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Kaiser Permanente Business Consultant/Analyst Specialist in Oakland, California

Business Consulting: Includes analysis/evaluation of business and/or system process and functional requirements, development of business cases, client support during system development and implementation, development and maintenance of service level agreements. Develops relationships with upstream and downstream business partners. Develops/maintains and changes business processes, and understands the business processes of assigned partners and how they relate to our functional areas. Develops and recommends changes to business processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.

Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

This job is the fully-qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position.

Demonstrates functional area business processes and assigned and thoroughly understands cross-functional areas.

Directs the analysis of enterprise-wide or very complex client needs in project areas such as new/existing business operating models, innovative approaches to solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality and operational readiness assessment.

Directs the development of comprehensive and strategic business cases with cost/benefit dimensions of proposed projects that are used at management and executive levels for funding and scope decisions.

Accountable for tracking and/or monitor and report for senior mgmt the results of actualization of benefits.

Directs/conducts the analysis of current business processes and functional requirements.

Prepares appropriate documentation to communicate and validate the information.

May develop project plans.

Identifies and coordinates within other project managers and implements schedule deadlines as appropriate.

Manages common resource demands.

Provides on-going project management and status reporting at all levels.

Provides advice and input into the project plan.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum ten (10) years of experience, to include a minimum three (3) years in a consulting role.

Minimum five (5) years of experience in a relevant environment such as a healthcare environment.


Bachelor's degree in business/health care administration or related discipline OR four (4) years additional relevant experience.

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Influences multiple cross-functional and/or multiple cross divisional task forces to identify and document functional requirements, workflow, information sources and system/process specifications.

May establish cross-functional task forces.

Thorough knowledge of platforms of the assigned functional areas and multiple cross functionally based on assignment.

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

The Business Consultant will support all aspects of National Medicaid business strategy and business development activities. The successful applicant will join the National Medicaid team at Kaiser Permanente and support our team as we formulate strategy to support the Medicaid line of business. Responsibilities will include:

  • Support of Medicaid Request for Proposal (RFP) response development including drafting responses, developing national response models, and editing response documents

  • Management of the RFP response process in active procurement markets

  • Support for business strategy development for National Medicaid including financial and market analysis and competitive analysis

  • Support for business strategy development related to Federal and state Medicaid policy

  • Development of presentations, documents, agendas, and project management tools to support National Medicaid business strategy and business development efforts


TITLE: Business Consultant/Analyst Specialist

LOCATION: Oakland, California


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.