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Senior Director (Strategy & Growth) - Telecommute - 907071

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 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 doing your life's best work.(sm)

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TheSenior Director, Strategy & Growthplays a critical role in overseeing the delivery and execution of high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements as well as successfully building new business through existing and new-to-the organization clients. The Senior Director serves as the engagement executive with overall responsibility for quality of delivery, client relationship development, and overall project economics. The Senior Director is also an important member of the practice's leadership team, with responsibility to contribute to overall practice development needs, growth strategy, contributing positively to team culture, and taking on direct reporting relationships.

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You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some of our healthcare industry's toughest challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities

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  • Overall engagement executive across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements 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
  • Industry expert in one or more areas and uses engagements to advance own knowledge
  • Principal point of relationship and escalation for client executives
  • Accountable for overall engagement execution including: quality of output, client satisfaction (Net Promoter Score), and profitability
  • Provides executive oversight of project economics and directs team to follow practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability
  • Provide subject matter expertise to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum Company business units as it relates to strategic planning
  • Provide support to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum 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 team members
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations
  • Responsible for new business development efforts inclusive of: strategy sales to new clients, strategy sales to existing clients, sales of other Optum Advisory/Optum services and capabilities to new or existing clients
  • Lead development of intellectual capital and thought leadership collateral

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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:

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  • Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc.) with 10+ years consulting experience OR Bachelor's Degree with 12+ years consulting experience
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  • Previous healthcare experience required (payer/provider)
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  • Minimum of seven (7+) years of experience in either management or strategy consulting
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  • Proven business development success and consultative sales experience in identifying and recommending new opportunities and initiatives for continual growth
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  • Previous consulting firm experience including engagement leadership, client relationship management, business development
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  • Previous experience leading strategy work
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  • Familiarity with a variety of problem solving approaches and frameworks
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  • Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
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  • Ability and established track record of leading multiple projects and initiatives
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  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
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  • Willingness to travel domestically, up to 60%-80%
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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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  • Graduate level degree in business or healthcare
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  • 8+ years of professional experience in healthcare
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  • Background in healthcare consulting
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  • Experience and highly proficient in managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
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  • Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focused problem solving
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  • Experience mentoring and developing team members
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  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams
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  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
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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 do your life's best work.(sm)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's 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: Senior Director, Strategy, Consulting, Optumconsulting, Telecommute, Remote, Washington DC, District of Columbia, DC

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Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-04

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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