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VP Dental Product Development - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/17/2018

Great sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm)


This position serves as the VP Dental Product Development.  The role is accountable for Specialty Benefits’ end-to-end product portfolio strategy, new product development, product implementations, and alignment among the business platforms. Competitive research and analysis, market intelligence, and continual customer-centered innovation are key responsibilities.


The VP Dental Product Development is the key point person for coordinating and generating forward-looking and market-relevant product strategies at the National and Regional levels in response to customer demands and industry trends. The role provides strategic direction across the customer segments and connects Regional and National strategies as appropriate.  Understands key indicators to assess product performance and inform decisions about product features and viability.  Influences health plan Product strategy to achieve profitable, sustainable Specialty Benefits growth across all regions and markets.

This position reports directly to the Vice President, Business Innovation, Specialty Benefits, and works in close partnership with the General Manager of Dental Product Lines; Market Solutions teams, Directors of Financial Protection, Dental, Vision and Product Development, legal, actuarial, underwriting, marketing and Regional Sales and Account Management teams. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop end-to-end, innovative Specialty products and product strategies at the National, Regional and Market levels

  • Research, analyze and communicate industry and customer trends, field competitive intelligence, and sales performance indicators to inform relevant and competitive product strategies that will set UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Specialty Benefits apart from competitors

  • Align and coordinate product strategies across Specialty portfolio, including bundling strategies within full Enterprise spectrum of capabilities

  • Monitor competitive landscape.   Partners closely with market solutions team and trade organizations to serve as the tip of the spear in market awareness

  • Drive consistency of product experience and approach across Commercial portfolios as applicable

  • Works in collaboration with market solutions team and Financial Protection GM to develop market-facing materials and communications related to new products and product strategies   

  • Analyzing business market data collaborates with Product and Underwriting leadership to formulate and set Regional or National product and pricing strategies

  • Executive project manager for high level and strategic related programs

  • Collaborates with other functional leaders in a matrix organization, serving as a key leader for Product-related initiatives

  • Works collaboratively with internal and external business partners, establishing solid working relationships with field leadership

  • Leadership role in development and packaging of UHC Spec Bens value story

Required Qualifications:

  • 15+ yrs. successful product development, management, and/or strategic marketing experience developing and/or managing multiple products and services
  • 10+ years group benefits
  • BA or BS
  • Demonstrated understanding of group market dynamics and competitive environment
  • Strong financial, analytical, data synthesis, strategic thinking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to influence without authority and lead individuals and teams with or without direct management accountability
  • Proven success with driving results through a highly matrixed, often ambiguous environment
  • Highly adaptable and able to manage large number of initiatives simultaneously
  • Demonstrates decisiveness in resolving business problems
  • Proven ability to execute, excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Superior interpersonal skills, influence, collaboration, and listening skills
  • Superior verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Customer-focused; able to work with employers, consumers, consultants, brokers
  • Demonstrates decisiveness in resolving business problems
  • Proven ability to execute, excellent attention to detail and follow through

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is 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: product, specialty benefits, dental Minnetonka, MN

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