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Principal Portfolio Manager

Principal Portfolio Manager

  • Location China - Central - Shanghai
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 130438BR
  • 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:

Strategic Planning

Leading strategic and operational planning based on business requirements by prioritizing key digital enabler and fostering innovation

Driving thought-leadership on application management and standards to ensure design integrity of business process/business application solutions

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

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

Solution/Product Management

Designing solutions to address complex cross functional needs. Working with vendors for quality resources and competitiveness

Generating a clear understanding of customer needs, market trends and mobile first technologies and defines a digital strategy that takes these into consideration.

Defining the digital expression of the propositions and to ensure the timely delivery of these features across multiple markets and systems.

Be responsible for the definition and development of improvement opportunities across customer experience and digitally capabilities.

Service Delivery

Leading personnel who are responsible for providing business application functional support services to meet performance, availability, service level agreements and customer satisfaction targets

Leading all aspects of execution of application life cycle activities. Ensuring systems are monitored and tuned for availability and performance and thorough root cause analysis is performed

Leading large scale, complex cross functional business application projects to ensure effective and efficient execution in line with guardrails of scope, timeline, budget and quality.

Ensuring the products and online journeys are performing as expected and look to drive optimisation based on data and insight. See opportunities to enhance the self-service experience aligned to the digital strategy.

Collaboration & Enablement

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

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

Capability & Talent development

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


  • BA/BS in Computer Science/MIS or related technical field or equivalent experience. MBA is a plus
  • 15+ years of overall experience. 8+ years of software IT application management experience.
  • Technical background to understand application, services and architectural trade-offs to drive application development roadmap
  • Ability to prioritize and evaluate the technical models, to collaborate to external partners on business development with business opportunities in mind
  • Strong understanding of the competitive landscape – big data, SaaS, storage, virtualization, data centre automation, cloud management industries – to appropriately define and position application and services
  • Demonstrated discernment and analytical capabilities
  • Knowledgeable of technology, specifically in SaaS, connectivity and integration of different systems, management software, virtualization or storage areas
  • Shown experience in management of outsourced vendors during project implementation, system integration and support
  • Demonstrated competency in critical thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship and matrix management
  • 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 optimally interact with people at all levels
  • Proactive, self-motivated, innovative, highly ethical and a great teammate

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