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IT Portfolio Manager in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description:

Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the IT Project and Portfolio (PMO) Manager will lead the IT project management office. This position is accountable for professional project management services, project & portfolio management processes, capacity and demand project consulting and executive decision support metrics. A central responsibility will be leading project management professionals and be accountable for performance levels of the PMO team. Successful candidates will establish and drive adoption of portfolio, program and project management processes across the organization. The role is responsible for managing the IT project portfolio and partnering with IT colleagues and leaders to ensure deliverables meet or exceed expectations. In addition, the role includes ensuring programs are prioritized and aligned with strategic imperatives and service line objectives. The ideal candidate is comfortable challenging and disrupting the status quo and navigating through a land for which there might not be a map. The role requires strong leadership, problem solving, thoughtful analysis and curiosity to pursue the interesting, without being distracted by the unimportant.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

* Refine and define a vision for a contemporary project management office that includes project management and portfolio management. This includes intake, governance, investment candidate reviews, prioritization and master scheduling.

* Refine, define, implement and sustain world class processes to support IT work and project intake in support of the mission, vision and strategy.

* Apply concepts and best practices from other companies and industries that are applicable to IT Project and Portfolio Management.

* Provide leadership with analysis of inflight and proposed projects.

* Consistently report and use metrics and measures to help enable executive decision support. Manage IT portfolio risks and take appropriate actions to mitigate, escalate (as necessary) and ensure governance.

* Manage portfolio risks and takes appropriate actions to mitigate, control and ensure strong governance

* Proactively manage portfolio issues, taking action to achieve urgent resolution and escalating promptly and clearly where necessary.

* Provide visibility of portfolio progress against budget and schedule to enable informed executive decisions and actions to be taken.

* Ensure the benefits are assessed at the start of the portfolio lifecycle, that they are managed during the portfolio lifecycle, and that the realization is met.

* Continually re-balance the portfolio based on changing functional needs, resource capacity constraints, risk exposure and interdependencies.

* Develop strong partnerships with all levels of leaders, project managers and resource stewards to manage projects, the portfolio and understand and plan for capacity/demand management.

* Lead and direct project management professionals.

* Offer new ideas (disruptive in some cases) that challenge traditional ways of thinking about project delivery.

* Apply extensive experience and judgment to manage and govern the overall IT Portfolio.


* Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent work experience.

* Five years of experience managing people and at least three years managing project portfolios.

* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or the ability to obtain in within the first 90 days on the job.

* Analytical, conceptual, problem solving, and written/verbal communication skills.

* Demonstrated performance managing expense and other fiscal accountabilities.

Preferred Qualifications (preferred)

* Advanced degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.

* Five years of experience managing IT Portfolio Management and/or a PMO.

* Experience developing project and portfolio management processes.

* Experience in Healthcare information technologies.

* Experience with Epic Electronic Medical Record and related technologies

* Understanding of enterprise architecture (IT) and future state technology roadmaps.