Market Intelligence Analyst Eden Prairie MN or Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Begin your career at UnitedHealth Group and you'll get an opportunity to do something extraordinary: make a real difference. We have modest goals: Help 75 million people live healthier lives. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations attract a certain type of person. Talented. Brilliant. Compassionate. Driven. You'll find these people everywhere you turn here. You'll also find a world of career options fueled by your performance and limited only by imagination. Start here. And start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Optum is a thriving member of UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest health care companies in the world. We're doing everything in our power to make health care work better for everyone. That includes the entire spectrum of health care participants: individual consumers and employers, commercial payers and intermediaries, physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and more.

Assist us with research and development projects that cover a broad functional spectrum and may include a variety of components - business development, operations, pricing and bid strategy, M & A, due diligence, portfolio analysis and market and competitive intelligence. Collect and interpret research and analyses of markets, trends, competitors, products and services for use in our operational and strategic planning / decisions. You will use your technical - modeling and research - skills to collaborate closely with senior project leads needed to diagnose business problems, develop custom analytic solutions and interact frequently with staff across business units to ensure that analysis requirements and data sets are well understood. You must be self-directed and creative as you will deal with some very interesting and complex issues. As a key resource to others you must maintain a high degree of accuracy along with attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to always meet deadlines.

The Market Intelligence Analyst will join the OptumHealth Strategic Initiatives team, reporting directly to the Associate Director, OptumHealth and will support the team in a variety of activities, including the strategic planning process for cross-functional strategic projects, developing new and actionable insights into industry / competitive dynamics, and preparing reports, presentations and other project deliverables for both internal and external use.

A key responsibility of the Market Intelligence Analyst will be the development and maintenance of a local market data repository that consolidates data and information from external and internal sources, including UnitedHealthcare, Optum and the various business units within OptumHealth. The Market Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for determining the best platform to leverage, establishing the data environment, querying and refreshing the data on a regular basis. The Market Intelligence Analyst will also be responsible for developing and maintaining local market profiles for every major market in the United States. A key indicator of success for this role will include data integrity, data repository simplicity and functionality, process adoption, stakeholder buy in, and data visualization.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support business planning and market strategy efforts for OptumHealth across all lines of business and functional areas

  • Assist in creation of frameworks and analysis to support strategic decisions

  • Conduct research and analysis on topics such as new market opportunities, strategic initiatives, business case development, competitive landscape, and cross-business segment opportunities

  • Create presentations and materials for use both internally and externally

  • Partner with strategy team to drive innovation and diversification agendas

  • Continuously monitor and evaluate UnitedHealthcare goals and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, or a related field (or 4+ years of related experience in lieu of degree)

  • 3 years of experience conducting market research and competitive analysis with strong analytical abilities and knowledge of health care industry and products

  • 2+ years of experience in gathering information and making data-driven analytical decisions

  • 2+ years of experiences of Competitive Intelligence related areas

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance multiple priorities and projects

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Excel, including indexing, v look ups, and complex formulas

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PowerPoint, being able to work with both data and text to present information


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the health care industry

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience performing research and development projects with responsibility for collecting and interpreting research and analyses of markets, trends, competitors, products and services for use in operational business planning / decisions and strategic planning / decisions


    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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