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UnitedHealth Group Director, Commercial Analytics Principal Consultant - Remote in Massachusetts

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)

At Optum Insight Life Sciences, our Commercial Analytics group leverages claims and Electronic Health Record (EHR) data with statistical techniques to support our key pharmaceutical customers. We are seeking a client facing Consultant to manage customer projects and contribute to the growing team.

The consultant’s responsibility includes a combination of (1.) designing and overseeing custom research projects utilizing our Optum data assets that meet client needs (50% of time), (2.) develop new business and relationships to support additional projects (40% of time), and lastly (3.) thought leadership in developing the team, likely through advanced analytics, or client management (10% of time). This role is a good fit for those who are interested working with others in an open environment, where sharing of ideas is important. Lastly, as a leader in healthcare data, this is a great position to build your understanding of leading data assets, client management, and become part of the world’s largest healthcare company who is well respected by our customers.

The existing team has deep background in the industry and works extremely well together, with most team members having 5-10 years of tenure in the team, and a great team culture.

The Optum Insight Life Sciences Commercial Analytics team is focused primarily on growing business within the Brand Analytics, Market Access Analytics, Real World Evidence, and Advanced Analytics groups within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device sector. This position focuses on the consulting aspects of CA projects. There is an analysis group that handles data programming, modeling, etc. and this position works in collaboration with that analytic department.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to create custom analytics solutions utilizing multiple data sources such as electronic medical records, patient claims, prescriptions, etc. to provide and support strategic direction for marketing and sales

  • Provide consultation and review for analytical study methodologies, determine criteria for database selection, determine additional analysis to provide meaningful recommendations oversee support staff, review client deliverables

  • Work cross-functionally with Business Development to determine strategic initiatives to infiltrate and grow accounts

  • Design the engagement, oversee the delivery and research methodology to meet customer success goals and recurring revenue streams

  • Identify new areas of growth within existing clients and develop relationships to enhance and grow services within the accounts

  • Develop custom solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to provide insight on treatment patterns, market landscapes, business impact models, cost impact models and understand the impact of formulary issues to generate valued insights for clients

  • Focus on data interpretation versus data reporting for client deliverables

  • A key responsibility is to work with external and internal stakeholders to design the analytic framework to support the pharma customer project, responsibilities will include:

  • Development of proposals to include background, study objectives, recommended methodology, timing and costs.

  • Development of report formats to govern the project, including cohort planning, and interpretations of appropriate data - must be able to interpret the data and not simply report the data

  • Collaborate with analytics team lead to identify the appropriate data asset, and the appropriate statistical and modeling methods to support project objectives

  • Act as a bridge between the client and internal CA teams to provide accurate translation of objectives

  • Interact with other departments to ensure a high level of client satisfaction through successful execution of project

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:

  • 7+ years of successful management experience of pharma/medical device/other healthcare customers in an external consulting setting focused on commercial analytics, with preference for remote teamwork

  • 7+ years of experience utilizing healthcare claims and/or Electronic Health Record data to develop solutions for client needs

  • 7+ years of experience communicating complex analytics and processes to a wide variety of groups

  • 5+ years of consulting experience

  • 5+ years of experience managing a team

  • 5+ years of experience in market research consulting environment

  • Experience with Strategic Market Research

  • Knowledge of the Sales Process

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical consulting environment

  • 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 Qualifications:

  • MBA or MS degree

  • Experience with Life Sciences Industry, especially within the Commercial Analytics specialties

  • Solid communication skills with both technical and non-technical collaborators

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 $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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.