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Sr. IT Portfolio Manager

AMS Staffing, Inc.
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Title: Sr. IT Portfolio Manager

Location: Washington D.C. (hybrid onsite/WFH

Salary: $145K - $165K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

 The Sr. IT Portfolio Manager will be part of the DIGITAL (Data, Information Technology, Security and Analytics) leadership team reporting to Associate Director, DIGITAL Strategic Planning and will be responsible for managing DIGITAL projects.

The primary purpose of the Senior DIGITAL Portfolio Manager role is to provide strategic oversight over the DIGITAL products within his or her portfolio. Strategic oversight will include leading, overseeing and ensuring the successful delivery and management of projects related to those DIGITAL products. Strategic oversight will also include close collaboration with the business units that rely on his or her portfolio of products to ensure a strong understanding of business needs, processes and outcomes in order to ensure that the portfolio of products are aligned with the business units.

Required Skills


 Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. This blend is vital because this is a highly visible position with substantial impact.

 Good understanding of current and emerging technologies, and of how other enterprises are using them to drive digital business.

 Knowledge of project management methodology and experience or familiarity with major, defined program management approaches (for example, that of the Project Management Institute or PRINCE2 and agile approaches).

 Significant knowledge of project planning/scheduling tools (for example, Microsoft Project and Open Workbench), with a solid track record of practical application.

 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.

 Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment in which this role may not directly control resources.

 Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.

 Ability to support a tactical resource plan by mapping future demand to forecast project completions in the project portfolio.

Required Experience


 Seven or more years of progressively responsible IT experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving

 Five years of successfully managing complex and risky projects

 Five or more years of BU or BU-facing experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving

 Experience in leading diverse teams

 Experience and ability in using soft skills or people skills

Duties and Responsibilities


Business DIGITAL Strategy & Partnership:

 Partner, consult, define, establish, and communicate the integrated business-DIGITAL strategy, and underpinning data, IT, security and technology build, infrastructure, and service strategies. Continuously monitor the external landscape (benchmarking), and internal performance, adapting the strategy as needed

 Consultation & Requirements Analysis:

 Collaborate with all business functions to determine their needs requirement analysis which will be the basis to build the right DIGITAL infrastructure solutions

 Infrastructure and Solutions Recommendations:

 Determine the right data, analytics, IT, Technology and Security products, infrastructure, and service solutions based on the business requirements analysis

Portfolio Management:

 Management of the business-DIGITAL delivery portfolio, including prioritizing investment, tracking benefits realization, and maximizing the throughput of value through active pipeline management and delivery monitoring. Build DIGITAL product roadmap (short term & long term) jointly with business teams informed by organizations strategic priorities, business needs and prioritization constraints.

 Responsible for vendor management and ongoing relationship maintenance related to his or her portfolio of products in order to remain abreast of product and market trends, and to align vendor product and strategic roadmaps with business unit roadmaps.

Project Management: 

 Review project proposals or plans to determine a time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and the assignment of available departmental resources to various project phases.

 Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.

 Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline a work plan.

 Act as a coach to project managers, executives and others who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices.

 Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.

 Analyze project proposals to determine a time frame, funding limitations and appropriate processes for accomplishing projects.

 Review/approve the work plan of an external service provider or consultancy contracted to execute the project.

 Implement a project communication plan.

 Conduct risk assessment and mitigation.

 Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of information, while providing consistency in content and look and feel across the organization.

 Ensure that project goals are in line with business objectives.

 Ensure that project goals are achieved.

 Assign duties and responsibilities to project personnel and define the scope of their authority.

 Direct and coordinate the activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.

 Review status reports and modify schedules or plans as required.

 Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.

 Benchmark project management performance continuously to identify the potential for improvements and increase capability in project and portfolio management.



AMS Staffing, Inc.


Washington, DC
20036 USA



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