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Senior Data Analyst – Multiple Locations

Eden Prairie, MN UnitedHealth Group

Challenge can often be its own reward. But why settle for just being challenged when you can also be nurtured, mentored and supported in building an impact and fast paced career? With UnitedHealth Group you can have all of the above, every day. Here’s your opportunity to combine expertise and compassion in new ways as you strike the balance between health care costs and resources. In this senior role, you will perform data analysis in support of Optum Rx pharmacy trends and cash card line of business. As you do, you’ll discover the impact you want and the resources, backing and opportunities that you’d expect from a Fortune 6 leader. As we make our networks more efficient and effective, we make life better for millions. That’s the opportunity with UnitedHealth Group. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life’s best work.(sm)



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support and validate pharmacy data, analytics, and trends

  • Conduct pharmaceutical pricing modeling and analysis

  • Produce reporting that will be presented to internal leadership and / or external Clients

  • Support and contribute to pharmaceutical provider contracting processes

Changing Medicaid regulations means that unit cost forecasting will often be challenging and complex. You’ll also be expected to create pricing and fee schedules and conduct audits to ensure accuracy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration

  • 3+ years of analytical experience in financial analysis, healthcare pricing, network management, healthcare economics or related discipline

  • Intermediate ability to interpret and review financial modeling results to evaluate the financial impact of contract changes and develop forecasts

  • Intermediate level of proficiency in MS Excel including proficiency in formulas, charts, graphs, and pivot tables

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in MS Access

  • Reporting experience with systems such as OLR, SAS or SQL

  • Master’s Degree


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)



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 Key words: data, analytics, pharmacy, pharmaceutical, healthcare, data analysis, excel, SAS, SQL, Schaumburg, IL, Irvine, CA, Eden Prairie, MN

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