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UnitedHealth Group Solutran Product Manager, Smart Card WIC - Minneapolis, MN in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Careers at Solutran, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. We create direct spending solutions driven by our extensive financial tech experience to help those we serve be healthier, happier and more productive. Our platform helps members manage their health plans, supplemental benefits and rewards all in one place. You’ll have the opportunity to make it easier for consumers to manage their own health by making healthier products more affordable and their purchases streamlined. If you are a driven individual that thrives in fast-paced environments, values diversity and wants meaningful work that impacts the lives of many, then this is the team for you. Being part of an organization that makes healthier living easier for others leads to your life's best work.(sm)

Solutran is a leading FinTech company committed to creating game-changing, customer-friendly solutions. We serve health-seeking populations by partnering with the nation’s largest health plans, government programs, such as WIC and SNAP, as well as with employers and retailers. We’ve established a reputation for delivering modern, advanced customer experiences through best-in-class solutions used by millions.

Solutran has grown over four times in size in the last couple of years. As a result, in January we became part of the Optum Financial family (a part of UnitedHealth Group). The Solutran team and our platform are now at the center of the most significant healthcare payments innovation in modern history. The journey is just beginning. We expect this growth to accelerate and invite you to grow with us!

There are a lot of opportunities out there, but we can’t imagine being in a more solid, future proof and challenging intersection than that of healthcare and payments. Two of the most exciting growth verticals. Not to mention our solutions bring help to those who need it most.

We are seeking an engaging and passionate leader driven to make a difference in a culture grounded in high performance and collaboration. The Product Manager will work on Solutran’s Smart Card WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) product and is responsible for product strategy, planning, and management of the entire product lifecycle from design through implementation, as well as ongoing product management. The main deliverables and contributions to the organization include delivering an industry-leading product that is consistent with the company’s vision and contributes substantially to company profitability, marketplace presence, and competitive positioning.

The Product Manager guides a product team that is charged with a product’s contribution to our business by building new products, enhancing existing products, and increasing the profitability of existing products. The Product Manager will develop and drive the WIC Product Roadmap in collaboration with internal business partners. The person in this role should be prepared to make decisions with imperfect information, know how to lead without authority, and be comfortable managing through ambiguity and complexity. The candidate must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy that includes a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality. Solid communication skills are key to success in this role.

The position is an office-based position in Plymouth, MN and will work a hybrid schedule of in office and work-from-home.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop a product vision and roadmap including introduction of new functionality and services that materially expand market reach

  • Meet with stakeholders and participate in strategy discussions for product roadmap. Instill processes to keeping living roadmap highly visible and accessible to all stakeholders so direction can be adjusted as needed

  • Meet with external stakeholders to stay informed on their needs and desired product enhancements. Lead User Group discussions on product updates and planned releases

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on RFPs with responsibilities including writing and reviewing responses, identifying new requirements, and estimating development scope

  • Organize, manage, and lead cross-functional product prioritization teams

  • Take ownership and accountability over the entire lifecycle of the product (design, development, testing, deployment, production validation, on-going product and release management)

  • Manage complex project plans to ensure that development initiatives and the impacted functional areas stay on schedule and stakeholder expectations are satisfied

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while also meeting required deadlines

  • Build solid relationships internally and externally, creating a solid track record of building relationships

  • Track and manage issues, risks, assumptions, action items, and decisions through to resolution

  • Provide subject matter expertise (functional details) in all areas including project management, project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on project needs

  • Provide subject matter expertise in client/prospect-related discussions or presentations

  • Work with minimal direction on complex, technical initiatives

  • Take mentorship role with junior team members to support their growth and expanding skillset to help create a more solid team

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 (BA or BS) or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years as a product owner, including experience in defining, owning, and managing product design and road map

  • Experience managing relationships with clients and third parties

  • Ability to conceptualize, research, and evaluate new ideas objectively from a market and financial standpoint and translate ideas into expected business impact

  • Proven ability to strategize, plan, and execute a product through its lifecycle

  • Ability to envision and execute product adaptations and product extensions to take advantage of market opportunities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Government project background

  • Understand complex problems and craft simple solutions

  • High degree of tolerance for uncertainty since new product development is ever changing

  • Ability to grasp technical processes quickly

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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)

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.

Job Keywords: Product Manager, Product Owner, Product Management, Smart Card WIC, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota, Solutran

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