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Strategic Account Director, Payer Relations - Telecommute - 897828

Company: Black Enterprise Magazine
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Strategic Account Director, Payer Relations - Telecommute - 897828 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 doyour life's best work.(sm) TheStrategic AccountDirector, Payer Relationsis responsible for managing payer relations for Optum Specialty Pharmacy and Optum Infusion Pharmacy. This position will be responsible for increasing Optum Infusion and Optum Specialty payer access in their designated territory. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work across business partners to establish and cultivate strategic business relationships with key managed care payers, influencers, and customers
  • Support network access adequacy needs through ensuring existing agreements and client relationships are maintained
  • Drive payer client retention and profitability via account management routines and a disciplined approach to financial performance
  • Collaborate with Specialty and Infusion sales teams to align payer access priorities and manage the pipeline of new business development opportunities in both existing and new markets
  • Develop relationships across health systems in support of sales team efforts within key markets
  • Provide subject matter expertise support to the Optum sales teams that interface with health plans for standalone business opportunities
  • Facilitate health plan and other payer RFP responses to ensure Optum is positioned as a best in class specialty / infusion provider
  • Create and own product solutions for health plan and other clients that differentiate the integrated assets of OptumRx (such as Optum Specialty and Home Infusion)
  • Apply network configuration and incentive - based payment models as appropriate to improve quality and efficiency
  • Influence others to resolve business problems that affect multiple functions or disciplines
  • Apply previous experiences to product, service or process decisions that impact multiple functions and / or customer accounts
  • Use previous PBM / payer or pharmacy experience and knowledge to make business decisions 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 years of experience
    • 8+ years of experience working in the health care industry
    • 5+ years of experience handling complex payer or provider relationships with accountability for business results
    • 5+ years working in a matrix environment
    • Ability to travel 25% - 50% of the time
    • You will" be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's US Telecommuting Policy
    • If you" need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms" using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e.," entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth" Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and" local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building," employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing" cannot be attained. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's Degree
      • 5+ years of management experience
      • 5+ years of experience with client management and account ownership
      • 3+ years of project management experience Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doingyour 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 Groupis a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Account Executive, Director, Payer Relations, Provider, Client Management, Project Management, PBM, Pharmacy, Account Management, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Telecommute UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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