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UnitedHealth Group Director, Advisory Services - Nashville TN, Washington DC or Telecommute in Washington, District Of Columbia

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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Director, AdvisoryServices is the overall project lead across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements and oversees managers of individual workstreams and other consultants with responsibility to own, coordinate, and harmonize the overall approach. The Director serves as the principal point of day to day contact with clients and establishes optimal communication cadence with C-Suite executives. This role ensures workstream managers are coordinated and output is synchronous with client expectations. The Director focuses on practice economics and directs team members to follow the practices needed to ensure both quality and project profitability. The Director also has responsibility to identify client needs and tailor new business development opportunities both within the practice and across other Optum Insight business segments.

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


  • Overallproject lead across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements

  • Diagnoseclient identified issues (as well as underlying circumstances) anddetermine the appropriate solutions

  • Buildconsensus among client stakeholders who play a critical role in theclient’s ability to successfully implement the identified solutions

  • Providestatus updates and review of deliverables to client senior leadership teamand/or project sponsors

  • Accountablefor budget and timelines of project deliverables across all workstreams

  • Closelymonitors actual vs. expected team utilization

  • Utilize thestandardized delivery tools to ensure effective and efficient projectoutcomes

  • Provide supportand subject matter expertise within Provider Enterprise Services and toother Optum Consulting and Optum Company business units when providerexpertise is required in dealing with client issues

  • Providestrategic input to the development of program roadmap and timelines

  • Contributeto business development efforts and identify opportunities for collaborationwith other OptumInsight business segments

  • Developproposals and statements of work for client specific engagements

  • Participate,support and complete RFI, RFP and sales process

  • Provide timelycoaching and mentoring of project team with the goal of developing andretaining talent within the organization

  • Create ateam-oriented work climate that enables professional development andencourages creative solutions and strategies

  • Communicateeffectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, clients,and other staff

  • Demonstratestrong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenginginterpersonal 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:

  • Bachelor'sDegree plus 10+ years consulting experience OR advanced degree(MBA/MPH/MHA, etc.) plus 6+ years consulting experience

  • Experienceworking in a professional consulting firm to include project management, changemanagement, developing and presenting deliverables, and analytics

  • Experiencesuccessfully developing new business

  • Proficiencyin MS Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Experiencewith client relationship management

  • Ability todrill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solvingusing a variety of approaches

  • Ability totravel domestically up to 80% (actual travel requirements may be less)

  • If you need to enter a work site for anyreason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWellmobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms viaphone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener.When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear amask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any stateand local masking orders


  • Experienceworking in Healthcare

  • Graduatelevel degree obtained in business or Healthcare

  • Backgroundin healthcare consulting

  • Experiencemanaging projects that achieved budget and timeline goals

  • Possessanalytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving

  • Ability tolead and motivate cross-functional teams

  • Experiencementoring junior level staff

  • Ability towork independently with minimal supervision

  • Provenwritten 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

Diversity creates ahealthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any othercharacteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Groupis a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test beforebeginning employment.

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