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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM

 

Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com

 

Job Category:

Product

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Associate Principal - Corporate Strategy and New Ventures - Advisory Board - DC based

UHG - Washington, District of Columbia

Posted: 11/12/2018

New Ventures is responsible for sourcing and launching new businesses across the healthcare industry.  Serving as a major growth engine for Optum Insights, new ventures works closely with Optum leadership and collaborates with existing business unit leaders and innovation teams to generate growth from “white space” opportunities, with a special emphasis on ideas that span industry sub-sectors. 
 
New venture teams enjoy unparalleled access to the executives at the leading healthcare organizations in the United States and to major investors and prominent leaders in the industry. Entrepreneurial-minded candidates will find a challenging environment, a supportive organization and an opportunity to develop a broad skill-set while affecting meaningful change in one of the most critical industries in today’s economy.
 
Associate Principals will support the development and refinement of the company’s growth strategy, expanding the firm’s knowledge base in emerging terrains, and spearheading the research, development, and launch of multiple new businesses.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identify, scope and size new venture opportunities
  • Analyze competitors and draft positioning collateral
  • Conduct rigorous market testing by interviewing key industry executives
    - Develop pro-formas and financial models
  • Pitch new ventures or terrain explorations to senior leaders
  • Evaluate and diligence investments and acquisitions
  • Collaborate with development and product management teams on internal builds
  • Support initial hiring, sales, and implementation activities on new ventures

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in developing growth strategies for organization(s), particularly around new business lines
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
  • Experience managing and coaching more junior team members
  • Experience conducting root-cause analysis
  • Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively
  • Willingness to take risks and act decisively with regard to new opportunities
  • Experience working with clients in a consultative role -- comfort engaging senior level people in back-and-forth conversation, ability to be convincing when necessary, and ability to develop strong relationships through each interaction
     
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Health care clinical experience


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)


 

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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