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UnitedHealth Group Senior Product Manager of Life Sciences Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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 Insight combines data, analytics and expertise to power the generation of Real World Evidence on behalf of life science customers. Leveraging our market leading data asset, we help turn data into action.

As part of the Optum Insight Life Sciences Product team, the Senior Product Manager of Life Sciences will be responsible for developing and managing Life Science’s analytics product strategy. They will be responsible for developing Life Sciences analytics platform - further developing existing use cases and capabilities, as well as identifying and developing net new opportunities. In this role, you will proactively and reactively identify top areas of opportunity for Life Sciences clients based on market trends and the competitive landscape. You will then apply strategic lenses to vet and prioritize opportunities. For targeted new product opportunities, you will lead the work to develop the product concept working with a cross-functional team including Finance, Operations, Technology, Marketing, and Sales. This work entails designing and building scalable products with robust economic models and clearly defined requirements. Finally, you will lead the product efforts to pilot in market to ensure it delivers the intended value to customers.

The candidate must have demonstrated business success and a proven track record of strong product management, transformation, product, new business and capability development leading to the creation of growth generating opportunities and sustainable, scalable solutions.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the product lead for existing analytics products, including all functional aspects of concept development, in concert with subject matter experts

  • Optimizing the entire product suite to align to the vision of the future (includes internal engineering work, commercializing the changes, and managing the solutions)

  • Develop and direct a product vision and roadmaps

  • Able to navigate through technical requirements while simultaneously distilling and communicating complex subject matter to all stakeholders

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop requirements, prioritize features, and translate to the roadmap while seeking to understand the voice of the customer

  • Establishing a transformational new business vision, strategy, business case, priorities, plan, and executing the plan

  • Ensure that business, products, capabilities meet established short and long-range goals

  • Cultivate relationships with key external opinion leaders and strategic partners to support business objectives

  • Significantly contribute to innovation, continuous improvement, and other organizational change

  • Build a product culture which embraces change, transformation, and new business opportunities and continuous improvement

  • Navigate and influence multiple cross-functional teams in a complex, matrix work environment

  • Influence innovation across teams to ensure aligned; cohesive progress across technology, marketing, and service operations

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:

  • Bachelors degree

  • 6+ years of product management/product development experience

  • Experience successfully navigating cross-functional teams

  • Client and executive presentation experience

  • Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively

  • Experience working with clients in a consultative role - comfort engaging senior level people in back-and-forth conversation, and ability to develop solif relationships through each interaction

  • Travel is minimal, but may be up to 25% as needed

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in health care - ideally life sciences and/or provider

  • Experience with strategic product development of enterprise technology platforms

  • Strategy or consulting experience; or engineering/product design background

  • Self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize one’s work

  • Leverages critical thinking skills to arrive at solutions

  • Ability to effectively deal with levels of ambiguity - can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, comfortably handles risk and uncertainty

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a positive and supportive manner

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence others

  • Ability to manage projects simultaneously and achieve goals

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a matrix environment

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and implement

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt but be persistent in achieving desired outcomes

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 $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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.