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Consultant, Strategy and Innovation - Eden Prairie, MN or New York, NY

UnitedHealth Group

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751296 Consultant Strategy and Innovation Eden Prairie MN or New York NY

Consultant, Strategy and Innovation - Eden Prairie, MN or New York, NY (751296)

Position Description

Be a driver of change at Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group family of businesses and a key leader across most major segments of the U.S. health care system. You could be a vital factor in our success as you exceptional creative and management skills to develop the strategy and vision for our future marketing efforts. You’ll have the satisfaction of seeing your ideas come to life while working alongside a world class marketing team. It your chance to help countless people lead healthier lives while working with a Fortune 6 industry leader.


In this role, you will assist with execution of strategy projects that cover a broad functional spectrum and may include a variety of components - strategic analysis, innovation, business development (including target identification and due diligence), operations, pricing strategy, public policy, portfolio analysis and market and competitive intelligence. You will collect and help to interpret research and analyses of markets, trends, competitors, products and services for use in our operational and strategic decisions. You will use your technical - financial modeling and research - skills to collaborate closely with senior project leads needed to diagnose business problems, develop solutions and interact frequently with staff across business units to ensure that analysis requirements and data sets are well understood. You must be self - directed and creative as you will deal with complex issues. As a key resource to others you must maintain a high degree of accuracy along with attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to always meet deadlines.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategy & Innovation:
    • Perform discreet analytical tasks translate findings into business strategy. Assist with conducting analysis on topics such as new market opportunities, strategic initiatives, business development, competitive landscape, and cross-business segment opportunities
    • Prepare executive briefing materials on innovation opportunities and their synergies with Optum portfolio
    • With oversight and direction from your manager, execute various special projects primarily related to the evaluation of possible growth strategies
    • Help to prepare strategic and financial analyses. Assist in create build, buy, or partner analysis in support of business case development
    • Participate in assessing transaction opportunities. Identify and analyze possible acquisition targets. Conduct due diligence on potential acquisition targets
    • Interact with executive and business senior leadership, transaction advisors and acquisition targets
    • Interact with senior leadership on all phases of the pre - merger process, as well as post - merger implementation
  • General:
    • Develop presentations and materials for use both internally and externally
    • Use strong relationship and communication skills to collaborate with diverse teams and senior leaders
    • Be able to synthesize large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data to identify critical insights


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of progressive healthcare product development, strategy development or business development experience
  • Prior experience in Strategy Consulting, Investment Banking or Equity Research or similar internal role within healthcare organization
  • Comprehensive understanding of valuation methodologies and strategic analysis frameworks
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel is essential
  • Strong communication skills with a variety of levels of constituents
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex and competing priorities and projects
  • Proactive approach to learning new skill set and accelerated learning curve
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence others
  • Work schedule flexibility
  • Located in the Eden Prairie, MN or One Penn Plaza, New York, NY

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degrees: Business Administration, Economics, Finance or Pre - Med
  • Knowledge of Behavioral Health would be a competitive advantage

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)



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: strategy, innovation, behavioral, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, New York, NY




Job Details

  • Contest Number751296
  • Job TitleConsultant, Strategy and Innovation - Eden Prairie, MN or New York, NY
  • Job FamilyProduct
  • Business SegmentOptum Consumer Solutions Group

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsNew York, NY

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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