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UnitedHealth Group

Senior Director - Clinical Performance Finance, Strategy and Investments - Telecommute





Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Optum Care is a $30 billion a year organization, touching over 20 million patients, 100 payers and >60,000 aligned physicians.

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

The Director will report to the Senior Vice President leading one of the pillars within the national Clinical Performance team (CP). The role will be responsible for:

  • Support the strategic vision of achieving the quadruple aim
  • Management, administration and execution of multiple projects and workstreams involving Finance, Strategy and Investments
  • Manage daily operations of multiple levels of staff
  • Accountable for financial (budgets and actuals) and non-financial results (clinical metrics, staffing models, etc.)
  • Setting performance success criteria to support investment decisions, including critical cross-pillar and cross-market initiatives
  • Developing executive-level relationships and co-developing the long-term strategy and roadmaps for alignment on investments in clinical programs that drive value
  • Managing cross-pillar financial discipline and accountability around critical decisions and execution

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance and expertise to internal and external partners to ensure programs and strategies are implemented and maintained effectively
  • Review consolidated operational performance reports in order to determine overall effectiveness, make necessary changes, and identify opportunities for new programs or program consolidation or expansion
  • Partner with relevant internal and/or external stakeholders to develop and/or review potential operational strategies, programs, and plans (e.g., affordability initiatives; quality programs; projected resource needs)
  • A key measure of success for this role will be value delivered to the regions or Care Delivery Organizations (CDOs) through clinical programs while ensuring overall return on investment during a period of rapid growth and innovation.
  • Effective facilitation and communication with market and CP leadership is imperative
  • Provides leadership to and is accountable for the performance and results of diverse or broad investment portfolio, such as the Innovation Fund, through multiple layers of management. Impact of work is most often at the market or regional level
  • Lead in the financial management of capital and operating expenses, estimate synergies and benefits, as well as develop the metrics, benchmarks and analytics to guide the appropriate investment decisions.
  • Understands and incorporates industry specific metrics into reports to highlight relevant trends and support fact-based business decisions
  • Build and inspire a high-performing team to partner with clinical experts on execution and escalation of issues and opportunities
  • Analyze possible mergers and acquisitions. Works with senior leadership on all phases of the pre-merger process, including consulting opportunities

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 or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience within finance, including finance leadership
  • 5+ years of experience leading and mentoring teams
  • Experience with program development and execution, investments, M&A and/or value creation
  • Solid understanding of managed care, quality improvement, patient and provider experience
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%
  • 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:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead decision-making and decision support programs
  • Proven ability to develop strategies, plans, tactics and interventions and partner with technology organizations for implementation
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work in a highly matrixed organization and ability to influence others
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Excellent presentation, writing, and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and consulting skills
  • Proven ability to work with people at multiple levels of the organization, multiple functions of an organization, and multiple locations

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 Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $134,200 to $257,700. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $134,200 to $257,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*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.