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Master Data Management & Governance Manager - Remote or Hybrid in Etna, OH

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -

Optum is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to fill the role of Distribution Master Data Management & Governance Manager specialty distribution business. The Distribution Master Data Management & Governance Manager will be on the team of an exciting new specialty distribution business serving patients with specialty and rare disease pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers by distributing and servicing therapies, at the frontier of healthcare. -

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring proper controls and governance are applied in our master data management (MDM) and governance functions related to pharmaceutical distribution services, bringing continuous improvements to the processes and tools used to achieve excellence in data quality, addressing gaps in data governance, remediating any data quality issues, creating solutions, and executing the plans. This role will work closely with our finance team, and our technology and data partners, at all levels of the organization.

As a new Optum business, we are building on our strengths but also challenging the status quo. We are creating a business that is designed to specifically serve the unique needs of patient populations using Specialty Pharmacies and supports the opportunity for expansion into additional therapies, which require enhanced services and new capabilities over traditional specialty distributors.

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

Primary Responsibilities: -

  • Act as subject matter expert on all financial, material, vendor and customer master data elements as they are established and used in SAP and consuming systems
  • Create data tables and maintain various functional data fields required to operate wholesale distribution systems
  • Maintain the integrity and quality of large data sets through the development of tools, reports, processes and tests which detect data anomalies to fix and improve data
  • Develop and sustain master data governance program
  • Enforce data governance policies and standards to ensure quality, accuracy and security of data
  • Work closely with data producers to ensure key data assets are entered, modified and deleted throughout the end to end processes in accordance with data governance policies and standards
  • Lead data governance streams for data catalog and data cleansing
  • Create and maintain interactive visualizations through data interpretation and analysis for presentation to senior management
  • Evaluate internal master data quality for efficiency, problems, and inaccuracies, and develop and maintain protocols for handling, processing, and cleaning data
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to remediate issues to ensure ongoing data integrity
  • Ensure KPIs and metrics are defined and published to appropriate stakeholders
  • Ensure employees operate within defined guidelines
  • Gain consensus from various parties involved and satisfactorily resolve objections among multiple stakeholders and groups
  • Coach and mentor team members to ensure requests are governed properly and executed per established SLAs
  • Own the request and approval process for all finance, product and customer master data requests
  • Ensure SOPs and process maps are established, maintained, and reviewed regularly
  • Identify opportunities and provide recommendations to improve data quality -
  • Participate in the execution of data governance use cases and in the development of policies and procedures

    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 in Business, science or computer science or relevant professional experience
    • 5+ years of experience in the field of master data management
    • Experience working with multiple stakeholders across business and technical organizations
    • Proven knowledge of and experience with SAP finance transactional processes
    • Proven knowledge understanding how data impacts upstream and downstream systems
    • Expertise with data management systems for data catalog and data profiling
    • Expertise with data visualization platforms (Tableau, Power BI)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
    • Demonstrated project management skills to plan, organize and execute work independently

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience managing others
      • Experience in Pharma Distribution -
      • Experience in cross-functional and end-to-end process mapping
      • Experience owning SAP master data governance program
      • Proficiency in programming languages and data-clearing languages, such as SQL
      • Proven advanced problem-solving and root-cause analysis skills
      • Proven excellent presentation skills to a broad range of audiences
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines


        • Professional conduct and demeanor, uses discretion and maintains a high level of confidentiality
        • Communication and relationship-building -

          Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges. -

          California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. 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 -

          At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. - -

          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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