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Portfolio Manager

First Data Bentonville, AR
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Position: Portfolio Manager

Location: Bentonville Ark.

 

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.


Position Description Overview

The Project Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing the Walmart portfolio of projects and driving complex, high priority initiatives to completion. This individual will lead and coordinate cross-functional, cross-departmental, cross-company teams that are responsible for all aspects of a project, from initiation to closure and will be accountable for the delivery of projects on time, within budget and within scope. The Project Portfolio Manager will be responsible for proactive communication of the status of all projects to Walmart on a regular basis and will exemplify strong communication and management skills.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the portfolio of projects and/or programs that require actions. This management responsibility includes ensuring engagement of departments within Business Unit and/or input from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In addition, the Portfolio Manager works with both App/Dev and other PMO's to ensure the prioritization of the divisions portfolios (GFS, GBS, NSS or Corp) are alignment with the organization's strategic objectives. Evaluate the input of projects/work requested and ensure that the appropriate resources are engaged for the work.  Requires frequent contact with both internal customers and product requestors.
  • Skills/Experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project and or Microsoft Project Server
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Proven success in delivering projects within budget and specified timeframes, while ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Proven problem solving skills from problem assessment to solution selection
  • Ability to identify alternatives and make contingency plans
  • Capacity to embrace change and quickly adapt to new situations, changes in direction, and altering priorities
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments
  • Performs duties under minimal supervision, working with management and escalating the most serious issues as appropriate.
  • Proactively engages resources to support the organization's strategic goals.
  • 1. Project Development
  • Act as a process owner of the project submission, process adherence and prioritization process for projects
  • Assist with the development of and adherence to the project portfolio model.
  • Institutionalize and maintain the project submission and prioritization process.
  • Evaluate the input of projects/work requested and ensure that the appropriate resources are engaged for the work.
  • 2. Portfolio Management and Prioritization
  • Manage and measure Walmart project portfolio health, status, and variances against a baseline
  • Provides clear and concise project portfolio and individual project communication; both written and verbal to internal and client resources.
  • 3. Communication and Reporting to stakeholders using effective reporting tools. Reporting to include insight, options, recommendations and that demonstrate compliance with organizational goals.
  • 4. Maintain the portfolio on an ongoing basis to include, but not limited to, existing and pending projects, portfolio change control, strategic alignment, ensuring all projects add value, and portfolio insights and recommendations.
  • 5. Facilitate and evaluate project selection and prioritization and the relative risks involved
  • 6. Act as an escalation point for projects that may be in jeopardy due to risk or issues experienced during the project life cycle.
  • 7. Expedites projects, planned or unplanned, as necessary to meet the firms overall objectives.
  • 8. Ensure the projects delivered to the project manage office include all necessary artifacts and SME knowledge required to make the project successful.


Scope of Job

1. Develop

  • Act as a process owner of the project submission, process adherence and prioritization process for projects
  • Assist with the development of and adherence to the project portfolio model.
  • Institutionalize and maintain the project submission and prioritization process. 2. Measure portfolio health, status, and variances against a baseline 3. Maintain the portfolio on an ongoing basis to include, but not limited to, existing and pending projects, portfolio change control, strategic alignment, ensuring all projects add value, and portfolio insights and recommendations, 4.Facilitate and evaluate project selection and prioritization and the relative risks involved 5. Communication and Reporting to stakeholders using effective reporting tools. Reporting to include insight, options, recommendations and that demonstrate compliance with organizational goals. 7. Act as an escalation point for projects that may be in jeopardy due to risk or issues experienced during the project life cycle. 8. Expedites projects, planned or unplanned, as necessary to meet the firms overall objectives. 9. Ensure the projects delivered to the project manage office include all necessary artifacts and SME knowledge required to make the project successful.


    Autonomy

    Performs duties under minimal supervision, working with the management team and escalating most serious issues as appropriate. Interprets and engages resources to support the firms strategic goals.


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    Job Requirements

    • Bachelors Degree or equivalent, plus 8-10 years progressive management experience
    œAs a member of First Data, you will always represent the First Data values of embodying the highest ethical standards and treating others with dignity, respect, and genuine concern.


    First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
    First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


     









    Job Details

    Date Posted December 2, 2017
    Date Closes January 5, 2018
    Requisition 2229190
    Located In Bentonville, AR
    SOC Category 00-0000.00
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