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Director of Pharmacy Product Strategy, Optum Store - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 10, 2021

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Director of Pharmacy Product Strategy is part of Optum's new Direct-to-Consumer business team creating a curated consumer health experience through eCommerce platform, Optum Store. This team sits at the intersection of health care and retail to create affordable access to health care products for all consumers, regardless of health insurance status. The desired candidate for this position must act as a hands-on builder and exemplifygritand the indomitable spirit to see things through as the groups' activities lead them into uncharted territory. The role is a mix of prescription drug pricing strategy and traditional product management. The role will report to the VP of Pharmacy Product Management.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Pharmacy Product Owner and Product Development Team to develop a strategic vision for pharmacy product offering and effectively manage all aspects of strategic planning/road mapping, business case development, product prioritization and launch to meet the organization's goals and consumer market needs
  • Synthesize competitive analysis and market assessments to establish go-to-market strategies for the pharmacy product that capitalize on market trends, consumer needs and competitive positioning. Clearly understands the competitive landscape - competitor strategies, positioning, strengths and weaknesses. Develop competitive market strategy for prescription drug movement
  • Segments markets, identifies target customers and uncovers market needs; Understands market trends and competitive threats through data analysis and market research
  • Pharmacy specific go to market strategy, value proposition definition and key differentiation messaging
  • Solutions that meet or exceed revenue and market share goals
  • Owns the operational calendar for Pharmacy Product and engages the New Product Development team to create strategic pharmacy roadmap
  • Champion the prescription drug pricing strategy for Optum Store cash and insured payers with a "price to win" mindset
  • Lead execution of flexible consumer payment strategies
  • Partner internally to support development and launch of a market intelligence pricing capability
  • Build and maintain strategic prescription drug product set for the business and key therapy areas. Partner with Finance to build and manage pharmacy product financial models and forecasts
  • Monitor FDA movement for prescription drug recalls and new-to-market products
  • Serve as primary business contact for prescription drug ordering and management through internal partnerships, group purchasing partner organizations, and wholesaler arrangements
  • Constantly collect and analyze pharmacy product performance data (e.g., market, financial, and operational) in order to identify new opportunities for the business

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 in business or healthcare OR equivalent relevant experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing a diverse product portfolio as a Product Manager in a complex, matrix organization; 2+ years of which is within Pharmacy and/or PBM
  • 4+ years of experience with the technology and/or eCommerce development process, including requirements management
  • 4+ years of experience managing complex projects and activities; setting objectives and goals, developing schedules and resource assignments, measuring performance against goals, and evaluating results
  • 2+ years of prescription drug procurement experience
  • Experience using financial and analytical modeling to drive prescription drug pricing strategy and market positioning
  • Experience developing and delivering formal presentations to senior leadership
  • Experience leading others to deliver results
  • Proficiency with MS Office; advanced Excel skills
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy Degree or Clinical Degree
  • MBA degree
  • Proven success in a start-up environment
  • Change Management experience
  • Marketing experience
  • Vendor Management experience
  • eCommerce experience
  • Agile/Scrum experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Experience using Adobe Analytics

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 7, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

  • 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.

Job Keywords: Product Director, Product Manager, Director of Pharmacy Product Strategy, Pharmacy Product Strategy, Optum Store, Eden Prairie, MN, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

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