Sr Staff, IT Project Portfolio Manager

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Job ID:
1023-36784
Job Category:
Information Technology
Relevant Work Experience:
IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs
Current Licenses / Certifications:
None
Position Located In:
AZ - Phoenix
Education:
BA/BS
Job Type:
Full Time
Description:

Phoenix - AZ, PHX4701A, 4701 E Francisco Dr, 85044-5365
Christine Marie Hill
1023-36784

We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all.  As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

The TIS PMO Portfolio Manager will be responsible for managing a portfolio of diverse infrastructure projects sponsored through the Schwab Technology Services (STS) organization. The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of interest in project management and IT infrastructure.  The Portfolio Manager will be expected to “own” his/her areas of responsibility, and actively identify and pursue continuous improvement opportunities. 

What you’ll do:

  • The TIS PMO Portfolio Manager will report to the Managing Director of the TIS PMO, and will be accountable for / own the following:
  • Develop and manage key stakeholder relationships.
  • Matrix manage project resources relative to areas of accountability and influence.
  • Develop professional portfolio and project management standards and ensure they are implemented and maintained.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of the projects in the portfolio.
  • Develop, gather and report metrics that describe and analyze the state of the portfolio.
  • Provide governance oversight to the projects in the portfolio, ensuring Project Manager adherence to TIS PMO standards.
  • Track in-progress projects, and work with Project Managers to elevate and remediate risks and issues.
  • Represent the TIS PMO during internal and/or external audits; own the TIS PMO controls ongoing, updating as appropriate.
  • Engage in formulating accurate resource requirements with stakeholders early in the project lifecycle and ongoing (i.e., demand management).
  • Prioritize the project portfolio as per accepted criteria and available information, and assign resources.
  • Represent the TIS PMO in broader meetings around process, procedures, and standards.
  • Actively identify, propose and drive agreed upon continuous improvement initiatives to meet changing business needs.
  • Help TIS PMO Project Managers model professional project delivery performance and behaviors to ensure the TIS PMO is a first choice resource pool for stakeholders sponsoring projects.
  • Involvement in making decisions on which tools will be used to manage the project portfolio.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of project resources, as business requirements and funding dictate.
  • Energize team dynamic with thought leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm!
  • Stretch: Ensure that IT projects delivered enable sponsors to realize agreed upon benefits

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a technical, scientific or project management related discipline and 4+ years professional work experience, preferably in project management.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work autonomously, as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including PowerPoint presentation development.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g., formulas, pivot tables, lookups, etc.).
  • Proficiency in extracting data from Clarity.
  • Must be able to manage a variety of responsibilities concurrently.
  • Knowledge of various lifecycle methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, RUP, Agile).
  • Accreditation in a project management or process improvement discipline preferred (e.g., Project Management Professional, LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.) is preferred.

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program
  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.


Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?: No
Work Schedule: Days
Languages: English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications: None
Relevant Work Experience: IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs
Position Located In: AZ - Phoenix
Education: BA/BS
Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology
Activation Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Expiration Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
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