IT Portfolio Specialist at Tech Data

Title: IT Portfolio Specialist
Company: Tech Data

Job Description
Job Purpose:
The Innovation Technology (IT) Portfolio Specialist must successfully support a global project portfolio valued at greater than $40M with approximately 75+ projects detailing the IT department’s project commitments that align to the business strategy. This role will be responsible for driving the portfolio discipline ensuring that IT develops an achievable and executable baselined portfolio. The IT Portfolio Specialist will facilitate and coordinate the project portfolio definition, its structure and processes. This process will encompass demand management, strategic alignment of projects to portfolio categories and criteria, project evaluation, selection and prioritization through execution, as well as the tracking and measurement of achieved results. This position should have deep knowledge on the projects from inception to completion to support of the PMO Director, PMO Leads, project managers and delivery managers.

This role entails producing the IT project portfolio deliverables such as status reports, executive presentations, project tracking and more to ensure IT is delivering on its commitment as well as producing high quality products to the business and management that tells an appropriate story for the audience. (40%)
Works with IT and Business project leads to identify, track and report on the portfolio of IT projects throughout the project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, close) as well as through the agile methodology. (30%)
Drives portfolio activities related to achieving measurable outcomes by managing schedule, resources, scope, deliverables, budget, risks, issues, dependencies, and communications. Works with the Project Coordinator to ensure the resource loaded master schedule is updated, accurate and capable of performing portfolio reviews, trade-off decisions, and what if scenarios when required. (30%)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
5 to 8 Years of relevant work experience.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
PMP or other related project management / portfolio management certifications. Familiarity with Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools such as HP PPM is a plus.
Able to recognize and attend to important details with accuracy and efficiency.
Able to communicate clearly and convey necessary information.
Able to create and conduct formal presentations.
Able to interact effectively with all levels of management.
Able to negotiate skillfully, promote/sell ideas persuasively, and close transactions with mutually beneficial results.
Possesses strong leadership skills with a willingness to lead, create new ideas, and be assertive.
Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion.
Able to constructively work under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines.
Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Able to build solid, effective working relationships with others.
Able to exhibit ability to be sensitive to the needs, concerns, and feelings of others.
Able to use relevant computer system applications at an intermediate level.

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