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Director, Response Strategy - Telecommute - 899604

Minnetonka, MN 55345 Work Remotely
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    899604

UnitedHealthcare 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)

We are looking for a motivated, self-starter with a passion for strategy development and storytelling to join the Proposal Services team at Community & state (our Medicaid business). The Proposal Services team is a key driver of growth or our business and is responsible for managing our proposal responses to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for applications (RFAs) and requests for information (RFIs).

As a Response Strategist/Storyteller, you will develop and execute RFP/RFI/RFA response strategies against our objectives while helping bring our proposals to life through the art of storytelling. With an eye towards detail, you will be responsible for translating data and proof points into compelling and coherent narratives that tell the story of our business at a national, state and local level. This position will also be responsible for working with other subject matter experts across the enterprise to ensure our response strategies and stories are accurate and capture the right message.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute response strategies for proposals based on business and market objectives in collaboration with the entire proposal response team
  • Lead and strengthen proposal responses through sound strategic direction and response framing/storytelling methodology
  • Collaborate with larger growth team pre-RFP to ask questions, make suggestions and pull out detail of strategy and overall story theme
  • Help to synthesize complex data and proof points to formulate a compelling and coherent story for key internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and involve appropriate subject matter experts to ensure our proposal response strategy and storytelling align to the market win themes
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams, serving as the response strategist and storytelling expert to ensure content meets objectives and expectations
  • Review prior Medicaid proposals to extract relevant content for use in proposal development and work with content managers to determine relevant elements
  • Ensure content aligns to the strategy and is consistent with brand tone and voice guidelines
  • Inspect and edit own work for clarity and compliance to requirements; work with proposal leadership to address editing issues
  • Focus on continually innovating processes, ideas and strategies to better support proposal response efforts
  • Develop long-term, scalable frameworks for proposal response strategies and storytelling
  • Work with minimal guidance and proactively seek guidance on very complex tasks
  • Partner with internal clients, upper management and support staff to ensure the proposal response strategy is in alignment with business and market objectives
  • Work with proposal formatter to address proposal layout and publishing issues
  • Participate in proposal review meetings to ensure proper inclusion of the response strategy and integration of stories
  • Obtain review of content by internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with applicable requirements (e.g., Legal, Clinical, Compliance)
  • Define quantitative and qualitative measurement/evaluation processes to assess the effectiveness of the response strategy and storytelling (e.g. Surveys, focus groups, interviews, anecdotal data).
  • Participate in ongoing continuous improvement of the Medicaid proposal development process, identify lessons learned and recommend changes for future responses (e.g., apply metrics to determine success of the process); including the response strategy and storytelling elements
  • Be available to support proposal writing team with responding and workload management
Personal Characteristics:
  • Energized by a fast-paced, growth-focused organization
  • Ability to be flexible and work in ambiguous situations
  • Flexible in adapting to changing business requirements
  • Ability to thrive in a complex and fast-paced corporate environment with demanding deadlines
  • A drive to innovate and consider new approaches

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 Journalism, Communications, Technical Communications, Marketing/Advertising, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years of experience in strategy development
  • 5+ years of experience in storytelling
  • Proven organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables effectively
  • Extensive understanding of all writing disciplines, including storytelling, conceptual and executional
  • Demonstrated inspirational, frank writing ability that avoids marketing fluff and health care jargon
  • Proven ability to understand data and proof points, and distill that information into a compelling and clear story
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • 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:
  • Experience writing in the health care industry
  • Experience as part of a proposal team
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use data to inform all decisions
  • Standout idea generator and problem solver with effective communication and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of successful work within an internal creative services team or agency
  • Experience developing content in an agile development environment
  • Effective relationship management and collaboration skills

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your 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: Director, Response Strategy, Proposal Director, Proposal Strategy, Senior Proposal Writer, Senior Writer, Communications Director, Communications, Writer, RFP, Writing, Storytelling, Communications Specialist, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Remote, Work from home, Work at home

Posted: 2020-10-30 Expires: 2020-12-26

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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