Digital Portfolio Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1509929
  • Job Title: Digital Portfolio Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Play one of the key roles in Te Hau Ora – Digital Portfolio at Waka Kotahi
  • Bring in your planning and stakeholder management skills to enable optimum performance of a large portfolio of digital and technology initiatives
  • Digital/Technology Portfolio Manager – Wellington based

Ko wai mātou | About us

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

Te Aukaha | Digital and Workspace strengthens Waka Kotahi through supporting our people and delivering future-focused solutions. We enable digital and technology change, provide quality data, information and security services, and create flexible and collaborative workspaces.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Te Hau Ora – Digital Portfolio has been established to provide greater visibility and enhanced governance of digitally and technology enabled change to support the development of Waka Kotahi. The Digital Portfolio Office is a pivotal part of delivering Te Hau Ora. Te Hau Ora  team provides strategic direction and leadership for Waka Kotahi Digital and Technology Strategy, architecture and delivery. This includes leading multi-disciplinary matrix teams and taking significant programmes from concept through to financial close and benefits realisation.

The purpose of this position is to facilitate the planning and implementation of digitally enabled change through Te Hau Ora – Digital Portfolio to ensure increased value-add and benefits realisation for Waka Kotahi. This role operates at a portfolio level ensuring the effective governance, visibility, and oversight of a significant change programme and plays a key lead role to ensure optimum operations of Te Hau Ora Digital Portfolio and its governance bodies.

You will ensure financial aspects, execution performance and benefits realization are well analysed and tracked. You will be a key communicator and advisor to the Te Hau Ora team and the business, continuously improving frameworks and processes.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Significant experience in planning and managing large digital and technology portfolios
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of portfolio planning and management frameworks
  • Knowledge of agile ways working, Lean and design thinking methodologies
  • Passion for continuous improvement and learning

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.