If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) This Associate Director will plan, direct, and oversee all traffic, production and operations including coordinating movement of all jobs through Documentum Content Management system, daily status report of all active jobs in the shop created, on-board training for new employees, budget management, cost control, and operating efficiencies. This person will be a hands-on manager of day-to-day and long-term production work, activities, and project work; and have responsibility for managing direct reports. Production/TrafficLeads and manages project development operational strategy and end-to-end oversightOversees the development of project timelines and collaborates with marketing/communications leader to specify goals, schedule tasks, identify risks, develop contingency plans, and plan resourcesOversees Rules of the Road review process, which governs internal approval process for necessary materialsCommunicates clear direction to ensure delivery teams understand project timing and requirements and communicate that to business partnersConducts internal project status meetings with cross-functional internal teamsCoordinates and follows up with consultants and agency (as appropriate) to be sure project progresses on schedule and goals and requirements are metPrepares daily project status and resource reports, keeping all parties involved and updatedPrepares estimates as appropriate and builds/manages project timelines and scopeObtains vendor costs and timing when developing and finalizing business partner estimatesWorks with marketing communications consultant to address estimate constraints and monitor scope/assumptionsAlerts supervisor and account team when barriers or issues ariseOperationsEffectively manage all expenditures including operating budget and capital investments related to production and communications teamInteract with IT on technical issues related to content management system and other projects to ensure that the operation remains both technically sound and fiscally efficientManage all expense and budget aspects for provider communicationsTeam LeadershipManage performance, compensation, and individual development and training plans for employees on Production teamReward and compensate employees based on performance and skillsDevelop and manage succession plans to ensure a continuous flow of talent exists for key Production positionsWork with subject matter experts and teams on activities, projects and issues that address traffic/production, financial, and operations to ensure strategic and tactical priorities are successfully addressedEnsure tight coordination between Production team and communications writers to drive efficient processes and on-time turnaround of projectsLead problem solving and troubleshooting activities for ProductionLead the continuous process improvement initiativesBe alert to better, more cost effective and efficient ways of running the production operationAdminister and implement such improvement programs as are developed for productionPerform other duties as assigned or appropriate
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree or 3 additional years of related work experience5+ years of experience in communications production, traffic or operations2+ years of offline and / or digital project management experience, including project management software usage2+ years of experience managing, leading or mentoring direct reportsIntermediate or higher proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project, Visio, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesignPreferred Qualifications:Experience working in a marketing or communications agencyExperience in print, digital, and audio/video productionExperience working in healthcare industryAbility to lead by example, jumping in when necessary to keep operation movingAbility to motivate and lead employeesAbility and willingness to communicate routine and urgent processing issues and needsAbility to discern quickly, capture the essence of a problem and make sound judgments from minimal informationOpen and direct communicator; excellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to escalate issues as appropriate and in a timely fashion to ensure information is shared effectivelyAbility to work successfully with all levels of employees and internal groups/teams, while providing leadership and coaching as appropriate and necessaryAbility to translate observations into actionable plansAbility to think and act strategically with the capacity for growth in strategic thinking abilityAbility to work with outside vendors and suppliersProficiency with Content Management System Background Important, i.e. DocumentumCareers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture- UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your 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 Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.