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Area Portfolio Leader, Santa Clara, CA

Organization: Kaiser Permanente
Category: Administration/Management
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date Job Posted: June 16, 2021
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Area Portfolio Leader
Santa Clara, California

In this role, you will be responsible for facilitating the execution strategy, management, and implementation of the strategic portfolio of regional and medical center initiatives in partnership with the local leadership team. You will serve as the portfolio leader and advisor to the area manager and leadership team. In addition, you will be responsible for managing and deploying performance improvement methodology and resources sufficient to support the portfolio.

Qualifications include:

  • At least six years of experience, including work related to strategic portfolio, program, project management, and process improvement
  • In lieu of six years of experience, four years of experience in a directly related field with a master’s degree will be acceptable
  • A bachelor’s degree or four years of experience in a directly health related field with a high school diploma or GED
  • A demonstrated track record of achieving measurable business results
  • The ability to work with executives and senior managers to lead the execution of regional and medical center strategy
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, teaching, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring
  • Demonstrated experience in program and project management, performance improvement, change management, and data analytics methods and tools
  • Knowledge of advanced improvement methods and tools such as advanced statistics, sustainability planning, spread and scale, rapid improvement events, management systems, business process management, change management, and human-centered design
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • At least one year of experience in health care
  • Knowledge of hospital operations, The Joint Commission, and other local, state, and federal regulations
  • Performance improvement certification (e.g., Lean Six Sigma, IA)
  • Project management certification
  • Knowledge of management systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Human Centered Design
  • Master’s degree preferred

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 948487.

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.

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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.


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