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UnitedHealth Group

Project Management Consultant - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group

Location: Work From Home, United States

Posted on: June 23

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The MPP Growth team leads partnership development efforts with prospective health system clients to assess the financial value and operational delivery risk of a partnership with Optum. Our goal is to convert sales prospects into revenue generating partnerships utilizing broader Optum’s solutions to make the health system work better for everyone.  We work closely with the initial sales/origination team, senior leadership, solution design, transition readiness, and business units throughout the organization to ensure collaboration and process optimization for the entirety of the sales cycle. 
The MPP Business Development Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the MPP Chief of Staff and Growth Operations team in efforts related to department day-to-day operations and sales support activities. The Project Manager will conduct end-to-end management of large Market Performance Partnership (MPP) sales pursuits during the initial stages of the sales cycle. This role is expected to have experience in supporting and leading cross-functional teams and subject matter experts with varying backgrounds and communication styles, including sales, information technology, finance and vendor management, revenue cycle operations, clinicians, compliance, and human capital. The Project Manager will ensure operating cadence and internal processes are being followed, and assist senior leaders in strategy development and collateral creation. 
The Project Manager will also aid in department process standardization and assist in development of standard templates / SOPs for conducting more efficient operations. Excellent organization skills, communication, a positive attitude and flexibility with the ability to adapt quickly to change are important to succeed in the role. The candidate must be able to produce thorough and accurate work in a high profile and fast paced environment.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operational orchestration of MPP early-stage pursuits, development of a 2-3 month project plan impacting a cross-functional team 
  • Partner closely with the MPP leadership team assigned to each pursuit, comprising of a Capture executive and business architect lead in the coordination and preparation for conducting Discovery phase activities
  • Create deliverables related to pursuit strategy and operating cadence, project status, risks, and expected results. Plan and deliver well-structured oral and written communications, highlighting strategic opportunities
  • Coordinate directly with prospective client executives and internal Optum stakeholders to manage MPP pursuits. This responsibility will require client facing communications, executive-level presence, and storyboarding and presentation skills
  • Make recommendations to leadership as it relates to Discovery phase activities strategy and milestone planning
  • Educate teams on MPP methodology and best practices
  • Raise awareness of any misalignment or misunderstanding of project scope and objectives with applicable stakeholders
  • Ensure that all impacted areas are identified, and that appropriate resources are engaged to participate in the scope definition process
  • Conduct research and gather information on prospective clients through online research and internal database information
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales in the development of MPP sales/marketing collateral, slide content, and other materials related to our value story, capabilities and services
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for creation, final review and QA of client-facing presentations and document content in order to achieve a consistent, streamlined outcome
  • Manage internal PowerPoint slide library and develop a process to ensure its integrity and upkeep
  • Collaborate with marketing & operations in creating case studies and proof points to demonstrate the value of our services to our current end-to-end / MPP customers
  • Responsible for ad-hoc executive reference visit process coordination and event planning. Curate content for site visits and customize messaging to ensure it will resonate with the prospect and aligns with pursuit strategy. 
  • Exemplify Optum values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance across all activities 

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:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4+ years of experience in a business development, strategy or consulting role
  • 2+ years of experience in managing highly complex cross-functional projects or due diligence efforts with significant leadership / executive-level exposure
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Experience in any of the following areas: acute and ambulatory revenue cycle operations, population health, Information Technology outsourcing, and management consulting
  • Understanding of the US healthcare system
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets 
  • Appetite for tackling the demands of a high-performance environment
  • Positive attitude and comfort with challenging ideas and solutions
  • Drive consensus and lead through influence in a cross matrixed environment
  • Able to deliver high value and quality results in tight time windows
  • Ability to independently solve problems, collaborate with others and critical thinking
  • Able to work independently and have the self-drive discipline to deliver
  • Comfortable with frequent change and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders at various levels
  • Attention to detail and solid communication skills are a must

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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.

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