Overview:The Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of Optum Pacific West plays a critical role in developing, driving and implementing the strategy for the Pacific West region, which includes Optum’s care delivery organizations across California, Oregon and Washington.
The Chief of Staff’s primary role is to create capacity for the President by facilitating a wide array of strategic and operational projects/decisions that reside in the President’s lane, acting on the President’s behalf to drive business initiatives forward across teams and the enterprise.
This is a fast-paced, exciting role with the opportunity to drive significant impact across the largest Care region within Optum and the largest value-based care delivery system in the country overall.
Key topics:Position of trust and repository of ideas, strategic thought partnerFocus on Special Projects with high priority and key to success of enterprise goalsDrive the strategic process on internal consulting projectsExposure to all levels of the local and national leadership teamResponsible for developing hypotheses, analysis framework and providing recommendationsPrepare executive-level presentations to share with local and national C-Suite Executives
Minimum qualifications:MBA from a top-tier business school5 years of (strategy) consulting experience with a top-tier firm or related experienceRelevant experience in healthcare is a strong plus but not requiredStrong project management skillsAble to move quickly in an ever-changing environment without supervisionMust demonstrate strategic thinking as well as a willingness to lead initiatives through implementationExcellent communication skills including ability to create and persuasively and efficiently deliver presentations to senior executivesAbility to build strong relationships across cross-functional local and national teamsWillingness to travel 10% of the time, depending on the portfolio of projects
Additional Success Factors:Demonstrated expertise, flexibility, and creativity in anticipating future trends and directional shifts and to construct meaningful competitive strategies to address future business scenarios and day-to-day challengesDemonstrated business acumen; ability to understand and apply key financial, clinical, and operational drivers affecting businessDemonstrated ability to create, refine, and manage new business processesDemonstrated creativity and imagination; ability to think outside-the-boxInnovative, analytical thinker with demonstrated ability to perform root cause analysis, prepare and implement action plans, and lead improvement initiativesDemonstrated entrepreneurial openness and ability to explore new possibilities; a visionary; intellectually agileExceptional relationship management skills and ability to influence others from C-suite to lineProfessional presence and excellent presentation and persuasion skillsDemonstrated leadership skills; able to identify meaningful goals and capture the imagination of others to achieve them; able to add value to discussions or projects; able to bring out the best thinking and attitudes and to recognize unique contributions of individuals and teamworkAbility to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adjust priorities appropriately and rapidly in an evolving work environment with shifting time framesDemonstrated ability to work effectively at both detail and big-picture levels and to drive initiatives forwardAbility to manage and operate with highly confidential information
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
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