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Director, Actuarial Consulting - Optum Payer Consulting - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

New York, NY
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756672 Director Actuarial Consulting Optum Payer Consulting Telecommute

Director, Actuarial Consulting - Optum Payer Consulting - Telecommute (756672)

Position Description

Optum is seeking an experienced actuarial expert and consultant who can leverage their broad industry experience to lead teams in the execution of a variety of strategic, actuarial, and consulting activities within Optum’s Payer Consulting Practice.  This role will establish, maintain, and own relationships with Payer Clients and execute against projects around various Actuarial products/services as well as other Optum healthcare offerings relevant to their business needs.


This role requires the development and ownership of relationships with payer clients and both technical and professional leadership of Actuarial Managers and staff in the delivery of best in class actuarial and other strategic consulting services to Clients.  This role also requires the desire and ability to meet collaborative sales targets.  Sales targets include but not exclusively limited to Actuarial products and solutions, but also on a variety of Optum’s widely diversified products and services as we drive continued annual growth.  The role requires an ability to communicate effectively well with all levels of the healthcare organization, technical and non-technical staff, and an ability to develop strong Client relationships through credible industry knowledge, and relevant expert strategic advice to the Payer community.


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


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategic and/or technical leadership on Client teams  including but not limited to projects around Government programs, Commercial lines, tool building, and broader analytical initiatives

  • Lead teams to deliver quality results against aggressive timelines and across multiple projects while maintaining process standards and controls

  • Deliver expert consultation to Clients on matters related to health plan operations

  • Deliver expert consultation to Clients on various dimensions of health care data while leading staff against the execution of divers data driven projects

  • Lead the design and development of  actuarial solutions (models and processes)

  • Contribute to growth goals of the Practice individually and as a part of the broader team

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science, or related quantitative discipline

  • ASA credential

  • 10+ years of healthcare actuarial experience

  • 5+ years of experience and deep knowledge of the Healthcare Payer community as it relates to pricing and rate filings against Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Commercial lines of business

  • 5+ years of experience overseeing indirect project staff and/or direct reports; leading with influence, motivation, and correction in a positive, constructive, and respectful way

  • Desire to actively develop and pursue business opportunities both individually and as part of a team in support of the growth of the practice

  • Ability to think strategically, proven experience laying out strategy, developing products and/or services from ground up that are sold to the Payer market

  • Ability to speak credibly to current industry issues, regulatory and competitive challenges, and practices regarding the Payer community

  • Ability to travel in the range of 20% 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FSA

  • Previous consulting experience

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)


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.



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: OptumInsight Consulting, Medicare, Business Development, Sales, Medicaid, Commercial, Telecommute 

Job Details

  • Contest Number756672
  • Job TitleDirector, Actuarial Consulting - Optum Payer Consulting - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyOptumInsight Consulting
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • New York, NY
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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