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Strategy & Operations Manager: Optum Enterprise Analytics - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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741719 Strategy Operations Manager Optum Enterprise Analytics Eden Prairie MN

Strategy & Operations Manager: Optum Enterprise Analytics - Eden Prairie, MN (741719)

Position Description

As the rules continue to change, one company continues to lead. No industry is moving faster than health care, and no organization is better positioned to lead the industry forward than UnitedHealth Group. You will join a team addressing society's greatest challenges in health care - quality, access and affordability. As the Manager of Strategy & Operations for Optum Enterprise Analytics (OEA), you will strategically support your team committed to evaluating the health outcome and economic impact of health care interventions, policy changes and population health dynamics.  By creating and executing strategic programs and supporting analytics teams coming together to enable an enterprise-wide analytics capability, you will have a direct and personal impact on Optum’s performance and leadership in the marketplace. This is the challenge of a lifetime. Now is the time and this is the place to start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Are you someone that thrives in a new culture where things are yet to be fully defined? If yes then we have an exciting role for a strategy and operational leader to join our team in Eden Prairie, MN. This organization will serve as a ‘Center of Excellence’ for various data analytic groups and teams within the Optum organization. We are looking for someone who is adept at working with business leaders in a partnership-liaison capacity while also having strengths in process and operating disciplines. This person will also lead matrix teams and efforts across resource groups. There will be a high level of collaboration between IT, the Business groups and Human Capital.


The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and self-directed person who can step into this role and define problems and provide solutions for a multitude of complex business challenges. This role is highly visible with work being shared at the C level and with VP Audiences.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the analysis of overall performance of the Optum Enterprise Analytics organization using financial and operational data
  • Support the development  and execution of initiatives to improve organizational performance, business engagement and talent engagement
  • Matrix oversight of teams and resources
  • Facilitate OEA teams to engage with Optum businesses to plan and pursue strategic analytic roadmaps
  • Work with Optum partners across marketing, communications and human capital to build the OEA organization and support teams
  • Support senior leadership dialogue to manage the OEA by developing analyses and background materials
  • Provide thoughtful analysis and improvement recommendations to select core operational capabilities; lead the implementation and change management activities to support their adoption
  • Support facilitation of an Analytics Council to advise on analytics-related capital investments
  • Support the facilitation of ongoing partnership with Optum Technology and Optum Operations leadership to co-pursue strategic objectives
  • Support development of a global analytics team with thoughtful and consistent engagement of counterparts across representative teams

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a business process solutions position or project/program manager role where solving problems was a key element of success.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a liaison role between various business segments in a newly forming organization where change and transformation took priority.
  • 3+ years of creating high level documents, output and Visio or PowerPoint output and presentations for a VP and C level audience
  • 2+ years of experience in health care management
  • Experience in supporting the facilitation of senior leadership-driven initiatives
  • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Experience working with little direction or guidance
  • Must be able to work in our Eden Prairie, MN office location on a full time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management consulting experience
  • Experience leading large-scale change
  • MBA or similar master’s degree desired

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: 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.



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Job Details

  • Contest Number741719
  • Job TitleStrategy & Operations Manager: Optum Enterprise Analytics - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyProject Management
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

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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