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OptumInsight Consulting


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Senior Consultant Analytics, Client Solutions - Telecommute

UHG - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 08/22/2018

Optum combines data, technology, and expertise to power modern health care. The Data & Advanced Analytic Tools Consulting team drives the adoption and use of Optum’s data assets and technology solutions in the Life Sciences industry.
Optum's industry-leading data assets include clinically-robust Electronic Health Record (EHR) data spanning the care continuum (from the legacy Humedica business), eligibility-controlled affiliate and non-affiliate insurance claims data, a new class of deterministically-linked Integrated EHR and claims data, and linked profile data including socio-economic information and health risk assessments (HRAs). Optum’s data assets enable our clients to enrich their view of the patient and the patient journey through the healthcare system, serving needs across a spectrum of functional areas including real world evidence, health economics and outcomes research, safety and surveillance, epidemiology, and product commercialization.
Optum’s advanced analytic tools empower our clients to harness intelligence from these data assets with scale. Optum’s suite of tools include NorthStar, an application that reveals how the patient’s clinical presentation impacts treatment choice, Clinformatics for Managed Markets, an application that assesses the effect of plan design and patient cost-sharing on drug utilization, Clinformatics for Clinical Trials, an application that optimizes clinical trial recruitment, and a next generation set of advanced analytic applications designed for a platform ecosystem, including a patient journey module.
Our wealth of data and tool solutions, combined with our industry expertise, is uncovering novel insights and driving real world change.
We’re now looking for a dynamic Senior Consultant to support Data & Advanced Analytic Tools, working closely with our clients across the industry.
This consulting team manages, grows, and develops relationships with research, scientific, and commercial leaders at life sciences companies through the use of Optum’s data assets and technology applications.
The Senior Consultant is expected to support the Director and Commercial Analytics Leads, serving as the primary point of contact for a collection of clients, including providing on-site analytic support services. The Senior Consultant should become an expert in the contents and uses of Optum Life Sciences' data assets. Success in this role requires: (a) the ability to engage and educate clients and prospects about the assets and capabilities of Optum Life Sciences; (b) creativity to identify and frame specific, even novel, responses to the client's request; (c) comfort leading cross-functional projects inside a matrix and geographically dispersed organization; and (d) collaboration with sales professionals and other Optum colleagues who may be pursuing or serving the same companies. The Senior Consultant must have superior communication skills, including proposal and report writing, presentation development and delivery, and inquiry and direction for internal operations, project execution, and business development.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support and develop client relationships: listen, understand, and articulate client needs
  • Serve as commercial analytics subject matter expert on data and analytics to support data, business intelligence applications, and analytic sales
  • Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Partner with internal team members on cross functional client engagements
  • Develop case studies and business proposals
  • Participate in the development of business strategy
  • Predict emerging client commercial analytics needs and participate in the development of innovative solutions to meet those needs
  • Interact with other departments, such as sales, operations and client services, to ensure a high level of client satisfaction through successful execution of projects and use of applications and data
  • Work closely with Product Development and other entities within the Optum family of companies to support product improvements and new product offerings
  • Provide thought leadership on new ideas and interface with clients to obtain feedback
  • Motivate, recruit and train members the team
  • Expect 30% business development, 70% strategic, consultative support for data and tools

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with at least five years of professional experience (or graduate degree with at least 3 years), in the life sciences industry, healthcare field, or management consulting
  • 3+  years’ experience consulting in an external client facing role or internal consulting  role supporting engagements or large projects
  • Experience leveraging patient-level healthcare data (claims, EHR, etc.) to support commercially oriented business questions such as forecasting and segmentation
  • Experience developing new business and identifying add-on work
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to ravel 50%
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a Big 5 or large consulting organization
  • Advanced degree (MBA, MS, PhD)
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with clients on how to effectively use data to achieve business objectives
  • Project Management 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)



*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.


Job Keywords: Manager, Analytics, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Consulting, Claims, EHR,  telecommute

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