Senior Consultant, Strategy - Telecommute

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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%

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

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. 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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