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naviHealth, part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, combines the talents of our dedicated staff and leading-edge technology to deliver compassionate care to seniors nationwide. With millions of lives touched, we are innovating the way health care is delivered from hospital to home so seniors can lead more fulfilling lives. A career with us means making an impact in the lives of those we serve, including vulnerable populations who benefit from care that is more efficient, more effective and more human. Our environment empowers our team members to elevate our interactions with each other and the experiences we deliver to our patients, giving them more days at home. Join our team, it’s your chance to improve the lives of millions while doing your life’s best work.(sm)

At naviHealth, our mission is to work with extraordinarily talented people who are committed to making a positive and powerful impact on society by transforming health care.  naviHealth is the result of almost two decades of dedicated visionary leaders and innovative organizations challenging the status quo for care transition solutions. We do health care differently and we are changing health care one patient at a time.   naviHealth is looking to hire a Business Development Associate with experience building mission-critical service-oriented applications. This role is a key-contributor to the organization and future technologies.  Successful candidates will possess proven experience developing and delivering quality software solutions. Moreover, have a genuine passion and energy to grow within an aggressive and fun environment, using the latest technologies in alignment with the company’s technical vision and strategy.

The Business Development Associate is an integral part of a high performing team responsible for driving the organization’s growth across our health plan and health system segments. This position collaborates with naviHealth senior management to facilitate the growth of our post-acute care clinical services and technology model for health plans and health systems. The Business Development Team is also responsible for collaborating with executive leadership to design new and complementary solutions for health plan and health system partners that capitalizes on our post-acute infrastructure and value-based care approach.

This position will be principally involved in all new business development related activities, including leading targeted sales efforts and working with cross-functional teams to execute the go-to-market strategy for new solutions. This role serves as one of the primary engines behind naviHealth’s growth and will be a critical to naviHealth’s overall strategy.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead financial analysis and operational diligence for expansion opportunities in our core lines of business
  • Formulate business cases, pricing models, and pitch materials to present internally to underwriting committees and externally for prospect and partner interactions
  • Collaborate directly with field sales team members across all lines of business to support relationship development and growth/sales opportunities.naviHealth.com © 2020 naviHealth, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • Partner with legal, financial, actuarial, and operations teams to create legal documentation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop new strategic growth initiatives that adjacent to our core business
  • Create messaging and content for internal senior management, executive, and board leadership
  • Support new business opportunities through direct interaction with prospective clients by leading and presenting materials across all lines of business
  • Train and educate junior colleagues on industry details, and naviHealth strategies and processes
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested


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
  • 3+ years of healthcare experience or equivalent relevant experience and education
  • Experience in financial reporting and modeling, preferably in a corporate development, investment banking, management consulting, equity research, orother comparable setting
  • Able to apply financial knowledge to pricing development and strategy
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously with little oversite
  • Solid problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to convey detailed and complicated messages in a clear and concise manner to varied audiences
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be able to prioritize, plan, and handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously
  • Team player
  • Independent thinker and ability to work autonomously
  • Executive presence with internal and external leaders

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $54,400 to $97,000. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $60,000 to $106,700. 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.

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 country: United States

City: Houston

Category: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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