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Prior Authorization Product Strategy Manager – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group, the parent organization of UnitedHealthcare and Optum, is one of the world’s leading diversified health care companies.

Optum is a company that’s on the rise. We’re expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn’t about another gadget, it’s about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Be a driver of change at OptumRx, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses and a key leader across most major segments of the U.S. health care system. You could be a vital factor in our success as you apply exceptional creative and management skills to develop the strategy and vision for our future product efforts. You’ll have the satisfaction of seeing your ideas come to life while working alongside a world class product team. It’s your chance to help countless people lead healthier lives while working with a Fortune 5 industry leader.

The Senior Product Manager will shape our Prior Authorization offerings, serving as the prior authorization business lead and subject matter expert, defining products and pricing along with go to market strategies and stakeholder experience – a key driver of our future success.

Working with cross-functional and cross-enterprise partners, you will manage the existing product portfolio, identify new market opportunities, ensure alignment across the organization, and drive execution. To be successful in this role, you will need strong business leadership, the ability to think analytically, influence myriad stakeholders from clinical to operations, communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization, and drive results in a highly-matrixed environment.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional and cross-enterprise teams in the development and execution of the product roadmap, including: market opportunity, target customer profiles, value propositions, client and consumer experience, and financial modeling to justify potential resource investments
  • Identify new market opportunities, optimize internal programs and assets, and partner with key internal stakeholders for alignment and support to bring the roadmap to market
  • Serve as the product subject matter expert to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Partner with clinical and utilization management to ensure alignment with broader strategies
  • Partner with sales / account management in support of key client activity and market strategies
  • Partner with reporting and analytics to establish performance metrics
  • Monitor day to day performance of Prior Authorization offerings
  • Continuously mindful of market, competitive, and operational data to identify opportunities for product enhancements and overall growth

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
  • 7+ years of product management and/or product development experience
  • 7+ years of proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Health care industry experience
  • Experience partnering with senior leaders in sales and account management to develop product growth strategies
  • Experience partnering with clinical and operational teams to improve product performance and end-user experience
  • Occasional travel as required
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Pharmacy benefit management and prior authorization industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and influence cross-functional teams in a matrix environment
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization

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 OptumRx. We’re one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You’ll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There’s no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing 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.

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UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group, the parent organization of UnitedHealthcare and Optum, is one of the world’s leading diversified health care companies.

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