Global Digital Portfolio Investment Manager

Employer
The Boston Consulting Group
Location
London, WC2N, GB
Closing date
4 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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WHAT YOU'LL DO As Global Digital Portfolio Investment Manager you will enable BCG's decision making for investments in digital solutions. This is a new role resulting from our ongoing Agile Transformation and will be key to that initiative's success. Success will require launching, adapting and embedding new ways of working and as such a pioneering mindset is required. To achieve this goal, you will need to
• Support Tribes & Product Teams to build and present business cases to pitch to the Investment Committee in Annual and Quarterly Business Reviews (ABR, QBR); and, critically, to support Tribes & Product Teams demonstrate business impact via reporting against agreed OKRs.
• In parallel, you will support in guiding the Investment Committee both with respect to decision making against individual proposals and overall portfolio decision making consistent with BCG strategy.
• You will provide decision support to the Investment Committee by enabling them with the information they need to manage the total spend and portfolio prioritization.
• In observing the decision-making processes of the IC you will take part in the feedback loop to the Tribes and Product Teams to ensure continuous improvement of plans, projects and process. Further Detail You will have the support the oversight of deployment of cross functional digital budget.
• Support the governance and funding process through BCG's Investment Committee and Annual and Quarterly Business Reviews for resource (including FTE and cash) allocation to Tribes and other digital needs, also assisting with the agenda and logistics
• Coach and support Tribes Leaders, Product Owners and their teams to prepare for prioritization discussions, enabled by committed roadmaps, with sufficient quality and clarity on objectives, inputs (costs/ resources), outcomes (benefits), timelines, interdependencies and risks to facilitate IC decisions on funding allocation.
• Support the Investment Committee with respect to funding decisions, ensuring the most critical efforts are funded and teams are delivering on key benefits based on the funds allocated
• Ensure roadmaps and OKRs are robust and transparent to leadership, with clear demonstration of value and forward-thinking planning by teams, and challenge where appropriate, providing sound guidance to the IC.
• Report how the funds have been allocated to drive the firm's strategic agenda and deliver clear business benefits. YOU'RE GOOD AT
• Managing projects in a highly dynamic environment across concurrent workstreams and competing priorities (Agile experience a plus)
• Working as a team, building consensus
• Influencing a wide range of stakeholders including
• Peers and their teams in Tribes and Product Teams
• IT leaders and their teams
• Finance leaders and their teams
• Coaching, challenging and pressure testing stakeholders to establish priorities and develop business cases
• Coaching stakeholders (e.g., Product Owners) to operate with a business outcome focused mindset vs. a delivery-/ or milestone-driven mindset
• Navigating organizational dynamics, ensuring alignment of key stakeholders across business units, including global, region & local markets, as well as expertise areas such as Agile Center of Excellence, Finance, IT, and Transformation Office
• Translating senior input into tangible action items
• "Connecting the dots" and providing transparency for executive leadership into outcome-based resource allocation across BCG's Digital portfolio Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
• Works positively and collaboratively with others and within team; builds strong and lasting relationships; can partner effectively with team members in multiple time zones
• Demonstrates persistence to drive change and tangible business value
• Contributes to a positive and productive work environment
• Leverages network effectively across functions, offices, regions and/ or externally
• Comfortable working with ambiguity and in an iterative environment Leadership, impact and change
• Strong managerial skills, including people management and process management
• Recognized for high quality and high impact results for self and others
• Challenges traditional way of doing things; moves beyond the obvious
• Shapes and drives the strategic agenda and influences across the organization; championing and gaining commitment from others Values and ethics
• Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment and to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with BCG's values and culture
• It is necessary to have the ability to understand and manage complex reporting relationships and incorporate multiple cultures YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
• A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (Professional services preferred)
• The aptitude for Agile project management skills (experience preferred but not essential)
• Ability to navigate ambiguity and financial analyses
• Highly organized and proactive approach to managing work in a dynamic environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Bachelor's degree or similar education
• High articulacy in English language YOU'LL WORK WITH You will work collaboratively across senior leadership teams, including our Operations Leadership Team, Finance and IT Leadership teams, Agile Center of Excellence, Tribes, and Transformation Management Office, to establish and maintain effective investment governance processes, coordinate funding and resource allocation, ensure outcome-based prioritization of efforts and follow up on realization of committed benefits. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law. Job Summary Job number: 13851BR Date posted : 2022-05-21 Profession: Business Operations Employment type: Full time
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