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UnitedHealth Group

Senior Associate of Development, Optum Care, Pacific Northwest PNW - Telecommute (107511937)

Business Development

Strategic Planning



Everett, Washington, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Senior Associate of Development for PNW at Optum Care will report to the VP of Development for Pacific West and will serve in a highly meanginful role working with the local and regional market leadership in WA and OR to execute on strategic growth initiatives. As a key member of the Development team, this position will be at the forefront of projects that have the potential to change the healthcare industry, while providing extensive exposure to key individuals throughout our organization. In this role, the Senior Associate will be responsible for supporting the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of acquisitions and other strategic growth initiatives in the PNW regions and will work closely with leaders and teammates across all lanes of the business, including Strategy, Finance, and Operations.

The Senior Associate of Development will be expected to successfully support multiple transactions/projects simultaneously, effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders, collaboratively problem solve, as well as accurately perform rigorous financial analyses and valuation models with minimal supervision. Ideal candidates will have high energy and experience handling day-to-day deal execution as well as managing and training analysts.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of development initiatives through all stages of the M&A process, including evaluation of the opportunity, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and closing
  • Perform rigorous financial and valuation analysis to support the purchase price
  • Provide mentoring and training to junior team members in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Lead financial and operational due diligence analyses of target companies and identifying and cross-functionally resolving key deal issues
  • Participate in and assist with preparation for meetings and due diligence sessions with target company management and external investment advisors (accountants, lawyers, etc.)
  • Develop and present memoranda, presentations, and detailed financial analyses to senior management
  • Research, review, and screen potential acquisition and partnership opportunities
  • Support adhoc projects (e.g., prospect pipeline, tracking prior investments, etc.) and other administrative tasks to enhance the group’s infrastructure and improve connectivity across the organization

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 Economics, Finance, or related analytical field from a top undergraduate program
  • 5+ years of transaction-oriented analytical experience, including valuation modeling
  • Experience working in teams under condensed timeframes with the ability to deliver high quality work product while developing junior staff as effective deal professionals
  • M&A Experience: Detailed understanding of the M&A process from initial evaluation to closing of a transaction
  • Extremely proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Financial / analytical skills: strong quantitative background; detailed knowledge of financial statements and valuation methodologies; ability to create detailed financial and operational models
  • Extensive analytical skills: ability to effectively synthesize and explain key learnings and their impact within an investment thesis or transaction structure
  • Communication skills: ability to research, synthesize, and concisely convey work plans, analyses, and transaction rationale
  • Presentation skills: comfortable assembling detailed analyses and comprehensive strategic rationale in PowerPoint
  • Management skills: able to drive multiple pieces of work forward simultaneously. Able to effectively coach and mentor junior teammates
  • Self-starter with ability to think and work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to travel regionally to cultivate relationships with internal and external partners (Up to ~10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Experience from investment bank or corporate development
  • Experience in healthcare industry, especially with physician group acquisitions or managed care

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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*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.