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Job Category:

Sales Support



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

VP Strategic Engagement - RQNS - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/17/2018

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

This position resides in the Risk, Quality and Network Solutions (RQNS) area within Optum.  RQNS’s suite of solutions focuses on engagements with health plans and provider systems to help them manage their risk, quality and network for best outcomes for patients and lowered costs for the healthcare system overall. The accountability of this role will be to manage end-to-end our RAF relationship with UnitedHealth Care for RQNS.    
This senior level role is needed in the Business Unit to bring/drive expertise, focus, and increased strategic value to UHC (and its divisions) on RQNS, including new products/services and pricing models.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Drive Strategy for RQNS clients – including innovation, value and accountability
  • Deliver clarity to UHC clients on RQNS Strategy, Execution, Delivery, and ROI
  • Lead new pricing model development to allow Optum to capture upside and de-commoditize legacy product pricing pressure
  • Accountable for $500M current revenue and additional growth strategies across new products within UHC lines of business and ultimately driving significant value to UHC and enterprise
  • Lead strategy to develop other areas where RQNS infrastructure and assets can drive greater value to UHC in other domain’s i.e., clinical and Housecalls
  • Leverage this IP and methods/process into commercial product/client base
  • Trusted Subject Matter Expert on Risk, Quality & Network Solutions
  • Define an operational delivery model that yields the right results
  • Define pricing and value propositions that are attractive both to the client and to Optum
  • Support and / or lead the assessment and qualification of specific clients and / or markets
  • Ability to capture market and business needs and define a strategic vision

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or business, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of healthcare experience
  • Large P & L accountability (minimum of $500M)
  • 10+ years of experience in Risk Adjustment (retrospective and prospective) solutions in healthcare.
  • Subject Matter Expert in risk, quality, & network solutions (preferably within UHG/Optum).
  • Demonstrated success aligning business partners and operational delivery teams
  • Experience in leading large, complex projects to achieve business objectives
  • Substantial experience in driving business results, negotiating with clients and working with operations through integrated people, process and technology
  • Demonstrated experience guiding collaboration of work teams, both internal and external and demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams in a geographically dispersed work environment
  • Proven ability to tackle business crisis situations, put plans in place to work through and resolve issues.
  • Experience in engaging and presenting to senior leadership/executive level
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Self-starter with ability to work on own with fair degree of ambiguity and autonomy; strong work ethic, independent, dependable, self-directed with ability to recognize when guidance is needed
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to function in a multi-project environment with changing priorities and high visibility
  • Exceptional project management skills, strong communications skills, teamwork and influencing without authority
  • Outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills with ability to interface with operational personnel as well as senior leaders
  • Understanding of financial planning and ability to build comprehensive financial business cases to justify investment and convey client value/return models
  • Consistently exemplifies cross-function, cross-company collaboration and partnership
  • Fosters open and honest communications
  • Ability to travel:  40%
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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: Risk Quality, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Telecommute

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