|Job Description :
||5+ years of experience in program or project management
Experience using data and metrics to drive improvements
Experience owning program strategy, end to end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership
5+ years’ experience in large-scale operations program or project management
Experience managing program implementations
AWS certification or equivalent knowledge of cloud technology business value
We are open to candidates located in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, Seattle, New York City, San Francisco, or any US city with a major AWS office.
AWS is seeking an experienced Portfolio Manager to support the growth of our AWS Partner Strategic Initiatives team. The Portfolio Manager role must drive scale of the initiative across a diverse Partner base, a growing team, and large group of internal stakeholders. The level of ambiguity in the Portfolio Manager role is high, driven by our expanding scope, and pioneering of new business requirements in the areas of business planning, contracting, business approvals, project governance, and reporting. As a result, the Portfolio Manager must have a deep understanding of the business’ and end user’s needs, and proficiently translate those needs into the right solution.
In addition, the Portfolio Manager must be skilled in identifying and leveraging internal/external tools to capture status of ongoing engagements, report on status to key internal/external stakeholders, and enable leadership the ability to easily audit the results of the overall business. As a global initiative with a broad scope, breaking new ground will allow and require the Portfolio Manager to recommend improvements to the way projects/programs are scoped, built, tested and deployed across the organization. The Portfolio Manager will be tasked with defining an operating model and supporting business objectives in order to deliver the best product or process with the most efficient use of resources and technologies. Automation of our key processes will be critical to our ability to scale effectively.
The Portfolio Manager is tasked with influencing key stakeholders across AWS. As new stakeholders join the initiative, the Portfolio Manager may be active in the training and/or development of others. The Portfolio Manager must also be skilled in Earning Trust and understanding the needs and objectives of a variety of roles within the team and the larger organization. The Portfolio Manager establishes and maintains an overall governance of their partner portfolio and can support critical relationships with our internal stakeholders. The Portfolio Manager must bring a department and company-wide perspective to decision making supported by strong business acumen. Given the limited resources it is critical that the Portfolio Manager operates with significant autonomy and discretion. This is especially critical when considering when to escalate critical business issues, as the frequency, size and manner of escalation must demonstrate good judgment and appropriate prioritization. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-tasked, high energy environment. They will be a creative and analytical problem solver with a passion for delivering results.
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.
Mentorship & Career Growth:
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
Inclusive and Diverse Culture:
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Key job responsibilities
Monitor performance of portfolio and provide guidance on path-to-green for underperforming partners
First-level escalation point for partner-raised and AWS-raised risks and issues
Build and continuously improve our library of assets and templates in support of all functions across an engagement
Serves as an authority on project issues to business managers, and other project/program managers
Perform customer/partner needs and task analysis, scope projects, and evaluate existing processes to support the expansion of virtual operations in multiple global locations
Can properly prioritize competing projects across departments
Can make difficult tradeoff decisions and defend those decisions to the different participating teams
Drives significant communication across departments, to front line and executive level managers
Ability to make decisions guided by policies, procedures, and business plan with limited guidance
Results-oriented, prioritizes work activities, plans and stays organized in order to meet commitments
Presentation, communication (oral & written), and relationship building skills across all levels of management
Negotiation and issue resolution capabilities
Familiarity with office software programs and web-based applications
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.