• Global IT Portfolio Manager

    AllegionCarmel, IN 46082

    Job #948368489

  • Global IT Portfolio Manager

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Ensure adherence to the appropriate governance functions relating to the portfolio, and in accordance with the organization's guidelines, policies and practices.

    • Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of senior leadership toward the establishment of the project portfolio definition, its structure and processes. This includes:

    • Demand management and strategic alignment of projects and programs

    • Portfolio categories and criteria

    • Evaluation, selection and prioritization

    • Execution, tracking and measuring the achieved results

    • Communicate and train teams on processes.

    • Conduct reviews with senior business and IT executives, stakeholder committees, the steering committee and other relevant bodies to validate and assess the project portfolio, execute change and reprioritize as necessary to meet business needs.

    • Conduct regular meetings with the senior executives to inform them of any issues with the performance of individual projects within the portfolio. Confirm that the use of resources and funding is on plan, and highlight any variances.

    • Lead gate reviews of IT initiatives as applicable. Provide recommendations and facilitate alignment as to whether certain initiatives should be continued, changed significantly, placed on hold or discontinued.

    • Provide criteria for prioritization at the appropriate level aligned to the goals of the investment council and steering committee. Become the point of escalation and arbitration if necessary.

    • Collaborate with senior business and IT executives to identify opportunities for applying technology developments to address the challenges from increasing digitalization.

    • Oversee and coordinate dependencies across the initiatives in the portfolio, and resolve or escalate conflicts.

    • Ensure and balance the availability of the required skills and competencies across project and program teams within the project portfolio, as mandated and resourced by leadership.

    • Direct the development and maintenance of communications and reporting about the project portfolios, their contents and the performance of individual initiatives to stakeholder and governance council(s), the steering committee and senior executives.

    • Direct the creation and maintenance of the required portfolio documentation and artifacts.

    • Support and advise executives on actions required to balance the portfolio of existing assets and services.

    Skills Profile:

    • Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate the portfolio objectives, inspire and motivate staff, and maintain alignment with business strategy.

    • A high degree of political sensitivity, astuteness and the ability to use the informal power structure of the organization to overcome obstacles and achieve portfolio success.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain and "sell" the portfolio goals and objectives to the business and to technical leadership.

    • Strong business acumen, including industry- and domain-specific knowledge of the organization and its business units. Familiarity with industry trends and innovation, and how other organizations are using them to drive digital business.

    • Strong technical acumen, including familiarity with IT architecture and cybersecurity principles to help identify potential risk areas and coordinate mitigation strategies.

    • A high level of empathy and the ability to vary styles of interaction to match the needs of a variety of business and technical audiences, as well as temperaments and personalities.

    • Influencing and negotiation experience and skills in an environment with high competition for resources.

    • Excellent analytical, conceptual strategic planning and execution skills. Familiarity with financial analysis and associated reporting tools.

    • Ability to develop portfolios and deliver them against financial and resource constraints.

    • Familiarity with the use of reporting tools to monitor portfolio activities and analyze portfolio performance.

    • Experience across a range of projects and programs.

    • Understanding of current and emerging technologies and how organizations may apply them to drive digital business.

    • Versatile and experienced in managing a complex portfolio across a diverse deployment landscape.

    • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make quality decisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work as a team member and independently to plan workloads and deliver on commitments

    Position qualification:

    • Required: 15+ years of experience in IT and business

    • Required: 7-10+ years in diverse roles with increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs

    • Demonstrated experience in managing 'upward' among senior leadership

    • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams.

    • Required: B.S. in Computer Science, MIS or Business or a related discipline

    • Preferred: MBA

    Allegion is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through the career site, please click here at mailto:~~~ for special accommodation.

    All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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