Portfolio Manager

  • location: Montvale, NJ
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $120,000 - $130,000 per year
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job description

Portfolio Manager

job summary:
This is a great opportunity to join an organization that is just getting into Agile, and that is looking for a true business relationship manager! In this strategic role, you will be working with high level stakeholders on highly visible business projects, not just IT projects. If you're looking for an organization that values your work ethic, with a work life balance, that is big on personality and has growth opportunity, then this is the place for you!

It's important in this role that you've run non IT projects, not just IT. Also, looking for a PMP. In addition, a good mix of business projects, SDLC, and Infrastructure. As well, as experienced in working with C-Level stakeholders on strategic key initiatives.

Agile Scrum a plus.

 
location: Montvale, New Jersey
job type: Permanent
salary: $120,000 - 130,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
The IT Portfolio Manager is an essential member of the Program Management Office (PMO) and will report to the Director, Program Management Office & IT Governance. The IT Portfolio Manager will be primarily responsible for defining and managing a portfolio of projects and programs ensuring alignment with corporate strategy and priorities. Responsible for utilizing the appropriate Program and Project Management methodology, standards, tools and techniques established by the IT PMO to deliver projects successfully and effectively, providing subject matter expertise, and managing a team of PMs, BAs and consultants.

Driving Portfolio / Project Execution

  • Provide subject matter expertise across many disciplines, capabilities, services, technologies, and systems
  • Support the portfolio management process from demand intake through portfolio selection
  • Collaborate with business and IT leadership to properly align project portfolio with strategic business priorities and objectives
  • Mature existing portfolio planning and related financial discipline
  • Provide forecasts for financial, physical and human resource needs required to meet established portfolio objectives
  • Ensure the full portfolio is delivered within the defined scope, schedule, and budget as planned
  • Manage all portfolio artifacts, decisions, communications, metrics and reporting
  • Lead and manage projects or programs as needed
Evolving PMO Governance, Processes and Tools

  • Ensure that projects within the assigned portfolio are executed under the PMO's strategic guidelines and standards, development methodology and governance practices through all project lifecycle phases
  • Help maintain portfolio and project governance practices and controls
  • Develop and implement new leading practices, standards, processes, procedures tools and templates to optimize project delivery
Building Organizational Capability

  • Lead, manage and develop a team of Project Managers and Business Analysts
  • Coach and mentor direct reports on portfolio and project management best practices
  • Assist direct reports with identifying project issues, developing problem-solving strategies and making solution recommendations
  • Work with HR and staffing agencies as needed to recruit talent required to deliver projects
  • Provide coaching and support to the organization on PMO tools, methodology and metrics
  • Ensure team understands customer needs and delivers the expected outcomes
  • Define specific improvement actions and training needs to improve collaborative development and project results
  • Work with HR and staffing agencies as needed to recruit talent required to deliver projects
  • Provide coaching and support to the organization on PMO tools, methodology and metrics
Demonstrating Leadership

  • Establish credibility throughout the organization by setting the example of being a proactive leader and change agent with the ability of demonstrating sound business knowledge and having a reputation for delivering projects within the portfolio successfully and effectively
 
qualifications:
  • BS/BA college degree
  • MBA or other Advanced Degree preferred
  • 10 or more years of broad applied PM experience in managing technical projects and leading technical teams or equivalent combination of transferrable experience and education
  • 5 or more years of Senior level PM & Program management experience which must include management of interrelated projects with associated dependencies, complex scope, high risk and multiple integration points
  • Demonstrated thought Leadership in Project Management Discipline
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with SDLC
  • Deep understanding of business processes
  • Experience with Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management
  • Demonstrated ability to influence Sr. Management
  • Thorough understanding of Organizational Change Management
  • Highly defined communication skills; ability to clearly articulate to technical and non-technical audiences, communicate difficult messages in a professional and productive manner and ability to represent IT as a leader in cross functional discussions and initiatives
  • Ability to build trust and strategic partnerships with assigned business sponsors, team, consultants and leadership to facilitate two way communication
 
skills:
  • Experience with Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management
  • Demonstrated ability to influence Sr. Management
  • Thorough understanding of Organizational Change Management
  • Highly defined communication skills; ability to clearly articulate to technical and non-technical audiences, communicate difficult messages in a professional and productive manner and ability to represent IT as a leader in cross functional discussions and initiatives
  • Ability to build trust and strategic partnerships with assigned business sponsors, team, consultants and leadership to facilitate two way communication
  • Experience in managing Project Managers & associated project administrative staff
  • Proficiency in relevant software skills particularly the Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project and Visio
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to changes in customer demands
  • Results-oriented and capable of handling multiple tasks at once
  • Strong analytical & problem solving ability
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification preferred
  • PMP Certification preferred

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