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Project & Portfolio Manager | Hybrid

Job Level:  Management

Petaluma, CA, US, 94954

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Technology
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1590


What you do:

Responsible for overseeing the "in scope" portfolio of projects. Establishes and governs appropriate project management standards, processes and tools, and drives adherence to the same for all projects. Provides oversight of project management support for special work packages.

  • Review and/or create a portfolio repository of active, on-going projects as well as the business strategies and tactical plans for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Support tracking and management of open projects, aligning with team of 15+ Project Managers and Business Analysts on a regular basis.
  • Day to day management of resources, target setting and accountability for delivery.
  • Identify, develop, implement and communicate strategies to address important trends or changes in the business and communicate to key, strategic position holders across the organization.
  • Establishes PM standards to be used by the project teams; works with the project teams to ensure processes, procedures, templates, and tools are configured for ease of use.
  • Manage demand and capacity of the onsite and offsite project teams; determines changes to team composition as new projects are added or projects are removed.
  • Performs QA of work product as needed and manages team compliance with professional standards; performs QA for all reports and dashboards prepared and presents to senior management.
  • Accountable for New Business Meeting Reviews with executive team to review and approve projects entering the Project Management Office portfolio.
  • Organization and execution of Program workshops to overcome (potential) shortcomings and identify appropriate mitigation actions. Serve as the back-up to the portfolio/engagement manager, and/or program managers, as needed.

What you bring:

  • BA/BS in a technical or scientific field /or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of project management experience.
  • 5-7 years of global organization experience.
  • Specific Allianz experience preferred – ability to understand the global structure.
  • Understanding of the insurance business in order to better coordinate and direct the Business Analysts and Project managers while engaging with customers.
  • Experience in global consulting organization, working with global colleagues and adopting standardized practices to local requirements.
  • Previous experience leading a team, specifically working and directing international teams.
  • Ability to quickly determine status quo, business requirements, targets and course of action, by breaking down complex subjects into manageable pieces and collaborating with other teams to facilitate successful delivery.
  • Proven task management skills, as well as the ability to manage large complex projects.
  • Experience working with Change Management, including stakeholder management, change curve, and change communication.
  • Consulting skills, including relationship management, customer satisfaction, understanding customer needs, building CBA & Business Case, and facilitation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to express ideas and messages clearly.



Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


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Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma