Sr. Product Manager - Minnetonka, MN

UHG Minnetonka, MN

About the Job

Great sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm)


The Product Manager role is important to UHC Employer and Individual Product Team and part of the multi-disciplinary product management profession, one in which  successful candidates must develop and demonstrate excellence in strategic and critical thinking, product design and development, consumer experience design, issue resolution and matrix leadership. The role will afford the opportunity to learn and engage with nearly all functions of the Employer and Individual organization, and possibility of pursuing numerous career paths down the road.


UHC E&I Commercial Product Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the strategy, planning, prioritization, management and deployment of UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group or vendor-sourced products and programs in support of the UnitedHealthcare overall business strategy
  • Understands customer and consumer needs, the marketplace in which their product(s) compete, the competitors against whom their product(s) compete, the distribution channels through which they are sold, the media through which they are experienced, and the enterprise operational and technology capabilities to design and develop solutions that provide value to our customers
  • Proactively collaborates across the enterprise to identify, deliver and support the best “Better Together” solution
  • Exemplifies the UnitedHealth Group culture in its words and its actions
  • Executes its work with operational discipline following project management best practices and holds its business partners to the same standards
  • Measures financial and growth goals towards defined organizational objectives
  • Manages products through their lifecycle including making recommendations to and/or taking steps to sunset products or programs deemed no longer strategic or successful


Positions in this job family perform research, development and presentation of new or existing products. Reviews product performance against expectations and facilitates or influences changes to product portfolio to improve competitive position and optimal product performance. May work with internal or external business constituents to determine product future direction or respond to product inquiries. May be project-based and involve working within multiple product functions.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Product development for new pharmacy solutions including integrated medical and pharmacy capabilities
  • Collaboration with functional partners to identify and prioritize new capability launches
  • Monitor, understand consumer and customer needs and incorporate that knowledge into product design
  • Complete product research  and presentation of new or existing products to support the sale of products and/or services
  • Managing product lifecycle through supporting strategic product planning and execution including repositioning and sunset, as well as working with cross-functional partners including, but not limited to: Marketing, Actuary, Underwriting, Healthcare Economics, Operations, Finance, Market Research, Sales and Account Management, Clinical Services, Customer Service, and others
  • Support the on-going management of capabilities in the market
  • Support product sales, marketing and distribution
  • Support product management of existing and new capabilities
  • Report on and evaluate product performance relative to objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of Product Management / Product development experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (3+ years)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise with analyzing and communicating  market characteristics and needs
  • Expertise with defining / support product requirements
  • Experience in developing products through a structured product development process
  • Expertise in developing and implementing  product programs / releases
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence others
  • Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization, verbal and written
  • Demonstrated change management experience, helping an organization understand and adopt new ideas and new ways of operating, including innovation and speed to market
  • Collaborate effectively within a large dynamic organization, across multiple stakeholders


Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is 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: Pharmacy Product Development, Employer and Individual, Product Manager, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota