VC Analyst @ United Health Group in Washington, D.C.

Can you picture transforming health care for millions? It’s right in front of you at Optum, a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. As an Associate Product Specialist, you’ll work on projects such as product re-design, market and competitor analysis, marketing strategy plans, benefit design and implementation, claims reporting projects and more. Learn more by applying today.


Here at Optum, part of United Health Group we’ll put you in the driver’s seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It’s the opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform primary and secondary research on new terrains
  • Identify, scope and size new venture opportunities
  • Analyze competitors and draft positioning collateral
  • Conduct rigorous market testing by interviewing key industry executives
  • Develop pro-formas and financial models
  • Draft PowerPoint and Word documents articulating new venture concepts
  • Pitch new ventures or terrain explorations to senior leaders
  • Evaluate and diligence investments and acquisitions
  • Collaborate with development and product management teams on internal builds
  • Support initial hiring, sales and implementation activities on new ventures


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ year of relevant experience
  • Excellent academic record
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in strategy consulting, venture capital, private equity, or investment banking
  • Experience conducting extensive primary research in a professional environment
  • Experience creating a business plan/starting your own business
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Proven ability to boil down extensive research findings into relevant insights
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities, including experience conducting root-cause analysis
  • Comfort with communicating to an executive level audience
  • Drive to consistently meet objectives and maintain focus
  • Resourcefulness – ability to procure detailed data and information
  • Proven service orientation with attention to detail and follow-up
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Preference for an independent working style
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)
If interested, please apply here. 
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