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Assoc. Director. Long Range Capacity Planning - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

You believe data can help reshape the future, and you find yourself loving the thrill of diving into challenging analysis. At UnitedHealth Group, you'll find an organization that will recognize those talents and have lots of growth potential. Here, you will be empowered, supported and encouraged to use your analysis expertise to help change the future of health care. Does the challenge intrigue you?

As a leader in the Associate Director, Long Range Capacity Planning team, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group's mission of helping people live healthier lives.

As the Asscociate Directr, you will be responsible for the following:

Successfully direct, lead, equip and empower planners through example, oversight and development, to:

  • Build and maintain forecasts and staffing plans to provide Operations/Business partners with the information they need to proactively hire, train, and shift staff in order to achieve service levels and financial targets
  • Communicating staffing plans, risks, and recommendations to VPs and Director, and collaboration with these leaders to continually adjust based on changing business needs
  • Model the operational impact of a variety of business and regulatory initiatives, benefit administration requests.
  • Create and maintain a variety of operational reports related to FTEs, workforce metrics, membership.
  • Facilitate meetings with senior leadership from various functional areas
  • Collaborate with Finance & Workforce Planning teams on staff models, hiring plans and training plans for different work types
  • Find creative solutions to complex problems through data management and analytics
  • Present and explain complex staffing requirements to senior leadership and gain support
  • Create strategies to maximize resources and drive support across the Workforce Planning team.
  • Speak to details of the project to both the business and technical teams from beginning to end of all projects.
  • Drive a culture of root cause analysis, with a focus on removing variation from the system and removing defects from processes.
  • Manage cross-functional interdependencies.
  • Improve processes to optimize performance and value over time.
  • Provide risk management and issue/problem resolution as required.
  • Serve as a change agent and resilient to roadblocks.
  • Execute with a sense of urgency.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Successfully direct, lead, equip and empower planners through example, oversight and development, to fulfill all aspects of the role of the planner.
  • Serve as SME and trusted advisor for that LOB or functional area
  • Serve as liaison to Finance for all forecasting and budgeting activities
  • Complete FTE walks reconciling from one forecast cycle to the next, monthly results verses forecast
  • Track all forecast changes via Target Tracker
  • Provide data and commentary for Executive reporting
  • Manage capacity plans and staffing models end to end
  • Responsible for FTE upload to forecast ledger
  • Responsible for OIA process end to end, obtaining segment financial approval
  • Consolidate mass target trackers for items impacting across Benefit Operations
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Complete Real Estate Demand Forecast
  • Independently manage to completion a variety of incoming request from Operations, Finance and other business partners
  • Identify and implement process improvements to more accurately and efficiently complete end to end planning process

As part of this elite team, you will be empowered to impact the health care system through the analysis and interpretation of data, and presenting recommendations for business solutions. Join us! There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.(sm)

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 in Business, Finance, Health Administration or related field
  • 4+ years of business or finance operations experience
  • Advanced level of experience working with Microsoft Excel with the ability to create spreadsheets and perform VLOOKUPs, pivot tables, and complex file links with proven experience in creating ad hoc reports, manipulating multiple large data sets, etc.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including proven ability to effectively communicate data and trend analysis, concerns regarding performance, action plans, and solutions to senior level executives
  • Demonstrated process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and / or evaluation of business processes
  • Ability to succeed in self-directed environment
  • Adaptable and able to quickly move with change while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed, including early/late hours at times
  • Excellent problem solving skills, ability to succeed in self-directed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business statistics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced skills in Access
  • MBA
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Hyperion Essbase and / or Smartview
  • Experience with automated database management systems (SAS, SQL, etc.)
  • Six Sigma knowledge/experience

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 10 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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: Workforce Management; Workforce Capacity Planning; Workforce Manager, Workforce Director, statistics, finance or business operations planning; telecommute, telecommuter, workforce leader

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka , Assoc. Director. Long Range Capacity Planning - Telecommute, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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