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Vice President, Product Strategy - Payer - Eden Prairie, MN

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)   Optum has recently transitioned 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 cross - functional portfolio development and innovation.  The VP of Optum Product for Payer assists in defining the Product Strategy for the Payer market, helps inform and influence the overall product portfolio, and provides input to the product development process ensuring future developments meet the needs of the payer market with an emphasis on creating and coordinating cross Optum solutions for the payer space.  This is a new role at Optum focused on creating a world class product organization.  This position will play a critical role in Optum’s development.  This position will closely coordinate with the product groups in each business unit (OptumRx, Optum Insight, Optum Health) as well as with marketing, finance and sales.  The VP of Product (Payer) has a deep understanding of the business strategy and translates market trends and customer needs into a comprehensive Payer - focused Product Strategy that ensures that business growth and revenue goals are achieved.   The role is responsible for strategic Product Management activities that relate to the Payer market.  This includes working closely with Product leaders to develop a strategic vision for the product portfolio and product solutions for the payer market.  The role reports to the SVP of Product Strategy for Optum.   Primary Responsibilities: Play a significant role ensuring that the portfolio of solutions meets or exceeds revenue and market share goals Synthesizes competitive analysis and market assessments to inform the product strategy for Payer, and establish go - to - market strategies that capitalize on market trends, customer needs and competitive positioning Understands the competitive landscape - competitor strategies, positioning, strengths and weaknesses Establishes a Strategic Roadmap for the portfolio, including New Product concepts, and extensions of existing solutions Helps identify target customers and champions Market Intimacy to uncover market needs Understands and documents macro / micro market trends and competitive threats to drive cross - Optum product strategy Constantly collects and analyzes performance data (e.g., market, financial, and operational) in order to identify new opportunities for the business Engages key clients for strategic discussions on market trend impact, current issues, and new product concepts Cross Optum product value proposition development enabling end - to - end solutions for the payer market Coordination of Optum Innovation activities, including cross enterprise coordination (including technology and UHG) and working with the businesses to identify new areas of innovation Support Sales for Key Client activities  Required Qualifications: 6+ Years of direct experience working with payers or products / solutions sold to payers 8+ Years of experience managing a diverse product portfolio and a deep understand of product strategy, portfolio management and product development Four - year degree in business, healthcare, or technology (or equivalent) Experience in product development process, project management, and complex projects and activities Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of healthcare Strong demonstrated ability to lead business initiatives to a successful result Team building and culture building experience Business process experience 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 Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 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 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 Strong initiative and self - motivation Ability to manage projects simultaneously and achieve goals.  Uses resources effectively and efficiently Excellent follow through, attention to detail, and time management skills Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization 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: Vice President, Product Strategy - Payer, Payers, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota  

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