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Senior Portfolio Manager

Job no: 573190
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Information Technology

  • Full time, Fixed Term Opportunity (March 2022)
  • Competitive Salary Package On Offer
  • Convenient CBD location

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides RMIT University with Information and Communication Technology systems and services. Our role is to support RMIT’s high quality teaching, learning, research and administrative activities. Information Technology is of increasing importance to the research, teaching and learning life of a university, particularly a ‘global university of technology and design’ like RMIT. ITS has developed, in conjunction with the broader University, an ICT Plan to 2020.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The role is part of the leadership team and will help to define the delivery strategies in line with the ICT 2020 strategy and Business Areas of Focus.

The Senior Portfolio Manager will ensure successful delivery by considering customer project importance, resourcing (human and material) constraints, work dependencies and hard due dates. The Senior Portfolio Manager will provide sequencing, prioritisation, staff appointments to named work, project and program initiation and broader portfolio delivery management and governance.

The role will work from an initial annual plan and will assess the new demand regularly for inclusions in the portfolio. This role is required for a fixed-term period to support the delivery of changes to the operating model in relation to the continuing transformation of ITS.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Extensive experience in a senior project/program/PMO leader/portfolio/demand manager position in an Agile environment
  • Extensive experience in an agile delivery methodology
  • Proven skills in leadership and management of professional teams including regular interaction with general and executive managers working in delivery related activities within a complex environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with internal and external clients and excellent attention to detail in written and spoken communications in order to identify and solve issues
  • Strong evidence of budget accountability and responsibility of $15M+ portfolios, including the delivery of the agile success metrics.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to manage staff who are not co-located
  • Proven clear understanding on how and why projects need alignment to strategic objectives, with evidence of applying
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a personable demeanour including the ability to supervise, guide, train and motivate staff
  • Strong self-confidence and decisive ability to work independently, managing a functional area to achieve strategic targets on time and within a budget
  • Management of senior business and technology stakeholders while supporting them through the learning curve of the agile transformation.

To Apply

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Download File Senior Portfolio Manager Position Description.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 24th February 2019

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.


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