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Portfolio Director​ (Infrastructure & IT Security Portfolio​)


About Us

ERGO Technology & Services S.A. (ET&S S.A.) was established in January 2021 following the integration of ERGO Digital IT and Atena into one entity, leveraging the strengths and best practices of both companies.

ET&S S.A. belongs to the ET&SM technology holding of ERGO Group AG, supporting millions of internal customers with state-of-the-art IT solutions to everyday problems. We are dedicated to bring digital innovations to every aspect of the landscape of insurance. Discover how we are implementing AI, IoT, Voice Recognition, Big Data science, advanced mobile solutions and much more to accommodate our customers’ future needs around the globe. See how you can be a part of the digital revolution and apply to join us today!

How you will get the job done

  • drive the successful, integrated management of the Infrastructure & IT Security Delivery Portfolio through a Portfolio Office
  • define and implement controls to manage the Portfolio (process, procedure, governance and reporting)
  • ensure all Programs and Projects within the Delivery Portfolio receive appropriate challenge and support according to Portfolio controls
  • align and communicate the Portfolio scope and prioritisation with Demand (Investment Portfolio), Global Delivery and other key stakeholder groups
  • co-ordinate stakeholders at Portfolio level to ensure involved as appropriate to take required actions and decisions
  • for the management of the Portfolio, the Portfolio Manager develops and establishes suitable management tools and the associated processes, interacting with peer group across all Global Delivery (GD) portfolios and adhering to standard governance and reporting processes prescribed by the Global Delivery (GD) PMO centrally. This includes the development and establishment of:
    •  controlling instruments for budget, schedule and progress controlling and the associated controlling process
    • decision-making and reporting bodies, including the definition of associated escalation mechanisms
    • planning instruments, taking into account the planning detail levels and the associated planning process
    • quality assurance tools and the associated quality assurance process
    • documentation tools and the associated documentation process
    • communication tools for regular and external communication and the associated communication process
    • delivery risk management tools and the associated delivery risk management process
  • the Portfolio Director will provide operational and functional leadership and support to a team of Program and Project Management Officers (PMO), some of whom report directly to the Portfolio Manager and some of whom are seconded to the Portfolio from the ET&S PMO Practice. Leadership responsibilities include:
    • motivating and coaching the PMO team
    • team development: including annual reviews and promotions, selecting future employees and deciding on hiring or transferring suitable candidates, evaluating team members and deciding on salary adjustments (internal direct reports only),
    • change management and communication.
    • planning and filling positions and for area of responsibility,
    • ensuring the required professional, interdisciplinary and technical know-how of the team in terms of a holistic development of the team

Skills and experience you will need

  • very good written and spoken English skills
  • German written and spoken language skills an advantage
  • strong project and program management experience
  • P3O, PMP / Prince 2 or PgMP / MSP accreditation desirable
  • proven skills and experience in the successful management of a large scale infrastructure and IT Security delivery portfolio, including up to 5 business segments involved and large dependence on external partners
  • team management of more than 20 FTE
  • entrepreneurial thinking and acting with persuasiveness, empathy and creativity
  • confident in negotiations in contact with external suppliers, clients, board members, etc.
  • ability to lead, coach and motivate
  • ability to work in a matrix structure
  • flexibility to travel for business purposes

Interested in this position?

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Why work with us?

Let&s be fit

We realize that most of us need assistance to stay in shape and good health. That's why we provide every employee with a medical package coverage and co-finance a sports card. Additionally, we support a number of sports sections, and, you can even join our yoga team in the summer to practice yoga on the roof!

Let&s be balanced

Work-life balance is essential for us. That's why we offer our employees flexible working hours, pet-friendly offices, and if you would like to stay with your pet at home, a remote work environment. However, it won't be easy to stay at home with our in-office gaming room.

Let&s be smart

Staying up-to-date with all the new systems and technologies is not an easy task. That's why we have an extensive training and workshops offer, both in-house and with external providers. We organize hackathons and meetups, which are an excellent opportunity for our specialists to showcase their expertise. On top of that, we offer digital learning platforms, language courses, and a library.

Let&s be responsible

We love to see the difference we make together with our CSR projects. That's why we are always open to new projects, and we would love to include you in our next charity event!

Let&s be fun

At ET&S we love not only to work but also relax together. Sports events like company-wide bike race, or maybe a film marathon in our cinema room? Don't worry; we got it covered! Maybe you have a passion and would love to make an event out of it? Sure! We will help you!

Let&s be diverse

At ET&S we create a working environment free of prejudice and exclusion. Each member of our team can experience being valued, regardless of his or her gender, nationality, religious beliefs, disabilities, age, and sexual orientation or identity. Your wide range of qualifications, experiences, and ways of thinking are of great benefit to us!

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