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Porfolio Manager

Porfolio Manager
Santa Clarita, CA
We serve. We respect our team. We innovate. We are consistent. We are accountable. We do it right.
We are currently searching for a highly motivated Portfolio Manager who will be the independent central coordination lead ensuring that all projects and programs within the Holland America Group Infrastructure Technology department are well managed and that the project goals are achieved in alignment with expectations.
In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Southern California in downtown Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is what CNN Money Magazine calls "one of the best places to live in California." With award-winning schools, special events and a large arts and cultural scene, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is ranked as one of the safest cities in not only California, but in the nation.
Responsibilities
Align strategies and roadmap of the project portfolio; lead the governance processes to identify, evaluate, plan and implement IT projects and investments.
Manage Direct reports and the portfolios they manage. Getting directly involved on resolving critical issues to develop strategic and tactical solutions as needed.
Direct all services provided to the business, including processes for the efficient tracking and reporting of services to the business, payments to vendors, budget estimation, tracking and reconciliation. Adhere to the System Development Methodology and Project Management processes and procedures.
Define project scope and objectives and develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
Conduct project meetings and produce meeting minutes and issues logs.
Produce risk analysis and risk mitigation plans.
Effectively build and manage project budgets.
Interface with all areas affected by the project.
Manage vendor selection, contract negotiations and the integration of vendor tasks into the work plan. Track and review vendor deliverables.
Ensure adherence to Project Management Process, Systems Development Methodology and quality standards for producing project deliverables.
Provide project management, technical and analytical guidance to the project team.
Progress complex project schedules, identify and manage the project's critical path, proactively identifying and escalating risks to project's schedule, budget or quality.
Track project expenses, forecasting future spend, calculating estimates-at-complete and proactively advising of forecasted variances along with proposed corrective action.
Manage a team of resources through all phases of the systems development life cycle including the production of deliverables associated with advancing through the phases.
Manage multiple major projects simultaneously utilizing standard project management processes as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Review vendor's statements of work for completeness and relevance to project objectives.
Requirements
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science or related field.
Minimum 10 years overall experience in information technology infrastructure implementations.
5 - 8 years of experience in IT implementing and supporting mixed, complex environments and solutions.
Proficient in applying quality methodologies across project engagements, to escalate issues effectively, plan succession and rotations, and to actively participate in transition activities
MS Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Experience supporting the whole lifecycle of infrastructure implementations, infrastructure lifecycle management, IT governance plan, IT Service catalog and standards.
Excellent verbal and written communications. Intermediate fluency in Italian and/or German and/or Spanish are pluses.
Available for up to 25% travel, domestic and international.
Preferences
MBA.
Formal training and certification in the system development life cycle and project management.
PMP or PgMP certification.
Cruise Industry experience.
Benefits
Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time
Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family
Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts
Wellness - Health and wellness programs include onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships
Tuition Reimbursement - up to 75% with a maximum of $2000 per year
401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter
Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock
Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development
Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for banking services and retail stores
Next Steps?
Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you're looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:
Apply online at http://princess.com/careers. Enter the job title into the keyword search to access the job. If you are already on the Princess Cruises website be sure to create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job.
Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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