Sr. Manager, IT Portfolio Management

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance

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Job Summary

Sr. Manager, IT Portfolio Management will be responsible to direct the strategy, prioritization, coordination and risk mitigation of the project portfolio through approved IT governance. Partner closely with various IT teams and Sr. Leadership to valuate and prioritize new projects and assess readiness for governance decisions. Facilitate the development and ongoing evolution of the IT Strategic and Annual Plan.


  • Collaborate with Business Relationship Management and finance teams to support project intake, vetting and prioritization processes within each portfolio, sub-portfolio, and across portfolios as needed
  • Define strategy around portfolio and project selection process, based on IT resources and business needs.
  • Ensures the project management team follows standards and methodology for portfolio and project management, from intake to estimation to execution and delivery to closure.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of the global IT governance program
  • Serves as a resource to senior executives by developing and leading internal consulting efforts around intake for executive ideas/initiatives
  • Facilitate the governance and portfolio status review meetings; identify and quantify variances, complete any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders
  • Coordinate the development of key frameworks such as Risk and Resource Management.
  • Provide transparency to portfolio investments, manage the financials, and works with the project managers and relevant stakeholders to review forecasting against budgets
  • Identify, track, and help resolve cross-portfolio dependencies and conflicts
  • Ensure that portfolio benefits are defined and managed during the portfolio lifecycle, and that the realization is monitored
  • Provide consistent and effective portfolio dashboards, portfolio reviews, scorecards, and reports
  • Promote IT framework, governance, and processes
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership and motivational skills, clear communication and vision
  • QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelor s degree in a business or science discipline
  • 8 years or more experience with IT project management or IT portfolio management
  • Demonstrated project portfolio management skills (project intake, resource demand planning, budget management)
  • Demonstrated experience in project budgeting and monitoring
  • Facilitation in governance, project reviews, steering, and other project related meetings
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Evidence of professional achievement in maximizing business value and/or IT utilization through the use of IT Governance and Project Management
  • Demonstrable experience in creating and maintaining large scale project teams and budgets
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and facilitation skills including presentations to C-Suite executives, senior leadership, peer groups, and associates
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong focus on collaboration, team building
  • Project Finance and accounting skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Project and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and possess solid computer skills.

    Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

    Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

    Routine visits to implementation sites and to VWR sites in Radnor, Belgium and India where development team members are based.

    A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

    Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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