Executive Director

UnitedHealth Group - Phoenix, AZ3.6

As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop strategic plans, identify, evaluate, and prioritize new strategic partnerships (with focus on Asia/Pacific region), and ensure strong relationships with all existing partnerships and alliances in support of the Digital Research Network (DRN)
Develop business cases and communications for use in strategic partner development and management discussions.
Implement DRN’s global business plan to achieve annual sales/revenue target.
Identify key growth areas and evaluate and pursue potential licensing and acquisition opportunities. Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials
Establish and cultivate relationships with the pharma community, associations and key opinion leaders to support business development efforts
Provide industry insights to DRN to facilitate management in developing/improving pharma strategy
Facilitate management briefings on business development opportunities.
Assist in presenting proposals to clients and prospective clients
Integrate activities of functional groups across multiple projects.

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

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, in business, life sciences from an accredited college or university
7+ years’ experience in a business development role within the pharmaceutical industry
Energetic, self-starter with strong executive presence
Working knowledge of pharma/biotech industry issues, trends, and their business impact.
Possess a strong network of business development contacts
Comfortable managing all aspects of business development
Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills required
Demonstration of sustained, high performance in current and past positions
Able to work both collaboratively on teams as well as independently as appropriate.
Possesses an understanding of, and direct experience modeling, discounted cash flow, net present value, internal rates of return and risk analysis techniques.
Able to effectively guide preparation of sales forecasts, P&Ls, risk analysis and company valuations.
Able to integrate scientific knowledge into the business model.
Understanding of the drug development process.
Consistently delivers on commitments in a timely manner.
Understanding of the Asia/Pacific work culture
Ability to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree
Global experience

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
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.