Manager, Strategy Consulting

UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie, MN

Full-time | Custom_1
The Manager, Strategy is the overall project lead across moderate-complexity engagement types and is responsible for determining overall approach and structure of analysis for engagement and key deliverables. The Manager will need substantial industry knowledge and will serve as the driving force behind team problem solving to help the clients identify strategic priorities, improve financial and market performance, rationalize services, and meet the many challenges that health care reform gives them. The Manager will assign workstreams to team members and self that reflect skills and development needs while meeting the needs and timelines of the client. This role will have a focus on practice economics and will direct team to follow the practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability.

Our current opportunity is based in either Washington, DC, or remote.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
Overall project lead across moderate-complexity engagement types and able to accurately diagnose the issues the client has identified (as well as underlying issues) and determine the appropriate solutions that will lead the client to create strategic direction
Build consensus among client stakeholders who play a critical role in the client’s ability to successfully implement the identified solutions
Responsible for determining overall approach and structure of analysis for engagement and key deliverables
Spend time coaching team members to develop approaches for their own sections when appropriate
Principal point of day to day contact for client executive
Establishes optimal communication cadence with client and demonstrates sufficient executive presence to lead onsite presentations
Assigns workstreams to team members and self that reflect skills and development needs while meeting needs and timelines of client
Focuses on practice economics and directs team to follow practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability
Closely monitors actual vs. expected team utilization
Effectively and appropriately apply both deductive and inductive thinking
Provide subject matter expertise to other Optum Advisory Services business units as it relates to strategic planning
Provide support to other Optum Advisory Services business units when strategy expertise is required in dealing with client issues
Provide subject matter expert input to Advisory Board research as needed
Communicate effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, clients, and other staff
Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc) with 3-6 years consulting experience OR Undergraduate Degree with 5-8 years consulting experience
Previous consulting firm experience including project management, developing and presenting deliverables, and analytics
Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Familiar with variety of problem solving approaches
Client relationship management experience
Willingness to travel domestically, up to 60%

Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years of professional experience preferably in Health Care Graduate level degree in business or healthcare
Background in healthcare consulting
Experience managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving
Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams
Experience mentoring junior level staff
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
Proven written and verbal communication skills

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
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