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Director Business Process - MN based

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 10/12/2018

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)

The Director Technology Strategy will provide Technology leadership and expertise to drive the development activities working with Product and Technology Engineering organizations and handle cross - functional interaction with business, informatics, IT and operations groups within Optum.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • General Program management - defining market requirements, Technology roadmaps, and packaging the features into Technology releases for the assigned Technology capabilities
  • Define the business case for new or enhanced Technology capabilities to ensure the proposed capabilities are aligned with the strategic business goals
  • Analyze the competitive landscape and client requests for market needs that current products and capabilities do not meet; define user personas, write Technical requirements and use scenario, and create / maintain prioritized backlogs
  • Work with engineering to conduct technology assessments and ensure that technical designs are aligned with industry trends and evolving market needs
  • Monitor Product releases to ensure high quality and on - time delivery, and coordinate launch activities to drive commercial success
  • Build strong working relationships across Optum and UHC to determine future Technology direction and assist in the successful design and launch of new capabilities
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on products and processes within the scope of responsibilities
  • Potentially manage one or more business analysts; sets team direction, resolves problems and provides guidance to members of own team

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical, business or health care related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of health care or IT business experience
  • 8+ years’ of Technology Management / Technology Development with IT solutions in Healthcare
  • 5+ years  directly engaged with regulatory solutions such as HEDIS measure development and NCQA certification process.
  • 2+ years managing and deploying Rules engines in health care analytics.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to lead major initiatives to a successful result
  • 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
  • Ability to effectively deal with moderate 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 outcome - oriented 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
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • Formal training or certification in Technology Management
  • Healthcare experience with data platform and analytics products
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.

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