Sr Project Manager, Portfolio Management

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Sr Project Manager, Portfolio Management (Portfolio Manager) is an important role within the Technology Program Management Office (PMO) at D&B. This individual will assist the PMO Program Manager, Portfolio and Governance in creating a framework for centralizing and managing multiple project portfolios. This includes working with business and Technology areas on identifying desired initiatives and creating quarterly road maps, prioritizing initiatives, managing inter-dependencies across stakeholders, removing impediments, and monitoring the health of active portfolios.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sr Project Manager is responsible for assisting the PMO Program Manager, Portfolio and Governance, with establishing, monitoring and managing assigned portfolios by:

  • Establishing and guiding the selection, prioritization, balancing, and termination processes for portfolio components to ensure alignment with organizational strategy.
  • Providing key stakeholders with timely assessment of portfolio and component performance.
  • Assisting decision makers with the review, re-prioritization, and optimization of the portfolio.
  • Ensuring timely and consistent communication to stakeholders on progress, impacts, and changes associated with management of the portfolio.
  • Facilitating program and project reviews to reflect senior level support, leadership, and involvement in important matters.
  • Designing and guiding the construction of the portfolio management module within an existing PPM solution, to provide visibility into project portfolio(s) and/or build other solutions as needed.
  • Providing guidance and coaching to other Program or Project Managers within the organization to ensure that portfolios and their components meet established targets. This includes hands on facilitation for the mitigation of risks and resolution of cross-functional issues, as needed.
  • Hands on involvement in the resolution of portfolio-related impediments escalated to the PMO.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors degree in related discipline with 10+years of relevant experience. Hands-on experience in designing, building, implementing and managing a successful portfolio management framework.
  • Experience in rationalizing portfolios for areas in which strategy is loosely-defined
  • Familiarity with portfolio management functionality within a common PPM automated solution Experience in building portfolios in hybrid organizations, with projects delivered in Waterfall, Agile and other methodologies.
  • Demonstrated strong consulting skills; ability to analyze complex situations, come up with practical solution, get a buy in, and follow through implementation.
  • Process improvement experience using a formal methodology is highly desirable
  • Supervision and/or oversight experience. Ability to drive results in a matrix organization.
  • Outstanding analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Effective communication skills to various audiences, including C-levels, and ability to influence and drive change.
  • PMI-issued credentials in either Project, Program, or Portfolio disciplines. Agile certifications a plus.

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