Technology Portfolio Manager
Company: Grant Thornton
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: March 20, 2023
ICS - Technology Portfolio Manager
Grant Thornton is seeking a Technology Portfolio Manager to join our team.
The Portfolio Manager is accountable for the alignment of the Enterprise Transformation (ET) technology portfolio (applications, services, databases, etc.) to business capability needs balanced with portfolio rationalization. The Portfolio Manager is accountable for the evolution of that technology portfolio commensurate with the evolution of Grant Thornton's Human Resources (People and Community) strategy.
The Portfolio Manager combines a detailed understanding of business plans with a knowledge of the existing technology portfolio to develop value-oriented technology plans which guide both proactive and reactive decision-making based on regular business cycles, unforeseen demands, constraints, and dependencies inherent in GT's business environment.
In collaborative partnership with business partners and functional managers in Enterprise Transformation, the Portfolio Manager identifies creative, cost-effective solutions to enhance capabilities. To accomplish this, the Portfolio Manager draws from knowledge not only of existing service-line tools, but also of GT enterprise-available tools, software, and development capabilities which may solve for the need.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Build trusted and effective relationships with business partners and facilitate improved communication between HR and ET.
Identify opportunities for process improvement within the ET service line such as planning, data collection, analysis, prioritization, reporting, and governance.
Define and implement portfolio management processes to support evidence-based decisions making on ET investments.
Lead technology portfolio management, backlog management, pre-project planning, cost estimation, investment management, and business relationship management activities for HR.
Support capital expense planning for HR, including development of business cases and analysis of alternatives.
For the HR-aligned portfolio, evaluate technology acquisition and run-state cost estimates, identify/analyze/compare alternatives (including buy vs. build), and assess potential trade-offs to support decision making working closely with the ET Architecture team.
Evaluate investment performance of the portfolio against stated goals, objectives, and requirements in partnership with ET Product Management and ET Governance.
Keep and manage a backlog and roadmap of version upgrades, enhancements, use cases, and needs for the assets within portfolio. Understand and communicate planned roadmap into ET's overall planning cycles.
Facilitate changes to business plans from decisions driven out of governance boards, councils, and committees.
Maintain accuracy of information by documenting the key attributes of every application aligned to the portfolio, especially functional scope definition and active use cases served by the application.
Maintain backlog of enhancements, upgrades/version releases, needed changes, requested integrations and any other effort that impacts a specific application.
Assist the business in matching the right technology solutions to their business plans in a way that aligns with the business planning cycles of the business.
Bachelor's degree in Business related field is required. Master's degree is preferred
Minimum 5 years experience in IT Management (preferrably product management)
Previous Oracle and/or HR systems product management preferred
Strong understanding of IT operating models and experience working with multiple teams to develop strategies and deliver solutions
Proven history of successfully managing business relationships
Highly developed strategic planning skills
Proven leadership experience, including knowledge of approaches, tools, and techniques for gaining the cooperation and support of others
Six Sigma and/or Agile experience is preferred
Experience working in different software procurement and deployment methodologies
Knowledge of industry trends preferred
The base salary for this position in the firm's Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA offices only is between $110,700 - $184,500.
The base salary for this position in the firm's Manhattan / New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Orange County, CA and San Diego, CA offices only is between $119,600 - $199,300.
The base salary for this position in the firm's San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA offices only is between $127,300 - $212,200.
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ICS - Technology Portfolio Manager
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