Network Manager - Multiple Locations at United Health Group

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

Type: Full-time
Location: Cypress, California

Job Description:
Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Network Manager Supports and validates the financial oversight of client contract management through financial and network price modeling, forecasting and analysis. The Network Manager leads various analysis in support of financial contract terms with Optum clients based upon drug utilization and trends. Responsibilities also include; managing complex financial models around drug utilization and trend, establishing ongoing price targets, performance reporting, and associated financial reporting and forecasting. In this capacity, you may also be responsible for communicating and consulting with Clients directly and overseeing / delegating analytical tasks to staff.

**This position is located in Eden Prairie, MN; Cypress, CA; Irvine, CA; or Schaumburg, IL**

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Predict emerging customer needs and develop innovative solutions to meet them
  • Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Participate in the development of business strategy
  • Develop and manage business plans to achieve objectives
  • Lead large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
  • Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
  • Influence senior leadership to adopt new ideas, products, and/or approaches
  • May have segment - wide impact
  • Direct cross-functional and / or cross-segment teams
  • Manage client financial performance using trend analysis and forecasting
  • Ability to interpret client contracts including financial and general terms
  • Ability to work in large datasets including setting up coding to pull and synthesize data
  • Prior experience working with clients and building relationships outside of the organization

Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of analytical experience in financial analysis, healthcare pricing, network management, healthcare economics, or related discipline
  • Proficiency in performing financial impact analysis, risk management, and data manipulation
  • 5+ years of experience in creating and using financial modeling tools, spreadsheets, and information acquisition tools including experience in interpreting and reviewing financial modeling results to evaluate the financial impact of contract changes and develop forecasts
  • Expert level proficiency in MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Post-graduate degree preferred
  • Experience with provider payment methodologies and healthcare products
  • Experience with Big data
  • Experience delegating analytical tasks to junior staff and/or mentoring / supervising the analytics of junior staff members

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.

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