Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up. This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum - a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 17 leader. Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance. This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work.As a key member of the Optum Conference and Event Planning team, the Conference Specialist will manage small to medium budget internal conferences or events and assist the Conference Manager(s) with larger conferences. Daily duties include strategic planning and collaboration with internal stakeholders, as well as the set-up and management of their events, including logistics and special requests. This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a desire to drive successful and productive outcomes on a consistent basis. Positions in this function are responsible for arranging the booking, set-up, and establishment of company presence at events and exhibits. Primary Responsibilities:Take direction from and partner with the Director of Conferences and EventsLead planning sessions, collaborate, and guide internal stakeholders on building out conference agendasPartner with key stakeholders to understand the requirements and outcomes of the eventsPartner with vendors to execute event to requirements set by stakeholdersBuild and maintain relationships with executive team, executive assistants, sales and business leaders, regarding processes and procedures necessary to execute successful eventsLogistical accountability for items such as: Planning calls / meetings with key stakeholders, confirmation of executive participation / calendaring, and logistical requests such as: dining / events / transportation / catering / audio visualAssesses and interprets customer needs and requirementsIdentifies solutions to non-standard requests and problemsSolves moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analysesWorks with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasksTranslates concepts into practiceProvides explanations and information to others on difficult issuesCoaches, provides feedback, and guides othersActs as a resource for others with less experienceGenerally, work is self-directed and not prescribedWorks with less structured, more complex issuesServes as a resource to others
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree (or higher) or a High School Diploma / GED with 4+ years of equivalent experience in Marketing2+ years of event planning or marketing experience within a matrix organization2+ years of proficiency in Microsoft office suite including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint2+ years of experience in a deadline driven environment2+ years of experience in meeting sales promotion / marketing targetsCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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. 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. Keywords: Sales, Marketing, Event Planning, Conference Coordinators, Events, Optum, UHG
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.