Director, Clinical R&D

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets. The business forms equity or contractual partnerships with leading global insurers to integrate Vitality and shared value with partner’s insurance and financial services products in the markets where they operate. Vitality Group also operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States. Vitality Health International, a business unit within Vitality Group coordinates and focuses on resource allocation to Discovery’s emerging, global health insurance initiatives. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China.

To date, Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 20 million lives across 40 markets (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam) as well as our primary markets in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Job Purpose

The Strategy and R&D team at Vitality Group US is seeking a Director, Clinical R&D, to establish a clinical team dedicated to supporting the Vitality product line, including but not limited to products for employer groups. commercial health plans, Medicare Advantage, and providers. They should have a passion for creating great products, improving, and enhancing our members’ lives, and making our clients happy.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

Connect Vitality health solutions vision to the identification of strategic product themes and objectives
Work directly with external prospects, clients, and partners to ensure value is delivered and expectations are exceeded
Stay informed of innovations and industry developments with material impacts to Vitality’s business e.g., regulatory changes.
Cross-function collaboration with key stakeholders across the organization including, product managers, actuaries, strategic partnerships, data analytics, marketing, and sales
Developing and ongoing evaluation of clinical pathways against clinical guidelines and best practices (e.g. ensuring alignment with changes in Stars/Hedis measures and other quality metrics)
Sourcing, evaluating, and adapting clinical content and ecosystem partnerships as appropriate for integration into Vitality’s solutions
Sign off on clinical protocols incorporated into Vitality’s programs and solutions
Clinical input into risk prediction models and evaluation/interpretation of outputs for accuracy


10+ years in R&D, product, digital health or Value Based Care strategy for health plans, health systems or supporting products
Clinical Experience (qualified MD?)
In-depth expertise of US healthcare and health plans
Knowledge of U.S. Health Systems, ACOs, and IDNs
Track record of translating clinical interventions into digital health programs that drive patient activation and improve health outcomes
Experience delivering product solutions with integrated components
Medicare Advantage experience preferred
SAFe agile experience preferred
Personal Attributes and Skills:

Action Orientated
Business Insight
Financial Acumen
Values Driven
Learns on the Fly
Instills Trust
People Savvy
Drives Results
Problem Solver


Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Training & Development
Wellness Resources