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Research Analyst - Brentwood, TN

UnitedHealth Group

Brentwood, TN
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742567 Senior Research Analyst Brentwood TN

Research Analyst - Brentwood, TN (742567)

Position Description

We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Assist us with research and development projects that cover a broad functional spectrum and may include a variety of components - business development, operations inventory analysis and market and competitive intelligence. Collect and interpret research and analyses on payment related issues, trends, inventory management, process gaps for use in our operational and strategic planning / decisions. You will use your technical - modeling and research - skills to collaborate closely with senior project leads and management to diagnose business problems, develop custom analytic 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 some very interesting and 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.

The Senior Research Analyst is responsible for providing reporting to management team, assist with weekly and EOP reporting PowerPoint's. Analyzing inventory, and running queries in Access. Identify process gaps, forecasting, and work closely with vendor to improve the chart operations process.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Improving daily / weekly / monthly / EOP Reporting (excel, access)
  • Running queries to determine success of team
  • Analyzing inventory
  • Forecasting
  • Tracking off-site retrievals / pre-payments / post payments
  • Work closely with vendor to ensure payments are issued timely
  • Year over year reporting for all projects (payments, trends, etc.)
  • Weekly and End of Project PowerPoint's
  • Refreshing reports, verifying reports are accurate
  • Creating Job Aids on all processes and reporting responsibilities
  • Delegating / assigning work for special projects
  • Assist with inventory management for team members
  • Provide reporting on aged inventory
  • Pre/post payment follow ups
  • Ad Hoc Access reporting for Chart Ops team

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of analysis & reporting experience    
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel ( experience creating pivot tables and V-Look up’s)
  • Intermediate proficiency in Access and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to influence without formal authority
  • Based:  Brentwood, TN

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors 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: Research Analyst, Analyst, Reporting, Excel, Access, Brentwood, TN

Job Details

  • Contest Number742567
  • Job TitleResearch Analyst - Brentwood, TN
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Brentwood, TN
    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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