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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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Optum Financial proposal team manages customer proposals from end to end. The team fosters partnerships with subject matter experts (SMEs), solution sales representatives, writing colleagues, and others involved in the proposal process. Proposal consultants are skilled project managers, adept at using our content database and proposal governance methods to produce high quality, accurate, and persuasive customer proposals on time. In doing so, we articulate the Optum value story, and how Optum Financial products and services support members as they save and pay for health care and live healthier lives.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates proposal development activities including drafting proposals for new and existing clients (e.g., employers, government), gathering related statistical and system-related reports, and directing the preparation of supporting documents and analyses
  • Works closely with sales, product, legal, pricing, and other functions to tailor contractual provisions to reflect prospect's needs, company interests, and appropriate resources and timelines
  • Partner with SMEs regularly to stay apprised of changes and enhancements to products/solutions, review and update affected records, identify the need for and create new records, and share updates with the proposal team and others affected by these changes
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative solutions
  • Performs complex conceptual analyses
  • Reviews work performed by others and provides recommendations for improvement
  • Forecasts and plans resource requirements
  • Authorizes deviations from standards
  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects
  • Provides explanations and information to others on the most complex issues
  • May capture new/updated content from recently completed proposals, verifying content is responsive, accurate, concise, and complies with organizational editorial guidelines
  • Deliver database-related training to end-users so they understand how to best use the tool
  • Solicit feedback from end-users regarding changes to the database that will make it easier for them to locate content
  • Stay current on database enhancements and agreed-upon content best practices and reposition content and record metadata to optimize the end-user experience
  • Develop creative and innovative solutions/approaches to problems and drive change across the team, including participating in work groups and assisting with special projects


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 or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of proposal writing experience, preferably in health care
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office’s product suite

Preferred Qualifications:        

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, marketing, communications, creative writing, public relations or a related field
  • Proven excellent interpersonal, communications, interviewing and relationship-building skills
  • Solid cloud-based communications and content management system experience (RFPIO experience)
  • Effective project management capabilities, including the ability to deliver results as part of a team and/or as an individual contributor and request timely guidance
  • Demonstrated ability of high level of accountability for work performed
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills for understanding complex ideas and then explaining them simply to others in both oral and written formats
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and complete multiple tasks efficiently, effectively and on time in a metrics-driven organization
  • Demonstrated ability to have intense customer focus and ability to adapt style and approach to customer preferences
  • Proven ability to be flexible and able to cope with changing conditions
  • 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

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/hourly range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary/hourly 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.

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: Los Angeles

Category: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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