LafargeHolcim

Project Portfolio Manager

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/28/2020 4:53 AM)
Job Code
2020-5175
Country
Switzerland
Function
Information Technology
City
Holderbank
# of Openings
1

Overview

The IT Global Portfolio Management is a governance body within Group IT that maintains the portfolio of the strategic IT projects and ensure overall consistency with all projects in regions at Corporate and Group level. The role is to tracks the IT demands and projects at Group, Corporate and Regional levels, manage interdependencies, and bring in complete visibility with respect to the ongoing projects in terms of cost, time and quality. The specialist role is to interact on a regular basis with the regional Demand Managers, PMOs and PM (if needed) to understand their ongoing initiatives and triggers escalation of issues and risks when required. As Governance role, the Global Portfolio management defines the criteria for strategic projects which need to be tracked or approved at Group level.

Responsibilities

  • Managing the portfolio of IT demands and project to ensure overall consistency
  • Supporting and following processes and procedures for demands and projects, status tracking and approval of project, ensuring its compliance and monitoring it
  • Ensuring time bound approval of projects by coordinating with the various bodies within IT and also with business functions if required
  • Reporting of project status at various stages through regular interaction with the project and program managers, escalating deviations when required.
  • Providing first level guidance to business in creating demands in the event of a new Corporate demand
  • Interacting with Regions, Corporate and Group PMOs (and PM if needed) to ensure that the global portfolio and projects statuses are kept updated
  • Acting as the gatekeeper to ensure that the projects are approved as per business case and priority of business

Education/Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (BA, Master) in Business or Management, Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline with an IT focus
  • Certifications: ITIL/ PMI®/ Agile will be a plus

Experience

  • Experience in managing projects, programs and portfolios
  • Experience in Business Case analysis and managing demans
  • Demonstrated high competency in project management with proven track record of tight project/cost control
  • Experience with with multi-cultural and multi-located projects

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to be a strong communicator in a virtual setting, facilitate working meetings, presenting critical thinking and evaluation skills
  • Fair knowledge of Business Case analysis, project methodology (PMI, Agile)
  • Abilty to perform analysis, monitoring, collecting and reporting on statistical data with ability to interpret and put in recommendations
  • Self-motivated, commitments and adherence to deadlines

Language Requirements

Excellent English (written & spoken)

Travel Requirements

20%

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