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UnitedHealth Group Vice President, Product Strategy - Eden Prairie, MN or Boston, MA in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

Seeking a VP of Health Benefit Accounts (HBA) product strategy. The VP of HBA product will work. To develop, define and execute the product strategy for the HBA business, this role will have responsibility to manage the overall product portfolio across the various HBA product suite (HSA, FSA, HRA, MSA, Cobra, Transportation)

The VP of Product has a deep understanding of the business strategy of HBA business along with the larger OFS and Optum Health business unit and translates market trends along with client and consumer needs into a product strategy that ensures that business growth and revenue goals are achieved.

This role is responsible for the strategic product management activities for the HBA product portfolio. This includes working closely with technology, growth office, operations, marketing, finance, and all other key stakeholders across Optum, and UHC

The role is responsible for strategic Product Management activities for the entire Optum OFS HBA product portfolio. The role reports to the Head of the HBA business.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the portfolio of solutions meets or exceeds revenue and market share goals

  • Development of CBAs to support and justify capital spend

  • Synthesizes competitive analysis and market assessments to drive the product strategy, prioritize investments, and establish go-to-market strategies that capitalize on market trends, customer needs and competitive positioning

  • Clearly understands the competitive landscape - competitor strategies, positioning, strengths and weaknesses

  • Establishes a Strategic Roadmap for the portfolio, including New Product concepts, extensions of existing solutions, and M / A activities

  • Understands and documents macro / micro market trends and competitive threats to drive the Business capability’s 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

  • Support Sales for Key Client activities

  • Creation of a product culture across the enterprise including talent development, training, career pathing

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree

  • 5+ years of success of bringing products to market, leading teams, creating industry/market collaboration, expanding a P&L

  • Cross-functional knowledge (Product Development, Business Development, Finance, Marketing, Technology, Strategy, M&A,)

  • Ability to not only see tasks through to completion, but to "identify" the tasks needed to move the business forward

  • 5+ years of progressive business management career progression in B2B, Direct to Consumer product development, launch, and management

  • 2+ years of project management and analytical experience

  • 2+ years of business development or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of HBA eco system and clear understanding of industry trends and market-leading strategies

  • Strong project management skills, including risk and contingency management, ability to manage competing demands and set priorities, and achieve deliverables

  • Experience working in and leading teams in a matrix organization

  • Strong leadership, management, communication and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing senior-level presentations and reports

  • Strong analytical skills; has hands-on experience; ability to quickly aggregate and analyze information and draw conclusions

  • Strong communicator; capable of effectively presenting ideas and selling concepts and tactics; excellent writer, proven ability to communicate effectively

  • Proven ability to build relationships cross-functionally and lead toward common goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of healthcare industry experience

  • Working knowledge of Optum & UnitedHealth Group

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: 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: project management, business development, VP, healthcare