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Senior IS/IT Product Project Portfolio Specialist

Senior IS/IT Product Project Portfolio Specialist

Assago, IT

Assago, IT

Position Snapshot
  • Nestlé in Italy, Milan headquarters 
  • IS/IT – Workforce 360 Operations Management Team reporting to Product Stream Operations Manager 
  • Full-time work on location with optional remote working 
  • Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, systems analysis, or related studies and experience 
  • 5+ years experience in three or more IT solution disciplines along with a background in Portfolio Management, Finance & Budgeting 
Position Summary

Are you passionate about managing a Global IT portfolio in a challenging business enviornment ? This position will work with diferrent product groups globally and provide oversight and transparency to the portfolio of investments that supports planning, decision-making and execution required to deliver on strategic objectives. This role will be responsible to ensure all initiaves have an approved budget, defined benefits and consitent portfolio financial elements. You will ensure adoption of portfolio framework across various product streams ensuring alignment across multiple global teams. 

A day in the life of...
  • Works with Key stakeholders / Product Group owners to define the Project Portfolio and ensure it is in line with the organisation objectives. 
  • Leads reviews of any significant portfolio elements on a periodic basis and on demand 
  • Provides visibility on trends and forecasts versus plans and provides recommendations as to whether elements should continue as-is, be significantly changed, re-prioritized, placed on hold or discontinued 
  • Ensures and balances the availability of the required skills, competencies, and budget across teams within the product portfolio. Support leverage activities of the product groups in different delivery models 
  • Ensures the adherence to the appropriate governance functions relating to the portfolios and in accordance with enterprise guidelines, policies and practices 
  • Support Product/Project Managers and pool leads for identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating resources engaged with all or many of the initiatives within the IS/IT Program Product/Project Portfolio 
  • Make recommendations on the balance of the required investments and capabilities across teams within the product/project portfolio 
  • Provides Budget Planning & Benefit Realization for the Product Stream 
  • Assist the Workforce 360 Stream Operations Manager to track and manage dependencies across multiple projects; leads escalation processes to make issues visible to stakeholders and leadership; drives resolution of dependency issues through the agreed process 
  • Ensures Risk & Compliance Frameworks are adhered to within the group. 
What will make you successful
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years of experience in a combination of Portfolio Management, Project Management, information and IS/IT jobs - thereof >3 years in managing IT Portfolios. 
  • Expertise in working with multiple diverse technologies, managing diverse IT porftfolio , good understanding of ITIL framework. 
  • Certification in Management of Portfolios (MOP) will be an added advantage. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing "upward" among senior leadership and in participating into strategic prioritization and complex governance initiatives 
  • Data analysis/interpretation experience that shows a strong ability to convert general data and findings into applied, specific information and suggestions that add value to business planning and program evaluation 
  • Experience in finance management and benefit realization. 
  • Experience having worked in a global environment and with virtual teams 
  • Excellent English communication skills applied with different stakeholders, nationalities, and mediums (face-to-face and remote) 
  • Proven ability to support Agile project teams by providing advice and guidance on portfolio management. 
Position Snapshot
  • Nestlé in Italy, Milan headquarters 
  • IS/IT – Workforce 360 Operations Management Team reporting to Product Stream Operations Manager 
  • Full-time work on location with optional remote working 
  • Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, systems analysis, or related studies and experience 
  • 5+ years experience in three or more IT solution disciplines along with a background in Portfolio Management, Finance & Budgeting 
Position Summary

Are you passionate about managing a Global IT portfolio in a challenging business enviornment ? This position will work with diferrent product groups globally and provide oversight and transparency to the portfolio of investments that supports planning, decision-making and execution required to deliver on strategic objectives. This role will be responsible to ensure all initiaves have an approved budget, defined benefits and consitent portfolio financial elements. You will ensure adoption of portfolio framework across various product streams ensuring alignment across multiple global teams. 

A day in the life of...
  • Works with Key stakeholders / Product Group owners to define the Project Portfolio and ensure it is in line with the organisation objectives. 
  • Leads reviews of any significant portfolio elements on a periodic basis and on demand 
  • Provides visibility on trends and forecasts versus plans and provides recommendations as to whether elements should continue as-is, be significantly changed, re-prioritized, placed on hold or discontinued 
  • Ensures and balances the availability of the required skills, competencies, and budget across teams within the product portfolio. Support leverage activities of the product groups in different delivery models 
  • Ensures the adherence to the appropriate governance functions relating to the portfolios and in accordance with enterprise guidelines, policies and practices 
  • Support Product/Project Managers and pool leads for identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating resources engaged with all or many of the initiatives within the IS/IT Program Product/Project Portfolio 
  • Make recommendations on the balance of the required investments and capabilities across teams within the product/project portfolio 
  • Provides Budget Planning & Benefit Realization for the Product Stream 
  • Assist the Workforce 360 Stream Operations Manager to track and manage dependencies across multiple projects; leads escalation processes to make issues visible to stakeholders and leadership; drives resolution of dependency issues through the agreed process 
  • Ensures Risk & Compliance Frameworks are adhered to within the group. 
What will make you successful
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years of experience in a combination of Portfolio Management, Project Management, information and IS/IT jobs - thereof >3 years in managing IT Portfolios. 
  • Expertise in working with multiple diverse technologies, managing diverse IT porftfolio , good understanding of ITIL framework. 
  • Certification in Management of Portfolios (MOP) will be an added advantage. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing "upward" among senior leadership and in participating into strategic prioritization and complex governance initiatives 
  • Data analysis/interpretation experience that shows a strong ability to convert general data and findings into applied, specific information and suggestions that add value to business planning and program evaluation 
  • Experience in finance management and benefit realization. 
  • Experience having worked in a global environment and with virtual teams 
  • Excellent English communication skills applied with different stakeholders, nationalities, and mediums (face-to-face and remote) 
  • Proven ability to support Agile project teams by providing advice and guidance on portfolio management. 

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