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Kaiser Permanente Senior Strategy Consultant in Denver, Colorado

In concert with Strategy Management leaders, works closely with senior Health Plan and Medical Group leadership, managers and staff to facilitate Strategic Plan development and execution. The Senior Strategy Consultant leads the definition and execution of KPCO strategic programs and projects by partnering with stakeholders to generate high-value solutions and sustainable results. The Senior Strategy Consultant supports internal clients by effectively applying project management, facilitation, and process improvement methodologies and identifying and applying appropriate best practices from within and outside of KP.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads from inception to completion on critical projects and initiatives aimed at achieving the Region's Strategic Objectives. Consults for executives, senior leaders and other stakeholders to ensure fulfillment of strategic goals by identifying gaps and developing solutions. Leads projects and programs for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, including defining goals, measurements, deliverables, key milestones and critical path for projects containing multiple work streams.

  • Identifies best practices from Project / Program Management Community, KP Regions, Health Care and other industries. Manages the adoption or adaptation of those practices to achieve significant ROI, Quality and/or Service results. Works with stakeholders to document information for new project requests using established criteria. Aligns projects with strategic objectives and identifies opportunities to increase efficiencies, cost effectiveness, quality and service.

  • Effectively sees how multiple projects connect and leverages those synergies to add the most value to KP. Identifies project barriers / constraints / risks and ensure risks & constraints are mitigated. Uses existing project methodologies to execute projects. Effectively applies process improvement. Manages activities to ensure the development, communication, execution and refinement of the Region's three year strategic plan. Advances organizational alignment around the Strategic Plan, partnering with Communications, Operations, and other core functions.

  • Supports Strategy Management and other Health Plan and Medical Group leaders' timely and high quality completion of the annual Strategic Plan Review with Program Office. Facilitates KPCO's executive Strategy Execution teams. Leads programs or projects that drive the execution of KPCO's three strategies: Affordability, Personalization and Integration. Leads the development of business cases for strategic project proposals.

  • Evaluates past business cases to determine their ROI for KPCO. Assesses organizational performance and identifies competitive advantage and performance improvement opportunities on higher level critical projects. Identifies industry trends, conducts research and benchmarks with other health care organizations to understand key issues and apply them to Kaiser Permanente. Maintains a working understanding of the regional and national health care marketplace and Kaiser Permanente's position in it; applies this understanding to advance the organization's special projects.

  • Supports Strategy Management leaders and/or participates in various ad-hoc projects on an as needed basis.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Master's degree and a minimum of four (4) years of progressive experience in program management, project management or strategic planning and execution of large-scope complex projects OR Bachelor's degree and a minimum of (6) years of progressive experience in program management, project management or strategic planning and execution of large-scope complex projects.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills; communicates effectively with all levels of leadership, staff and physicians.

  • Outstanding data analysis / process improvement / strategic thinking skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in building effective business partner relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer a minimum four (4) years of experience working in a health care environment.

  • Top tier consulting / accounting firm experience preferred.

  • Experience working in a complex corporate environment, ideally spanning multiple industries.

  • Proven experience developing / leading / facilitating strategic plans and teams comprised of executives and senior leadership.

  • Proven experience in developing business cases for high-impact programs and projects.

  • Demonstrated leadership of initiatives with successful completion, on time and on budget, with proven outcomes.

  • Significant business/clinical results (ROI, Service, Quality, etc.) achieved for clients.

  • Demonstrated excellence using structured organization change methodologies to bring about effective organizational change.

  • Experience with applying process improvement methodologies.

  • Master's degree, preferably in business, health care administration, project management or related field.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Senior Strategy Consultant

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

REQNUMBER: 916034

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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