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Consultant II, Pathfinder Program (Supply Chain Services, durational)

Primary Location Pasadena, CA Worker Location Remote Job Number 1271636 Date posted 05/17/2024
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Pathfinder is a two-year program that starts September 2024 and ends by September 2026.

This is a remote, durational role with up to 10% travel to an office building or medical center.

The employee can be based in any of our Kaiser Permanente regions.

Kaiser Permanente is looking for a Consultant II for the Pathfinder Program, which is a two-year rotation program that will offer professionals the opportunity togain experience, exposure, and education while completing three 8-month rotationsin various departments at KP. 

The Consultant will participate in a rotation program designed to provide the full experience of the KP supply chain from vendor identification through vendor payment. Rotations in Sourcing, Procure-to-Pay, and Supply Chain Operations will provide experience and exposure in:

·Partnering with internal stakeholders to facilitate KP’s engagement and management of suppliers through the utilization of strategic and competitive market best practices.

·Sourcing, negotiating and contracting for the procurement of materials, equipment, products, and services.

·Ensuring that sourcing and supplier selection processes include diverse vendors and that sourcing and supplier selection processes support KP’s “green sourcing” initiative.

·Analyzing and evaluating vendor performance, develop and facilitate efficient procurement strategies, ensure on-schedule delivery of products and services, and improve supply chain by reducing costs and maintaining standards for product quality.

·Supporting B2P’s vision of being easy and efficient to do business with, both internally for all KP employees as well as externally across our 30,000 suppliers that must be managed and supported.

·Leveraging centralized sourcing, local contracting and purchasing, demand planning, inventory optimization, item master, technology innovation, capital management, asset disposition, project management and supply chain consulting services to ensure supply assurance, alignment and process excellence across the program.

Optimizing the supply chain process within a medical center.

Job Summary:

Serves as part of a consultant team under the guidance of more senior team members to ensure the alignment, buy-in, and coordination of diverse stakeholders to drive the implementation of successful business initiatives and projects. Provides insight and supports the development and implementation of business initiatives, systems, and/or processes to a desired future state. Supports strategic planning and organizational alignment and prioritization of business initiatives. Manages projects or project components under the guidance of team members, participates in change management activities, and performs data analyses in support of business initiatives. Supports compliance of work activities by adhering to relevant policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Pursues effective relationships with others by sharing resources, information, and knowledge with coworkers and members. Listens to, addresses, and seeks performance feedback. Pursues self-development; acknowledges strengths and weaknesses based on career goals and takes appropriate development action to leverage / improve them. Adapts to and learns from change, challenges, and feedback; demonstrates flexibility in approaches to work. Assesses and responds to the needs of others to support a business outcome.

  • Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date knowledge in subject area to meet deadlines; follows procedures and policies, and applies data and resources to support projects or initiatives with limited guidance and/or sponsorship. Collaborates with others to solve business problems; escalates issues or risks as appropriate; communicates progress and information. Supports the completion of priorities, deadlines, and expectations. Identifies and speaks up for ways to address improvement opportunities.

  • Serves as part of a consultant team under the guidance of more senior team members to ensure the alignment, buy-in, and coordination of diverse stakeholders to drive the implementation of successful business initiatives and projects within a functional track or workstream by identifying and ensuring representation and inclusion of appropriate stakeholders; building rapport and partnerships with stakeholder teams, third party vendors, and senior management; working with stakeholders to develop goals and set the prioritization of deliverables; identifying and escalating tough stakeholder issues while maintaining an independent perspective; and preparing presentations and reports.

  • Develops requirements for business, process, or system solutions within assigned business domain(s) by working with stakeholders and cross-functional teams as appropriate; leveraging business requirements gathering methodologies to identify business, functional, and non-functional requirements; and assisting in the development and documentation of business cases to assess the costs, benefits, and ROI of proposed solutions.

  • Provides insight and supports the development and implementation of business initiatives, systems, and/or processes to a desired future state by maintaining a working understanding of how current processes impact business operations; mapping current state against future state processes; identifying the operational impact of requirements on upstream and downstream solution components; and identifying and validating value gaps and opportunities for process enhancements or efficiencies.

  • Supports strategic planning and organizational alignment and prioritization of business initiatives by evaluating performance metrics, standards, and methods to establish business success; working with multiple stakeholders, often with competing/conflicting objectives, to ensure cohesive and reachable metrics; and executing assigned initiatives to ensure delivery of measurable results and alignment with strategic objectives.

  • Serves as a advocate of continuous learning and professional development by building a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and benchmarks; attending and participating in roadshows, conferences, and speaking events; supporting the ongoing enhancement and innovation of consulting practices, standards, and methods across KP; and serving as an advocate to ensure continuous learning and improvement is championed as a people strategy.

  • Manages projects or project components under the guidance of team members by coordinating stakeholder contacts; recommending team resources based on project needs and team member strengths; consulting in the development, analysis, and management of project plans; coordinating project schedules and resource forecasts; proactively monitoring and identifying project or business initiative risks, issues, and trigger events; and resolving or escalating risks or issues as appropriate.

  • Participates in change management activities associated with business initiatives by engaging stakeholders to obtain support and buy in for changes; using appropriate change management methods and approachs; and ensuring stakeholders understand initiative intent and purpose.

  • Performs data analyses to support business initiatives by using appropriate data analysis tools and approaches to assess business performance; leveraging suitable data gathering and analysis methods (e.g., process observation, hard data, etc.); and conducting analyses and performing experimental tests to evaluate the effectiveness of business solutions.

  • Supports compliance of work activities by adhering to KP, departmental, and/or business line policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university OR Minimum three (3) years experience in consulting, project management, data analytics, operations or a directly related field.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Creativity; Applied Data Analysis; Conflict Resolution; Service Focus

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) years experience working with advanced Excel functions including, formulas, pivot tables, vlookup, macros, etc.
  • One (1) years experience developing and delivering presentations.
  • One (1) years project management experience.
  • One (1) years facilitating meetings with work teams or management.
  • Two (2) years experience in business analysis.
Primary Location: California,Pasadena,Green Street/IDS Additional Locations:

Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building A, 4460 Hacienda Dr. Bldg. A, Pleasanton,California, 94588
Kaiser Permanente Building, 500 NE Multnomah St., Portland,Oregon, 97232
Regional Admin Low Rise, 711 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu,Hawaii, 96813
Regional Office - Colorado, 10350 E. Dakota Ave., Denver,Colorado, 80247
Rockville Regional Offices, 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville,Maryland, 20852
California Service Center - Rio S.D., 8954 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego,California, 92108
Renton Administration - Adams, 2921 Naches Ave. SW, Renton,Washington, 98057
Georgia Remote Workers Location, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta,Georgia, 30334
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Remote Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Consulting Department: Po/Ho Corp - Career Development Programs - 0308 Pay Range: $75400 - $97570 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Remote: Work location is the remote workplace (from home) within KP authorized states. Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest