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Job Category:

Information Technology

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

55305

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Director of Strategic Data Solutions - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 08/27/2018

Some jobs push you to be your best by enabling you to use your technical savvy and systems expertise. This is that job. You will need to put all of your leadership vision forward as you lead teams of highly skilled, passionate people. At Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're helping to make the health care system work better for everyone. We're bringing more resources, more data and more challenges to our work as we continue to help shape the way health care systems perform. As a Director of IT, you'll guide your teams to drive and manage high-quality execution and operational excellence, as they deliver technology solutions that meet business needs and maximize customer experience, growth and retention. This is the place where you can do more with the support and resources of a Fortune 6 company.   Strategic Data Solutions helps businesses unlock the value of data through a broad range of products and services that support the health and wellbeing industry. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing services that will enable growth and deliver value. We use data to spark innovation that will drive healthcare insights and ensure greater patient outcomes.  We are looking for a seasoned dynamic individual to join our team that has a proven background of positioning businesses in their market providing competitive advantage through strategies that leverage data technologies.   Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support and enable CIO vision around critical business capabilities by partnering with respective Architecture teams to help formulate data strategies that align to business technology roadmaps
  • Deliver business transformation through disruptive technology innovation
  • Providing industry expertise that will support and guide business decisions around strategic investments
  • Understand client business model, goals and data architecture that will provide informative inputs around strategic direction
  • Work directly with client leaders, understanding client business model, goals and data architecture that will provide informative inputs around strategic direction
  • Support and enable client vision for critical business capabilities by partnering with respective Architecture teams to help formulate data strategies that align to business technology roadmaps
  • Assume the advisory role on technology related topics, providing industry expertise and communicating insights that will support and guide business decisions around strategic investments
  • Work closely with project teams to help ensure we deliver, proactively managing your assigned portfolio
  • Lead change and innovation - pursue opportunities to adopt new technologies and drive adoption to enhance business outcomes - drive and mange high-quality execution across organizational lines
  • Communicate with impact - influence and negotiate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders to achieve win-win solutions that advance organizational goals
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage IT industry/marketplace technologies and trends
  • Providing industry expertise that will support and guide business decisions around strategic investments
  • Understand client business model, goals and data architecture that will provide informative inputs around strategic direction
  • Deliver business transformation through disruptive technology innovation

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 8 + years of professional IT experience
  • 5+ years managing business technology strategies
  • Proven experience responsible for cost leadership and product distinction business technology strategies
  • Prior experience leading distributed teams including offshore teams
  • Experience presenting to an Executive audience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care industry experience
  • Graduate degree 
  • Experience working with Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Six Sigma certification

Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing 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: Data Strategy, cost leadership, M&A, MBA, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

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