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Director Strategy and Growth - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -

The Director, Strategy & Growth is the overall project lead across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements and oversees managers of individual workstreams. Overall responsibility is 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 consistent and aligned. The Director focuses on engagement economics and directs team to follow the practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overall project lead across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements with ability 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 senior client stakeholders who play a critical role in the client's ability to successfully implement the identified solutions -
  • Oversees managers and team members 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 (e.g., enterprise strategy, value-based care, population health, consumer, digital, revenue diversification, partnerships)
  • Principal point of day to day contact for client executive and establishes optimal communication cadence with C-Suite executives
  • Critical role in developing project team members and direct reports to expand their skills
  • Accountable for budget and timelines of project across all workstreams
  • Focuses on project economics and directs team to follow practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability including close monitoring of actual vs. expected team utilization
  • Effectively and appropriately apply both deductive and inductive thinking
  • Provide subject matter expertise to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum/UnitedHealth Group Company business units as it relates to strategy development
  • Provide support to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum/UnitedHealth Group Company business units when strategy expertise is required in addressing client issues
  • 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 - both add-on work as well as new business

    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
    Required Qualifications: -

    • Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years consulting experience
    • 5+ years of experience in either management or strategy consulting
    • Experience with project management, developing and presenting deliverables to C-suite executives, and analytics
    • Client relationship management experience
    • Demonstrated familiarity with variety of problem-solving approaches
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - -Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    • Demonstrated ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
    • Ability to travel domestically, up to 50%
    • Preferred location: -
    • Colorado Springs, CO, Dallas, TX, Hartford, CT, Pittsburgh, PA, Boulder, CO, Houston, TX, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, Eden Prairie, MN, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Graduate level degree in business or healthcare
      • Experience managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
      • Experience working in and successfully navigating a matrixed environment
      • Experience mentoring junior level staff and leading direct reports
      • Proven possess analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving

        Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

        California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $118,000 to $226,800. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

        ---All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

        At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

        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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