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Job Category:

OptumInsight Consulting



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Manager, Strategy Consulting - Washington, DC or Telecommute

UHG - Washington, District of Columbia

Posted: 12/7/2018

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 Manager, Strategy is the overall project lead across moderate-complexity engagement types and is responsible for determining overall approach and structure of analysis for engagement and key deliverables. The Manager will need substantial industry knowledge and will serve as the driving force behind team problem solving to help the clients identify strategic priorities, improve financial and market performance, rationalize services, and meet the many challenges that health care reform gives them. The Manager will assign workstreams to team members and self that reflect skills and development needs while meeting the needs and timelines of the client. This role will have a focus on practice economics and will direct 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. Our current opportunity is based in either Washington, DC, or remote. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Overall project lead across moderate-complexity engagement types 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 
  • Responsible for determining overall approach and structure of analysis for engagement and key deliverables 
  • Spend time coaching team members to develop approaches for their own sections when appropriate
  • Principal point of day to day contact for client executive
  • Establishes optimal communication cadence with client and demonstrates sufficient executive presence to lead onsite presentations
  • Assigns workstreams to team members and self that reflect skills and development needs while meeting needs and timelines of client
  • 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 Optum Advisory Services business units as it relates to strategic planning
  • Provide support to other Optum Advisory Services business units when strategy expertise is required in dealing with client issues
  • Provide subject matter expert input to Advisory Board 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

Required Qualifications:
  • Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc) with 3-6 years consulting experience OR Undergraduate Degree with 5-8 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
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
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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