Kaiser Permanente Buy to Pay Project Manager Undergrad Internship in Oakland, California

Lay the groundwork for a dynamic future with an industry leader. At Kaiser Permanente, you'll forge lasting relationships with colleagues across the organization while enjoying the opportunity to grow your experience and hone your expertise on assignments that have real impact. Our interns have worked on everything from analyzing financial software and developing new marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps and helping clinicians improve care delivery. We want you to get the most out of your time here and will give you projects that challenge you to think freely, question thoroughly, and explore deeply.

Department Functions:

National Item Master Governance

  • Product Rationalization (Pharmacy Item Master Governance) Product Distribution Channel

  • Establish governance and guidelines to ensure item master alignment and rationale across the program

  • Appropriate management and control of item master additions, changes, inactivation

  • Product rationalization

  • Attribute ownership

  • Operational readiness for new items as a result of new contracts, conversions, etc.

  • Appropriate upstream and downstream coordination and communication

Description of Intern Responsibilities:

  • Project Management

  • Requirements Gathering/Documentation

  • Workflow Process Management/Documentation

  • Risk/Issues Management/Documentation

Essential Functions:

  • Contributing to a designated project or initiative to meet a KP business objective.

  • Report development and analytics.

  • Project management - planning, execution, and measurement.

  • Learning new applications needed to complete assignments or support the execution of business objectives.

  • Job shadowing in other functional areas.

  • Performing additional duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree or have graduated from an accredited university within the last year.

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

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Aptitude to perform data and process analytics and formulating solutions

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3.0 GPA or above.

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships as well as strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and experience producing high quality work in short periods of time.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of enterprise resource plan systems (specifically PeopleSoft). Knowledge of supply chain systems with an interest in data management and optimization. Examples:

  • Loading of National and Regional Contracts/Items and Contract Compliance -Master Mailbox Email Request Process

  • Exception Processing

  • Data Standards, Control/Assurance, and Clinical System Support

  • Pharmacy and Clinic Setup/Maintenance

  • Audit, Compliance, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

  • Product Lifecycle Management

  • Support for new POU implementations in clinical areas

  • POU inventory end user support via website/service call

  • POU Forum - monthly end user optimization series

  • Monitoring of POU performance metrics and improvement plans

  • Scanning optimization/UDI standards

  • Project Management Skills

  • Experience with data management and optimization


TITLE: Buy to Pay Project Manager Undergrad Internship

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.