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Manager, Portfolio Management

Company: Palladium Group, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Manager, Portfolio Management

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

This Opportunity:

Provide management support to the formulation, approval, initiation, review and completion of business change projects - including technology. Provide expert business analysis support to production of business and benefits cases. Monitor and control the project governance framework.


The position is based in Palladium's Washington D.C. Office

You and Your Career:

If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in business change processes, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

The role will report directly to the Information Technology Director

* Indirect management - Managing Director, Organizational Effectiveness

* Coordination with the Global and Regional Business Partners and Corporate Leadership Team

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibilities will revolve around PMO and business analysis, you will be expected to:

* Work with business functions to scope and prepare internal projects - including feasibility studies, short form business cases and proof of concept actions

* Support and manage all internal project governance board processes - including "stage" management, pipeline reporting across business functions and ensuring adherence to procedure and documentation standards

* Schedule, plan and prepare for all internal project governance board meetings - issuing materials to participants, ensuring preparedness of business sponsors and consolidation project update materials

* Manage and control methods and tools used in internal project governance - including ; project proposals, short form business cases, high level and detailed project plans (format and detail level), project resource plans, benefits realization/success criteria documents, stakeholder/comms plans, change management plans, quality assurance approaches etc.

* Manage access control for third party providers/consultants with the internal project governance board and key senior leadership in Palladium

* Report ad hoc on internal project status and reporting as required across the portfolio and at individual internal project level - maintain connections and relationships to monitor progress outside of standardized reporting

* Maintain a portfolio level risks, assumptions, issues and decision log - not as a cumulative of individual projects, but as a separate control point

* Manage active forecasting and future view of portfolio - contribute to strategic view of capacity, capability and affordability for future internal projects

* Provide business and system analyst support to corporate functions as they work with other functions and team including IT. Act as conduit to ensure smooth collaboration across teams

Key Competencies Required:

* Significant PMO experience in managing multiple projects - include deep knowledge of methods and tools within defined project management approaches (e.g. PMBOK, Prince 2 etc.)

* Portfolio management experience - including reporting and pipeline management

* Experience of supporting, managing formal project governance processes - including scheduling, documenting, reporting etc.

* Business analysis skills - with a mix of domain, technology and method rich background

* Demonstrated knowledge of vendor management, preferably with consultants, technology vendors and other suppliers

* Experience working across a Global Business is desirable, but not mandatory

* Expertise in PM methodologies

* Change Management skills

* High level of attention to detail and accuracy

* Good organizational and planning skills

* High standard of written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

* Excellent skills in Microsoft Office particularly advanced Excel. Experience with MS Project or other project management software

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as "the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm". We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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