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Senior Vendor Performance Business Process Analyst

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Vendor Risk and Data Office (VRDO) has responsibility for incorporating complex vendor-related risk assessments into the sourcing process to influence vendor selection, maintain critical vendor data, and establish best practices to manage performance throughout the vendor engagement lifecycle.The VRDO provides training and ensures adherence to requirements, policies, and metrics outlining expectations for vendor performance management requirements. The office performs ongoing monitoring of performance improvement plans and publication of vendor metrics.

This role will be part of the VRDO vendor performance center of excellence team, focusing on building and implementing vendor management tools, templates, requirements, and policies. This person will be responsible for the development, deployment, and ongoing operations of the VRDOs vendor performance management center of excellence strategy, management, and continuous improvement. The role will also develop and implement vendor performance scorecards utilizing key performance indicators, process/performance improvement playbooks and templates to support KP employees in managing their vendors performance.

Responsible for a range of process improvement and process management activities. Activities include planning, performing, and implementing process improvement initiatives, in addition to ownership of operational processes. These initiatives may represent one portion of a larger project, or may represent a stand alone initiative or function within a work group or department. Process management functions may include data gathering and analysis, best practice research, process mapping, developing and recommending alternatives for improvement, developing performance metrics, obtaining leadership or stakeholder agreement, implementing improvements, and monitoring post-process improvement initiative performance to updated standards. Activities are undertaken and executed in support of organizational goals and are accountable for providing business process solutions to meet internal and external customer expectations. May utilize Lean/Six Sigma processes and concepts to lead process improvement initiatives. Partners with management, project champions, and process owners to execute the project and deliver results.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis: Identifies data source, gathers and analyzes data relevant to processes identified for process improvement initiatives. May recommend data requirements.

  • Research: May research and summarize best practice standards relevant to process management. Makes recommendations on appropriate solutions based on research.

  • Process Architecture: Designs processes using defined methods. Ensures process mapping is complete; provides feedback and guidance to less senior analysts/consultants. Interviews stakeholders and process owners to define processes.

  • Process Recommendations: Prepares process recommendation documents, including presentations, process maps, supporting metrics, business requirements and related impact analyses for less complex processes or for portions of larger or inter-related processes. May apply Lean/Six Sigma concepts and techniques to process improvement initiatives, including completing Lean/Six Sigma analyses and tasks.

  • Performance Management & Control: Develops performance metrics to establish process success. Reviews data post- implementation to measure outcomes and impacts. May develop recommendations to minimize impacts.

  • Change Management: Participates in change management activities associated with process improvement. Engages leadership and stakeholders to obtain support and buy in for changes. Partners with management, project champions, and process owners to align process improvement initiatives with business objectives.

  • (For Six Sigma Black Belts): Trains other employees in Lean/Six Sigma concepts and techniques.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of process improvement, consulting, or related business experience.


  • Bachelor's degree 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:

  • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of vendor performance management experience preferred.

  • Experience building Key Performance Indicators, vendor scorecards, and vendor performance improvement playbooks preferred.

  • Experience in managing performance of vendors of both goods and services (direct and indirect) preferred.

  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Oakland , Senior Vendor Performance Business Process Analyst, Other , Oakland, California

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