Senior Product Manager

Location: Eden Prairie, MN (55344)
Company: UnitedHealth Group
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 5 days ago

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)

This Senior Product Manager role is responsible for profitable growth of assigned products in the OptumRx Pharmacy Care Services portfolio. Scope of work includes the design, development, management or sun-setting of new, existing or acquisition products.

This Senior Product Manager will interface with customers and the Optum Sales and Client Management teams to design, develop and commercially launch product solutions for new and existing customers, across multiple market segments and channels. Skills the role must leverage are strategic thinking, quantitative analysis, knowledge of market segments, competitive landscape, and a clear understanding of key business objectives. This role is expected to partner effectively with operations, IT, marketing, finance, sales and other functional areas; and lead cross-functional teams to develop and launch new or enhanced products.

The Senior Product Manager is responsible for end-to-end product management activities for multiple products within the Pharmacy Care Services portfolio. These activities include developing a strategic vision for product offerings, effectively managing all aspects of product planning/road mapping, developing a business case, prioritization of features and commercial launch to meet the organization's goals.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that the portfolio of solutions meets or exceeds revenue and market share goals
  • Synthesizes competitive analysis and market assessments to inform the product strategy, prioritize investments, and establish go-to-market strategies that capitalize on market trends, customer needs and competitive positioning
  • Clearly understands the competitive landscape - competitor strategies, positioning, strengths and weaknesses
  • Establishes a strategic roadmap for the portfolio, including new product concepts, extensions of existing solutions, and M&A activities
  • Segments markets, identifies target customers and champions market intimacy to uncover market needs
  • Understands and documents macro/micro market trends and competitive threats to drive the business capability's strategy
  • Constantly collects and analyzes performance data (eg, market, financial, and operational) in order to identify new opportunities for the business
  • Engages key clients for strategic discussions on market trend impact, current issues, and new product concepts
  • Cross OptumRx product value proposition development
  • Coordination of Optum Innovation activities, including cross enterprise coordination (including technology and UHG) and working with the businesses to identify new areas of innovation
  • Support sales for key client activities
  • Creation of a product culture across the enterprise including talent development, training, career pathing, and culture

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
  • 5+ years of experience managing a diverse product portfolio and a deep understanding of product strategy, portfolio management and product development
  • Experience in product development/execution process including project management and complex projects and activities
  • PBM and/or specialty pharmacy experience
  • Experience in health care network management (such as contracting, development, provider relations, etc.)
  • Ability to lead business initiatives to a successful result
  • 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:

  • MBA
  • Experience developing complex product strategies and plans
  • Sales/client management experience
  • People management/leadership experience
  • Team building and culture building experience
  • Business process experience
  • Experience in a client-facing role and proven aptitude at relationship management
  • Experience in health benefits business (Health Plan, PBM, consulting, or similar)
  • Experience achieving goals in an ambiguous and matrixed work environment
  • Experience working collaboratively and influencing others
  • Experience developing and delivering formal presentations to senior leaders


  • Good negotiation, problem solving, planning and decision-making skills. Accurately scopes out projects, sets objectives and goals, develops schedules and resource assignments, measures performance against goals, and evaluates results
  • Solid initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to manage projects simultaneously and achieve goals. Uses resources effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent follow through, attention to detail, and time management skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at 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.

Web Reference : AJF/408806745-202
Posted Date : Sun, 25 Sep 2022

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