Infrastructure Project Portfolio Expert

Posted 03 Jun 2019

Bangalore SBS, Karnataka - India

Req Id 191762


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  • Accountable for planning and execution of the Global Infrastructure Project Portfolio investment
  • Collaborate with Technical IPT leads to create and maintain multi-year technical platform investment strategy (NextGen, capacity expansion, tech refresh)
  • Follow Zero Based Budgeting approach to ensure project budget is case-by-case justified and allocated to areas with highest business impact / NPV
  • Collaborate with Controlling to ensure Infrastructure projects meet organisation financial Controlling requirements. Collaborate on Business Cases, Financial Summaries, Controlling Statements.
  • Collaborate with IT-PMO to make sure Infrastructure Porfolio planning process is in-sync with organisation IT Portfolio Planning guidelines. Stay on top of changes. Collaborate on process improvement.
  • Ensure projects are opened and approved in expedient manner, following organisation standard SDLC methodology and using standard tools (PPMC)
  • Ensure project cost is allocated to the correct legal entity / cost center / cost type (global vs local)
  • Ensure final vendor quotes are obtained before projects are presented for approval, cost correctly reflected in project cost structure
  • Ensure run costs associated with project investment are fully documented and reflected in OP
  • Monitor project financial health throughout project lifecycle. Ensure actuals are properly reflected in organisation financial reporting. Communicate and manage project financial under- and overrun, to bring project financials back on target. Manage cross-year investment carry-over.


Strategic Impact

  • Ensure successful planning and execution of the Global Infrastructure Project Portfolio investment
  • Ensure infrastructure investment is clearly communicated and directed to high priority areas
  • Ensure projects meet financial targets
  • Improve quality and speed of project execution


Stakeholder Management:

The individual will interact very closely with Technical IPT leads within IT-I, and will also interact closely with the business partners from IT-PMO, Controlling, and Procurement organizations.


Who are you:


  • University degree. MBA/Finance preferred.

 Work Experience

  • Strong financial background. Experience managing infrastructure project investment in a complex multi-sector, multi-ERP, multi-legal entity environment.
  • Hands-on experience with Project Portfolio management systems (e.g. PPMC)
  • Experience with financial reporting processes and controls
  • Project management experience in a complex matrix environment in a global organization
  • Experience leading cross-functional process improvement initiatives


Competency Skills

  • Ability to execute
  • Deep financial planning knowledge
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills. Ability to drive consensus / set mutually agreeable goals.
  • Clear understanding of industry standard IT infrastructure platforms, terminology, and leading providers, including Network, Telecommunications, Cloud, Datacenter, Server & Storage
  • Ability to break complex problems into manageable tasks
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • English language proficient


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