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UnitedHealth Group

Product Manager, OBH Utilization Management - Telecommute (99091909)





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)

The Optum Behavioral Health Strategic Capabilities Team provides management and oversight for many of our business’ most important shared platforms and processes.
Our team members are internal product managers, designing and delivering key building blocks used to construct and run the products and services Optum offers to the marketplace.
We fall in love with some of the toughest problems facing our business. We are “CEOs” for the capabilities we manage - accountable for driving strategy, scoping and prioritization. We do research, design solutions, build CBAs, are the faces for our capabilities, identify dependencies and conflicts, maintain roadmaps, and partner with IT and business delivery and operations teams on execution.

We are searching for a mission-driven product/capability expert for a new position. This person will be a key leader driving the long term vision and strategy for our healthcare “Utilization Management” functions - supporting a central part of our business.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Business ownership accountability for Utilization Management related features and capabilities across a range of enterprise systems
  • Follow trends and anticipate what is happening in the market to inform a compelling business case, value statements, and customer stories
  • Make recommendations and/or decisions on whether to maintain, invest, scale, or de-invest in the assigned capability
  • Analyze data from Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the capability. Partner with and direct data analysis teams in generating and delivering on metric requirements
  • Monitor the capability to validate relevance and desired impact on target business strategy(ies)
  • Use enterprise-wide thinking and business knowledge to solve problems. Challenges current thinking
  • Translate business strategies into priorities and requirements for engineering teams
  • Work with matrix partners across businesses and functional groups to translate requirements into concrete operational processes and measurement plans
  • Validate requirements with businesses and engages with target users to test and iterate on experiences to confirm desired outcomes
  • Build and maintain a prioritization framework. Manage backlogs and backlogs to support efficient development and delivery of business capabilities

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of combined business analysis, product and/or capability management experience
  • 2+ years partnering closely with or on Agile software engineering teams
  • 1+ years of leadership experience. Either direct team management or “dotted line” supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on healthcare utilization management / prior authorization related initiatives
  • Experience working within a large matrixed enterprise
  • Significant experience applying Agile principles and practices in business or product owner roles
  • Managed health care / payer experience
  • Behavioral health familiarity/experience
  • Knowledge of user centered design practices. Hands on experience
  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

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 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 $79,700 to $142,600. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. 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.

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