IT Service Portfolio Manager
EBSCO - Birmingham, AL

IT Service Portfolio Manager

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EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham Alabama, was founded by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has a variety of businesses that are within 5 different industries including Information Services, Publishing, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Insurance Services. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.

EBSCO s CorpIT division is looking for a new IT Service Portfolio Manager to join the team! The IT Service Portfolio Manager is responsible for the effective management of CorpIT s service strategy and design framework including but not limited to : (1) enhancement of services, standards, and methods based on the ITIL framework, and (2) tracking IT service utilization and demand including collecting status and providing rolled up managed dashboards. Additionally, this individual will collaborate directly with the IT management, service owners, service teams in other departments to provide timely and efficient support of end-users in all aspects of the organization.
Responsibilities include:
Strategy & Planning

  • Lead strategic service management planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing service delivery initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future service management efforts. Collaborate with the appropriate departments to develop and maintain a service management & delivery plan that supports organizational needs.
  • Develop and communicate business/technology alignment plans to IT management team, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Lead the customer journey and experience for services offered and utilized, to include all customer channels
  • Assist and support the use of unified ITSM tools; including design, testing, and process implementation.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Assess and communicate risks associated with service management investments and purchases.
  • Work with Service Owners to develop business-case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for service management spending initiatives.
  • Define requirements for net new service management implementations and communicate them to key business stakeholders.
  • Define and communicate corporate procedures, policies, and standards for the organization relating to all aspects of service management & delivery.
  • Approve, prioritize, and control projects and the project portfolio as they relate to service management systems.

Operational Management

  • Conduct research to remain up-to-date and knowledgeable in regards to industry trends and emerging best practices in anticipation of new business processes and system alterations.
  • Analyze and improve upon service management & delivery standards across the organization
  • Manage and monitor to ensure appropriate levels of service management & delivery through service agreements with appropriate governance committees and/or departmental leadership.
  • Market and create case studies to illustrate the benefits of service investments for customers
  • Align the function with business needs and strategic directions

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • ITIL certification (or ability to achieve certification within 6 months of employment)
  • 3-5+ years of general experience in one or more IT functions
  • 1-3+ years of experience in ITSM tools (Remedy, ServiceNow, or an IT Service Catalog)

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong abilities in ITSM functions and experience of delivery of IT Services
  • Strong knowledge of ITSM Platforms
  • Capable of working with a variety of personalities and styles
  • Team player, able to work on a geographically diverse team
  • Effective communication; capable of creating clear, concise, and impactful messages describing technical concepts to both technical and non-technical people
  • Ability to logically collate and analyze data to identify trends and issues
  • Thorough understanding of ITSM and industry best-practices

Expertise in a metrics-driven environment where progress is demonstrated through improving metric

  • Experience in collaborating with Service Owners and Service Providers to design and build both IT and Business Services for a Service Catalog, including but not limited to requirements documentation, customer experience, approvals, service plan.

EBSCO Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

This job was posted on Tue Mar 12 2019 and expired on Sun Mar 17 2019.
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EBSCO, also known as Elton B. Stephens Company, is a privately owned information Services Company that was founded in 1944, by Elton B. Stephens, with its headquarters located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company specializes in the provision of publishing, insurance, real estate, digital media, research, manufacturing, and distribution services. The company strives to be the best in the information field and offer quality entrepreneurial and sales services. Job opportunities are available at EBSCO for customer service directors, content integration editors, creative assistants, assistant project managers, design marketing specialists, sales managers, marketing associates, health writers, associate buyers, editors, and many others. The company has over 6000 employees who enjoy benefits that include flexible spending accounts, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, financial wellness services, travel assistance, maternity leaves, disability insurance, and profit-sharing, among others. The company generates an estimated $3 billion in revenue and offers its services across Ipswich, Massachusetts as well.
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IT Portfolio Manager Interview Questions & Answers

How do you prioritize IT projects within a portfolio?


I prioritize IT projects based on their alignment with business goals and objectives, resource availability, and potential impact on the organization.


About the IT Portfolio Manager role

Computer / IT - Other IT Portfolio Manager

As IT Portfolio Managers, we are responsible for the management of the IT project portfolio. We manage the intake and disposition of all IT projects into the IT Portfolio. Also, we ensure the proper submission, prioritization, assignment, and tracking of all IT projects. It is our duty to provide strategic alignment, prioritization, and status reporting of active IT projects.

We collaborate with the Development, QA, Project Management, Business Analysts, and Operations teams, as well as Business and Market Leaders.

Core tasks:

  • facilitate the prioritization process
  • ensure appropriate project detail
  • write reports on the overall status of active projects in the portfolio
  • manage individual project status reports
  • identify projects requiring additional information
  • process documentation
  • process training
  • identify gaps or challenges
  • support metrics for project management
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