Kaiser Permanente Managerial Consultant in Oakland, California

Managerial consulting supports senior leadership by addressing strategic issues, including determining the problem definition and structuring the problem solving approach, generally where no precedent currently exists. Issues span several topics and are not restricted to one functional area. Examples include strategy development, market assessments, policy issues, profitability assessments and major implementations. Issues support senior leadership in the definition and attainment of organizational goals. Managerial Consultant provides consulting, project management, and analytic support services for a broad array of issues. May assist senior consultants or manage complex projects independently.

Essential Functions:

  • Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional strategic management issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making.

  • Translates needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans.

  • Coordinates team/project activities and schedules.

  • Researches key business issues and directs the collecting and analyzing of quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Synthesizes analysis and identifies key findings.

  • Assists in the determination of goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors.

  • Establishes team membership and project participant.

  • Develops proposals for clients outlining proposed project structure, approach, and work plan.

  • Provides staff leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams, as well as manages work of outside consultants when used.

  • Formulates specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented.

  • Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors.

  • Develops creative alternative solutions.

  • Recommends action steps to team and client.

  • Plans and facilitates meetings.

  • Makes formal presentations to various senior level audiences.

  • Transfers project team knowledge/tools to client.

  • Participates in the development and management of the department, including coaching, recruiting, conducting performance reviews for analysts, and other departmental activities.

Secondary Functions:

The Permanente Medical Group has an opportunity to join its Business Development Group (BDG). BDG delivers strategic and financial value by identifying and executing on high impact opportunities that support KP's strategy. This work includes developing, overseeing, and creating demand for a portfolio of profitable services to meet a broad range of health and life care needs for Kaiser Permanente members. These services support KP's core strategy of providing superior quality and service at a competitive price. BDG seeks not only to facilitate high quality healthcare that will attract and retain members and providers but also to deliver innovative opportunities that support KP's strategy in the future. Activities focus on providing strategic development, implementation, and management consulting services. BDG also screens new ideas, creates business cases, initiates new ventures, and contributes to strategic projects. Current ventures include cosmetic services, laser vision correction, hearing aid centers, in vitro fertilization, and medical weight management.

  • Provides direct contribution to the development, operational improvement, expansion and optimization of business ventures.

  • Able to conduct work independently as well as on cross functional teams throughout Northern California

  • Develops and executes implementation plans for key venture initiatives, provides project management expertise, and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs.

  • Defines scope of work, objectives, deliverables, and time frames with minimal guidance. Oversees development and monitoring of key metrics reports.

  • Structures and conducts analyses to evaluate and make recommendations regarding venture strategic positioning and operational performance. Business case analyses include ROI, NPV, cash flow, capital needs, market analysis and penetration, and competitive assessment.

  • Identifies areas to improve top line revenue growth, increase efficiencies to strengthen operating margins, and improve overall competitive positioning of ventures.

  • Writes comprehensive and persuasive documents independently, and presents them to multiple stakeholders

  • Develops effectiveness in KP's culture by building credibility with stakeholders, producing well-structured and thoughtful deliverables, and moving forward despite various project challenges

  • Acts as a key liaison among multiple stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum four (4) years of related analytical and/or consulting experience required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, health care administration, operations research, public health administration, or other related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

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

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A.

Additional Requirements:

  • Specific expertise required as specified.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis.

  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge of data systems.

  • Must demonstrate effective communication, consulting, interpersonal, presentation, and project management skills.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years of related analytical and/or consulting experience in health care preferred.

  • Master's degree preferred.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA/MPH (or equivalent) and 3-5 years of consulting or related experience, preferably in healthcare OR Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of progressive experience in consulting, project management and implementation preferably in healthcare.

  • Proven ability to determine key business issues and develop effective action plans from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Strong analytical ability (including Excel) and attention to detail. Able to solve complex problems and make solid recommendations on potential solutions.

  • Strong results orientation and initiative.

  • Excellent leadership, project management, and consulting skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Poised and confident communicator.

  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.

  • Able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


TITLE: Managerial Consultant

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.