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Senior Consultant, Strategy - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Senior Consultant, Strategy & Growth works with a Senior Director as the primary leads supporting highly complex, long-term Optum-health system enterprise partnerships. -The Senior Consultant serves as the Program Manager for enterprise partnerships and provides project management support for the services identified in the partnership agreement. -The Senior Consultant will support the development of individual initiatives roadmaps, be responsible for the quality of delivery against those roadmaps, and help cultivate relationships with the partner program management teams. -The Senior Consultant structures and conducts analysis and creates content for partnership deliverables largely independently and contributes to assisting more junior team members with their responsibilities. This role is a major contributor to team problem solving across full scope of each partnership. The Senior Consultant will also lead or participate in various Strategy & Growth practice development projects, proactively anticipate challenges and risks in both own area and those of junior staff, make sound adjustments/recommendations to address issues, and play an active role in improving business processes, knowledge management, etc.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
Primary program/project management for high-complexity, multi-workstream enterprise partnerships
Ability to support the development of roadmaps for identified strategic needs and support the development and communication of value proposition for key stakeholders
Cultivate relationships and trust with partner program/project management cohorts
Structure approach/analysis for roadmaps largely independently and contribute to assisting more junior team members with their responsibilities
Lead client communications around own workstream and sometimes those of more junior team members
Major contributor to team problem solving across full scope of partnership
Able to structure and drive team problem solving sessions
Establish self as knowledgeable/credible on topics
Knowledgeable on Optum data sets and tools and carries foundational understanding of health care industry dynamics
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of Health Care research, tools, and assets used by the practice to support client work
Establish own timeline for own workstream and assist junior staff, in accordance with overall partnership requirements
Lead or participate in various practice development projects
Provide active role in improving business processes, knowledge management, etc. within the practice
Communicates effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, members and other team members

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:
Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA etc.) with 1+ years of consulting experience -OR- Undergraduate Degree with 4+ years of consulting experience
2+ years of experience in management and/or strategy consulting
Experienced in Quantitative/Qualitative Analytic execution and synthesis
Client relationship management experience
Project management experience
Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Willingness to travel domestically, up to 60%-80%
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate level of degree in business or healthcare
Professional experience working in healthcare
Management consulting firm experience
Experience conducting strategy projects
Experience working in and successfully navigating a matrixed environment
Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving
Ability to participate in cross-functional teams
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to anticipate challenges and provide solutions
Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $142,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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 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.

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