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Creative Director - Creative Partners - UHG - Hybrid


Medical Director


Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Creative Partners is the internal creative team within the enterprise marketing organization at UnitedHealth Group, supporting the Optum, UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealth Group portfolio of brands. This position is a Creative Director role, leading a creative team supporting UnitedHealth Group, including touchpoints across a broad range of internal and external audiences including brand content, communications, advertising, events, and digital/social media. The ideal candidate knows how to manage people, is as a strategic thought leader, with excellent critical thinking skills and can process, react to and solve problems quickly. The candidate should also have excellent team and relationship building skills and a portfolio representing experience in creative for a large, consumer facing brand.

If you are located in Eden Prairie, you will have the flexibility to work remotely*, as well as work onsite 3 days every week in the office as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Active team leader and influencer for teams that reports directly and indirectly, mentoring, training, providing feedback, assigning work, monitoring workloads, removing roadblocks and career path navigation
  • Demonstrated ability to not only lead large-scale projects, but also create new, innovative strategic solutions while ensuring brand guidelines are followed and visual and written communication standards are met - while still pushing the brand forward
  • High level of conceptualization and implementation of creative solutions that meet communication, marketing and content strategies from concept to completion
  • Possesses the unique ability to elevate creative solutions to reach strategic business objectives and mentors others on this skill
  • Independent leader that actively pursues new ways of doing things and stays on the leading edge of new technologies and creative trends
  • Possess solid conceptual skills, high level sense of design, copy, layout and typography, and a broad thinker who can offer a variety of creative solutions
  • Interpret and present complicated concepts in a visually appealing and clear manner
  • Develop solid relationships with our communications, marketing and business partners to ensure final creative solution meets project’s goal and be the point of contact to problem solve and defuse situations when challenges arise

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:
Before applying, please ensure each of these experiences are stated clearly on your resume under each applicable employer entry.

  • 10+ years of creative, design, copy or brand experience
  • 7+ years of experience managing creative teams including hiring, termination and performance evaluations
  • Stakeholder/client relationship management experience
  • Experience influencing C Suite leaders
  • Internal/external communications and branded content experience
  • Portfolio link atop resume demonstrating high-quality, multi-channel creative deliverables and capabilities
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work onsite in Eden Prairie a minimum of every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Demonstrated ability to clarify, manage and prioritize several deliverables

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Visual Arts, or Design
  • Expert knowledge in creative production process
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook
  • Proven team player and able to work across multi-functional teams
  • Demonstrated passion to learn, innovate, inspire
  • Proven emotional intelligence
  • Proven effective verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proven effective leadership and process/problem resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects and prioritize workload within a fast-paced environment

Total Compensation. As part of your total compensation package, which includes base, bonus opportunity, PTO and holiday pay, you will also receive these benefits at these rates, not to mention a remote work opportunity and healthy work/life balance.

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.