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IT Application Portfolio Director, 100% Remote

Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Location: Texas City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Evolve and Advance IT Applications Portfolio

This is a leadership level senior role to develop and execute a strategic resource plan and translate business needs into IT capabilities for our Enterprise IT Portfolio. The role reports into our AVP of Enterprise IT Systems under the CIO and is a key component of transformative operational and strategic planning of IT capabilities and capacity for large enterprise programs across the Business.

The Role

  • Strategic level facilitation of the Portfolio capabilities by ensuring all IT projects are captured and categorized, driving portfolio prioritization and rationalization across teams, and high level reporting the portfolio status to the appropriate leadership teams;
  • Provide policies and standards for application management, effective platforms to capture key information and guidance to a wide range of stakeholders around best practices;
  • Build and maintain relationships with key business leaders across the organization to understand business priorities, goals, timelines, and other key business drivers;
  • Partner closely with the IT associates to assist in program management and alignment of IT capacity to the portfolio of programs and projects on complex initiatives, complex IT budgets and IT environments;
  • Balance multiple stakeholders and their varying business needs;
  • Track and report on Portfolio level view;
  • Facilitate and drive Portfolio prioritization through appropriate business-aligned steering committees;
  • Manage and facilitate resolution of escalations related to prioritization, capacity restraints, budget and financials, etc;
  • Drive opportunities for synergies and consistency across the stakeholder group;
  • Evaluate project execution to ensure that teams are meeting company standards, adhering to budgets, and meeting deadlines;
  • Support project management efforts, including setting deadlines, prioritizing tasks, and assigning team members to various deliverables;Manage scope, timelines, and budget commitments across the Portfolio.

You Bring

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a business technology role translating business requirements, leading change efforts, and managing program execution in a complex, matrixed global environment;
  • Experience in broad functional areas from a technology perspective;
  • Robust experience facilitating, leading, and managing large-scale enterprise change with a distinctive blend of business IT, Financial and Communication savvy;
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the Portfolio vision and inspire and motivate portfolio teams;
  • Formal Project Management Methodology expertise;
  • Effective influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of this role;
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business.

Keywords: Cognizant Technology Solutions, Texas City , IT Application Portfolio Director, 100% Remote, Other , Texas City, Texas

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