SR Project Analyst
510 Superior Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
**salary will be commensurate with experience** Duties:
The Sr. Project Analyst – Value Management is responsible for supporting the implementation of
initiatives that are focused on delivering strategic value. Under the guidance of the Vice
President or a Project Manager, they will leverage their analytical skills to support metrics
development and performance measurement on data-driven initiatives. They also support the
translation of strategic information and complex data analyses into compelling, executive-level
plans and presentations. They will build skills in project management, process improvement and
organizational change with the goal of ultimately managing large initiatives that impact operations
and influence strategic goal achievement.
The Sr. Project Analyst will translate quantitative and qualitative concepts into complex business
models and key performance indicators. They must understand and accurately apply
administrative, clinical, financial, market and demographic data for use in data-driven
improvement initiatives. They will design and execute quantitative analyses to support hypotheses,
enable informed decision-making, and drive performance improvement insights. They will conduct
their analysis independently once the approach to the analysis has been structured, which includes
collecting data, identifying data integrity risks, and developing an action plan to cleanse data as
needed. They will conduct external/internal research as needed on new concepts and subject
matter associated with their assignments. They will develop and deliver executive-level
presentations that clearly and concisely tell a compelling story.
The Sr. Project Analyst will support process optimization exercises based on Continuous
Improvement principles (Six Sigma, Lean). They will apply quality management tools to minimize
waste, decrease errors, increase efficiency and effectiveness, and improve patient and caregiver
experience. They will present their analyses and insights to project leadership, supporting the
translation of analytical findings into impactful initiatives that will improve performance. They will
review key performance indicators for a given initiative and create variance reports to help monitor
progress compared to plan. Based on findings, they will recommend improvements that provide
additional benefits and value.
The Sr. Project Analyst will build skills in the OVM project management methodology and lead
smaller projects of medium level complexity. They will build and maintain an internal network for
information support and perform other duties as assigned.
Understanding of a broad range of data types – administrative, financial, demographic, market, clinical, etc. - as well as an understanding of business performance metrics, benchmarks, targets and calculations.
Financial analysis and financial modeling experience.
Experience in data gathering and business analysis (including structuring and translating data into the most meaningful information for the audience).
Experience partnering with colleagues from several parts of an organization to collect, synthesize, organize and interpret complex sets of data.
Previous experience in performance/process improvement projects including, but not limited to, those involving Lean or Six Sigma methodologies preferred.
Experience managing healthcare-related projects and familiarity with the healthcare provider industry preferred.
Familiarity with healthcare-specific data and systems preferred.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
Degree/training in industrial engineering, finance, or business preferred.
Certifcations Preferred: Project Management Institute certification (e.g., CAPM, PMI-PBA), Certification in Lean or Six Sigma methodologies
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