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Portfolio Manager in Dallas, TX at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

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Portfolio Manager Summary:

Signature Consultants is looking for a Portfolio Manager to work on a contract position with one of our clients located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Portfolio Manager will assume the overarching responsibility for supporting organizational and IT leadership in their efforts at overseeing, managing and leveraging the entire life cycle of IT investments and initiatives to optimally achieve enterprise goals and objectives. The role will help focus leadership efforts and provide/escalate data around the organizational aim of achieving an optimized mix among the IT project investments, making the best possible use of all resources and delivering the maximum value and benefits from projects and programs within the portfolio. The position includes some aspects and ownership for identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating project and program resources engaged with all or many of the initiatives within the IT project portfolio. The Portfolio Manager is a primary source and resource to the investment board, steering committee and senior executive engagement for communications and reporting the state and performance to expectations for the initiatives within the IT project portfolio. The IT Portfolio Manager directly reports to the Director of Strategic Planning and Delivery and works closely with the VP of Strategic Planning and Delivery. As a part of the Portfolio Management Team, this role will interact daily with Technology and Business Stakeholders to address needs of the Portfolio.


  • On behalf of the PMO, ensure the adherence to the appropriate governance functions relating to the portfolio and in accordance with enterprise guidelines, policies and practices
  • Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of the senior leadership toward the establishment of the project portfolio definition, its structure and processes, from demand management and strategic alignment of projects and programs; to portfolio categories and criteria; through evaluation, selection and prioritization; to execution, tracking and measuring the achieved results
  • Engage with and conduct monthly reviews with senior business, IT, executives, stakeholder committees, and other relevant bodies to validate and assess the project portfolio, execute change, and reprioritize to meet business needs as required
  • Ensure the oversight and coordination of dependencies across the projects and programs in the portfolio, and resolve or escalate conflicts
  • As mandated and resourced by leadership, ensure and balance the availability of the required skills and competencies across project and program teams within the project portfolio
  • Direct the development and maintenance of communications and reporting around the IT project portfolios, their contents and the individual performance of initiatives to stakeholder and/or governance boards, and senior executives
  • Direct the creation and maintenance of the required project portfolio documentation and artifacts


  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • PMP
  • Fifteen or more years of experience in IT and business/industry. Seven to 10 years of diverse roles and increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs
  • Demonstrated experience working with Senior Leadership and leading teams
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the portfolio objectives, inspire and motivate staff, and maintain alignment to the business strategy
  • Possesses a high degree of political sensitivity, astuteness and the ability to effectively use the informal power structure of the organization to achieve success and clear obstacles for the portfolio
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain and 'sell' the portfolio goals and objectives to business as well as technical leadership
  • Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units. Familiar with industry trends and innovation
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and financial analysis skills, and familiarity with financial reporting tools
  • Highly empathetic and able to vary styles of interaction to match the needs of a variety of business and technical audiences, as well as temperaments and personalities
  • Effective influencing and negotiation experience and skills in an environment with high competition for resources
  • Excellent analytical, strategic planning and execution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver against financial and resource constraints
  • Familiarity with the use of reporting tools to monitor portfolio activities and analyze portfolio performance
  • Familiarity with one or more project/program management methodologies (such as PMI PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile, SAFe and MSP) and across a range of projects and programs
  • 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

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit