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Product Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

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734539 Product Consultant Eden Prairie MN

Product Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN (734539)

Position Description

You can be a better guide than any map or navigation system. Optum is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders within the health care system. Optum 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, elite teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.(sm)


A Product Consultant develops the strategy and vision for product roadmaps, establishes collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholders, gathers accurate requirements and evaluates product performance for features and enhancements. They must think strategically and creatively about how the consumer experience should work, and translate a vision to processes and requirements that impact millions of lives and helps improve the health care system.


This position links emerging Optum solutions that provide a single point of entry for providers to launch and leverage all of their clinical and administrative applications in a streamlined workflow. It is a groundbreaking capability that supports both UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses, as well as a vision to expand to support non-UnitedHealth Group businesses. A Link Product Consultant juggles multiple development projects to meet business needs and drive development priorities. The Product Consultant is responsible for creating and managing the product / team backlog of user stories and collaborating with the rest of the Agile team to define the program increment (PI) and sprint goals and commitments. They ensure that the Agile team delivers value to the business. The Product Consultant is involved in every stage of a product's life - cycle, i.e. from creation to end of life. Included in this is the gathering and documentation of user stories and functional requirements based on a complete understanding of the various user personas of our current and potential customers, including their respective roles and responsibilities and related functionality objectives that the personas require to do their jobs. User stories are the foundational level of definition for advancement of the Product. The backlog of user stories includes both new features and defect list that must be jointly prioritized to optimally advance the Product and meet customer needs. To successfully write epic - level stories and the finer - grained user stories and acceptance criteria, Product Owners must understand targeted end users (aka personas) via interviews and other mechanisms.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Navigate and influence multiple cross - functional teams in a complex, matrix work environment
  • Support the development of market and sales strategies and value proposition
  • Forecast revenue or savings opportunities associated with product development initiatives
  • Manage cross - segment projects and initiatives that require problem solving, relationship building, influencing and analyzing
  • Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
  • Influence innovation across teams to ensure aligned; cohesive progress across multiple areas including technology, marketing, and service operations



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of Product Management / Product development experience
  • 3+ years’ experience with MS Office applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree
  • Healthcare experience
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence others
  • Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place 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 Details

  • Contest Number734539
  • Job TitleProduct Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyProduct
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

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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