Job Vacancy Senior Director (Strategy & Growth) – Life Science – Telecommute UnitedHealth Group

Job title: Senior Director (Strategy & Growth) – Life Science – Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group

Job description: 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 Senior Director, Strategy & Growth – Life Science plays a critical role in overseeing the sales, delivery, and execution of high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements. The Senior Director serves as the engagement executive with overall responsibility for quality of delivery, client relationship development, and overall project economics. This leader will bring particular experience in the life science marketplace with ability to successfully building new business through existing and new-to-the organization clients. The Senior Director is also an important member of the pillar’s leadership team, with responsibility to contribute to overall pillar development needs, growth strategy, contributing positively to team culture, and taking on direct reporting relationships.

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:

  • Overall engagement executive across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements and able to accurately diagnose the issues the client has identified (as well as underlying issues) and determine the appropriate solutions that will lead the client to create strategic direction
  • Build consensus among client stakeholders who play a critical role in the client’s ability to successfully implement the identified solutions
  • Industry expert in one or more areas and uses engagements to advance own knowledge
  • Principal point of relationship and escalation for client executives
  • Accountable for overall engagement execution including: quality of output, client satisfaction (Net Promoter Score), and profitability
  • Provides executive oversight of project economics and directs team to follow practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability
  • Provide subject matter expertise to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum Company business units as it relates to strategic planning
  • Provide support to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum Company business units when strategy expertise is required in addressing client issues
  • Communicate effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, clients, and other team members
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations
  • New business development efforts inclusive of: strategy sales to new clients, strategy sales to existing clients, sales of other Optum Advisory/Optum services and capabilities to new or existing clients
  • 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:

  • Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc.) with 10+ years consulting experience OR Bachelor’s Degree with 12+ years consulting experience
  • 7+ years of experience leading strategy work
  • 7+ years of healthcare industry experience with a focus on Life Science
  • Experience with business development – generating $3M+ annually in new sales
  • Experienced engagement leadership and client relationship management
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 50%
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid leadership and strategic planning skills demonstrated within a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated familiarity with variety of problem-solving approaches and frameworks
  • Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
  • Established track record of leading multiple projects and initiatives

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $134,200 to $257,700. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $134,200 to $257,700. 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.

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.

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Location: Eden Prairie, MN

Job date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 22:11:35 GMT

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