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Advanced Portfolio Ops Manager

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 88

Line of Business: Digital Technology

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Position Summary

Responsible for coordinating and leading all functional areas of Portfolio Operations for a single portfolio / pillar within a product led organization, including, but not limited to, capital allocation, capital budget governance, operating budget governance, capacity management, vendor performance governance and contracts management. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the operational functions for a single portfolio, under the general direction of a senior advanced portfolio ops manager
  • Coordinate the functional activities across budgets, contracts and resources
  • Provide guidance for how to manage the portfolio operations for a given portfolio
  • Gain a good knowledge of how the operations functions interact and how they impact each other
  • Lead and collaborate with stakeholders to resolve any issues that arise or problems that need to be solved
  • Operate within the Product framework and OKR context
  • Function as the first point of contact as it relates to the portfolio being managed
  • Seek and implement improvements in the way tasks are executed
  • Collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to resolve any issues as regards to the contracts (labor and non-labor)
  • Participate in audits and other functionally related activities
  • Ensure 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; work with creativity and latitude with little guidance or supervision
  • Own the accountability of producing period-based reports that highlights the health of the portfolio being managed and share that across the portfolio leadership
  • Serve as a mentor to other team members and work with Portfolio Ops manager to help cross train resources in multiple functional areas
  • Develop and influence the culture of continuous improvement of delivery methodologies and effectively lead large scale organizational change towards solving complex problems
  • Set target deadlines and clear predictability, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of tasks
  • Work under the direction of the immediate manager to identify appropriate resources needs, assign individual responsibilities, and develop schedule to ensure timely completion of delivery
  • Provide leadership for team members and stakeholders and apply conflict resolution skills to resolve any portfolio issues
  • Coordinate contract management activities with leaders across the organization as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to quality, compliance and security standards
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in managing any functional area of a portfolio
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of delivering objectives on time and within budget
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the Lean methodology, principles and tools
  • Demonstrated ability in team motivation and delegation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to customers and to all levels within the organization
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • 6+ years of experience serving in portfolio position, managing financial aspects for programs, projects and portfolio
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Education Level: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
    Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


    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 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 || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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