UnitedHealth Group Director, Product Strategy Employer & Individual - Telecommute in Horsham, Pennsylvania

Ever thought that “there must be a better way” to design health insurance plans that both satisfy consumer and employer customer needs, AND encourage cost-effective use of health care at the same time? Stop just thinking about it - come join us to do it.

UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual group is the national leader providing health insurance and benefit plans for employers and individuals. We offer all types of insurance and benefit plans, in virtually all United States markets, in very different competitive situations, and to diverse types of employer and individual customers. Join a new team whose job is to identify, disseminate, and effect adoption of best practices to health benefit plan design across all of these scenarios. For you, that means becoming a national thought leader while working on a high-performance team on sophisticated and complicated challenges that matter to the millions of people we serve.

As an Associate Director of Product Strategy, you will ensure that our products are optimized to satisfy a complex set of goals, and to drive future growth. In this role you will provide national thought leadership on the best ways to design and build health benefit plans. In particular, you will identify and recommend optimal benefit design and cost-sharing approaches. You will be empowered to harness the impressive data and other resources to determine what works best under what conditions, and to communicate that to many areas that will rely on your expertise and put it to use.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Think strategically, and creatively, about how health benefit plan designs should be structured to satisfy multiple, and sometimes conflicting, goals: consumer satisfaction, employer satisfaction, cost control, appropriate incentives, complex federal and state regulations, and operational constraints

  • Use a mix of common-sense/qualitative and quantitative analytic approaches to find the right answers

  • Clearly communicate (through written documentation, presentations, and ad-hoc discussions) best-practice plan design recommendations, and the reasoning behind them

  • Navigate and influence multiple cross-functional teams in a complex, matrixed work environment. Key partners will include various individuals and teams focused on new product development, market-based product portfolio management, actuarial pricing, internal operations, and regulatory / filing issues

  • Manage cross-segment projects and initiatives that require problem solving, relationship building, influencing and analyzing

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • 10+ years of healthcare/business experience

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a matrix environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence others

  • Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work independently and creatively to achieve business goals

  • Background and experience with health insurance product and plan design

  • Ability to balance and weigh competing and conflicting demands and requirements to come to best overall solution

  • Strong quantitative and analytics skills

  • Creative thinker willing to look at long-standing problems in new ways to come up with innovative solutions

  • Basic understanding of health insurance pricing approaches and issues

  • Proven ability to communicate complex issues to multiple audience types (different background, different seniority levels, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree

  • Product Management / Product development experience

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

*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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