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UnitedHealth Group Cross Optum Senior Program Consultant - Telecommute in Boston, Massachusetts

Tough challenges? We know a thing or two about those. When you're on a mission to help people live healthier lives, the stakes couldn't be higher. As a Business Analyst Consultant, you will help rewrite the future of the health care system. You'll analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions. Along with ground-breaking challenge, you'll have the support and resources of a Fortune 5 company. Join us.

The Cross Optum Enterprise® team designs and facilitates programs between life sciences companies, payers, providers and patients to address care gaps and improve quality of care. We are uniquely positioned within the company to harness the power of the enterprise to deliver programs on our client’s behalf. Our programs are built using real world data, analytics, and predictive modeling that serve as the basis for design of intervention and leverage the organization’s expertise by linking all parties together across the enterprise.

As a Cross Optum Senior Program Consultant , you will be part of a team that is responsible for identifying opportunities and partners for programs that will enhance clinical care delivery, address care gaps and improve quality of care. We aim to improve patient and provider satisfaction with scale and speed. You will have responsibility to lead complex programs with some of our largest life sciences clients with responsibilities for facilitation and management of multiple delivery partners as we harness the power of the Enterprise to make a real and positive impact in healthcare. The programs you deliver will help our clients gain a broad and deep understanding of stakeholders and their behavior to truly influence the interventions of a specific disease state. The programs you lead will use powerful data analysis and carefully designed interventions to deliver insightful analytics and innovative solutions that will ultimately enhance patient wellness, deliver better outcomes and lower the total cost of care. Be part of designing programs that allows you to be truly transformational in the healthcare market.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program management of 2-3 active client programs, with a target utilization rate of 80%

  • Delivery of client contracted deliverables within scope, schedule and budget

  • Client delivery leadership, including program updates and coordination for client inclusion in delivery elements

  • Lead and manage enterprise wide program teams for the delivery of programs that often require multiple organizations across UHC and Optum

  • Management of program scope, schedule and budget including agreements such as intersegment agreements for enterprise program resources

  • Teamwork and collaboration in a dynamic consulting team by contributing to the development of new tools and frameworks that drive efficiency and excellence in delivery

  • Think big and bring new ideas and opportunities forward for consideration

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (strong preference for chemistry, biology, math, physics, engineering, or business)

  • 4+ years consulting experience, including experience delivering executive level presentations

  • 4+ years in healthcare or pharma experience building out strategic programs within healthcare/life sciences

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience in program management/project management

  • Ability to travel at least 25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree

  • PMP Certification

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Project

  • Previous work experience in Optum, UHC and/or UHG

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

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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