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Principal Portfolio Manager

Principal Portfolio Manager

  • Location China - Central - Shanghai
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 123980BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Responsible for providing highly advanced subject matter expertise for the specialism through comprehensive use of relevant tools and techniques, driving continuous improvement in systems and processes, overseeing implementation of the relevant standards and contributing to strategic development for the specialism to ensure that deliverables continue to successfully meet the needs of the context. Specialisms: Business Analysis; Data Management and Data Science; Digital Innovation.

Roles & Responsibilities:

IT Strategy & Planning

Leading strategic and operational planning based on business requirements by prioritizing IT initiatives and fostering innovation

Driving thought-leadership on architectural practices and standards to ensure architectural integrity is maintained across products by adhering to standard methodologies

Advocating new delivery method, including agile delivery, DevOps, modularity etc.

Leading the adoption of new technologies/functionalities to achieve business goals

Delivery & Project Management

Driving end-to-end execution against all digital initiatives and projects

Partnering with the portfolio team and local business teams to accelerate the implementation

Providing full-life cycle technical support for digital products and services that built by the team

Leading 3rd party suppliers’ overall performance including coding quality, service level and so on

Collaboration & Enablement

Using key digital ecosystems in China and help leadership team drive the technical conversation with key partners

Working closely with global discipline team to make sure local solutions are in line with the right global standards, ensure alignment digital stack, API standard etc.

Collaborating with Digital Security team and make sure that our IT infrastructure/environment is secure

IT Infrastructure & Service

Leading IT infrastructure modernization and improve user experience by adopting emerging technologies & practices and setting high standards and stretched goals

Leading all aspects of IT services that services based on defined Service Level Agreement and lead outsourced service team’s performance

Eliminating system loopholes and minimizing potential risks that could result in any data breach, system compromise etc.

Capability & Talent development

Developing a sustainable IT interpersonal structure that supports bp China’s business growth. Establishing protocols and operating procedures

Supervising recruitment, development, retention in accordance with interpersonal budgetary objectives and P&C policies

Leading documentation and transition to daily operations, ensuring successful capability development and knowledge transfer

Building a highly engaged team, providing coaching to the team, empowering people and help other grow


  • Master's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science. MBA is a plus
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience related to IT management. At least 5 years of senior leadership role in a multi-national company with a regional responsibility
  • Technical depth in China ecosystem platforms and enterprise software
  • Good knowledge in cloud technology (Alibaba/AWS etc.) and IT infrastructure including network, IT service etc.
  • Validated experience in management of outsourced vendors during project implementation, system integration and support
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship and matrix management
  • Strong business acumen and project management principles skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in both Mandarin and English. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, strong presentation skills and the ability to effectively interact with people at all levels
  • Proactive, self-motivated, innovative, highly ethical and a team player

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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