Principal - IT Portfolio Management, – International Operations
Schneider Electric (SE) is the global specialist in energy management, providing an integrated approach designed for the reality of the digital economy (Plant-to-Plug). The versatile product portfolio addresses all energy needs of industries as well residential. The India arm of SE started in 1995 has over 41 locations including 31 plants with over 16000 employees of which over 50% are IT users.
About the group (SD):
All IT needs for SE are managed by a group called Schneider Digital (SD). Spread across 235 locations in 65 countries with over 2000 staff; this group is broadly classified into four sub groups: Application Services, Technology Services, Global Delivery, Business Relationship Management (BRM). This role rolls up to the Director of Employee Experience.
Org Structure –Where is this position placed in the organization: The “Regions” organization is represented by global head reporting into the CIO. The global presence of “Regions” staff is divided by zones represented by zone heads and all countries are grouped under their respective zone represented by country head.
CEO->CIO> Regional CIO > Director Employee Experience> IT Portfolio Manager
About the role:
There are various Business as well as Digital transformation initiatives within Schneider Digital for making it agile as well as best in class. This role’s pivotal responsibility would be to lead one of the global initiatives, taking up complete end-to-end ownership of Portfolio Management, right from Business Requirement gathering to showcasing the ROI
Portfolio Management (PM) Lead facilitates end to end delivery of program and portfolio management goals (individual IT projects which roll up into programs and strategic initiatives)
Though it is an individual contributor role, PM Lead represents SE Digital International Operations in front of all internal SE stakeholders to ensure full alignment between business plans and SE Digital to gain synergies
Will coordinate between SE digital finance, cybersecurity, data governance, enterprise architecture, application landscape management, infrastructure, connectivity, technical debt and other internal governance functions to enable seamless delivery of IT projects
Key responsibilities/requirements of the role include:
Oversight of IT support & delivery across applications, connectivity & infrastructure across International Operations.
Expertise on SE Digital processes involved with project management, IT deployment and other governance modalities
Collaborate with process leads and ensure seamless delivery of all projects under International Ops’ umbrella – from ideation to deployment ensure stakeholders can deploy their requirements with minimal overhead.
Be able to manage roadblocks in project delivery across SE digital finance, cybersecurity, data governance, enterprise architecture, application landscape management, infrastructure, connectivity, technical debt and other internal governance functions and be the single point of contact up until a demand/requirement has a dedicated project manager
Handhold business stakeholders on SE Digital processes’ rules and governance requirements
Facilitate digitization & transformation teams on their digitization initiatives across International Operations
Identify and support strategic demands/requirements which may be piloted from one zone in International Operations but can be deployed elsewhere – enable [email protected]
Evaluate & Standardize (wherever possible) business practices and IT solutions
Participate in business reviews at International Ops senior leadership level to provide updates on key projects.
Stays abreast on new or existing technologies through training & vendor conferences etc to recommend enhancements and modifications to existing applications/business processes.
Provide consultative guidance and application expertise to advise business users on best practices/processes
Collaborate with various teams locally and globally to deliver best IT solutions across International Ops
Required Skills (Must have) along with necessary industry experience
Comprehensive understanding of Schneider Electric business, processes & products (must have)
Total experience of min 4-8 years, with excellent written & verbal communication skills
Demonstrated leadership skills:
Influence, drive for results, effective planning / prioritization, project management
Ability to work in complex virtual organization
Process and technology oriented
Experience in deployment and rollout of large applications for complex organizations
Exceptional stakeholder management skills:
should have interacted with top executives and possess the ability to influence their decision making.
Proven ability to work in a multi-vendor environment to source best in class IT Solutions
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply chain, Logistics, Information Systems or equivalent
Desired Skills (Nice to have in addition to the Required Skills)
Knowledge of Enterprise IT Architecture
Familiar with latest Digital Trends
Project Management / Agile certifications (PMP / Prince2 / ACP / SAFe, etc.)
Project Management and Information Technology
Qualifications & Certifications
Critical thinking skills and the ability to efficiently gather and process information in a fast-paced environment are required.
Ability to interact with all levels of managers and end-users in the organization