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UnitedHealth Group Vice President, People Team Technology in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Vice President, People Team Technology will help shape and execute the talent strategies for the Optum Technology Team at UnitedHealth Group, creating a wealth of opportunity for an experienced human capital strategic partner to contribute across a broad range of priorities, including culture building, workforce strategy, organization effectiveness, talent agenda, leadership bench strength, and employee experience.

In this role you will be aligned to support key members of the Optum Technology Executive team, including the Chief Digital and Technology Officer, and responsible for developing a people and talent strategy to support the long-term business objectives. You will leverage extensive organizational development and global experience to help support the organization’s evolution and future growth.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership: Coaching and development of US based high impact 30,000+ member technology organization. Partners collaboratively with Global leader to play a strategic leadership role in helping shape the strategy for our technology teams in India, Ireland, Philippines, and UK

  • Consulting & Coaching: Lead as primary and strategic partner to Chief Digital and Technology Officer and support senior technology leaders driving strategies to achieve business outcomes.

  • Organizational Development: Uses a consulting framework to improve the health and effectiveness of the organization through various methods, tools and techniques impacting business results. Examples include organization design and integrations, change enablement and leadership, workforce planning and global onshore/offshore talent mix, effective leadership, and coaching.

  • Data and Analytics: Leverages data and analytic skills to drive decision making and action. Designs, develops, and deploys technology-first solutions through on-going analysis and tying multiple data sets together to recommend organizational design actions aligned with business strategies Responsible for quarterly reporting of human capital metrics for QBRs as well as for management of, MBO targets.

  • Talent Management: Understands the organizational talent strategy, talent plans and supply chain of internal and external talent. Drives business-forward talent strategy and plans by applying talent acquisition, workforce planning, total rewards and inclusion and diversity practices to drive talent outcomes. Develops collaborative relationship with the enterprise talent office to drive all talent development activity inclusive of buy/build/upskill development strategies.

  • Culture and Employee Experience: Deep understanding of Technology cultures, diversity and the drivers impacting a positive employee experience. Fosters inclusion, diversity and culture practices to create and maintain a positive, rewarding, and inclusive environment.

  • Business Fluency: Financial understanding and business operations knowledge. Understands how the business unit operates, major categories of cost and how profits are generated. Able to articulate the strategy, customer base and external factors impacting the business.

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Integrates, aligns, and embeds Inclusion and Diversity Strategy within the People Strategy and all aspects of Human Capital Work

  • Demonstrated experience in being highly influential, disruptive strategic thinker, willing to challenge conventional and siloed thinking, drive change and offer a different viewpoint.

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 human resources, Business or Behavioral Science or related field or demonstrated equivalency.

  • 15 or more years of proven leadership of global, matrixed teams and commitment to professional development of team members

  • Experience successfully leveraging Center of Excellence functions, and partnership within a matrixed (i.e. shared services delivery model) environment at a large, global, complex organization.

  • Demonstrated systems thinking including influencing executives in shaping and implementing long-term business strategies aligned with Human Capital strategies.

  • Extensive experience in problem solving and business transformation in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous, complex environment.

  • Proven successful consulting and interpersonal agility competencies demonstrated across various types of critical executive stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience applying data and analytics to influence decision making and business outcomes.

  • Experience developing talent strategies and executing plans aligned with the culture and overall employee experience to drive business outcomes.

  • Experience demonstrating business fluency and knowledge.

  • Demonstrated competence in leading and driving the talent agenda, including developing a solid leadership bench.

  • Experience developing and implementing workforce strategy, aligned with and driving business outcomes.

  • Experience leading organization design and implementing change at scale.

  • Ability to travel internationally on a semi-annual basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated history of positive employee experience through all aspects of Human Capital work

  • Experience working within a global matrixed environment.

  • Experience and expertise in technology, start-up and rapid growth industries.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington , Washington, D.C. Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Washington or Washington, D.C. residents is $250,000-$325,000 per year. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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. 

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.