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Vice President Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Vice President - Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) is responsible for setting the strategic direction and operational execution of Optum Life Sciences' Health Economic and Outcomes Research (Incl. Value Based Services) Division. -This role will lead and manage all aspects of business development, research oversight, client delivery, and operations. The Vice President will have primary oversight of the four operational teams within HEOR including: the research scientists, the project managers, the medical writers, and the analytics team. -

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

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Optimizing the Client Experience


    • Leads work relating to the HEOR business areas (retrospective, primary data collection, analytics) to a high standard which meets or exceeds client expectations
    • Leads the design of retrospective and observational research studies in concert with our clients
    • Represents OptumInsight HEOR during the business development stages of a project; oversees the proposal development process and contributes to proposals; delivers methods workshops, capabilities presentations and proposal defense presentations; and presents study results to clients and stakeholders
    • Remains current on industry, client and competitive trends and directions in order to anticipate and identify new business challenges and issues for HEOR clients
    • Develops business plans and formulates strategies that meet the needs of HEOR clients
    • Continues to strengthen technical expertise through on the job experience, participation in conferences and symposiums and other forums for professional knowledge sharing
    • Communicates project status, timelines, end product and analysis results, and value messages to internal (leadership team) and external customers or partners
    • Coordinates teams to deliver on assigned goals, and to assess performance


    • Fostering Employee Engagement

      • Builds a strong team where the right people are in the right roles, united around common goals for the delivery of exceptional results
      • Provides clear expectations of staff roles and evaluates and rewards stellar performance
      • Manages staff resources
      • Supervises, mentors, and develops staff to support the growth and success of the HEOR team now and for the future
      • Works with and/or leads OptumInsight interdepartmental teams
      • Demonstrates resiliency in the face of unanticipated changes and/or challenges facing the business


      • Supporting Innovation to Grow the Business

        • Drives the strategic vision and growth strategy of HEOR in relationship to OptumInsight Life Sciences goals
        • Leads initiatives to improve quality and efficiency, identifies opportunities for new service offerings, and identifies new clients for HEOR
        • Presents in public forums on key topics of expertise in the HEOR/RWE space -


        • Achieving Financial Targets

          • Owns P&L responsibility for HEOR. -Plans, directs, and controls the resources and efforts of HEOR teams, including the development and implementation of the departmental hiring plan
          • Ensures pricing strategies and manages business unit costs to maximize margins, oversees department and project pipeline forecasting
          • Reviews analysis for resources (people, funding, materials, support) in conjunction with HEOR Leaders, to recommend changes that will improve the Division's operational performance
          • Evaluates business unit performance against plan to review successes and shortfalls. Develops and implements strategies to address areas of concern





            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:


            • Master's Degree with 15+ years of related experience OR PhD, Pharm D, or MD with 10+ years of related experience -
            • 10+ years of demonstrated knowledge and skills in the areas of medical affairs and R & D in the pharmaceutical biotech industry
            • 5 + years of experience managing and leading a large team of on-shore and off-shore resources
            • P&L experience -
            • Expertise in methodologies and study designs that produce clinically and economically relevant value information in both the development and post-launch time period
            • Willing to travel 25+%
            • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation


              Preferred Qualifications:


              • PhD or Pharm D -
              • Consulting Experience -



                To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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)

                Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $134,200 to $257,700. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $134,200 to $257,700. 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


                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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