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Senior Project Portfolio Analyst

Contract Position in Scottsdale, Arizona

Post Date: 11/07/2019

Rate: 56.00 Hourly

Education Level: Not Specified

Reference: Job # 175159


Contract opportunity for a Sr. Project Portfolio Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ.

Term:12 months

Rate: $56/hourly

Summary:
The Senior Project Portfolio Analyst will be responsible for developing, supporting and ensuring compliance to processes to enable consistent and repeatable investment decision making, with a focus on balancing project portfolio demands with resource supply based on strategy and prioritization. 

This position will be responsible for managing the overall project portfolio roadmap by monitoring resource capacity / allocation / demand, working with program managers and technical Domain owners to identify resourcing constraints and develop trade-off options to be presented to senior executives during regular Technology Council meetings, and supporting portfolio reporting, metrics and dashboard to various stakeholders and executive leaders.

This position requires a strong grasp of project and portfolio financial analysis, the ability to plan, schedule, identify cost and staffing requirements, prioritizing projects in portfolio, providing guidance on business case development, working in a rapidly changing team environment, and meeting business expectations by providing analysis, documentation, communication, and/or presentations throughout the project or portfolio to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Portfolio Management and Planning:

Reporting and Metrics:

Ad hoc Analysis:

SKILLS, EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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Senior Project Portfolio Analyst

Contract Position in Scottsdale, Arizona

Job Overview

Post Date

11/07/2019

Rate

56.00 Hourly

Education Level

Not Specified

Reference

Job # 175159

Contract opportunity for a Sr. Project Portfolio Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ.

Term:12 months

Rate: $56/hourly

Summary:
The Senior Project Portfolio Analyst will be responsible for developing, supporting and ensuring compliance to processes to enable consistent and repeatable investment decision making, with a focus on balancing project portfolio demands with resource supply based on strategy and prioritization. 

This position will be responsible for managing the overall project portfolio roadmap by monitoring resource capacity / allocation / demand, working with program managers and technical Domain owners to identify resourcing constraints and develop trade-off options to be presented to senior executives during regular Technology Council meetings, and supporting portfolio reporting, metrics and dashboard to various stakeholders and executive leaders.

This position requires a strong grasp of project and portfolio financial analysis, the ability to plan, schedule, identify cost and staffing requirements, prioritizing projects in portfolio, providing guidance on business case development, working in a rapidly changing team environment, and meeting business expectations by providing analysis, documentation, communication, and/or presentations throughout the project or portfolio to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Portfolio Management and Planning:

  • Develop and gain acceptance of the current and future state project portfolio, including scheduling, staffing recommendations, assignment of work and review of individual project efforts.
  • Work with resource managers to effectively align resources across projects based on resource capacity & forecast analysis.
  • Support and maintain project and program selection through objective prioritization of investments.
  • Perform “what-if” analysis in conjunction with Business Solution Planners in support of business case creation.
  • Facilitate project scoring / prioritization and business cases review meetings with Business Solution Planners and executive leadership.
  • Work with PMs to create well-supported recommendations for sequencing approved project pipeline based on strategic direction.
  • Update existing portfolio roadmap based on impact of in-flight project change requests, updated portfolio prioritization and potential new project requests.
  • Create and deliver presentations that focus on key strategies, tactics, deliverables and financial projections.
  • Establish, communicate, and enforce project portfolio governance policies and procedures around project lifecycle management. (SDLC, Policy, Best Practices)
  • Identify and lead Project Portfolio process improvement analysis/activities.
  • Must possess proven track record of applying PPM best practices, tools, techniques and methods.
  • Ability to manage change control, understand the impact of changes to the overall portfolio and clearly articulate risks/issues to manage expectations.

Reporting and Metrics:

  • Identify, develop, implement, and enhance project portfolio metrics, reporting, and dashboards capturing weekly, monthly, and accumulative trending.
  • Consolidate reports to manage expectations. 
  • Create portfolio communication plans/reporting methods/dashboards.
  • Input to project management standards, collect project measurements, and report project performance.

Ad hoc Analysis:

  • Assist with ad hoc analysis requests from IT, Finance, Audit, or business around project portfolio, project budgets, and resource management.

SKILLS, EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5-10 years of experience acting as a portfolio analyst or portfolio manager
  • Strong organizational intelligence and ability to navigate all levels of the organizational landscape
  • Knowledge working with project and portfolio management tools, such as Clarity
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship management skills
  • Strong organizational, time-management and analytical skills
  • Strong competencies in metric development and data analysis (KPIs)
  • Strong experience in report creation and reporting tools, portfolio scoring models and prioritization
  • Solid project financial acumen (forecasting, performance and variance analysis)
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others on portfolio management practices and techniques
  • Self-starter with passion for learning and applying past best practices
  • History of driving results with ability to concurrently manage multiple assignments
  • Ability to gauge and comfortably communicate at all levels of leadership
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Advanced MS Office usage skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to uphold the company Values & Performance Principles of collaboration, performance excellence, sense of urgency, openness to new ideas, inclusion & diversity, integrity, customer focus, and respect

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or equivalent experience and/or education
  • PMP and/or PgMP or equivalent certifications a plus

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