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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 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)

The Client Team Operations Senior Analyst is the partner to the Client Executive/Sales Executives and their leadership teams to drive new business growth. The Client Team Operations Senior Analyst will work collaboratively with their assigned Client Executive/Sales Executive(s) to support all stages of the sales cycle and manage internal sales operational processes. This role is essential to ensuring the Client Executive/Sales Executives are set up to have the strongest possible set of sales activities and outcomes.  It is also crucial in maintaining effective communication channels across departments and providing outstanding customer support to the internal sales clients.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Growth and Commercial Support
  • Client Executive/Sales Executive Operational support  
  • Special Department Projects
  • Subject Matter Expert

Growth and Commercial Support:  Independently and proactively supports the growth of the pipeline through development of strategic territory plans, identification of whitespace opportunity and through new ideas for targeting existing and net new clients with new products/solutions

  • Conducts market research on the prioritized accounts through proactive use of data sources, subscriptions and internet sources to identify potential areas for targeting
  • Provides recommendations on how to connect information gathered in research with Optum product sets
  • Conducts white space analysis and identifies top opportunities in each territory for a set solution(s) and/or constituent group. Identifies and maintains information on where clients have competitor products in place
  • Drives and recommends strategies for targeting, product campaigns and initiatives
  • Generates new opportunities
  • Recognized as an extension of the Client Executive/Sales Executive internally and externally
  • Provides a point of view on growth and client strategies
  • Supports the contract process as required and marshals’ resources as necessary around contract completion and execution
  • Fluid in the Optum Story and deep in the suite of products available, who to sell them to, and the value proposition for each product

Client Executive/Sales Executive Operational Support - The strategic partner to their Client Executive/Sales Executive(s) and works collaboratively to drive the day-to-day business activities toward achievement of their quota. Activities include:

  • Works with their Client Executive/Sales Executives to develop a visit plan for each month and assists as necessary in securing visits
  • Connects dots between visit meeting attendees and possible white space products or open pipeline pursuits
  • Maintains a relationship whitespace for each account in the Client Executive/Sales Executive’s territory and creates strategies with the Client Executive/Sales Executive on how to continue to build relationships across an account
  • Facilitates preparation of all background information for important client meetings
  • This may include both internal background intelligence and external meeting materials
  • Project manages around RFPs as necessary. Marshals’ necessary resources
  • Partner and active participant in internal business presentations
  • Leads meetings when Client Executive/Sales Executive is unable to
  • Leverages and maintains internal systems such as Edge and Salesforce for accuracy and data integrity
  • Maintains regular catalog of client overview documents to use for meeting preparation and to circulate among internal teams to share information about clients
  • Actively establishes collaborative relationships across client support teams, business units and other functional areas from which we require positive engagement to achieve quota goal
  • Project manage and hold internal teams accountable for next steps
  • Manages cross-functional projects

Special Department Projects - Proactively takes on special projects across the department.  This may include key initiatives across multiple stakeholders, onboarding new staff, ownership of an ad hoc project, etc.  Serves as a leader in this area and enfranchise peers or other staff as necessary to ensure solid execution of the project.

Subject Matter Expert - Finds opportunities to establish expertise within the role such that he/she becomes a “go-to” among peers, leaders and Client Executive/Sales Executives

  • Stand-in for Client Executive/Sales Executive – Able to step in for the Client Executive/Sales Executive in both internal and external-facing situations if needed.  Seen as an “expert” on his/her set of clients
  • Innovator:  Proactively innovates on existing processes to create an even more efficient and effective work environment that supports value, delivery, and satisfaction for our clients


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
  • 5+ years of project management experience, sales, client management, client support or market research experience, preferably in the healthcare market
  • Proven ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving and is resourceful and leverages all possible avenues in finding solutions or completing a project
  • 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:      

  • Demonstrates excellent communication and listening skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Ability to innovate and improve on day-to-day work and efficiencies
  • Exhibits persistence and curiosity
  • Highly self-motivated and directed individual with solid collaboration & problem-solving skills  

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 $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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.


Job country: United States

City: Chicago

Category: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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