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Corporate Business Development Associate - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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754095 Corporate Business Development Associate Minnetonka MN

Corporate Business Development Associate - Minnetonka, MN (754095)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Corporate Business Development Associate will  analyze, perform due diligence, negotiate and implement external relationships such as partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, and perform special projects at the direction of UnitedHealth Group executive management. This function will work with executive and senior business segment leadership on all phases of process to implement growth oriented initiatives. Positions will work collaboratively to:

  • Define relationship objectives and actionable initiatives
  • Prepare financial and economic analyses
  • Identify pros, cons, and other strategic considerations
  • Structure collaboration from a legal, tax, accounting and an economic standpoint
  • Perform due diligence
  • Negotiate definitive agreements
  • Monitor competitive actions and responses
  • Advance specific value creating initiatives

The Corporate Business Development Associate will provide executive management with confidence that material strategic initiatives are rigorously assessed and appropriately structured to achieve acceptable financial returns and risk.


The, Corporate Business Development Associate is an emerging leader with extensive experience in financial modeling and financial analysis. This person is a creative, strategic thinker who applies broader concepts and historical context to today’s challenges. The Corporate Business Development Associate is an integral member of the team responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and decision making rigor to external growth initiatives. This person must earn the trust of UnitedHealth Group leaders and will act as a subject matter expert on disciplined processes to evaluate growth related opportunities.


The Corporate Business Development Associate will conduct high-level research and develop financial models and complex analysis to support executive decision making. This individual will participate in the management of specific enterprise-wide relationships. In addition, the Corporate Business Development Associate will support large teams of functional experts in the performance of due diligence to evaluate and assess opportunities.


The Corporate Business Development Associate will coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously and will have the opportunity to provide mentoring and guidance to junior team members in a collaborative environment.


As a key member of our fast-paced Corporate Business Development team, this position would put you at the forefront of significant growth initiatives, providing extensive exposure to executive and senior leadership throughout our organization and an opportunity to transform health care.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct high-level research and assessments using publicly available resources such as research reports, SEC filings, industry information, etc.
  • Develop financial models with appropriate underlying assumptions
  • Perform specific financial and valuation analysis
  • Analyze industry trends, competitive threats and expansion opportunities
  • Work with UnitedHealth Group executives and senior business segment leadership to develop strategic rationale and initiatives to advance external growth
  • Support large cross-functional teams working on complex growth-related strategic initiatives across UnitedHealth Group
  • Participate in the planning, design, development, and implementation of major business initiatives
  • Act as subject matter expert for senior leaders across UnitedHealth Group related to our disciplined process to evaluate growth related opportunities
  • Maintain effective communications with all levels of management that foster a collaborative atmosphere
  • Negotiate with counterparties and intermediaries
  • Mentor and develop junior team members
Required Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree
  • 3 or more years of experience within investment banking, research, strategy consulting or corporate strategy, and financial planning and analysis
  • Expert in Excel, financial modeling, and financial statement analysis skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • CFA and/or CPA designation
  • Healthcare industry knowledge

Soft Skills:

  • Demonstrated creativity and initiative
  • Strong planning, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communications skills and proven team commitment
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and build effective business partnerships at senior levels
  • High energy, detail oriented, and creative individual

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the 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:  Corporate Business Development Associate, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number754095
  • Job TitleCorporate Business Development Associate - Minnetonka, MN
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentCorporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • 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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