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UnitedHealth Group

Executive Director - Illinois (Office Based or Hybrid Model) (107350848)


Executive Director



Chicago, Illinois, United States

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Medicare & Retirement Executive Director is accountable for all aspects of the P&L within a given market, with primary responsibility for defining, leading and driving local initiatives to achieve five Star CMS rating, Coding, Growth, Building Medicare networks, Retention of Medicare members and Affordability goals. The Executive Director sets strategy and prioritization with national shared service partners specific to the local market and ensures cross-organizational alignment. Is the face of M&R in his/her market. Establishes and maintains clear leadership credibility and partnership with our external provider and broker partners. Recruits, retains and nurtures top talent. Promotes Our United Culture. Drives innovation. Is externally focused and facing. Additionally, this role will be responsible for identifying and leading new business strategies and initiatives to meet the needs of our members. These strategies will impact Medicare Advantage product development and planning, new business ventures, and market expansion.

It is preferred this position is officed based or hybrid model in Chicago, IL or any location within a commutable distance to Chicago, IL or Milwaukee, WI. Requires in market travel, up to 25%.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Defines and owns execution of the Provider Engagement strategy; establishes strong, collaborative relationships with providers in support of all Quality, NPS and Affordability goals; works collaboratively with Optum, UHN and UCS partners
  • Defines and owns execution of the Growth and Retention strategy in partnership with Distribution; is the face of the market to external channels
  • Defines and owns execution of the Stars strategy inclusive of HEDIS, Part D and CAHPS to achieve 80% of members in 4+ star plans
  • Stars strategy inclusive of HEDIS, Part D and CAHPs to achieve 85% of members in 4 star plans
  • Must be able to demonstrated ability of 5+ years of experience in Medicare with a concentration on Stars market leading levels at 4+ stars
  • Working cross-organizationally with local health plan team, Network, Market Medical Director and Optum to increase suspect closure, recapture, and prevalence improvement inclusive of increasing HouseCalls completion rates and reducing refusal rates
  • Achieving market-level NPS goals
  • Identifying and executing against Affordability opportunities aligned with market goals
  • Act as voice of the market for print and television interviews
  • Actively collaborates with all Medicare & Retirement national functions (Product, Sales, Marketing, Member Experience, Finance), UnitedHealthcare shared services functions (Network, Clinical, Quality, Operations) and Optum (Local Care Delivery, HouseCalls, Complex Population Management) functions to leverage local market knowledge and establish and drive plans across all levers of the P&L

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's degree in business management or healthcare related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a large, complex and successful health care / managed care organization with demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and accountability
  • In-depth experience with health care providers/ networks, CMS Star ratings, HEDIS measures, Part D and clinical quality
  • Track record of meeting business goals via driving disciplined, fact – based decisions and executing with discipline and urgency
  • 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:

  • Master’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, marketing, economics, health or public policy
  • 5+ years as a manager with direct reports who drives performance
  • 5+ years of experience in Medicare provider contracting including demonstration of contracting with hospital CEOs/CFOs
  • 5+ years of proven experience with Medicare Advantage filing of bids and creation of benefit packages that will lead to double digit growth and high member NPS scores
  • Experience in a Medicare Advantage or other government-funded healthcare business
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, including well-developed interpersonal skills used to influence the behavior of others across a highly-matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated success building relationships with external executives and stakeholders
  • Track record of meeting business goals via driving disciplined, fact-based decisions and executing with discipline and urgency
  • Demonstrated solid financial acumen and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills – ability to speak to large groups and television interviews as well
  • Proven organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity

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

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 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.