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Director of Life Sciences Data Engagement - Telecommute - 928090

Boston, MA 02109 Work Remotely
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doingyour life's best work.(sm)

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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.

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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.

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Optum's advanced analytic tools empower our clients to harness intelligence from these data assets with scale. Optums suite of tools include 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 Weekly Tracker module.

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Our wealth of data and tool solutions, combined with our industry expertise, is uncovering novel insights and driving real world change.

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We are now looking for a dynamic Director to support Data & Advanced Analytic Tools, working closely with our clients across the industry. The Director is expected to serve as the primary point of contact for a collection of strategic life sciences clients and as 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

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

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Develop and manage client relationships: listen, understand, and articulate client needs
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  • Serve as functional subject matter expert on data and analytics to support data, business intelligence applications, and analytic sales
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  • Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
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  • Partner with internal team members on cross functional client engagements
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  • Predict emerging client needs and participate in the development of innovative solutions to meet those needs
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  • Participate in the development of business strategy, develop case studies and business proposals
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  • 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
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  • Work closely with Product Development and other entities within the Optum family of companies to support product improvements and new product offerings
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  • Provide thought leadership on new ideas and interface with clients to obtain feedback
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  • Motivate, recruit and train members the team!
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  • Expect 60% strategic, consultative support for data and tools, 40% business development.
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  • 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
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  • The Director is expected to contribute ideas and effort to: the professional development of other consultants; the improvement of internal processes; the enhancement of existing products and services; the creation of new offerings; and Optum Life Sciences business strategy
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Bachelor's degree and 7+ years (or graduate degree with 5+ years) of professional experience in the life sciences industry, healthcare field, or management consulting
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  • 7+ years of experience leading client engagements or large projects for internal customers
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  • 5+ years of experience organizing and supervising the work of others in the conduct of research, analysis, strategic planning, or customer support
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  • Experience presenting to a variety of stakeholders thru various media
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  • Solid understanding of Powerpoint for formal presentations
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  • Able to travel 25-50% as required
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  • Available location for this role is telecommute, but preference will be given for those within the Mid-West and West Coast
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Advanced degree (MBA, MS, PhD)
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  • Knowledge of insurance claims data and/or electronic health records
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  • Demonstrated ability to consult with clients on how to effectively use data to achieve business objectives
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  • Proven track record of managing analytic data consulting engagements, or pull through on use of business intelligence applications and consulting teams
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  • Superior communication skills, including proposal and report writing, presentation development and delivery, and inquiry and direction for internal operations, project execution, and business development
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  • Experience developing new business and identifying add-on work
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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 doyour life's best work.(sm)

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.

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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.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Director of Data Engagement, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, West Coast, Irvine, San Francisco, CA, California, Telecommute, Remote

Posted: 2021-05-15 Expires: 2021-06-14

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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