IT Portfolio Analyst

El Segundo, CA 90245

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: PM Job Number: 19166

OVERVIEW

The IT Portfolio Analyst reports to the Director, IT Portfolio Governance & VMO. The IT Portfolio Analyst role is key to the growing maturity of the IT portfolio governance practice within our client’ s Global Technology Organization (GTO). The IT Portfolio Analyst collaborates with IT and Finance teams in support of the company’ s executive transformation governance committee to ensure every IT investment dollar counts toward turning Mattel into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company, positioned for continuous growth. The IT Portfolio Analyst supports a total portfolio of approximately $200M and is responsible for data collection and integrity, modeling, analytics, and producing ongoing dashboards to keep leadership informed and enable data-driven decision making. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Support IT project portfolio management intake and governance processes including annual planning, monthly and quarterly analyses and reporting and executive decision-making 
  • Develop and maintain IT investment performance dashboards
  • Analyze and model alternate investment options (“ puts and takes”) as new priorities arise 
  • Closely monitor portfolio health and regularly communicate portfolio health and statistics to a broad audience 
  • Work to ensure data integrity within the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
  • Ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast paced, complex, and demanding environment 
  • With significant experience in IT project portfolio analysis and management or related activities 
  • Bachelor’ s Degree; with Computer Science, Business Administration or Finance discipline preferred 
  • Detail-oriented, strong analytical skills, critical thinking and resourceful problem-solving 
  • Proven ability to anticipate requirements and act proactively to address 
  • Strong collaboration skills and executive presence; excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Power BI. Experience with PPM tools; direct experience with MS Project Online or MS Project Server a plus. 
  • Ability to exercise fiscal responsibility and confidentiality with sensitive financial information
  • Candidate must possess the following qualities and characteristics: 
  1. Positive 
  2. High Energy 
  3. Self-starter 
  4. Versatile 
  5. Resilient 
  6. Personal responsibility and accountability 
  7. Business political maturity 
  8. Willingness to work occasional extended hours and weekends as needed in support of annual planning and periodic governance decision-making.

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