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Associate Product Director / Product Development Team - Telecommute - 898926

St Paul, MN 55102 Work Remotely
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Optum is the industry"leader delivering health services dedicated to one goal: making the health"system work better for everyone. For those who need care, provide care and pay for"care, we deliver integrated, intelligent solutions designed to modernize the"health system and improve the health of individuals and populations.


We are looking for an"entrepreneurial, analytical, and customer focused Associate Director on the"Product Development team. The ideal candidate should be passionate about product"development and have digital and operational design skills. In this role you will"lead cross-functional partners, stakeholders and delivery teams through the empirical"product development process with both strategic thinking and tactical execution."You will be responsible for managing the product backlogs and accountable for"delivering value. You will also be empowered to influence the product goals and"initiatives, working in close partnership with cross-functional stakeholders to"enhance our mission for helping people live healthier lives.


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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead the elicitation and" documentation of product backlog goals with cross-functional partners and" stakeholders, including customers, product management, product development" and executive management teams.
  • Communicate product backlog vision," goals and value with cross-functional partners, stakeholders and delivery" teams.
  • Own product backlog and execution strategy" through prioritization, analysis, problem solving, solutioning and product" delivery team structure
  • Maximize adaptiveness in support" of higher value through empirical product development, consumer research, tracking" and monitoring product performance, demonstrating value and continuous" feedback loops.
  • Lead forecasting and planning" activities
  • Sets team direction, resolves" problems and provides guidance to cross-functional partners, stakeholders" and delivery teams.
  • Create a servant leadership culture" and foster collaborative relationships with cross-functional partners and" stakeholders

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.



  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent" experience) required
  • 5+ years leading product" development in large matrix organization or heath care environments
  • Servant leadership and growth mindset
  • Experience defining product" backlog goals and priorities within a large matrix organization
  • Practical experience delivering" products using empirical product development methods, human centered" design processes and agile principles
  • Experience working cross functionally with an" interdisciplinary team of clinicians, data scientists, digital product" designers and technologists
  • Solid communication skills," including written, spoken, and presentation communications with customers," product management, product development and executive management teams
  • Agile experience relating to" product development, architecture, dev ops and frameworks
  • Ability to travel up to 10% based" on business needs
  • 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


  • Experience leading large scale IT" initiatives
  • Experience identifying new opportunities to build new"product and revenue streams for the business
  • Entrepreneurial drive, general manager/owner mentality
  • Experience in UI/UX design and prototyping methods
  • Agile experience relating to entrepreneurship," finance and organizational change leadership
  • Agile Certification(s)
  • Healthcare experience
  • Graduate degree

Careers with"Optum.Here's"the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the"health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the"world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and"lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is"to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the"UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest"minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach"its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams"against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one"incredible company and a singular opportunity to doyour life's best"work.(sm)


*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 development, product director,"director, IT, UI, UX, Agile, Boston, Chicago, Austin, San Diego, MA,"Massachusetts, IL, Illinois, TX, Texas, CA, California, Telecommute, Remote

Posted: 2020-11-25 Expires: 2021-01-24

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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