Senior Portfolio Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position  

  • Salary: HEW 10C 

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working 

About the position 

The Senior Portfolio Manager is accountable for the delivery of projects and programs within our Colleges to ensure strategic alignment and providing a balanced risk profile.

As the Senior Portfolio Manager, you will ensure successful  delivery  by  considering  customer  project  importance, resourcing  (human  and  material)  constraints,  work  dependencies  and  hard  due  dates.  You will provide sequencing, prioritisation, staff appointments to named work, project and program initiation and broader portfolio delivery management and governance.

The role will work from an initial annual plan and will assess the new demand regularly for inclusions in the portfolio.

About you 

  • You will have extensive experience in a senior project/program/PMO leader/portfolio/demand manager position

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading projects and/or programs using Agile methodologies, managing large, complex projects within multi-function teams.

  • Proven skills in leadership and management of professional teams including regular interaction with general and executive managers working in project related activity within a complex environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to liaise effectively with internal and external clients and excellent attention to detail in written and spoken communications in order to identify and solve issues

  • Strong evidence of budget accountability and responsibility of $10M+ portfolios6.Demonstrated experience and ability to manage staff who are not co-located

  • Proven clear understanding on how and why projects need alignment to strategic objectives with evidence of applying

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a personable demean or including the ability to supervise, guide, train and motivate staff9.Strong self-confidence and decisive ability to work independently managing a functional area to achieve strategic targets on time and within a budget

About the Portfolio 

The Information Technology Services (ITS) function provides RMIT University with current and emerging Technology systems and services. Our vision of “unleashing technologies to enable great experiences for RMIT Audiences” supports a proactive and leading-edge technology ecosystem, mindset and delivery empowering the advancement of the University’s commitment to advancing Lifelong Learn

To Apply  

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

For further information about this position, of a confidential chat, please contact Margaret Cook, Senior Talent Advisor via TEAMS  

Applications Close:
20 Nov 2022 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.


Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here .

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. 

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