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Innovation Analyst - Minneapolis, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)The Innovation Analyst supports an Innovation Team responsible for accelerating growth opportunities for all populations served by UnitedHealthcare. The Innovation Team interfaces regularly with UnitedHealthcare Executive Leadership and other senior leaders throughout the enterprise in addition to senior leaders from external partners both large and small. The selected candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in finance, marketing, engineering, consulting, investments, and design. As a member of the UnitedHealthcare Innovation Team, you will be a responsible partner charged with exploring and developing new business models and alternative sources of growth in partnership with senior leaders in the enterprise. The selected candidate will work directly with innovation team leaders, internal business partners and external partners to advance proposed business opportunities and develop and execute hypothesis tests to demonstrate business value and impact.The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative and technically versatile with deep curiosity to understand how business work. This team player will have a future-forward mindset with fierce curiosity to look beyond the way thing are now and focus on what could, should and will be. The individual will be quick to share, open to feedback, a thoughtful listener and an eager contributor. As part of a team driven with palatable tenacity for progress, the candidate must possess an intolerance for lingering questions and drive action that moves us forward even in the face of uncertainty. As a critical asset to our high-performing team, the candidate can expect to enjoy an environment of collaboration where we raise each other's spirits, inject humor to lighten the mood and genuinely enjoy each other's company. We are a team of smart operators eager to grow and help our company deliver on its vision. Innovation Analyst responsibilities predominantly fall within secondary research and financial modeling. Strong candidates will possess robust analytical skills with extreme attention to detail, the ability to communicate at all levels, and bring a high level of curiosity to help guide their work.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead market and industry research internally and externally, fielding a variety of requests and reporting out promptly
  • Synthesize research and prepare documents for executive audiences, citing sources and addressing questions
  • Collect data as directed from various secondary and sometimes primary sources
  • Interview vendor / startup business leads, assessing business concepts and forming perspectives on business strengths and weaknesses
  • Review and assess business models, identifying improvement/innovation opportunities
  • Maintain a portfolio of companies of interest, tracking developments and reporting regularly
  • Lead analysis workstreams on projects, with direction, building financial and other analytical models
  • Interpret analysis results and report on findings, transferring to slide format, deciphering most relevant elements
  • Manage time effectively, keeping project managers and other stakeholders informed of progress and project status
  • Provide clear description of problems/issues and present options for problem resolution
  • Manage multiple project workstreams simultaneously
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and across business segments
  • Participate in regular open forum team meetings, offering opinions and ideas in a collaborative setting
  • Foster a spirit of innovation and model collaborative behavior within the team and across the organization
  • Bring a level of curiosity that drives you to explore beyond direction provided, uncovering unexpected findings and additional sources of value
  • Seek out the fun in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment with significant growth potential
  • Leverage the opportunity to shine in front of senior leadership, unique to roles at this level
  • Respect and live the Innovation Team values 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:
    • Undergraduate degree in business, communications, design or other relevant field
    • 1+ years of relevant experience in strategy, management consulting, investment banking or startup community
    • Intermediate or better level Microsoft Office experience (Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to work in Minnetonka, MN and travel as dictated by business and customer needs
    • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders Preferred Qualifications:
      • Presentation and meeting facilitation experience
      • Comfortable with ambiguity, pivoting, and high-pressure timelines / goals
      • Management consulting experience
      • Experience coordinating work streams and managing tasks
      • Demonstrated high attention to detail, organization, time/project management, problem solving, and analytical skills
      • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively verbally and in writing
      • Strong adaptability and capacity to work in highly collaborative environments
      • Ability to work with minimal guidance, seeking guidance only on complex tasks
      • Strong interpersonal skills Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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: Innovation Analyst, Innovation Analyst, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota

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