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Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than 12 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, California. Today, Kaiser Permanente is nationally and internationally recognized for providing innovative, high-quality, evidence-based healthcare through the advantages of its integrated insurance and care delivery infrastructure. No matter what your job title, the work you do at Kaiser Permanente supports the health and well-being of the millions of men, women, and children who turn to us for care. That`s because all of us - from our talented corporate and business professionals to our care delivery experts who meet the needs of our members every day - are committed to providing the best possible care experience. With locations across the United States, we offer the opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success.
This position will support Kaiser Permanente Legal Department’s sourcing, procurement and supply chain operations focusing on all aspects of its vendor sourcing and contracting processes. The position reports to the Practice Group Manager – Corporate and Commercial Law - and will work closely with national, regional, and local employees and clinicians across the Health Plan and Hospital business entities to support Kaiser Permanente’s operations. Responsibilities include advising supply chain and enterprise shared services leadership on strategic and operational issues relating to suppliers, including the negotiation, and drafting of complex supplier agreements and advising on compliance with anti-kickback and privacy requirements and policies. This position is also responsible for the development of tools, templates, and training to increase the efficiency and compliance of the vendor contracting process at Kaiser Permanente. The position is located in Kaiser Permanente’s offices in Oakland, CA.
Excellent academic credentials
Minimum of 8 years’ experience with the negotiation and drafting of vendor contracts, including experience at a law firm and/or in-house; additional experience up to 12 years desirable but not required.
Strong background handling vendor disputes and settlements.
Experience providing advice on HIPAA, Business Associate Agreements and the Anti-Kickback statute in vendor arrangements and contracts.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience the negotiation and drafting of marketing and sponsorship agreements.
Experience with vendor arrangements involving the transfer of data and intellectual property.
Demonstrated skill in managing the sufficiency, alignment, and efficient allocation of outside legal resources.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on complex legal matters and to promote the development, sharing, and replication of best practices and learnings across the Legal Department.
Experience in the healthcare industry a plus.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously and effectively in a high-volume environment.
Client service focus and commitment to professionalism.
Positive attitude, organized, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills, and able to thrive in a team setting.
Experience in managing team-based projects, with documented leadership success
Demonstrated qualities consistent with the Legal Department’s preferred operating style, i.e., mutual respect, fairness, honesty, ethical behavior, independent, creative thinking while operating as a team member.
Excellent interpersonal skills with customers, colleagues, and subordinates.
Excellent written, oral and negotiation communication skills.
Demonstrates high emotional intelligence and the ability to generate enthusiasm and commitment among colleagues.
Member of the California Bar.
Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
To apply: https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/job/oakland/senior-counsel-corporate-and-commercial-law/641/8236992
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will include appropriate incentive opportunities.
Internal Number: 8236992
About Kaiser Permanente
At Kaiser Permanente, we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. Driven by our mission to provide the highest quality preventive medicine, we are committed to eliminating health care disparities, and to making lives better through innovation, technology, and research.
Our desire to deliver the best possible care inspires us to promote wellness among our members, communities, and each other. It also fuels our belief that everyone — regardless of circumstance — deserves access to affordable care, which further drives our motivation to expand our reach.
Founded nearly 80 years ago, our unique business model sets us apart — positioning us to drive improvements across the industry and around the world.
Operating in eight regions across the U.S., with headquarters in Oakland, California, the key to our model's success is having insurance, care providers, and care services all under one roof. We are 200,000+, working as one. And each one of us is essential to achieving our collective mission. Innovation permeates all we do. Learn about the ways we drive, embrace, and celebrate progress every day.
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