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UnitedHealth Group

Director of Talent Acquisition - OptumCare - Remote in WA, OR, CA

Human Resources



Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States

**Up to $20,000 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates**

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)

The Director of Talent Acquisition is a highly visible regional leadership role that is responsible for developing and leading the overall strategy and execution of the Talent Acquisition function for Provider Recruitment within OptumCare. The TA leader provides overall strategic direction for the design and delivery of talent acquisition in the Pacific West for OptumCare to support long-term goals and strategic growth initiatives. This leader will create best-in-class recruiting strategies and programs to ensure acquisition of top talent for all levels in the organization. This position works with the business People Team and is responsible for aligning the candidate recruitment strategy with business priorities and then delivering on the strategy with a solid focus on candidate and hiring manager experience.

This role requires a thorough understanding of the business, client needs, specific talent pools and the innovation necessary to execute an aggressive talent acquisition strategy. This leader needs to be both highly strategic and a solid operator of excellence. The Director of Talent Acquisition will lead a large talent acquisition team and provide direction and best practices for recruiting exceptional talent.

Achievement Drive, Growth Mindset, Leading Change and Transitions, Systems Thinking, Managing Teams, Vision and Strategy Formulation, Global and Broad Perspective, Comfort with Uncertainty and Ambiguity, Motivating and Influencing

If you are located in Washington, Oregon, or California, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Through a solid partnership with the business, leads the regional TA team to fully meet the needs of the business balancing metrics with talent quality and candidate and hiring manger experience
  • Establish relationships and partner with key physicians and business and HR leaders to understand their talent and succession needs, develop strategies to meet these needs, and drive accountability in recruiting and selection
  • Determine workforce planning strategies, leverage data to determine both short and long term recruiting plans- thinking about how to run a highly agile and cost effective model that delivers the best quality outcomes possible
  • Provide expertise in market insights, talent landscape, and an understanding of talent needs to assist in developing company growth plans and forecast
  • Work to achieve talent acquisition metrics and goals including quality of applicant pools and hires, diversity, number of hires, time to fill, hiring manager and new hire Net Promoter Score (NPS) goals, cost-per-hire, turnover data and other data. Analyzes success against metrics and creates and executes plans to achieve ongoing improvement in results that will reduce turnover in the business
  • Develop and execute best-in-class practices for end-to-end candidate experience inclusive of sourcing, screening, interviewing, communication, selection and onboarding
  • Develop high performing recruitment and sourcing professionals through ongoing opportunities for professional development, mentorship and coaching
  • Partner with D&I leadership on driving a diversity recruiting strategy

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
  • 5+ years of progressive full life cycle Talent Acquisition experience
  • Experience leading teams and driving results through matrixed teams and relationships
  • Solid management skills including the ability to effectively consult, negotiate, resolve conflict and influence change
  • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems, social media and recruiting process workflows
  • 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:

  • Healthcare/Provider Industry experience
  • Specific experience in physician recruiting and managing physician relationships
  • Demonstrated experience of building high performance teams, effective partnerships and collaborative stakeholder relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Proven experience setting and balancing short- and long-term priorities and remain focused within a rigorous, fast-paced and dynamic environment. Effective project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Have a passion for personal learning and development to be able to grow with the company
  • Entrepreneurial drive, results-oriented, outstanding organizational skills, flexibility and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a dynamic environment

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)

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

*All employees working remotely 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.