Sr. Consultant (Strategy & Growth) - Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

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The Senior Consultant, Strategy & Growth works within a team and serves a key role in contributing to the engagement work product as well as project and business management within the delivery team. The Senior Consultant structures and conducts analysis and creates content for assigned workstreams largely independently and contributes to assisting more junior team members with their responsibilities. This role will lead client communications around own workstream and at times those of more junior team members and establish timelines for own work along with assisting junior team members with theirs, in accordance with overall project requirements. This role is a major contributor to team problem solving across full scope of each project. The Senior Consultant will lead or participate in various 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 the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Structure approach/analysis for assigned workstream 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 project
  • Able to structure and drive team problem solving sessions with assistance from Project Manager
  • May serve as project lead for smaller and/or more templated engagements or those in more well-known terrains
  • 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 project requirements
  • Lead or participate in various practice development projects
  • Provide active role in improving business processes, knowledge management, etc. within the practice
  • Proactively anticipate challenges and risks in both own area and those of more junior staff and make sound adjustments/recommendations to address issues
  • Communicate s 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
  • Minimum of two (2+) years of experience in either management or strategy consulting required
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate challenges and provide solutions
  • Experienced in Quantitative/Qualitative Analytic execution and synthesis
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Client relationship management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
  • Willingness to travel domestically, up to 60%-80%
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate level of degree in business or healthcare
  • Prior healthcare, payer and/or provider, life sciences experience
  • Experience conducting strategy projects
  • Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams
  • Experience working in and successfully navigating a matrixed environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

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)

*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.

Job Keywords: Consultant, Analytics, Project Management, Telecommute, Remote, Work from Home