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Portfolio Management Lead

Zurich, Switzerland


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Portfolio Management Lead

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Job ID R0015828 Date posted 01/08/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description


  • Govern future IS/IT project investments and enable alignment with strategy and priorities through efficient project portfolio management and governance model
  • Manage the development and maintenance of the functional and enterprise IT roadmaps and portfolios across the business functions and in close collaboration with other areas within the IS/IT organization
  • Maintain and improve portfolio management maturity; contribute to design of, pilot and implement leading portfolio management capabilities and supportive tools for project and portfolio management in collaboration with peer PMO’s
  • Manage portfolio governance meetings and enable decision makers with portfolio decision support information to drive fact based decisions
  • Improve portfolio optimization and selection practices across IS/IT, manage alignment with portfolio financials and enhance capabilities to assess and maximize the value with optimally balanced portfolio profile
  • Raise the altitude of investments needing leadership attention
  • Lead and manage a full portfolio of programs/projects through demand to benefits realization and ensure that operational activities aligns to the wider business objectives
  • Track portfolio progress from initiation to completions
  • Accountable for demand intake and portfolio Reporting including financials from plan, actuals and forecasts.
  • Accountable for driving demand quality and portfolio completeness across IS / IT globally
  • Responsible for compliance to standards and definitions for investment alignment with strategies and enterprise / functional / regional priorities
  • Chair portfolio governance committee meetings and direct functional portfolio managers for preparing governance meetings and coordinating with other governance bodies
  • Align demand planning to budget cycle (3 years plan).
  • Responsible for maintaining overview of consolidated resource demand and capacity
  • Share System management responsibility for Project Portfolio Management system PMS
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving portfolio management maturity
  • Lead implementation of portfolio management capabilities and supportive tools for project and portfolio management in collaboration with peer PMOs
  • Share responsibility to Improve portfolio optimization and selection practices across IS/IT
  • Share Responsibility for cross PMO project portfolio framework development
  • Accountable for developing Training concepts, improving portfolio management best practice and knowledge on Takeda portfolio management capabilities and governance model


  • Essential
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent .
    • 6+ years of experience in a similar role as portfolio manager or multiple years of  project/program manager experience on a global level
    • Experience with senior management and stakeholder presentations, engagement and support
    • Investment management mindset
    • Knowledge and understanding of financial and budget processes
    • Proactive in engaging with stakeholders on all levels
    • Very good communication skills and supportive and service minded in nature
    • Previous people management experience Ability to write and speak in the English language
  • Desired

Certified project management professional (PMP or Prince 2)

NOTE: All Applicants must hold a Swiss work permit or an EU passport.


Zurich, Switzerland

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