Digital Product Director - UHC Member Connect - Minnetonka, MN at Optum (Minneapolis, MN)

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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
This is a critical role within Optum's product management organization, with purview and responsibilities covering product priorities in the UHC member digital communication channel and serving E&I and M&R. You will have overall accountability and responsibility for the product strategy and execution as well as the outcomes it produces. In this role, you will work with internal stakeholders, including product managers, experience and designers and engineers. You'll collaborate with internal leaders and UHC business leaders.
As product director you will be responsible to build and maintain the team's success from a cultural standpoint. You will be accountable for building and maintaining relationships with your UHC business partners to improve communications, collaboration, and coordination to realize UHC business goals.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Drive the product roadmap and accountable for business outcomes
  • Lead a team of product managers as well as mentor product managers within the organization
  • Build collaborative relationship with UHC business partners including Sales, Marketing, Business Operations, Product, Clinical Services, Shared Services
  • Define the vision, goals and benefits and then track KPI's to measure success/outcome
  • Develop and execute on the product strategy and roadmap
  • Work closely with the leads/peers across Optum analytics product strategy, product development, product operations, and drive go-to-market priorities
  • Engage and collaborate with project sponsors to jointly define emerging projects and shepherd them through the Digital development process
  • Work with stakeholders to build a process to identify new product features that will impact digital with the goal of capturing requirements for digital products
  • Work closely with experience design, operations, marketing, and delivery partners to ensure effective "team-of-teams" execution
  • Represent Optum Digital for internal partner or external client presentations as needed
  • Work with BAs and PMs to manage all commitments made through requirements, planning, and delivery

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:
  • 8+ years of experience working in the digital space
  • 2+ years of demonstrated portfolio of user-centric digital experiences with proven, positive impacts to engagement and KPIs
  • Experience in digital product management (iPerceptions/ForeSee + years)
  • Experience working with clients (managing expectations, managing delivery dates)
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams comprising product managers, project managers, marketers, and engineering
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:
  • Sales or product marketing experience for commercial segments in health insurance
  • Experience building partnership and influencing at an executive level
  • Knowledge of and experience in the US healthcare markets
  • Knowledge of commercial customers and customer needs in the segments
  • Deep understanding of market trends and developments in commercial segments (Individual, Small Group, and Large Group)
  • Solid understanding of market-leading practices, competitive intelligence, and cutting-edge innovation in the market
  • Jira/VersionOne/Aha!
  • Adobe Analytics Tracking & Reporting
  • iPerceptions/ForeSee
  • Splunk & API Performance Tracking
  • User monitoring/video Tools
  • Testing Methodologies and Tools
  • Digital Commerce Products
  • Digital Registration and Adoption Products
  • Digital Content Personalization Products
  • Digital Preference Management Products
  • Knowledge of current digital web and application standards
  • Solid ability to absorb and make sense of large amounts of data, information and perspectives to direct decision making
  • Ability to turn complicated inputs into a clear, communicable vision that delivers user/member and clear business value
  • Results-oriented individual with strong influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding communication skills for all audience types including executives

Leader Attributes:
  • Innovative
  • Analytical thinker
  • Execution-driven
  • Strategic
  • Operationally focused
  • Strong judgment
  • Navigate complex organizations

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to 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.
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Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.


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At Optum the ideal of helping people live healthier lives transcends the healthcare industry and applies to our employee experience. Through meaningful mentorships and participation in holistic leadership development programs, I have been empowered to show up as the best version of my authentic self at home and at work to pursue my life’s purpose.


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