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UnitedHealth Group

Senior Diligence and Integration Project Manager - Telecommute (106973216)

Sales and Marketing

Project Manager



El Segundo, California, 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 Diligence and Integration Project Manager is part of a key team of professionals that leads Optum’s acquisition diligence and integration efforts in Southern California. This role will oversee two main types of acquisitions - that of IPAs (Independent Physician Associations) and employed medical practices, with the focus being on the IPA space.

This role manages Optum’s due diligence efforts during the acquisition process for IPAs and medical practices, as well as integration planning, requiring intense project management of multiple transactions simultaneously. The ideal candidate will be a strong critical thinker, highly motivated, organized, process-oriented, and self-directed. This individual will be responsible for coordinating the interaction and involvement of our national business stakeholders and diligence leads (e.g., operations, finance, accounting, IT, HR), and our market leadership teams. This individual has a successful track record of managing the implementation of major strategic initiatives and a solid understanding of healthcare business needs. This position handles and manages confidential material relating to corporate decisions, structure and significance.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the day-to-day project management of multiple IPA and/or physician practice acquisitions simultaneously across the West Coast
  • Manage the entire diligence and pre-close integration process, engaging internal and external stakeholders and local and national teams on a regular basis to resolve outstanding items necessary for a smooth transition keeping with acquisition timeline
  • Independently communicate with Sellers and Key Stakeholders, including executive leadership, on behalf of the business needs and transaction team throughout the acquisition process
  • Facilitate clear and action-oriented communication between team members, internal/external stakeholders
  • Partners with Operations Integration Managers to develop post-close integration plans
  • Set project related deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors, and tracks status of all key diligence and integration activities and provide reporting to transaction leads and market executives
  • Rely on extensive experience to plan and accomplish goals by working closely with operations and departmental leadership to complete the acquisition process
  • Continuously review acquisition and integration processes, recommending areas for improvement and efficiency gains
  • Serve as a primary contact to the seller and disseminate information to the cross-functional diligence and integration teams
  • Ability to anticipate areas of difficulty/potential risks, contribute towards creative solutions and moves to action quickly
  • Act as liaison, problem solver, and facilitator for all aspects of projects
  • Lead vital ad-hoc projects related to corporate development
  • Develop and improve the performance of yourself and those you work with
  • Supervision and oversight of project coordinators and other diligence and integration team members as necessary
  • Ability to travel throughout the West Coast for deal kick-off, diligence and integration meetings

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 Health Administration, Business Administration or related field or high school diploma with 4+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of project management, medical group operations, consulting, or related experience
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function 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. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • Certification in Project Management
  • Experience with Mergers & Acquisitions, diligence and business integration
  • Experience working in a large, complex corporate environment with multiple internal stakeholders
  • Familiar with healthcare concepts and practices as it relates to IPAs, providers and healthcare clinics
  • Familiar with value-based/managed care
  • Familiar with legal processes and contracts
  • Highly competent communicator adept at synthesizing complex ideas and providing concise, executive level summaries that accurately reflect analyses
  • Able to negotiate diplomatically and effectively in various business environments to manage expectations related to projects
  • Exhibit executive presence and possess strong organizational acumen

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 hourly range for Colorado residents is $39.47 to $70.63. The hourly range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $43.51 to $77.69. 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.