No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) The Associate Director of Market Research & Competitive Intelligence delivers Market Research and Competitive Intelligence focused on Population Health Solutions area. The Associate Director will conduct primary and secondary research initiatives transforming data into purposeful insights that are understandable, accurate, relevant and actionable. The position will receive guidance from the Director of Market Research and Competitive Intelligence. Primary Responsibilities:Manage research initiatives by implementing the entire research process, defining the research scope and budget, selecting the appropriate research methodologies, managing research vendor relations, interpreting and analyzing data and information, as well as synthesizing disparate data, developing reports, communicating and presenting research findings and implications to members of the organization Conduct and analyze market and product research and competitive intelligence across areas of Population Health Management, including but not limited to Prevention, Intervention, and Behavioral Health. Utilize standard frameworks (e.g. Porter's Five Forces, SWOT, Market Maps) to create actionable research findings Assist in the development and maintenance of the market research plan assuring delivery of research on time and within budget and recommend changes in the organization to ensure the effective fulfillment of objectives; provide the flexibility to move swiftly in relation to marketing research problems and opportunities Monitor industry developments and announcements to create internal alerts and produce dashboards utilizing a wide variety of research sources and databases Manage and implement internal systems, templates, and tools to maximize the efficient delivery of market intelligence Support other strategy development, business planning and executive management activities Owns output at task level Coordinates work activities with other supervisors and peers Develops plans to meet short - term objectives Identifies and resolves operational problems using defined processes, expertise and judgment Presents research findings and implications to all levels within the organization
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree 5+ years of experience in market research and competitive intelligence 5+ years of experience in the healthcare space Demonstrable experience with primary and secondary research methodologies Ability to analyze primary qualitative and quantitative data; translate primary data into actionable insight and narrative Experience with standard frameworks (e.g. Porter's Five Forces, SWOT, Market Maps) to create actionable research findings Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and market research tools Experienced and comfortable with presenting in person and via WebEx to large groups at all levels of the organization Ability to build partnerships and trust with individuals at all levels of the organization Be a self - starter and able to work independently; work with a sense of urgency and be comfortable with ambiguity and constant change; approach work in an enthusiastic, positive, and collaborative manner Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize deliverables Proven organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity 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) 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 Keywords: Market Research, Porter's Five Forces, SWOT, Market Maps, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.