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Senior Portfolio Manager (m/f/d) Group IT Project Portfolio Steering in Allianz SE

Allianz Munich Full-time

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Who will you be joining?

The Group Technology (GT) – ITCo & Global Programs department represents the interests of the Allianz Group and the Group COO and takes over the steering of the Operating Entities (OEs) towards Operations and IT Group Strategy.

As Senior Portfolio Manager within the ITCo & Global Programs department you are responsible to manage the Group IT Portfolio and report to the Head of Group IT Portfolio Steering. In your role you actively drive the management, alignment and consistency of the group’s IT Project Portfolio with the defined Operations & IT strategy as well as with overall IT budget targets. In the team you are particularly responsible for the IT reporting cycles and its adherence to scope, time, quality as well as coherence with the benefits tracking.

You uphold a constructive and effective relationship with all key stakeholders of the OEs, our internal shared service provider AZ Technology and the Allianz Group. If you are a committed team-player, energetic, flexible, dedicated to a new challenge and enjoy working in a fast-paced international environment, we are looking forward to receiving your application to become an integral part of the GT team.

How can you make an impact?

  • Manage all activities needed to execute the Group IT Project Portfolio management process and corresponding benefits
  • Close steering and tracking of the Group IT Project Portfolio
  • Continuous improvement of the existing Group IT Project Portfolio management processes (e.g., definitions and guidelines, data provisioning, data quality review)
  • Create and execute required training and information materials for the OEs to support them in the Group IT Project Portfolio Steering process
  • Actively ensure that critical topics are identified and analyzed (identify issues, analyze their root causes and their impact, e.g., on financials, timeline, scope), recommend and push for appropriate measures to get activities back-on track
  • Monitor the Group IT Project Portfolio and projects and support OE managers to perform program-/project reviews of our largest IT programs including all relevant aspects of the value or delivery chain
  • Manage an effective and efficient collaboration between OEs (or regions), Allianz SE and its shared services provider AZ Technology

What are you made of?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exceptional academic background in IT, Economics or Business Administration (diploma or master’s degree)
  • Theoretical as well as practical experience in one of the main project management frameworks ideally with a certification (e.g. PMI, PRINCE2, and/or SAFe)
  • Excellent MS-Office skills in particular MS Excel and MS Power Point
  • Experience with SAP Integrated Planning preferred
  • VBA and Power BI skills a plus
  • Very good English skills (written and spoken), additional languages a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • More than 10-years work experience in Operations and IT in the financial industry or IT consulting
  • Good understanding of the insurance industry and experience in international project management (waterfall as well as agile set-up) within large and complex IT projects (system implementation/ integration programs, IT transformation)
  • Deep understanding of Operations and IT and their interrelation with business
  • Excellent understanding of financial and operational steering, benefits reporting and their impacts
  • Very good knowledge regarding IT project portfolio management solutions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to translate financial topics for a non-finance audience
  • Highly self-driven and proactive mindset
  • Business maturity and ability to interact effectively with C-Level (e.g. COO, CIO, CTO) and other senior stakeholders
  • Strong sense of cooperation and ability to work toward team success
  • Willingness to continuously learn and curiosity
  • Willingness to challenge oneself and counterparties to strive for continuous improvement
  • Previous experience in business related functions (e.i. Sales, Operations, Claims, Underwriting, Investment Management, Asset Management, Consulting, Product Development, Finance, Market Management, Digital / Tech etc.) is a plus

Do we have what you need?

  • Flexible working arrangements (opportunity to work from home few days per week)
  • Individual and excellent career development opportunities/plans
  • Family friendly working environment
  • Health & well-being offerings
  • Company pension & health insurance
  • Multi-national, diverse and inclusive community
  • Opportunity to make an impact on our sustainability initiatives

And there is much more! Find out more here: Allianz SE Benefits

More information regarding our recruitment process: Allianz Career

Additional Information

Senior Recruiter: Ms. Zhiva Hristova: +49 89 3800 14379

Please submit your applications only via our online tool.

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27000 | IT & Tech Engineering | Professional | Allianz SE | Full-Time | Permanent

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us.

We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Great to have you on board. Let's care for tomorrow.

Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company expects from its employees a general openness and a high motivation to regularly change positions and collect experiences across Allianz Group.

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