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Associate Product Director - Irvine, CA Based

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Unitedhealth Group Inc. Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 4 months ago

The ideal candidate is a Program Manager with a COO mindset, who has had experience in building an operating model for their organization/business unit as well as driving large programs. Should also be fearless and bold, with a proven track record of driving results in an Agile environment.


  • Build: an operational and sales backbone for your Business Unit; drive the organization and cadence of work for every release and planning cycle

  • Lead: functional and technical delivery of team-, org-, and company-wide initiatives from Idea-to-Customer. Be the "Go To" in leadership, transparency and visibility for supporting the business initiative

  • Drive: multiple high profile programs spanning teams

  • See: around corners and anticipate risks. Find and resolve the issues before they become blockers

  • Partner: for healthy relationships with diverse technical & non-technical roles spanning all organizational levels

  • Manage: the resource allocation and team optimization required for effective product delivery. Apply your Agile Development domain knowledge to push & pull the right optimization levers whenever needed

  • Influence: a diverse set of stakeholders with your excellent relationships, commitment to driving good decisions and domain expertise in SaaS product development

  • Innovate: bring your ideas to the table (rather than just 'facilitating'), have an opinion, and don't be afraid to question to drive better results

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive transparency and decision making through the Program Core Team, the cross functional leadership team

  • Own and run various key forums, including planning and strategy meetings with business unit executives, monthly reviews, and program workgroups

  • Drive initiatives by leading alignment on program scope, release planning, aligning multiple teams and functions vision, business goals, program structure, and cross-functional support

  • Work with multiple delivery teams to drive accountability of technical project planning and delivery.

  • Develop trusted relationships with key technology and functional leaders & stakeholders to drive focus on the strategic program objectives and optimize program delivery. This includes supporting and holding resources accountable for their responsibilities within the program.

  • Translate business objectives into execution strategy (tactical and strategic), lead and successfully execute the strategy through strong collaboration and agile leadership

  • Provide visibility to program status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics, etc.) on an ongoing basis. Ensure data is collected to appropriately inform decision making for mitigating risks and resolving issues

  • Manage 'program/feature' dependencies across multiple teams, scrum teams, functions, divisions and stakeholders

  • Utilize Agile mindset to create a collaborative environment that fosters autonomy, transparency, mastery, innovation, and learning; promote continuous improvement.

  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent programs from delivering on program objectives. Drive for clarity to keep teams moving forward

  • Provide "go to" leadership, transparency, and visibility to the entire Technology & Products organization

  • Seek to continuously grow by proactively seeking and embracing constructive feedback. Provide the same level of feedback to colleagues to encourage an open and collaborative culture

  • Monitor and resolve end-to-end process for things like: repeating pain points/sticking points, blockers. Build plans and mitigations to address pain points to ensure the alacrity of the cloud and/or program

  • Be a thought leader within the organization, someone who can help advance our Product & Technology strategy globally and challenge others in the organization to change

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in building an operational model for organizations/business units. Proven track record in bringing clarity to ambiguous situations

  • 1 year Experience as a RTE and/or Scrum Master

  • 5 years of strong Software program management experience on progressively more complex and simultaneous programs

  • 5 years of solution management experience . Excellent track record of successfully implementing and managing product development programs; keen understanding a business model and its product development lifecycle

  • Demonstrated domain expertise in synthesizing broad span of data and inputs and distilling into essential priorities and succinct executive action plans

  • Thorough understanding of Agile software development methodology

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of hands-on leadership

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment consisting of software engineering, infrastructure, product management, and business operations

  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and non-technical team members alike

  • A service oriented minded person who "Thinks Customer."

  • Strong organizational, project management, analysis, and communication skills

  • Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic. Willing to 'roll sleeves up'. Willingness to step into PO role as needed.

  • Experience working with remote teams.

  • Comfortable with Web conferencing technologies and managing the logistics of running large meetings

  • Ability to manage/juggle competing priorities without loss of efficiency

  • 25% travel is required

  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, environment where you must take on multiple responsibilities and do what it takes to get things

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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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Associate Product Director - Irvine, CA Based

Expired Job

Unitedhealth Group Inc.