IT Portfolio Manager (Hybrid)

Date: May 19, 2023

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

Oversee the delivery of the IT portfolio using portfolio management, project management, and organizational change management disciplines, to achieve business objectives. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Define, manage, and monitor the IT portfolio to maximize the throughput of high value projects.
  2. Prioritize and manage the IT portfolio based on changing business priorities, resource capacity constraints, risk exposure, and interdependencies
  3. Ensure the completeness and accuracy of portfolio and project reporting, including general project metrics, value realization, and customer satisfaction. 
  4. Plan, execute, and deliver key strategic IT projects according to standard methodology including proactively presenting project progress, project health, risks, issues, and ongoing challenges through Steering Committee Meetings and project update meetings. Provide recommendations as needed.
  5. Provide oversight, training, and mentoring to Project Managers. 
  6. Develop and continuously improve the IT portfolio and project management process, tools and templates.
  7. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; selecting and managing service providers; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA, performance management, department budget 
  8. Performs other duties as assigned 

Job Skills Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels
  • Strong ability to foster and build a collaborative working relationship with various stakeholders
  • Strong ability to challenge customers and stakeholders to better understand their needs and resolve problems
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong knowledge of portfolio management, project management, organizational change management, governance, and team management principles and processes
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in English and the primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum five years of project and program management experience
  • Minimum three years management experience, preferred
  • Experience in project/portfolio resource planning, reporting, prioritization, and budgeting
  • Experience leading projects and programs within and outside IT, as well as projects and programs that involved external providers

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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