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Analytics, Consultant

Saint Paul, MN | Full Time
9 Days Ago

Job Description

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)

In joining the Optum Advisory Services Trend Analytics Consulting team: you’ll be part of a team that is leader in health care cost analytics, with a proven track record of supporting health plans across the country though a diverse staff of Actuaries, Data/Research Analysts, and Business/Technology Consultants.  Our consulting team has continued to expand capabilities and consulting presence by identifying, developing, and executing on new and exciting business opportunities.  

As a member of our high-performing team, you'll help support Optum's growth and financial goals while you help shape our future. As an Analytics Services Consultant, you will be empowered, supported, and encouraged to use your analytical expertise as you perform financial analysis and build models that improve health plan competitiveness.  

On our team you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Solve problems through issue identification, research and data gathering; Accurate and insightful analysis; Relevant and actionable recommendations
  • Develop Written communications, persuasive presentations & compelling deliverables
  • Build and leverage relationships with colleagues and clients

All while working in an environment that allows:

  • Effective project & time management; Flexibility in your work schedule 
  • Participation in team problem solving; Contribution to team effectiveness

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Analytics Consultant in this role will work with detailed health care claims data to build and maintain analytical models to support financial analysis; Help to identify root causes and proposing solutions on how to solve issues; Apply their technical skills to complex analyses to draw key insights that reflect an understanding of the overall consulting engagement;  Effectively create visually appealing, client-ready, and accurate deliverables; Successfully construct logical storylines and manage client questions in areas of content knowledge.
  • Extract, analyze, aggregate, and interpret data
  • Perform quantitative analysis of health care claims utilization and cost data
  • Participate in client relationships and communications
  • Prepare information for clients, build reports, and assist with project scheduling and coordination of tasks
  • Develop, review, and analyze detailed data sets leveraged for client reporting/analytics
  • Take accountability for work within a fast paced, exciting environment


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's degree
  • 1 years of experience working in a corporate environment including experience collecting, analyzing, and summarizing qualitative/quantitative data
  • Expertise working with formulas, calculations, charts, graphs in MS Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn and use computer software tools effectively
  • 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:

  • 1 years of experience working in either R, SAS, SQL, Python, Tableau, PowerBI, VBA, predictive modeling, .net 
  • Experience and/or exposure in dealing with health care claims experience and/or Pharmacy claims experience (i.e. understanding of costs, expected claims, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, pharmacy terminology)
  • Experience working in a consultancy or healthcare field
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal forms of communication
  • Proven analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility to handle changing priorities/requirements/deadlines 
  • Preferred location: Colorado Springs, CO, Dallas, TX, Hartford, CT, Pittsburgh, PA, Boulder, CO, Houston, TX, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, Eden Prairie, MN, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO
  • Willing to relocate to Minnesota


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 $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. 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.

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