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Leader, IT Portfolio/Project Management Capabilities


The IT Portfolio/Project Excellence Leader is required to collaboratively work with IT segment and enterprise leaders as well as functional, technology, and global delivery leads to identify, strategize, plan, design, execute, and track IT projects. The role will lead and be primarily responsible for promoting project management excellence as a capability within the BP/PKG business segments and influencing project management processes throughout GP. It will require applying portfolio, program, project and change management principles and tools to ensure best practices are adopted, utilized, and continually improved. The position is expected to create project excellence frameworks, methodologies, and bring consistency of project process from project intake through completion. The position has a process adherence and improvement focus and requires a strong sense of ownership and governance to drive successful project outcomes. If you are a great communicator and understand the value of building a team of talented problem solvers, connecting them to a purpose and allowing them to execute, keep reading. If you understand that conflicts arise; and respectful, open and honest communication, and challenge is required to find the best path forward, keep reading. If you understand that creating value is the reason we exist and because of this sometimes you must say no even when that is not what your customer wants to hear, keep reading. If you understand that consistency of process and execution is what creates efficiency in an organization; however, if there is justifiable value to do so, we can deviate from process, keep reading. If you understand that transparency into the thought process behind decisions, right or wrong, is a key ingredient in building trust with team and customers, keep reading. If you are passionate about project and portfolio management and building/leading a team of like-minded professionals focused on project delivery excellence, keep reading.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Leading a team of Program and Project Managers through all phases of the project execution lifecycle (project intake – closure)

  • Implementing a project management framework with flexibility to scale and grow and clearly articulating the strategic benefits and economic value of such model(s), and aligning it with GP and IT objectives 

  • Providing ownership and leadership for a diverse portfolio of projects supporting multiple business segments 

  • Defining and promoting project management excellence within the organizations

  • Accept and apply constructive feedback and suggestions, professionally dealing with the unexpected 

  • Developing and constantly improving, in partnership with GP Enterprise Portfolio Team, methodologies, templates, and team processes to effectively prioritize and deliver on a varied portfolio of projects 

  • Effectively engaging and building relationships with IT and business stakeholders at all levels to facilitate value-based project planning 

  • Working with IT and business leaders to collect, prioritize, resource, and manage projects across multiple businesses and capabilities 

  • Maintain and recruit a team of skilled Project Management staff, internal and external to the company, to effectively deliver on projects 

  • Utilizing project and financial methodologies and subjective feedback to monitor the health of projects and the portfolio 

  • Identifying and working through issues and bottlenecks during all project phases and escalating when required

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3+ years in a leader role with Portfolio Management in a large organization

  • 7+ years of professional Project Management experience working in a cross functional organization 

  • Experience working on complex projects from charter to adoption 

  • Experience leading projects using both agile and waterfall methodologies 

  • Experience with Planview, MS Project or other project management software 

  • PMP Certification 

  • Willingness to travel up to 10%

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience applying economic thinking, project and value realization metrics, and project costing and accounting

  • Experience using TFS/Azure DevOps to manage teams and requirements 

  • Scrum Master Certification 

  • Excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and collaboration tools and technologies 

  • Experience leading large multi-site, multi-year projects 

  • Experience leading IT responsibilities during mergers and acquisitions

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