National Grid Director IS Global Portfolio in Waltham, Massachusetts

_About the Position:_

The Director IS Global Portfolio will be responsible for the global oversight of project activity across the US and UK markets, providing program health assessments and identifying risks. The incumbent will lead efforts to standardize work practices and processes, develop consistent metrics and provide tools and capabilities to the regional PMOs.

In addition, this team will be responsible to provide global metrics on IS performance and health of the current project portfolio. This role will report into the VP IS Strategy, Innovation and Program Assurance, and will require frequent collaboration with the IS Leadership Team (ISLT, comprised of the CIO and CIO’s direct reports) as well as key leaders across Global IS and PMO leaders across National Grid.

_Position Responsibilities:_

  • Day-to day management of the Global Portfolio team.

  • Establish the IS Global Portfolio Management Strategy to govern Programs and Projects. Agree the management plan working closely with the program delivery functions in the US and UK.

  • Become the global process owner for project delivery across National Grid and lead continuous improvement initiatives to improve how the processes are leveraged

  • Review assurance findings, lessons learned, issues driving under performance (including trends and norms) and other intelligence to make recommendations within the wider portfolio.

  • Leverage opportunities from learning from experience and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Adapt the solution delivery methodology and framework based on Global Portfolio findings to continually improve our approach to project management

  • Undertake ‘Deep Dive’ independent assurance reviews where risk assessment indicates that is necessary.

  • Develop consistent project metrics for running and completed programs

  • Create a comprehensive approach to defining and achieving business benefits associated with IS activities

  • Lead efforts to standardize processes and tools across National Grid IS organizations

  • Establish a project / program management career path within National Grid

  • Mentor and coach direct team (5 direct reports) and project managers in the regional IS teams

_Knowledge & Experience Required:_

  • 15 Years leadership experience and a minimum of 10 years of experience managing programs of varying types through a wide range of program life-cycle stages

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the utilization of program management processes, resources and tools

  • PM Certification PRINCE 2 or PMI certification, highly desired

  • Bias for action, ability to drive for results and appetite for risk without day to day direction.

  • Influence, Engagement across various levels within Global IS and Business.

  • Entrepreneurial, capable of selling concepts and engaging others behind a shared vision / set of objectives

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an analytical or business oriented discipline like Information Systems or Industrial Engineering.

  • Experience with Lean / Six Sigma programs in a large multi-national or global corporation like National Grid.

  • Structured problem solving & analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with collaboration and leading change.

  • Track record of developing successful, long-lasting relationships across the business to drive forward change initiatives, including a demonstrated ability to engage and influence senior managers.

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring others - demonstrate understanding and application of teaching/coaching for performance.

  • Persistence and strategic agility to develop and implement sustainable change programs, engaging others and driving change through the business.

  • Job Dimensions:*

  • Direct employees: 5 - 10

  • Travel 25% UK and US. This may vary, depending on the locations of Programs.

/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other factor protected from discrimination under municipal, state, or federal law. We encourage all interested, qualified persons to join the National Grid team./

Job: *Information Services

Organization: *Information Services

Title: Director IS Global Portfolio

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20181459