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Chief Executive Officer - OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The role of Chief Executive Officer, OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy is an executive leadership role responsible for leading a complex growth business in one of the fastest growing segments of Optum. This executive will set the strategy to accelerate the growth of the OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy, design the consumer and provider offerings, cultivate strategic relationships with pharma, and pioneer new innovation in products and services in this growth sector. As a senior leader of the organization, the CEO must leverage a deep understanding of the health landscape, understanding the needs of all our constituents (payers, providers, employers, government, pharma, and consumers), and partnering successfully throughout UHG (Optum and UHC) to drive growth across a portfolio of products and services. This executive will be expected to promote Our United Culture and build the workforce of clinicians and operators to deliver affordable, coordinated, value-based care. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create strategy and vision for the Specialty Pharmacy with full P&L accountability to drive rapid and sustained profitable growth and ensure execution of strategies
  • Innovate, adapt, and drive emerging business models, products, and services in the dynamic healthcare market and ecosystem
  • Maintain an astute outside-in perspective with deep knowledge of the specialty pharmacy market and landscape, monitoring emerging trends and capabilities
  • Set financial, performance, and growth goals and work with leaders and partner teams to measure and manage progress
  • Work externally and across the enterprise to cultivate relationships and identify new business opportunities
  • Provide leadership and partner closely with matrixed partners, shared services, and sales teams to ensure close partnerships and end-to-end success
  • Create a culture that empowers teams, values innovation, emphasizes people and performance management, employee engagement, and values diversity, equity, and inclusion 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. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Required Qualifications:
    • BA or equivalent degree, advanced degree highly desirable
    • 15+ years of experience as an experienced, senior leader with demonstrated success working in large, complex, highly matrixed organizations
    • Pharmacy background, preferably with Specialty
    • Experienced in setting vision and delivering on a consumer-oriented strategy
    • Solid collaborator that can effectively work cross functionally
    • Solid influence skills to be leveraged both internally and externally with industry players
    • Solid executive presence and EQ
    • Solid financial acumen
    • Ability to drive results amidst significant transformation
    • Systems thinker demonstrating curiosity and mindset for innovation
    • Experienced and successful change leader, leading through wide-scale transformation and change
    • Comfortable in ambiguity and can clearly communicate across all levels of the organization
    • 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 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) *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only:The salary range for Colorado / Connecticut / Nevada residents is $325,000 to $425,000.The role is also eligible to participate in UHG's annual bonus and long term incentive plans. 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. 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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Eden Prairie , Chief Executive Officer - OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy, Executive , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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