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Project Portfolio Management Process Lead, Product Delivery

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Job Description

PPM Process Lead – Product Delivery applies project management and product development knowledge to the maintenance and administration of the Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) suite of applications which support the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) structure in New Product Development (NPD).

The PPM Process Lead – Product Delivery will manage the backlog of continuous improvement opportunities (including managing the periodic upgrade process), provide centralized support for NPD project managers and portfolio managers, drive team participation in the PPM Suite, provide effective data management and reporting to all levels of the NPD organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains current knowledge about the global organization’s project management and portfolio management processes, including planning, scheduling, and timesheet reporting practices.
  • Manages PPM Application, including maintaining user and calendars;
  • Executes administration activities in the PPM application, including adding and archiving users, assigning grants, and creating and updating configured screens.
  • Working with PMO and GPDS leaders, Develops, creates, and maintains project and portfolio reports
  • Manages software installation, maintenance, and upgrades;
  • Maintains resource hierarchy; creates response plans to routine and special data maintenance requests (may negotiating global versus local requirements)
  • Manages first-tier support for all global users of the PPM tool suite
  • Is primary interface with application vendor on issue escalation;
  • Ensures system and users are appropriately maintained across multiple units and functions.
  • Gains understanding of the global IT architecture and available tools for managing portfolio data and helps to ensure data integrity and system performance.
  • Manages evaluation of all upgrades and enhancements, including soliciting and responding to user community needs and priorities
  • Provides end-user training, including preparing training materials and conducting demonstrations to support proper use and administration of the system.
  • Ensures Project/Portfolio Management system integrity through data analysis and resolution of errors.
  • Authors or procures the authoring of scripts for enhancement and customization in the PPM Application and/or the extraction and repurposing of PPM data.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 8-10 years relevant product development or PPM administration experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience is required.
  • Degree in Information Technology is preferred, other Science or Engineering degrees will be considered; project management concentration is preferred
  • Experience in product development projects as a project manager or project team member is required.
  • Excellent communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively with remote teams using a variety of communication methods.
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets, database programs, and statistical analysis software tools is required.
  • Experience with Planview Enterprise and Planview ProjectPlace is highly preferred.
  • Ability to travel an average of 10%.

Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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