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Job Category:

Senior Leadership Team



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Sr. Vice President, Data Analytics - Multiple Locations

UHG - Chicago, Illinois

Posted: 12/12/2018

As the Sr. Vice President of Analytics, you will help define and implement UnitedHealthcare’s multi-year enterprise analytics strategy to support UnitedHealthcare’s vision. This will entail implementing new strategic use cases in collaboration with enterprise Business Units, setting priorities, building new analytic capabilities, and driving value creation through coordination of business & technical resources.


The position is open to any UHG office in the US


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Shaping the Analytics strategy and communicating a clear vision, strategy and roadmap to all stakeholders
  • Acting as the chief advocate and evangelist of data based decision making in the top leadership team and at the business unit management level
  • Leading the transformation of the company towards an analytically enabled organization bringing best practice insights and solutions from across the enterprise
  • Staying abreast of developments at the intersection of science, technology and business relevant to the company and drive business innovation through Analytics
  • Partnering with the business and technology to drive impact
  • Advising the business leadership team on analytics value opportunities on an ongoing basis and translate business problems into specific analytics and technology enabled solutions
  • Collaborating with technology teams on evolution of analytics technology stack
  • Translating complex analytics outcomes into actionable insights and operational decisions
  • Leading the Analytics team:
    • Leading, building and developing a motivated Analytics core team through coordination of a Center of Excellence; promoting top talent in Analytics and at the interface of analytics, technology and business; working directly with current and potential partners
    • Directly leading a specialized tactical team of data scientists and analysts
    • Directly defining, designing, recruitment, training, and development programs for enterprise analytics resources
    • Shaping the hiring criteria and development programs of business leaders in order to increase the level of analytical literacy across the organization
    • Building capabilities
    • Developing standards and processes for analytics solution development and implementation across all critical functions of the company
    • Shaping the technology strategy along with the technology management team particularly pertaining to data & analytics technology stack, critical workflows & channel infrastructure
    • Codifying and sharing knowledge created within the analytics organization to further enhance enterprise analytics capabilities

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, business, statistics, economics, computer science or related field
  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience as a top performer in Data Science and/or Analytics (healthcare analytics preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience as a thought leader and innovator in the development of new tools, methodologies and problem solving approaches
  • Deep understanding and demonstrated ability to adapt to complex business environments and situations
  • Broad understanding of latest Data Science, Analytics and Technology trends and their impact on business strategies and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, persuade and communicate the value of analytics.
  • Demonstrated experience defining, motivating and driving change at executive level and across stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master's degree in relevant studies
  • Understanding of statistics, structured and unstructured data analysis, predictive modeling techniques and data visualization
  • Hands on experience with emerging statistical methods/techniques (e.g. Machine learning and/or artificial intelligence)
  • Proficiency in one of the following: R or Python
  • Hands on experience with Hadoop

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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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