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Business Analyst, Analytics Program Management - Eden Prairie, MN or Boston, MA (830439)

Position Description
The Business Analyst, Analytics Program Management is a thoughtful partner and enabling team mate that supports leaders in Optum Enterprise Analytics to provide thought leadership, strategic direction, and program management that result in growth and operational excellence. This person must be a structured thinker, eloquent communicator and emerging leader that can work independently and with teams.

The Business Analyst, Analytics Program Management will work with stakeholders across analytics and business partner teams to develop, justify, and execute key programs that advance Optum’s analytic capabilities. In order to do this, the Business Analyst will develop an understanding of customer needs and the capabilities of the Optum Enterprise Analytics teams that drive intelligence in our business. They will build a working knowledge of major themes related to analytics, including various kinds of analytics and trends in advanced analytics capability building. The Business Analyst must be organized to track multiple work activities and proactively communicate with their team to enable collaboration and productivity. 
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support Optum Enterprise Analytics initiatives spanning growth strategy through the use of analytics and operational excellence related to analytic development and implementation by supporting leaders to scope, initiate, execute, and monitor the ongoing success of analytics initiatives
  • Manage complex processes and tasks related to analytics initiatives, tracking progress in standardized tools for pipeline management, intake and portfolio management; develop and provide relevant reporting to enable transparency
  • Gather and synthesize input from teams on the current health and quality of delivery
  • Review analytics delivery quality approaches and support maturation of quality processes
  • Support large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives; working across Optum Enterprise Analytics teams, Optum business stakeholders and and UnitedHealth Group as needed
  • Deliver data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, corporate prioritization, and strategy communication (Executive management, Board, investors, company)
  • Analyze customer needs and internal performance
  • Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Thrive in a team environment both within the Optum Enterprise Analytics team and with business unit partners/customers
  • Nurture strong relationships with Optum Enterprise Analytics teams and stakeholders
  • Support the Optum Enterprise Analytics planning process and ad hoc projects for executives, corporate requests, and special events
  • Develop self to enhance their skills and capabilities through project work, training and one-to-one coaching
  • Attain knowledge of the analytics capability area, including understand various types of analytics or related emerging technologies, internal capabilities and performance, and external trends. This knowledge will be attained through a mix of internal information gathering and external thought leadership research

Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree 
  • 1+ years of strategy, modeling and analytical skills to interpret data and strategic frameworks for executives
  • 3+ years of Business Analysis experience
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience directing cross-functional teams. Demonstrable leadership skills in a team setting where team members are not direct reports
  • Superior conceptual, analytical and financial modeling skills, with ability to succinctly interpret data and strategic frameworks for executives
  • Experience delivering quantified results with large-scale, cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects to ensure their quality and on-time delivery 
  • This position requires infrequent travel; up to 20%

Preferred Qualification:

  • Healthcare industry experience in business development, consulting, and market strategy
  • Professional services industry experience (consulting, advisory, etc.)
  • Operational experience (operations, product development, marketing, finance, sales, etc.)
  • Prior experience supporting large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
  • Advanced degree from a top-tier program 

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)

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.

Job Keywords: Sr. Business Analyst, Analytics Program Management, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota