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
Developing material and presenting at the Executive level
High degree of Excel and PowerPoint expertise
Coaching & Feedback: Influencing, Conflict Resolution
Business and financial Acumen
Organizational and Team Development
Quantitative and Analytical Skills
Ability to quickly adapt, change and lead in a dynamic environment
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