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Executive Assistant - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 08/9/2018

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />


As a Sr. Administrative Assistant within the Optum Human Capital division of UnitedHealth Group, you will support up to 7 leaders in a global healthcare organization. You will work independently in a manner consistent with the highest levels of performance and professionalism to accomplish critical tasks. As a key resource within Optum, your positive approach and dedication to teamwork will enable you to provide outstanding assistance.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the calendars and any changes in schedules

  • Schedule meetings and workshops for large groups including arranging meals for attendees and planning business dinners

    • Ensure meeting participants have appropriate access to facilities and systems

    • Create / prepare meeting materials, i.e., PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets and meeting agendas, and ensure distribution to appropriate individuals in a timely manner

  • Schedule and set-up resources and technology needed for meetings and events, i.e., conference rooms, catering, WebEx, and Telepresence

    • Plan and organize logistics of large events both on and offsite

    • Create streamlined travel arrangements, including travel packs and other traveler-specific needs

  • Bring stories to life in PowerPoint

  • Professionally represent the leader across the organization

  • Routine administration of file maintenance

  • Track and submit expense reports on behalf of leader

  • Interact with individuals at all levels of the organization

  • Work effectively as an integral member of a team

  • Handle confidential information with complete discretion

  • Compile and/or integrate information needed to complete reports and documents

  • Review documents to ensure accuracy and quality, and revise as needed

  • Answer incoming calls and facilitate handling of requests for information

  • Evaluate calls in terms of importance and use independent judgment to take action such as interrupting work directors or notifying others

  • Independently perform varied administrative duties related to functional areas

  • Greet visiting clients, guests and employees

  • Prepare outgoing mail, including overnight express

  • Read incoming mail and triage in priority order, highlighting important items or requests for action

  • Create and/or maintain SharePoint sites to facilitate team access to office documents

  • Manage office documents in accordance with enterprise records management procedures

    • Back up support to Business Segment Liaison (BSL) tasks for onboarding when needed

Required Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma or GED<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

  • Intermediate or greater proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • 2+ years of experience working in a large, fast-paced, corporate environment

  • 5+ years of experience providing administrative support to an executive at the Director level or above

  • 1+ years of experience scheduling travel

  • 1+ years of experience creating and submitting expense reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing multiple tasks with competing priorities

  • Experience working with global, multicultural resources

  • Experience working in a large, matrix corporate environment




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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