Exec Dir, Health Plans-United Healthcare National Account (Remote or Hybrid) in Collegeville, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    1201 South Collegeville Road
    Collegeville, PA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
    Sales & Marketing
  • Job Family
    Health Plans
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics (www.QuestDiagnostics.com) is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. We are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, with 2021 revenues of $10.79 billion. 

The Executive Director develops and executes the strategies and plans for maintaining a strong partnership with United Health Corporation (UHC). S/He directs a team in developing business plans to execute the lab services agreement ensuring contract optimization which grows market share rapidly.  S/He represents the company as the leader of the Joint Operating Committee to assess the service model, the Shared Savings Program and the Acquisition Bonus Program.  The ED may also serve as the single-point of contact for UHG for all business relationships (e.g.: lab services, ancillary services, OPTUM billing). This role may work remotely or as a hybrid.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key leaders at UHC to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership which leads to an expansion of the partnership.
  • Develop a strategic plan which engages the CEO, SMT, RVPs, PLS, CF and other matrixed business partners with UHC leaders in meaningful interactions resulting in an expansion of the relationship.
  • Own sales leadership for the UHC account to rapidly capitalize on this unique opportunity to grow the business. Lead and own the development and achievement of the AOP with the regional leaders.
  • Primary account owner for ensuring the lab services agreement is executed and that all contract issues are resolved in a mutually beneficial manner.
  • Serve as strategy lead to optimize the Shared Savings Program (pull high-priced hospital and out-of-network volume to Quest) and the Acquisition Bonus Program (shared savings with UHC from Quest’s acquisition of highest out-of-network laboratories).
  • Manage the execution of strategic regional initiatives and business plans through a team of 4-6 Strategic Account Managers.
  • Identify and develop strategic nationwide initiatives to drive new clinical programs, innovations, process improvements and products which close a gap in service and/or add value to the providers and generates growth.
  • Provide insights on regulatory and reimbursement policies and trends from the customer/member perspective. 

As part of Health Plan leadership team, engage with other team members and segments in overall strategic planning efforts.

  • Estimated 25-50% travel required

Required Work Experience:

  • 15 years+ healthcare and payer experience at the C-level including problem resolution, account management, relationship management and contract negotiations
  • Preference for prior commercial lab experience


  • Account management, client life-cycle management, contract compliance, strategic business planning, budgeting and forecasting, third party payors, sales processes.


  • Contracting, negotiating, pricing, relationship building, problem resolution, project management, presentations.


  • Customer focus
  • Business acumen
  • Financial acumen
  • Drive results
  • Organizing/Influencing
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority setting

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest Diagnostics annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our nearly 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.


  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 8 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category.
  • Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list
  • Forbes® Global 2000
  • Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year
  • Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year
  • S&P 500
  • Barron’s 500
  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index
  • Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices
  • Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings
  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings
  • Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year
  • Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey
  • Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families
  • Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.

About COVID-19 testing at Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working to broaden access to laboratory insights to help us all lead healthier lives. We provide both molecular diagnostic and antibody serology tests to aid in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and immune response.  Our COVID-19 test services are based on tests that have received FDA emergency use authorization and which also meet our high standards for quality. We are providing these test services under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act.

We provide data on COVID-19 testing to various federal and state public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and participate in studies with government and private institutions, aiding COVID-19 public health response and research. Through our team of dedicated phlebotomists, air fleet team, couriers and laboratory professionals, Quest Diagnostics works hard every day to help patients and communities across the United States access quality COVID-19 testing.


In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions
  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network
  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems
  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences