Global IT Project Portfolio Manager

Switzerland, Buchs
Reference No: 15507

What's the role?

We are looking for an IT Project Portfolio Manager to join our Global IT team. In this role, you will be responsible to control and steer all IT project investments and make sure that all resources are used in the best possible way. As a sparring partner for the IT leaders and project managers you will significantly contribute that the projects deliver value according to expectation. This presents an excellent opportunity as we are in an exciting period with a number of major IT and digitalization projects being rolled out across the business.

Who is Hilti?

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction sector. Hilti is a multicultural workplace with 127 different nationalities committed to global teamwork.
Global IT within Hilti is a truly global team with main hubs in Buchs (Switzerland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Plano/Tulsa (USA). All locations have highly competent teams who work very closely together. Hilti`s Global IT team is known for their focus on sustainable value creation by translating the latest IT innovations into value creating solutions & services.

What does the role involve?

The Global IT Project Portfolio Manager is in charge of controlling and steering of Hilti’s IT project portfolio. You will regularly report the state and performance of the project portfolio to our IT Leadership Team and Hilti Top Management. In close collaboration with IT and business leaders you will review project demand from the early stages on and facilitate the systematic, fact-based selection and prioritization of IT and digitalization projects based on strategic and financial goals. This also includes the review of funding requirements and spend plans of proposed projects for accuracy and feasibility. Out of your position you will be able to provide the necessary transparency to identify dependencies across the projects and programs in the portfolio and resolve or escalate conflicts. Recurring alignments with project managers and IT leaders will allow you to validate and assess the project portfolio, align the need for changes, and re-prioritize as required. With your portfolio insights you will also be a key contributor in the rolling forecast process and IT controlling processes. It will be your task to further develop our project portfolio methodology, specifically key portfolio, and project metrics for decision making and that you will communicate to top-management level.

We develop our people by challenging them to leave their comfort zone, be it exploring other business areas, leading different teams or working in new locations

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.
We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit, further our teams personally and professionally, get the best value for each employee and increase the job satisfaction. Additionally, we offer you a wide range of benefits.
For families, these may include day care for your kid. For the sportspeople, these include a free in-house gym or benefits for bike and ski services.

Why should you apply?

Become a valuable member of our highly professional and international team of IT experts and meet the challenges of a global multinational company using the latest technologies. You will have the freedom to act in the responsible area with career prospects in a dynamic environment as well as excellent opportunities to develop yourself to higher levels and wider range of knowledge. We have a clearly defined career development track for every individual employee and an excellent team whom are duly rewarded by performance.

What you need is:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Information Systems, Business Administration, Economics, or related sciences
  • 3+ years of experience in IT Program/Portfolio Management and IT Controlling in a large corporate environment
  • Experienced in controlling of agile projects and DevOps setups, and skilled in the build-up and use of relevant PPM tools
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, combined with excellent communication and presentation skills, resilience and persistence, as well as passion for new technologies
  • Hands-on mentality and the ability to work independently and proactively
  • Fluent in English (verbally and written), additional languages are beneficial

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

Does that sound like you? Apply today and start your Hilti journey.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact manager Christian Layr, the line manager of this role on LinkedIn.

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