Strategic Portfolio Manager (non - IT projects)

Exide Technologies   •  

Milton, GA

5 - 7 years

Posted 175 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Requisition ID 2018-1733



To remind yourself of your accomplishments, you note down some of the Responsibilities you undertook while under the title Strategic Portfolio Manager. The list looks something like this:

  • Supports delivery of Strategic Business Plan and key programs and project initiatives.

  • Challenges the status quo, act as a change agent in order to drive results and measurable improvements.

  • Drives PMO governance process. Influencer to the broader organization to adopt project management and riskmanagement mindset.

  • Responsible for a portfolio of 50 projects: directs, reviews and evaluates work of subordinate staff and cross functional teams.

  • Monitors portfolio project performance to ensure that project is delivered on timeon budget and meet the stated objectives. Keeps project tracker and other project documentation up to date.

  • Supports and provides guidance to project teams to develop appropriate project scope/KPIs.

  • Manages project risks, schedule delays with Project Managers and facilitates resolution of issues. Escalates and communicates issues promptly.

  • Challenges assumptions, verifies source of information and vets financial model with Project Managers and Finance Managers.

  • Works with functional leaders to ensure optimal resource allocation and project prioritization according to Strategic Business Plan

  • Responsible to prepare and facilitate Monthly Project Reviews to Leadership Team. Performs quality check onproject gate presentations and contracts.

  • Conducts post-mortem analysis of closed projects. Share best practice , lesson learned.

  • Leads efforts to enhance the PMO process, update relevant policies and develop reporting metrics. Coaches projectteams and performs training as appropriate

  • Leads and monitors resolution efforts on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Develops relationship with local plant teams, functional leaders, VPs, etc to ensure smooth progression of projects

  • report of projects for the assigned program portfolio


To balance that, you jot down your Education, Experience, and Certification credentials too, to remember just how handy they were on a daily basis:

  • Bachelor degree in technical or business related field required

  • MBA in related field preferred

  • 5-10 years of previous project management, corporate strategic planning and/or consulting experience required

  • Previous cross-functional experience in Manufacturing, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain, or It, a plus.

  • Previous experience in leading key initiatives within a Business Units

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred but not required

  • Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt Certification a plus

But then you recall how integral the soft Skills , Competencies, and Knowledge you developed have been as well, and make note. They read similar to the following:

  • Strong organization, analytical, time-management and communication skills

  • Outstanding Leadership: Ability to influence leaders and cross functional peers and drive results

  • Excellent Oral and Written communication skills

  • Ability to handle conflict management

  • Self Starter: Ability to be efficient and productive while working independent of direct supervision

  • Project delivery experience a must as well as the ability to handle multiple-tasks and meet deadlines

  • MS Office skills especially Word, Power Point, Visio, MS-Project and Excel

  • Knowledge of project management tools

  • Travel 25-30% of the year

Does this future memory speak to you? If you can envision this in your mind’s eye, what are you waiting for!? Apply and make Exide the next chapter in your career story.

**Official job description available on file with Exide HR.


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