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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:

OptumInsight Consulting

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

20001

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Director, Strategy - Telecommute

UHG - Washington, District of Columbia

Posted: 09/14/2018

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

 

The Director, Strategy is the overall project lead across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements and oversees managers of individual workstreams with responsibility to own, coordinate, and harmonize the overall approach. The Director  serves as principal point of day to day contact with client and establishes optimal communication cadence with C-Suite executives. This role ensures workstream managers are coordinated and output is harmonized. The Director  focuses on practice economics and directs team to follow the practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability.

 

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

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overall project lead across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements and able to accurately diagnose the issues the client has identified (as well as underlying issues) and determine the appropriate solutions that will lead the client to create strategic direction
  • Build consensus among client stakeholders who play a critical role in the client’s ability to successfully implement the identified solutions
  • Oversees managers of individual workstreams with responsibility to own, coordinate, and harmonize the overall approach
  • Industry expert in one or more areas and uses engagements to advance own knowledge
  • Principal point of day to day contact for client executive and establishes optimal communication cadence with C-Suite executives
  • Ensures workstream managers are coordinated and output is harmonized and able to develop those managers and expand their skills
  • Accountable for budget and timelines of project across all workstreams
  • Focuses on practice economics and directs team to follow practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability
  • Closely monitors actual vs. expected team utilization
  • Effectively and appropriately apply both deductive and inductive thinking
  • Provide subject matter expertise to other Advisory Board Consulting and Advisory Board Company business units as it relates to strategic planning
  • Provide support to other Advisory Board Consulting and Advisory Board Company business units when strategy expertise is required in dealing with client issues
  • Provide subject matter expert input to Advisory Board Company research as needed
  • Communicate effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, clients, and other staff
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations
  • Contribute to business development efforts

Required Qualifications:

  • Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc.) with 6+ years consulting experience OR Undergraduate Degree with 10+ years consulting experience
  • Previous consulting firm experience including project management, developing and presenting deliverables, and analytics
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Familiar with variety of problem solving approaches
  • Client relationship management experience
  • Willingness to travel domestically, up to 60%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience preferably in Health Care Graduate level degree in business or healthcare
  • Background in healthcare consulting
  • Experience managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
  • Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams
  • Experience mentoring junior level staff
  • Experience successfully developing new business

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.

 

 

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