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Product Director - Minnetonka, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

Position Description

The Product Director role is important to UHC Employer and Individual Advocacy Team and part of the multi-disciplinary product management profession, one in which successful candidates must develop and demonstrate excellence in strategic and critical thinking, product design and development, consumer experience design, issue resolution and matrix leadership. The role will afford the opportunity to learn and engage with nearly all functions of the Employer and Individual organization, and possibility of pursuing numerous career paths down the road.

Positions in this job family perform research, development and presentation of new or existing products. Reviews product performance against expectations and facilitates or influences changes to product portfolio to improve competitive position and optimal product performance. May work with internal or external business constituents to determine product future direction or respond to product inquiries. May be project-based and involve working within multiple product functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the strategy, planning, prioritization, management and deployment of UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group or vendor-sourced products and programs in support of the UnitedHealthcare overall business strategy.
  • Understands customer and consumer needs, the marketplace in which their product(s) compete, the competitors against whom their product(s) compete, the distribution channels through which they are sold, the media through which they are experienced, and the enterprise operational and technology capabilities to design and develop solutions that provide value to our customers.
  • Proactively collaborates across the enterprise to identify, deliver and support the best "Better Together" solution.
  • Exemplifies the UnitedHealth Group culture in its words and its actions.
  • Executes its work with operational discipline following project management best practices and holds its business partners to the same standards.
  • Measures financial and growth goals towards defined organizational objectives
  • Manages products through their life-cycle including making recommendations to and/or taking steps to sunset products or programs deemed no longer strategic or successful
  • Support the on-going management of capabilities in the market
  • Assure the product is functioning in accordance with the standards
  • Support product sales, marketing and distribution, driving alignment between National Accounts and advocacy product to drive new sales
  • Support advocacy product execution of large, complex clients
  • Support product/portfolio management
  • Report on and evaluate product performance relative to objectives; develop new internal and external reporting as needed to monitor product performance overall
  • Complete product research and presentation of new or existing products to support the sale of products and/or services
  • Facilitates or influences changes to product portfolio to improve competitive position and optimal product performance
  • Monitor, understand consumer and customer needs and translate them into product requirements
  • Managing product life-cycle through supporting strategic product planning and execution including re-positioning and sunset, as well as working with cross-functional partners including, but not limited to: Marketing, Actuary, Underwriting, Healthcare Economics, Operations, Finance, Market Research, Sales and Account Management, Clinical Services, Customer Service, and others.
  • May be project-based and involve working within multiple product functions.
    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 Degree or equivalent work experience
    • 2+ years of Product Management / Product development experience
    • 2+ years of Advocacy or consumer experience
    • Proficiency with MS Office applications (min of 3 years exp): Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • Expertise with Analyzing and Communicating Market Characteristics and Needs
    • Expertise with Defining / Support Product Strategy
    • Expertise in Supporting Business and Product Plans
    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%
    • Must live within a commutable distance to Minnetonka, MN
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Expertise in Developing and Implementing Product Programs / Releases
      • 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, verbal and written
      • Demonstrated change management experience, helping an organization understand and adopt new ideas and new ways of operating, including innovation and speed to market
      • Collaborate effectively within a large dynamic organization, across multiple stakeholders
        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)

        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 Management, Product Development, Advocacy, consumer experience, MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, product strategy, product plans, product programs, matrix environment, change management

        PandoLogic. Keywords: Product Marketing Director, Location: Minnetonka, MN - 55345

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