Full Time Job

Sr Manager Enterprise Portfolio Management


New York, NY 03-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Sr. Manager is an experienced advisory role providing strategic/tactical leadership and oversight for creating, sustaining, implementing, and driving efficient and effective project portfolio management processes in support of business objectives. In addition to assisting with oversight and review, this individual will be responsible for providing analysis, forecasting and modeling to align resource requirements to projects, programs, and key company strategies and will provide a view of where gaps exist around competencies and workforce capacity. He/she will collaborate with leaders and stakeholders from Technology, business and finance to ensure proper coordination and execution of activities related to the delivery of technology projects. You will play an integral role in building a project portfolio management (PPM) center of excellence in Technology. The position requires significant interaction with cross-functional departments within the company, collaboration across other technology portfolios, and excellent leadership and relationship management skills to influence and resolve issues.

This position is located in New York, New York.

• Provide mentoring, leadership, guidance and advice for portfolio related areas across the enterprise
• Define long and short term strategy for portfolio, financial and resource planning to include process definition, procedural documentation, tool requirements, analytics and end user training
• Determine where automation and efficiency opportunities exist and execute changes accordingly
• Develop and review detailed reporting and tracking of projects, portfolios, and programs; perform root-cause analysis to identify and explain anomalies and patterns in data
• Elevate and advance portfolio related reporting visuals and views to evaluate results and inform decision making
• Provide business analytics and data gathering to support detailed modeling of capacity planning and metrics from statistically confident projections that provide insight into future staffing related needs
• Create presentation packages for executive review
• Support program and project management teams across the organization
• Review and audit project portfolio performance and ownership including project plans, project teams, project collaboration (i.e. schedule, costs, risks, issues, decisions) & project financials/forecasts
• Make decisions with business and finance teams on analysis of in-flight and proposed projects
• Proactively collaborate with project teams, resource managers, and project leaders on resource needs and resolve resource constraints as they arise
• Evaluate and enhance time tracking process and reporting to ensure accuracy and quality of data.
• Perform Portfolio Management functions, project sequencing and analysis to optimize the project portfolio while minimizing resource constraints
• Exhibit exceptional professionalism and problem solving behaviors
• Advise and apply best practices in the areas of portfolio management
• Facilitate and/or support coordination for project efforts that span across teams
• Identify, track, and help resolve cross-portfolio dependencies and conflicts
• Serve as the point of escalation for project stakeholders or requestors with issues directly related to portfolio management
• Manage portfolio via PPM tool sets (Clarizen) and reports
• Promote IT framework, governance, and processes
• Applying strategic context to integrate seemingly disparate goals into a broader plan for synchronized, harmonious execution while delivering high value to the organization
• Work with internal and external auditors as required
• Drive and own completion of special projects
• Deliver on ad-hoc requests as required

Qualifications / Requirements :
• Ten+ years experience in portfolio management strongly preferred
• Experience managing /leading direct reports
• Experience presenting to executive level management
• Experience planning and managing a large portfolio with multiple business stakeholders
• Demonstrable work experience with reporting and visualization tools
• Demonstrable experience with a PPM tool
• Experience in building financial and / or data models with predictive analytics
• Experience compiling data and building reports/dashboards
• Excellent critical thinking, problem solving analytical capabilities with strong attention to detail
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite and possess solid computer skills
• Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications desired: Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)

Required Education :
• Degree in analytical field such as mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative field; advanced degree is a preferred

Company Profile

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ and Disney+.