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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation IT Portfolio Analyst in Poughkeepsie, New York

Benefits :

  • Competitive compensation

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with substantial company match

  • Life and Travel Insurance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Wellness Reimbursement Program

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

What is an IT Portfolio Analyst?

The Technology Portfolio Analyst is a highly analytical, service-oriented role that specializes in providing decision support and planning functions for the Technology Group at Central Hudson. This role provides centralized coordination and oversight of financial optimization, resource utilization, strategic planning, and demand management. The Technology Portfolio Analyst maintains the organizations Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool and leverages PPM processes to enable informed decisions across the Technology portfolio. The Technology Portfolio Analyst serves as a key liaison between business leaders, technical teams, and Accounting/Finance groups to ensure alignment with corporate strategy. This role is essential for the growth and maturity of the Technology group and its ability to deliver sustainable value to the organization.

What does an IT Portfolio Analyst do?

  • Establishes trust-based, collaborative relationships with Business leaders to proactively facilitate portfolio planning and project requests through the demand management pipeline

  • Partners with PMO, VMO and Resource Managers to ensure accurate and up-to-date records of projects, financials, and resource allocations within the PPM toolsets

  • Analyzes and manages Technology’s Financial and Portfolio key performance indicators (KPI)

  • Serves as a champion for Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) processes, provide training and support to users across business areas on how to effectively use the PPM system

  • Supports centralized management and governance of both current and long-term (5-year) technology investment portfolios, collaborating closely with the Financial Accounting team to align with month-end, year-end, and annual planning cycles

  • Supports the creation of the Technology strategic plan, board reports, rate case testimony, and steering committee materials

  • Continuously seeks opportunities for cost avoidance or savings in alignment with the strategic plan and application portfolio rationalization initiatives; provides reporting as requested

  • Leads continuous process improvements within the PPM system, including configuration, customization, and integration with existing systems, in alignment with the organization's project management methodologies, workflows, and reporting requirements

  • Manages user access, security permissions, technical upgrades, and system configurations in the PPM system Ensures data integrity and consistency across all projects and portfolios

  • Creates and maintains comprehensive documentation of system configurations, processes, and user guidelines Ensures documentation is up-to-date and accessible to relevant stakeholders

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities related to the administration and maintenance of the PPM application and processes

  • Leverages Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) tools to create project portfolio scenarios (models) and technology roadmaps based on prioritization, key constraints, resource availability and strategy

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the enterprise’s core Technology competencies and the value they bring to business processes for a competitive advantage

  • Liaises with PPM system vendors to stay informed about product updates, patches, and new features. Manage vendor relationships and contract renewals as needed

  • Supports storm/emergency restoration efforts

What does it take to be an IT Portfolio Analyst?

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems / Information Management, Computer Science, Finance, Business Management or related field of study and experience with project or portfolio management. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, candidates with an associate’s degree in the aforementioned fields of study and 3 years of experience with project or portfolio management or a high school diploma or equivalency degree and 5 years of experience with project or portfolio management will be considered

  • Familiarity with various software development life cycles or project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall, etc.)

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Ability to demonstrate a keen attention to detail, an analytical, and goal-oriented approach to performing work

  • Excellent professional writing and executive presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project) and ability to learn new computer software programs quickly

  • Valid driver's license

Preferred:

  • Experience partnering with business teams in the definition and execution of business strategy

  • Experience with Technology financial management

  • Experience with Technology demand management

  • Experience in Energy & Utilities or services industry

  • Familiarity with data gathering, data analysis and converting data into high value information for decision making

This position has a career path which allows for advancement opportunities within a job series. The title and level are commensurate with experience.

Pay range: $51,400-144,900

Please go to https://www.cenhud.com/employment . Click the “Search Career Opportunities” button. Follow the directions to submit an application and upload your resume for the desired position.

Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted. No phone calls or agencies, please. All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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