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IT Portfolio Manager

Pomeroy Technologies, LLC
Chicago, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Contractor
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, medical, vision,
Job Description

Directs lifecycle activities including selection, implementation, and upgrade of a collection of solutions in an assigned portfolio. Oversee the effectiveness of the assigned portfolio against the business strategy and roadmap. Provides technical leadership in the planning, development, implementation and operational support processes of new business solutions and enhancements of existing application software/infrastructure in the assigned portfolio. 


1. Work collaboratively with Global portfolio management and business analysis peers to maintain the strategic IT project portfolio alignment with Business and IT strategy

Manages the investment portfolio and ensure that all planned investments are aligned with the business and IT stakeholders and have executive stakeholder commitment

Continuously evaluate, prioritize and optimize IT investment portfolio based on strategic value, business needs, cost/benefits and critical risk across all regions. The portfolio manager ensures that Investment evaluation process meets investment standards and criteria and has the proper authorization level.

Continuously review the project investment portfolio to identify and exploit synergies, eliminate duplication across all regions and between individuals programs.

Reviews and assess strategic project initiation deliverables such business cases on strategic justification and risk.  Manages resources to support demand. Ensure that the "solution teams" efforts are properly scheduled and staffed, that all staff are properly allocated to ensure that commitments are met as scheduled and within budget. Organize and direct the "solution team" and third-party providers in the planning, development, implementation and operations support of systems to support the assigned portfolio in alignment with the IM strategic roadmap Metric 

2. Integrated planning and road mapping Scheduling of programs and projects that best support the strategic intent of IT

Scheduling of projects based on financial and strategic justifications in close cooperation with business and IT stakeholders

Identification of direct and indirect dependencies

Updates and maintain the integrated portfolio roadmap based on latest changes on project and program level

Facilitates integrated planning sessions across domains Metric • Accurate and realistic portfolio plan • Percentage of deviations from the portfolio plan

• Communication of a multi-layered portfolio plan • Coordinates with Leadership, Project Managers, vendors and Business Consultants to allocate resources to areas within the portfolio in need of most improvement. Balance the resources across projects and operating units to optimize benefits delivery to the business • Responsible for cost consequence within portfolio. Study, analyze, and define the impact of business needs on the system components and its interfaces to provide maximum benefits from each system and drive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 30%

3. Monitor and report on project portfolio Analyze and report on the performance of the project portfolio and individual programs throughout the entire lifecycle • Continuously monitor and track the full IT project portfolio, its progress and performance and the successful development of the required business and IT capabilities • Tracking, mitigation of critical and portfolio-wide risks and issues and escalation to the appropriate IT leadership meetings. Monitor overall risk profile of project portfolio • Co-ordination of critical project interdependencies to safeguard the coherent and integrated definition, planning and delivery of the portfolio • Provides senior IT and business leadership with accurate view of the project/investment portfolio based on appropriate performance targets allowing them to make rapid and effective decisions • Ensures life cycle assessment for selected portfolio components occurs, determining remaining useful life of hardware/software components based on business functionality, technical architecture, vendor strategies, competitor activities, and package alternatives Metric • Ability of senior management to take rapid and informed decisions on the project portfolio.

4. Quality Assurance Ensure delivery across the project portfolio that is in line with quality standards, for prioritized projects • Identify projects that require independent quality assurance (e.g. high risk, high value projects) • Facilitates stage-gates for strategic high risk projects in the portfolio • Develop portfolio quality assurance framework, standards and tooling. • Support the delivery of project quality assurance (e.g. peer reviews) Metric • All high risk projects have sufficient quality assurance to avoid disruptive deviations.

5. Monitor benefits achievement Report on actual benefits realization based on the approved business case • Benefits tracking: initiate the process to monitor actual benefit realization in the business after project implementation • Evaluates if business benefits significantly deviate from expected benefits, escalate issues to the appropriate party and implement lessons learned in the portfolio prioritization process. Metric • Percent of investments where realized benefits have been measured and compared to business case.


• Analytical skills; 

• Strong facilitator skills in improvement processes; 

• Strong in strategic topics, adding value to vision and strategy

Education • Relevant Bachelor/Master degree (e.g. Business Administration, IT Management)

• 8-10 years progressively responsible technical leadership experience in IT

Experience • This role must have knowledge of retail grocery and the technology that supports that environment including topics in Security, Network, Technical Design, and Quality Assurance. 

• They should have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technology and trends. 

• Proficiency in using structured systems development methods and techniques. Process knowledge/ thinking ( General Architect).

• Experience with Windows server based applications, SQL Databases, some .Net experience is a plus.

Company Description
Founded in 1981, Pomeroy provides high quality managed IT infrastructure services, professional and staffing services and procurement and logistics services, and is a recognized leader in the service desk and managed desktop services markets. Pomeroy is based in Hebron KY, in the Cincinnati OH metro area. Learn more about Pomeroy at

Pomeroy Technologies, LLC

Founded in 1981, Pomeroy provides high quality managed IT infrastructure services, professional and staffing services and procurement and logistics services, and is a recognized leader in the service desk and managed desktop services markets. Pomeroy is based in Hebron KY, in the Cincinnati OH metro area. Learn more about Pomeroy at


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