IT Portfolio Manager at Motorola Solutions
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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 OverviewOur IT organization has a critical role in driving extraordinary business results. Through a strong partnership with other areas of our business, we bring innovative thinking to every conversation and deliver with integrity. We’re looking for people who bring great ideas and who make our partners’ ideas better. Intellectually curious advisors (not order takers) who focus on outcomes to creatively solve business problems. People who not only embrace change, but who accelerate it.
At Motorola Solutions we help people be their best in the moments that matter, and IT plays a critical role in this. Through strong partnerships with business stakeholders and a passion for innovation, we are driving transformation throughout the company. The IT Portfolio Lead will be responsible for helping shape the activities we do, by engaging in business case discussions, assessing priority of the overall demand, and identifying PM resources to move projects forward.
Scope of Responsibilities/Expectations:
Establish and implement programs and project management best practices across the portfolio
Develop, maintain, and govern project and program management, methodology, templates, and standards for use
Drive establishment and compliance of project management guidelines and practices to ensure effective, efficient, high quality delivery that consistently meets or exceeds the expectations of the business
Partner with key business leaders and IT Leadership to identify and prioritize programs/projects to build the IT Program Portfolio to support business strategy
Support the overall management and successful delivery of business initiative(s) identified in the IT Program Portfolio
Provide mentorship and guidance to a team of Project Managers and Scrum Masters
Serve as escalation point for project managers regarding program/project management methodology, issues and risks, agenda planning, business stakeholder communication follow-up for multi-stakeholder governance committees
Work closely with IT leadership and key departments on vendor selection and contracting processes in accordance with established policies and procedures
Manage stakeholder communication processes and partner with functional leaders to report on projects and programs with nominated Project Managers
Take on small projects when time permits, especially those in business case phase
Excellent written and verbal communication. Extremely proficient at executive communication. Ability to establish context and hit the right tone while communicating with senior level executives.
Team communication and collaboration skills are critical for ensuring the success of the projects. Ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization based on trust, transparency, and by delivering on commitments.
Experience in team management, including hiring, training, coaching, and mentoring.
Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and mediation skills
Ability to drive meetings independently with strong ability to build cross-functional relationships to coordinate dependencies and existing complex processes to deliver on commitments
Excellent listening skills with dynamic ability to resolve complex issues in an environment of rapid change positively and professionally; ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts
Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to balance and effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
Self-directed; able to identify and set priorities with minimal guidance,and then modify these as the situation changes.
A strong value system with impeccable integrity, enthusiasm and passion for learning
Experience working with IT departments and Agile/Waterfall methodologies preferred
Previous experience in IT project-related leadership roles within medium- to large-sized organizations
10+ years program/portfolio management experience in delivering large projects
3+ years of management experience
Referral Payment PlanYes
Our U.S. Benefits include:
- Incentive Bonus Plans
- Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
- 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
- 9 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off Packages
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Paid Parental & Family Leave
- and more!
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.