Consultant, New Product Development - Advisory Board Research - Washington, DC

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020

Job Description

Combinetwo of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance,collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technologyin an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn'tabout another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever andwhenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Joinus and start doing **your life's best work.(sm)**NewProduct Development is responsible for driving the Advisory Board's growthstrategy by organically developing new products and services, as well as sourcing andsupporting acquisitions and investments. In helping to fuel the growthengine of a high-growth division of Optum and UHG, the team enjoys closepartnership with executive leadership across the business. Unparalleled accessto the executives of leading healthcare organizations and industry-leadingmarketing capabilities offers motivated, entrepreneurial candidates a uniqueopportunity to quickly affect systemic change.Thesuccessful individual will possess the following characteristics: comfort withambiguity, ability to work in a matrix environment, ability to workcollaboratively across teams.**PrimaryResponsibilities:**+ Manageand serve as a thought partner in the research, development, and launch of newproduct or partnership opportunities+ Ownthe evaluation and contribute to the ideation of new opportunities and productsthat align with the Advisory Board portfolio+ Provideanalytical direction and guidance throughout the NPD research cycle, workingthrough primary and secondary research, solution concept generation andtesting, rigorous analysis of findings, and recommendations for productdevelopment:+ Identifyand size market opportunities -+ Conductrigorous market and customer testing-+ Assesscompetitive pressures-+ Guidepro-forma analyses-+ Support product development,alpha/beta partnerships and testing, and product launch:+ Manage internal approval process+ Partnerwith product lead on the development of the marketing and sales strategy+ Developsales collateral and conduct sales calls with appropriate leads+ Manageexecution of initial product delivery+ Workcross-functionally, including with sales, marketing, and corporate strategyteams+ Mentorjunior staff on NPD team+ Participatein the ideation, and manage the development, and execution of events supportingearly product development and subsequent product launch+ Seed,develop, and maintain lasting relationships with leaders across Advisory Boardand Optum, and with research, vendor, and future client partners+ Responsiblefor project management for assigned NPD product teamYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance inan environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what ittakes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other rolesyou may be interested in.**RequiredQualifications:**+ Bachelor's Degree+ 4+ years professional experience+ 1+ year experience with new product development, includingresearch, development and launch of new products+ Experience in developing growth strategies fororganization(s), particularly around new business lines+ Experience identifying and sizing potential marketopportunities+ Ability to conduct market testing+ Experience working in a team environment, as well asindependently and autonomously+ Experience working with clients in aconsultative role -- comfort engaging senior level people in back-and-forthconversation, ability to be convincing when necessary and ability to developstrong relationships through each interaction+ You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or othercompany location, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due tospace limitations+ Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWellmobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system)or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering thework site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must complywith any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealthGroup building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physicaldistancing cannot be attained**PreferredQualifications:**+ MBA or other advanced degree+ Experience with solution focused problem solving and demonstratedexperience thinking through problems+ 1+ year product management experience+ Experience managing and coaching more junior team members+ Experience in corporate strategy, start-up or businessdevelopment+ Proven ability to communicate effectively with seniorexecutives+ Demonstrated experience meeting deadlines+ Willingness to take risks and actdecisively with regard to new opportunities+ Health care industry experience**Careers with Optum.** Here's the idea. We built anentire organization around one giant objective; make health care work betterfor everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation ofhealth-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or managepharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quoand uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family ofbusinesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideason where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. Foryou, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticatedchallenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and asingular opportunity to do **your life's best work.(sm)**_Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an EqualEmployment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disabilitystatus, 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 topass a drug test before beginning employment._Keywords: consultant, product development, advisory board,research, Washington, D.C.
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