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Lean Portfolio Specialist

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted:  01-Mar-2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Your day to day:

A key supporting role within VBPSto ensure delivery is aligned with strategy and to optimise the flow of value through the portfolio over the short and longer term. The role holder will work with theLean Portfolio Analyst (LPA)and with the Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM) to establish portfolio flow, balance funding allocation, and employ dynamic forecasting and prioritisation to optimise time to market for a portfolio.  The LPS role is a key part of the management structure of a product portfolio.  It facilitates the governance of the portfolio and ensures that the governance is completed according to LPM principles best practice. It isthe portfolio subject matter expert (SME) for Lean Portfolio Mgt., and thus ensuring the correct implementation of best practice of governance processes, portfolio ceremonies, the use of tooling and the definition of the portfolio data.  The role may lead the implementation of LPM and will monitor and coach on the above topics to ensure full adoption and maintenance ofthe portfolio mgt.  standards.The role ownsall of the assurance of the portfolio artefacts, issues and data and drive correction where necessary. 

With these activities, you will have a great impact on our business:

1.Defines and maintains JIRA Portfolio Structure, based on portfolio roadmap from LPM
2.As the portfolio’sLPM SME, ensuresportfolio stakeholders correctly apply lean portfolio management methodologyand correctly use JIRA and JIRA Tempo:

•Training and coaching of portfolio stakeholders;
•Assurance of RAIDs, governance artefacts and key data points E2E over portfolio flow: analysedataand drive correction, includingstatus reportdelivery
•Ensurescorrect execution of portfolio mgt. events (e.g. Portfolio Sync, SI/PI Planning, Demand Review, LPM and delivery daily stand-ups, SOS-scrum of scrums).
•Periodicalassessment on overall portfolio delivery KPIs (velocity & efficiency–PowerBI& JIRA)and Capacity and allocation of portfolio resources (Power Bi &JIRA TEMPO)–(contributing to SOS)

3.Drivescontinuous improvement in the application of methodologies and tools to portfolio governance, sharesbest practice
4.Beingthe primary delegated authority of LPM when they are not available
5.Will be flexible in completing these tasks for different portfoliosand different maturity stages.

With these skills, you are a great candidate:

•Able to communicate and drive outcomes effectively over multiple seniorities/roles/teams in a large matrix organisation
•Able to constructively challenge and coach
•Deep knowledgethe SAFe Framework
•Experience of working in an Agile organisation in a Portfolio mgt. function or Solution Team. 
•Able to organise their time over multiple work streams and conflicting priorities
•Self-starterable to work independently and remotely
•Ability to analyse data to see trends and makemitigation recommendations
•Ability to present to senior mgt. 
•JIRA and Confluence –advanced understanding of tool features
•MS PowerBI –proficiency in developing and modifying visuals and measures 
•KnowledgeofAgile frameworks,egSAFe,Scrum, Kanban
•SAFe,PMP, MSP orPrince2
•Expert inMS Office Suite

Sounds like the perfect job? We’ve got even more to offer:

  • WFH - Hybrid approach
  • Medical and dental services
  • Life insurance
  • Dedicated employee phone subscription
  • Special discounts for gyms and retailers
  • Annual Company Bonus
  • Ongoing Education – we continuously invest in you to ensure you have everything needed to excel on the job and enhance your skills
  • You get to work with tried and trusted web-technology
  • Getting in on the ground floor of and technology changing company
  • Flexible Vacation – Take time off when you need it, we trust you!


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.