IT Portfolio Analyst

| Chicago

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
The Information Technology (IT) organization isn’t just here to support our business. We’re here to reinvent it – by changing the way our customers, partners and employees interact with our company. To do that, we’re looking for people who bring great ideas and who make our partners’ ideas better. Intellectually curious advisers (not order takers) who focus on outcomes to creatively solve business problems. People who not only embrace change, but who accelerate it.
The Business Operations team is a shared resource that supports all functions within IT. This role is within the the sub-team of Technology Business Management team (TBM) whose specific objectives are as follows:
- Drive accountability to financial commitments by providing the right information to enable decision making and visibility to results
- Implement and maintain a financial structure that enables ownership of budget for IT leaders
- Simplify financial processes and tools to reduce effort and enable faster execution of external spend
- Produce & maintain a financial showback model that provides transparency for business partners to the financial effect of IT decisions.
- Maintain a portfolio financial management framework that enables re-prioritization and the most effective utilization of IT investment dollars.
Job Description

The primary purpose of this role is to enable decision making related to the IT Investment Portfolio (project work) by driving business case development, providing timely and accurate information related to planned, forecasted, and actual spend by project and measuring business value realization. It requires close coordination with project leads/managers.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Drive sound business case development by working closely with program lead to ensure business benefits are clearly and accurately articulated. Ensure that financial and resource requirements are appropriately captured in the business case.

  • Maintain a portfolio (inventory) of all projects with status and provide tracking and version control of all business case documents.

  • Maintain a Portfolio financial management framework for all IT Investment spend (to ensure costs are reported accurately and to drive project team accountability to budget)

  • Perform financial approval for all project related external spend.

  • Provide reporting of project budget, forecast (demand), commitments (expenditures), and actuals by project/program, and by fiscal quarter/ year (3 year view).

  • Coordinate approval of changes in project budget.

  • Provide all necessary financial information to enable IT leadership decision making related to Investment projects.

  • Build the IT Investment budget in support of the annual financial planning process.

  • Simplify financial processes and tools to reduce effort and enable faster execution of external investment spend 

  • Support and understand the showback model that provides transparency for business partners to the financial effect of IT investment decisions.

  • Measure and report the value that is realized from each project in close coordination with the project owner/sponsor.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets (Google Sheets preferred)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior financial reporting communication skills

  • Experience with Oracle financial systems preferred

  • Experience with business case development and measuring value preferred


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3+ years Financial Management experience


Travel Requirements
None
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes


EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • ITILFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • GoogleEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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