) with 10+ years consulting experience OR Bachelor's Degree with 12+ years consulting experience
  • 7+ years of experience in management and/or strategy consulting
  • 7+ years of experience leading strategy work
  • Healthcare experience (payer/provider)
  • Proven business development experience and track record of cultivating and sustaining a sales pipeline
  • Consulting firm experience including engagement leadership, client relationship management, business development
  • Experienced engagement leadership and client relationship management
  • Experience working in and successfully navigating a matrixed environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Demonstrated familiarity with variety of problem-solving approaches and frameworks
  • Established track record of leading multiple projects and initiatives
  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 60%-80%

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate level degree in business or healthcare
  • 8+ years of professional experience in healthcare
  • Management consulting firm experience
  • Experience in healthcare consulting
  • Experience and highly proficient in managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
  • Experience mentoring and developing team members
  • Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focused problem solving
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams


UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 $130,300 to $250,200. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*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: Senior Director, Consultant, Strategy Consulting, Strategy Consultant, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

Advertisement

2003014