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UnitedHealth Group Innovation Strategy Manager - Minneapolis, MN in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 Innovation Strategy Manager supports an Innovation Team responsible for accelerating growth opportunities for all populations served by UnitedHealthcare. The Innovation Team interfaces regularly with UnitedHealthcare Executive Leadership and other senior leaders throughout the enterprise in addition to senior leaders from external partners both large and small. The selected candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in finance, marketing, engineering, consulting, investments, and design. As a member of the UnitedHealthcare Innovation Team, you will be a responsible partner charged with exploring and developing new business models and alternative sources of growth in partnership with senior leaders in the enterprise. The selected candidate will work directly with innovation team leaders, internal business partners and external partners to advance proposed business opportunities and develop and execute hypothesis tests to demonstrate business value and impact.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative and technically versatile with experience designing, developing, and delivering a range of digital products and services. This team player will have a future-forward mindset with fierce curiosity to look beyond the way thing are now and focus on what could, should and will be. The individual will be quick to share, open to feedback, a thoughtful listener and an eager contributor. As part of a team driven with palatable tenacity for progress, the candidate must possess an intolerance for lingering questions and drive action that moves us forward even in the face of uncertainty. As a critical asset to our high-performing team, the candidate can expect to enjoy an environment of collaboration where we raise each other’s spirits, inject humor to lighten the mood and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. We are a team of smart operators eager to grow and help our company deliver on its vision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducts primary and secondary research, data, analyses and recommendations to update business cases / investment thesis and refine assumptions as needed

  • Knows how to manage against a project plan and oversees project resources to execute development and experimentation activities on highly visible strategic projects

  • Manages contract development in collaboration with project leadership

  • Applies a user-centered mindset to project tasks and activities

  • Prepares teams for working sessions and facilitates groups of senior-level individuals in design workshops in collaboration with leadership

  • Researches market trends and drives opportunity identification within the team

  • Assembles recommendations on future business models and potential impact to UnitedHealth Group

  • Monitors project performance and recommends adjustments as needed to advance the opportunity

  • Understand the UHC brand standards and apply a disciplined approach to integrating them in the team’s outputs

  • Manages project status reports and supports open communication channels with leadership and appropriate business partners

  • Build comprehensive financial models, proformas and data analysis models

  • Develop presentations and materials for use both internally and externally

  • Prepare executive briefing materials on innovation opportunities including domain research, ideation, initiative performance, strategic roadmap logic,

  • Support Directors of Innovation as they lead strategic initiatives

  • Supports team member development

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:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, communications, computer science, design or other relevant field

  • 3 years of relevant experience in strategy, management consulting, investment banking or startup community

  • Healthcare related experience

  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Intermediate to advance proficiency in MS PowerPoint and Excel

  • Technical fluency - comfortable with current and emerging technology methodologies

  • Strong understanding of digital technology and digital experiences

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, pivoting and high-pressure timelines / goals

  • Ability to work in Minnetonka, MN and travel as dictated by business and customer needs

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business or design

  • Demonstrated experience in defining research criteria, participating in user research, and translating user research into design decisions

  • Financial modeling experience

  • Start-up or Entrepreneur experience

  • Experience creating and giving executive presentations

  • Intermediate to advance proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

  • High emotional intelligence

  • Demonstrated understanding of design thinking, innovation and strategy frameworks

  • Stellar research, synthesis, and storytelling capabilities

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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.

Job Keywords: Innovation Strategy Manager, Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota