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Compensation Consultant, OptumCare - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
United States, Minnesota, Minnetonka
October 03, 2022

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Support the business in the design, development, implementation and administration of compensation programs related to base salary, annual cash bonus plans, rewards and recognition initiatives, sales compensation, equity compensation. Staying ahead of market trends and providing proactive solutions to help drive key business initiatives and priorities.

If you are located in West or Midwest, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:



  • Work with the Director of Compensation to proactively identify value added compensation initiatives.
  • Works on complex compensation projects related to compensation. Independently drives and completes the projects with little to no oversight
  • Independently leads mergers and acquisition efforts to include due diligence and integration activities
  • Works directly with Human Capital Partners on complex field-initiated projects to drive business results, generally with no oversight
  • Evaluates new jobs for appropriate title and grade, typically at the manager and director levels.
  • Remain abreast of best practices and thought in the compensation field
  • Assist in the design of new and/or revised incentive or reward and recognition programs
  • Work with Compensation Director to lead annual common review process, including planning, communications, analysis, and management of key process areas
  • Design and deliver training to managers, Human Capital partners and associates
  • Ensure programs and plans are competitive, cost effective, drive and reward a high-performance culture and are aligned with Optum's current and future strategic direction



Key Capabilities:



  • Strategic Planning Support - Understands the business and business segment priorities. Represents the compensation perspective to support the business from a cost/benefit perspective.
  • Needs Assessment - Determine and provide clear, objective, and data-based recommendations on moderately complex compensation related issues.
  • Data and Trend Analysis - Research, monitor, and make recommendations based on best practices and analysis of internal and external data trends and literature. Gathers and analyzes data to identify root causes of issues, successes, and trends.
  • Change Management -- Provide appropriate counsel and information to influence and change behavior of customers when appropriate.



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 Human Resources related field or equivalent compensation experience
  • 5+ years professional Human Resources experience
  • Specific technical expertise in a multiple of the following: Salary survey participation, market data analysis, leading moderately complex projects, job evaluation, salary range analysis, and HRIS reporting
  • Open to travel 10%
  • 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:



  • Professional certifications, such as CCP
  • Experience working in a matrix environment
  • Compensation experience
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft or comparable ERP System
  • Solid history of quickly building relationships and gaining credibility with human capital and business sr. management
  • Solid project management skills, highly organized, with an ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to lead and work effectively within teams and across the organization
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor others
  • Demonstrated project management skills



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 at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.

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.

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