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Sr. Advanced Manager Portfolio Ops

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 89



Position Summary

Responsible for leading a team that manages all the functional areas of Portfolio Operations that include but not limited to capital allocation, capital budget governance, operating budget governance, capacity management, vendor performance governance and contracts management. Lead strategic direction and function as a liaison across the Technology organization and business partners. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead the delivery organization from an operations perspective and manages the portfolio functions centrally to gain speed and efficiency
  • Manage the tools and processes to be leveraged for this function, such as how budgets, finances, contracts, capacity and other aspects of operations work together across the organization
  • Optimize the processes within guardrails to plan and manage the operational support for multiple portfolios(s) by driving continuous organizational improvements
  • Ensure that processes and organizational alignment of portfolio management are achieved and enforced; serve as advisor/mentor to the entire PPMO regarding processes, tools and continuous improvement
  • Understand the OKR construct and how we operate to deliver outcomes against the OKRs
  • Provide team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and personal objectives as well as supervise, coach and remove barriers for the Portfolio Ops team
  • Cross train team members in multiple functional areas
  • Provide effective leadership and management of expectation of the stakeholders
  • Facilitate open communication and inclusive discussions between stakeholders as we transition to a product led organization ways of working
  • Take accountability of operating within the budget constraints and within acceptable variance
  • Helps drive data driven decisions to optimize operations
  • Ensure team(s) adherence to all Technology standards and procedures, including regulatory compliance
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technology or finance related field
  • 8+ years of experience working on complex portfolio management initiatives
  • 8+ years of experience as an administrative manager within a technology environment
  • Any expertise and experience in business case development, product scoping and project planning with technology engineering teams
  • Demonstrated capability to build, mentor and maintain an inclusive team-based environment
  • Proven delivery of innovative results in previous roles and have strong Knowledge of industry trends and industry competition
  • Strong performance management experience of large work groups
  • Proven ability to think and contribute at the strategic level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture solutions
  • Demonstrated written, oral and presentation/public speaking communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Proven commitment to continuous Improvement within the workplace
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • 6+ years of experience serving in portfolio position, managing financial aspects for programs, projects and portfolio

    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11450 Grooms Road || 45242 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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