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UnitedHealth Group

Director, OptumRx Corporate Strategy - Telecommute


Medical Director



Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Optum 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)
OptumRx Product & Strategy

As a Director, Strategic Initiatives in OptumRx, you will leverage data, analytics, research, and market insights to solve our greatest business challenges and opportunities, working with leaders across the organization.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead OptumRx initiatives spanning growth strategy, product strategy, and operational excellence by directly scoping, initiating, planning, executing, and controlling large complex strategy projects tied to high priority business objectives
  • Establish objectives, define deliverables, structure work effort, and mobilize cross-functional teams to deliver against multiple high priority, impactful strategic initiatives
  • Drive data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, prioritization, and strategy communication
  • Act as a strategic thought leader to solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Drive measurable business impact to the organization

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
  • 3+ years of top-tier strategy consulting experience and/or corporate strategy experience; at least 1 year of which must be in healthcare
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects to ensure their quality and on-time delivery
  • Experience with conceptual, analytical and financial modeling and driving data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction
  • Experience delivering results with large-scale, cross-functional teams in highly matrixed organizations
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and making strategic recommendations to C-Suite level
  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams in large organizations, working in a cross-matrixed team-oriented environment, navigating ambiguity and persisting through barriers
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Experience working for a large consulting firm (top 10)
  • Experience working for a large healthcare organization
  • Direct experience in pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management
  • Working knowledge of the payer and health services industry

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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 OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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.

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.