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Director, Advisory Services - Basking Ridge, NJ

UnitedHealth Group

Basking Ridge, NJ
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744451 Director Advisory Services Basking Ridge NJ

Director, Advisory Services - Basking Ridge, NJ (744451)

Position Description

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)


The Director of Consulting is a senior leader within Optum Advisory Service's Strategic Delivery Services (SDS) team serving internal and external payer and provider clients. You will work with health care consulting professionals who deliver and translate objectives into actions; then work to convert those actions into measureable results. We support experts in data analytics, population health management, system, and integration services.


Success in this role requires large scale consulting experience.


Travel is typically out on Monday and back late Thursday night, with work out of home office on non-travel days.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Business Development: Act in a management consultant role to help clients understand and solve their unique operational and technology challenges
  • Seek out and develop new business while creating statements of work
  • Identify client needs and tailor sales messages and benefits accordingly
  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients
  • Identify opportunities for sales and business development collaboration with other OptumInsight business segments
  • Practice Development: Engage in tasks to expand ability to fully serve clients as well as deliver the highest level of service
  • Work on internal project non-billable as needed to support business growth
  • Management: Lead project teams, as well as direct reports, by actively coaching, counseling, delivering ongoing and annual performance feedback / reviews, resolving conflict, staffing
  • Mentor and guide on-site consultants
  • Program Execution: Direct responsibility for large scale program execution. Large scale programs are defined as high cost, high complexity, and / or high risk
  • Facilitate development of business segment and enterprise level planning and program objective setting
  • Participate in senior level program funding and prioritization decision processes
  • Provide strategic input to the development of program roadmap and timelines
  • Create a team-oriented work climate that enables professional development and encourages creative solutions and strategies
  • Support the management of resources within programs
  • Support program communication plan and execution
  • Ensure quality assurance methods are implemented within the program
  • Provide status updates and review of programs to client senior leadership team and/or project sponsors
  • Provide coaching and mentoring of project team with the goal of developing and retaining talent within the organization

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10+ years of enterprise project / program management experience and leading a project team
  • 7+ years of working in a professional consulting organization
  • 7+ years of healthcare experience (Payer and / or Provider experience with strong preference given to Payer experience)
  • 7+ years of experience leading large-scale consulting engagements or large internal healthcare projects / programs
  • 2+ years of experience developing new business and identifying add-on work
  • 5+ years of experience leading a team of direct reports
  • 80% travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

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: Optum Advisory Services, Optum Consulting, Optum, Consulting, Insight, Basking Ridge, NJ

Job Details

  • Contest Number744451
  • Job TitleDirector, Advisory Services - Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Job FamilyOptumInsight Consulting
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Basking Ridge, NJ
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 75 % 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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