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.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
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 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.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
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.
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