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UnitedHealth Group

Lean Business Analyst - Telecommute in Walnut Creek, CA (109372029)

Business Development




Walnut Creek, California, United States

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. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions by assisting with Operational Projects throughout the organization! Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Are you a subject matter expertise using Lean Six Sigma methodology in transformation projects or event facilitation? Assist us with strategic initiatives crossing business teams and operating groups as a Business Analyst. You'll be a critical team member on strategic transformation projects to manage the process of leading stakeholders to examine business functions and processes, investigate non-standard work, identify opportunities for improvement and makes presentations to senior leadership. You will collect and document business requirements for transformation projects that will be used to develop process and technical requirements. You will facilitate process improvement events, lead meetings with business operations staff and leaders presenting data on business operations, guide business operations staff and leaders to identify opportunities for improvement and serve as a coach for implementing select improvements.

If you are located in Walnut Creek, CA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

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:

  • BA/BS degree in Business or related field and/or equivalent education and experience
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • 4+ years of experience leading analytics/data-driven operational improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience managing through influence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management fundamentals and experience managing projects, including developing and managing project timelines, either in partnership with a project manager or independently
  • Expert in applying statistical analysis in evaluating complex business problems
  • Expert proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • 5+ years of working with physicians and clinicians in the area of quality improvement and efficiency management
  • Process improvement experience in healthcare industry (acute, ambulatory and health system)
  • Demonstrated change management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and advise process modeling, process design or process design analysis efforts and kaizen events
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize LSS methodology and tools in tailored ways to meet client needs
  • Ability to train project team members in the principles and tools of Lean Six Sigma
  • Superb group facilitation skills, with ability to handle emotions, conflicts and “crucial conversations” in a public setting
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely and to ability to facilitate meetings
  • Ability to manage work with limited direction
  • Solid time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • 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

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)

*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.