Chief People Officer

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Reporting to the UnitedHealth Group Chief People Officer (CPO), the Optum Chief People Officer will be a strategic and business-oriented people executive who thrives in a highly matrixed, fast paced, results-oriented environment. This individual will be responsible for developing and driving a comprehensive people strategy that is closely aligned and in direct support of the global business and talent objectives of Optum. The Optum CPO must be an exceptional leader who will develop and lead a highly strategic and consumer/member- oriented People organization to proactively support Optum’s on-going high growth, innovation and people needs in a rapidly changing health services market. Working closely with Optum Executive Leadership, the Optum CPO is responsible for all aspects of the people team collaborating through a shared service model including talent acquisition; succession and performance management; leadership development; compensation; engagement; diversity; organization planning and effectiveness.  This role will also collaborate closely with the UHG Chief Talent Officer and other members of the UHG People leadership team.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

The Optum CPO will be a broad-based global people leader with strategic insight and proven in-depth experience in establishing and leading an innovative and effective People organization within a complex and fast paced culture. This individual will have a successful track record of working with business leaders to provide people strategies that directly impact their business and talent goals. The CPO will be a change agent, metric driven and results-oriented executive who can also operationalize the people strategy. This individual will be an excellent manager with solid business acumen and will have a sound technical background in all aspects of people. This executive must be proactive and capable of suggesting and effectively implementing alternatives to current people and talent practices, all aligned to Optum’s business strategy and culture.

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:

Preferred Qualifications:

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

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado / Connecticut / Nevada residents is $500,000-$600,000. The role is also eligible to participate in UHG’s annual bonus and long term incentive plans. 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

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