Event Manager, Strategic Client Events


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.


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Event Manager, Strategic Client Events
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

The Event Manager is a key member of the UHG (UnitedHealth Group) Events Center of Excellence team. Responsible for managing event planning to ensure consistency with brand and corporate requirements across strategic client events with occasional support of conferences and incentive travel programs. Daily duties include strategic planning and collaboration with internal stakeholders, and the logistical and budget management of their events. 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage end-to-end conference/event related planning that drive a consistent attendee experience, providing on-site support when needed 
  • Manage relationships with existing and potential vendors, ensuring mature utilization of existing tools and roadmap development 
  • Provide ongoing work direction to Attendee Managers regarding registration, reporting, attendee communications and mobile app deployment 
  • Maintain and build strong working relationships with cross-functional peers while adhering to established RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) / workstream guidelines for conferences/events
  • Partner with key stakeholders to understand the goals and objectives of the events

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:

  • 3+ years of experience planning events in a corporate setting 
  • 3+ years recent experience with event technology (Cvent) 
  • 2+ years of proficiency in Microsoft office suite including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint, Teams 
  • 3+ years of experience in a deadline driven environment 
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time for onsite event execution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) Certification 
  • Experience in a strategic meeting management function within a Fortune 500 firm 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage projects and be highly organized 
  • Able to assess complex situations and make decisions and/or recommendations across departments and functions 
  • Confident in verbal and written communication with all levels of an organization, external partners, and vendors

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