Lean Portfolio Manager, Group Benefits IT PMO

The Hartford Hartford , CT 06183

Posted 3 months ago

  • The Portfolio Manager facilitates decision-making and financial accountability for the products and solutions in a portfolio

  • Plan and monitor IT budgets to ensure alignment with strategic initiatives/objectives

  • Coordinate, sustain and improve Value Streams by working with the Agile CoE and leading the Workforce strategy development and execution

  • Forecast future budget needs, measure portfolio performance, and coordinate required compliance activities

  • Foster a strong identity for Group Benefits Technology by leading communications and Employee Engagement

  • Oversee portfolio performance and coordinate the reporting of key portfolio metrics (e.g., employee engagement, customer satisfaction, productivity, agility, time-to-market, quality, partner health) working with the Group Benefits PMO and supporting monthly business huddle discussions

  • Coordinate, apply cadence and governance framework, and synchronize across value streams to ensure cooperation among a set of solutions

  • Partner with the Agile CoE to drive change management for the workforce transition to Agile and create a community of practice within GBT for Agile Sustain Leads to share and leverage best practices

  • Facilitate the review of business strategies and initiatives on a periodic basis and consider a long-term planning horizon, including reverse demand from CIO/CTO/Vendors

  • Ensure the investment prioritization process is transparent and collaborative

  • Ensure supply aligns with investment plans and the IT strategy (e.g., workforce planning)

  • Influence and adjust the value stream budgets within the portfolio periodically to meet changing business needs and ensure compliance with audit and regulatory requirements

  • Produce predictive, proactive, and strategic performance measurement metrics which tell the story about the value of technology.

  • Facilitate development and maintenance of a workforce strategy, inclusive of vendor partners, such that the ratios of employee/vendor, onshore/offshore, HIG offices, etc. are considered to achieve an optimum balance

  • Oversee Group Benefits Technology Communications such that we communicate effectively with our employees and extended team so they know what and why we are doing things and driving a high level of engagement

  • Create a strong identify for GB IT and foster a culture of innovation and acceptance within, where every team member feels valued.

  • Manage the move to the SAFe operating model (resource allocation, financial alignment and supply management) in a way aligns internal resources to strategic applications, supports employee capability development and reduces key-person dependencies.

  • 3-5 years of application portfolio experience with a heavy emphasis on financial management and executive communication

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in related field required

  • Strong knowledge and experience working in Agile, including IT financial management practices

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills at the senior management level. Ability to consult with leaders and team members.

  • Proven ability to develop talent within the team through coaching, opportunities and team growth by fostering an environment that is a destination for talent

  • Proven ability to create a high performing team that has a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and is focused on business value and outcomes.

  • Proven ability to build commitment and empower others, communicate with clarity, courage and timeliness

  • Strong knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand team needs includes fundamentals of iterative and incremental development

  • Experience with agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.

  • Manage direct reports, providing coaching/feedback to ensure team success

  • Provide leadership to direct and indirect reports to ensure business deliverables are met, while providing timely coaching and feedback

  • Engage and enable high performance through fostering an inclusive environment while maximizing agility through learning and talent

  • Effective Communication

    Skills:
    Written, Verbal, Presentation
  • Developing material and presenting at the Executive level

  • High degree of Excel and PowerPoint expertise

  • Coaching & Feedback: Influencing, Conflict Resolution

  • Active Listening

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Business and financial Acumen

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Organizational and Team Development

  • Process/Continuous Improvement

  • Quantitative and Analytical Skills

  • Ability to quickly adapt, change and lead in a dynamic environment

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age


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