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Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that's dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others and start doing your life's best work.(sm)



The Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, is a key member of UnitedHealth Group's (UHG) Risk Management team within the larger Corporate Security organization. Corporate Security is responsible for the Enterprise Workplace Security Program that ensures the protection of the company's global workforce and physical assets through security risk management platforms. The Strategic Initiatives program accelerates critical initiatives through creative solutioning and cross-functional coordination while driving connectivity across our organization in alignment with its mission. We objectively drive strategy through a risk-based approach to ultimately minimize the security impact across the company. -



The Role the Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives is responsible for managing execution of complex-cross functional projects and their implementation strategies; managing Corporate Security's data and analytics program; providing subject matter expertise; and developing innovative, winning solutions. This position supports the Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives as they develop the strategic framework for these multiple initiatives across the organization. The position requires solid self-management, organization, and teamwork skills and will be a solid contributor to enhancing a culture of high-performance, innovation and collaboration within the Corporate Security department. -



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



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Developing strategies and execution plans for multiple cross-functional strategic projects
  • Collaborating with Corporate Security leaders to develop unique and insightful data reporting that improves narrative storytelling and demonstrates successes, opportunities, and risk factors
  • Developing and maintaining accountability of a sophisticated metrics and data analytics program that supports the development of long-term organizational strategy
  • Supporting the development of security risk assessment methodologies, processes, and tools
  • Owning and helping advance specific projects, processes, and cross-functional initiatives
  • Conducting research and analyses of operational effectiveness, processes, interconnectivity, and continuous improvement lifecycles
  • Monitoring and assessing workgroup progress against agreed upon deliverables to ensure initiatives stay true to their strategic objective
  • Raising, escalating, and mitigating findings, projections, and recommended actions as well as and managing proposed recommendations and projects
  • Managing and influencing decision-making processes within project working groups
  • Managing working group engagements, communications, and meetings
  • Creating meaningful relationships with internal and external business partners
  • Supporting the organization with ad-hoc data requests, which include but are not limited to aggregated data/metrics, graphical representation of data, and consolidation of data sources
  • Providing key support to the lead of the Strategic Initiatives program as it continues to mature and evolve
  • Act as a liaison and vendor relationship owner for select vendors related to the Strategic Initiatives program




    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 or equivalent work experience
    • 3+ years of experience in business analysis, project management, management consulting, strategic planning and/or data analytics
    • Experience utilizing analytics tools (e.g., Tableau, SQL, R, Python, Access, Power Automate, SmartSheet)
    • Experience managing projects individually or as part of a group
    • Proficiency using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Proven solid verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information, as well as ability to synthesis complex information from others
    • Proven solid organizational and planning skills
    • Research and analytical abilities including data visualization, analytics and/or data modeling expertise
    • Proven ability to analyze problems and provide effective, winning solutions
    • Demonstrates self-starter that demonstrates accountability and ownership of their work; a team player willing to freely share knowledge, resources, and information




      Careers with UnitedHealth Group. Discover rewarding opportunities as we help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. Join a team of people who are talented, compassionate and driven. We will support you with the global outreach, resources and inclusive culture we're proud to foster as a Fortune 5 company. We encourage you to grow as we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance.



      California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. 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. -



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



      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.

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