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IT Project Portfolio Director (Hybrid)

Company: Northern Tool + Equipment
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:To oversee the consolidated project portfolio, establish and maintain project execution best practices, provide organizational visibility to project health and ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and deliver expected business value.MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Develops, maintains, and advances the Information Technology (IT) business systems delivery roadmap of technical projects across the enterprise by collaborating with our business partners and the Enterprise PMO.
  • Recommends strategies and methods to improve organizational project selection and execution effectiveness.
  • Collaborates with Enterprise PMO to equips business leaders and stakeholders in arriving at data-driven decisions regarding the prioritization of proposed projects.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive risk identification and risk mitigation plan for ongoing projects.
  • Presents a weekly status report to senior leadership focusing on impacts to scope, budget, risk, quality, or resources on the portfolio or roadmap of projects.
  • Leads the IT project intake and governance process of receiving and managing new projects requests from business leaders.
  • Assists in portfolio roadmap execution by collaborating with IT delivery leads and project managers on project initiation activities such as project definition, dependencies, scope, resourcing and budgets.
  • Maintains oversight of all IT programs and ensures that commitments are properly planned, staffed, and monitored by working with the owners of individual project timelines.
  • Leads large, complex, cross functional and visible projects to completion by establishing and overseeing enterprise-level program management best-practices and methods.
  • Supervises and manages employees by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching and developing employees; and enforcing policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems, and related information necessary for effective management. Coordinates and communicates plans and activities with others, as appropriate, to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach.
  • Performs related work as apparent or assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Project Management, Business Administration, Finance or related discipline.
  • At least 7 years of managing IT projects in project management, information systems, system implementation or business process analysis/re-engineering.
  • At least 2 years leading a project portfolio or Project Management Organization (PMO).
  • Demonstrates expertise in common project and portfolio management tools such as Microsoft Project, Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required.
  • Experience balancing and leading the prioritization of new project efforts.
  • Excellent program and project planning, budgeting, scheduling and resource management skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret critical path, draw conclusions and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with demonstrated experience using data-driven decision making and performing financial and operational analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into practical applications and operational solutions.
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to intuitively present ideas and concepts to staff and management at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of customers, employees and others.
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment's 12 Core Competencies.

Keywords: Northern Tool + Equipment, Burnsville , IT Project Portfolio Director (Hybrid), Executive , Burnsville, Minnesota

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