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Workforce Planning Analyst - Multiple Locations

UnitedHealth Group


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Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Workforce Planner will be responsible to assist in the building of a forecasting and workforce model that will build a competency around forecasting demand and translating that demand into necessary workforce supply for long / medium and short term. This will include managing a capacity planning model that performs sensitivity analysis on historical data to compare staffing levels and build supply scenarios to meet future demand in a predictive manner. She/he will participate in developing a long-range strategy for the function to address future needs with data models, data consumption tools, predictive modeling and emerging technologies. In addition, she/he will have accountability for supporting the design, development and interpretation of workforce reports and dashboards including identifying key trends, opportunities and problem areas.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the identification and interpretation of trends and insights with respect to the overall operational effectiveness of the business with respect to workforce planning
  • Develop actionable, proactive metrics that drive forecasting capabilities and strategic insights. Perform statistical analyses and forecasting techniques and glean critical insights and trends. Design reports, scorecards, dashboards and ad hoc analysis that deliver workforce insights and KPIs. Present relevant data trends and analysis findings in clear, succinct reports to key stakeholders and demonstrate the implications of those trends on the business
  • Effectively manage internal & external relationships with HR Business partners, CoEs as well as Finance and Operations management and act as a credible and consultative partner who understands both business objectives and HR strategies. Highlight key organization trends and collaborate with leadership and business partners to identify causes, costs and potential interventions/solutions
  • Proactively manage internal and external vendor/partner relationships to ensure technology and process outcomes meet stated expectations
  • Provide high quality analyses to support evidence-based decision making. Proactively provide data-based insights and analyses that support leaders in making decisions that positively impact their business
  • Implement processes and procedures to support, streamline and in some cases, automate analytic and measurement strategies
  • Be part of the annual budgeting exercise with the finance & business
  • Comply with the terms and conditions of the employment contract, company policies and procedures, and any and all directives (such as, but not limited to, transfer and/or re-assignment to different work locations, change in teams and/or work shifts, policies in regards to flexibility of work benefits and/or work environment, alternative work arrangements, and other decisions that may arise due to the changing business environment). The Company may adopt, vary or rescind these policies and directives in its absolute discretion and without any limitation (implied or otherwise) on its ability to do so

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in workforce analytics, planning, forecasting and/or workforce management with a large global call center
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Capacity Planning and Forecasting
  • Experience with forecasting and multi-variant statistical techniques and modeling including linear regression, multi-variant regression, etc.
  • Experience with labor modeling (e.g. productivity modeling, task timing and task variance impacts)
  • Solid Excel skills with preferred experience in or knowledge of Oracle Finance, Hyperion, Workday, SharePoint, etc. Demonstrated technical knowledge of data systems/structures as well as HRIS platforms. Advanced knowledge of statistical software
  • Proven solid quantitative, qualitative, analytical, presentation and communication skills that foster the communication of succinct, actionable insights, trends and data. Ability to filter large amounts of complex data and research findings to identify interdependencies and meaningful patterns and trend
  • Proven effective oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills including the ability to present complex data in a logical, concise manner. Proven ability to connect tactical deliverables with enterprise objectives and strategies
  • Proven ability to manage priorities and workflow in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work autonomously and on teams and to lead large-scale projects in complex, global, matrix organizations

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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.

Optum is a drug-free workplace. 2024 Optum Global Solutions (Philippines) Inc. All rights reserved.


UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is an American multinational managed healthcare and insurance company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It offers health care products and insurance services.


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