UnitedHealth Group

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy - Multiple Locations

1 week agoBoston, MA

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 Senior Director, Corporate Strategy is a seasoned business strategist and advisor with responsibility for partnering with business unit executives and leading project teams to provide thought leadership, strategic direction, market analysis, partnership sourcing and support to guide growth and operational excellence. This person must convince leaders and operators of his / her value, earn their trust and time, and work collaboratively to build actionable strategies.

UnitedHealth Group (UHG) is a diversified health care company, offering health care coverage and benefits services through UnitedHealthcare, and information and technology-enabled health services and innovation through Optum. The Corporate Strategy team, which reports in at the UHG corporate level through the UHG Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, is primarily focused on driving Optum strategy and driving alignment across the UHG portfolio.

Optum's mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Optum pursues its mission across three core businesses: OptumInsight, OptumHealth, and OptumRx.

The Senior Director, Corporate Strategy will work with Optum and UHG leaders on key strategic projects to frame the problem / solution, identify market opportunities, build data-driven strategic plans, and drive actionable decisions. In order to do this, the Senior Director, Strategy will be able to "tell the story" to key stakeholders to gain support and fuel execution planning. He/she will have a strong understanding of competitive dynamics in healthcare, customer needs, regulatory impacts, market trajectory, and company capabilities. In addition, the Senior Director, Corporate Strategy will be an engaged, collaborative leader within the Corporate Strategy team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-Optum initiatives spanning growth strategy and operational excellence by directly scoping, initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing strategy projects
  • Lead large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives; working across Optum, UnitedHealth Group and external parties as needed
  • Deliver data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, corporate prioritization, corporate development and strategy communication (Executive management, Board, investors, company)
  • Lead in a team environment both within the Strategy & Transformation team and with business unit partners/customers
  • Influence Senior Leadership at Optum and UHG to adopt new ideas, products and/or approaches and gain commitment on cross-company initiatives
  • Support the corporate planning process and ad hoc projects for executives, corporate requests, and special events
  • Nurture and develop strong relationships with business unit leaders
  • Develop Corporate Strategy team members, and enhance their skills and capabilities through project work and one-on-one coaching


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
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • 3+ years of top-tier strategy consulting experience and/or corporate strategy experience
  • Experience leading consulting/project teams
  • Proven conceptual, analytical, and financial modeling skills
  • Experience communicating data and strategic frameworks for executives
  • History of quickly gaining credibility, partnering with business leaders, and exhibiting executive presence
  • Be local to/able to commute to the following locations Eden Prairie, MN, Boston, MA and New York, NY
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance


Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA and/or other advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, JD, Master's) from a top-tier program
  • 5+ years of healthcare experience
  • 2+ years of post-graduate experience at a leading strategy consulting firm
  • Operational experience (operations, product development, marketing, finance, sales, etc.)


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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 Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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 do your life's best work.(sm)

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, Corporate Strategy, Healthcare , Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, New York, NY, New York, Boston, MA, Massachusetts

Job ID: UHG-2035210

Perks and Benefits

  • Financial And Retirement
    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) with company matching
    • stock purchase program
    • performance bonus
    • relocation assistance
  • Health And Wellness
    • health insurance
    • dental insurance
    • vision insurance
    • life insurance
    • short-term disability
    • long-term disability
    • HSA account
    • HSA with employer contribution
    • wellness program
    • on-site gym
    • FSA account
  • Office Life And Perks
    • remote work opportunities
    • commuter benefits program
    • diversity and inclusion program
  • Professional Development
    • tuition reimbursement
    • shadowing opportunities
    • access to online courses
    • promote from within
  • Vacation And Time Off
    • leave of absence
    • paid vacation
    • paid holidays
    • personal/sick days
    • maternity leave
    • paternity leave