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Senior Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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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)


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


Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with business and technology teams to define deliverables and develop solutions that are reusable across the organization
  • Identify, build and deploy Project Management Office principles and standards utilizing project management tools: Charter/Scope documents, Project Plan, IRAD/Issue Log, Lessons Learned, Requirements Matrix, portfolio tracking, etc.
  • Determine time frames, funding needs, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, allotment of resources to various phases of projects and lead others in the organization to make meaningful process improvements
  • Monitor and document project milestones and outcomes throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to established quality standards
  • Develop, communicate and implement project risk and issue management plans and strategies
  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients
  • Facilitate status updates and review of programs to client senior leadership team and/or project sponsor
  • Develop business plans and cost benefit analysis
  • Provide work stream/project oversight, manage and track issue resolution and make key decisions for the project with the project sponsor
  • Provide clear communications (oral and written) and share knowledge at all levels of the organization
  • Drive/participate in presentations and meetings with all levels of the organization
  • Provide coaching and mentoring of project team with the goal of developing and retaining talent within the organization
  • Communicate and disseminate critical information to appropriate audiences
  • Drive outcomes without direct authority, engaging team members in a cross-functional environment
  • Support client implementations of products and/or services
  • Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management
  • Create written and oral communication artifacts that effectively summarize findings, support fact based recommendations and provides appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions 

The consulting environment is challenging and fast-paced, requiring the following core competencies:

Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Ability to dig into challenging situations and provide guidance and recommendations to clients.
Self Motivated/Ambitous
  • Highly self-motivated and ambitious to ensure all projects are successful.
  • Ability to flex to any change at hand and maintain focus.
Relationship Management
  • Ability to take a measured approach to uncover and respond to business needs, explore solutions, and educate constituents.  Be known by others as a trusted advisor. 
Personal Accountability
  • Model strength during challenges and take personal responsibility for actions and consequences.  
Executive Presence
  • Articulate and package communications in a clear and crisp manner for all levels of the organization with the ability to adapt approach and style to any audience.
Project/Program Management
  • Bring techniques for planning, executing and controlling all project artifacts and ensure time management is well executed.

Limited travel is required for this role (less than 25% on average over a year's time, but may involve Monday through Thursday travel for multiple concurrent weeks to satisfy specific client project requirements).   Consultants who are not local to an Optum office facility work from a home office when not at the client site.


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.



Posted: 2020-10-15 Expires: 2020-11-14

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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