Demand & Portfolio Manager – Husqvarna Construction IT



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Demand & Portfolio Manager – Husqvarna Construction IT

About us
Husqvarna Group consist today of three different divisions: Husqvarna, Gardena and Construction and some Group Functions to support the different business divisions. The IT organization within Husqvarna Group is named Global Information Services (GIS) and is a Group Function who provides services to the entire group. GIS has three different specific IT organizations who is respectively working close to each business division. In this recruitment the IT organization working closely with Husqvarna Construction Division is looking for a new colleague.

The IT function within the Construction division is fairly new with the purpose to further strengthen the IT delivery towards the business and be seen as a true business partner. One of the departments within the Construction Division is the Governance Department. The purpose of the department is to monitor and quality assure the IT delivery to the business. The department consists of the following functions; Demand & Portfolio Management, Strategy Management, Delivery Performance Management and Domain Architecture.

What we can offer you
You will be joining an awesome team of 10 great colleagues, a team with a strong culture defined by a creative and safe environment where we truly care for each other. In our team you’ll be given responsibilities but also opportunities to grow with the given task. We have a forward leaning approach with the ambition to always develop as individual but also as a team meaning that it also could be a demanding environment at times since it requires that you have the courage to challenge yourself but also us as a team. 

In this role you will also have a big opportunity to define this role given who you are and what strengths you possess. You will be the link between IT and the business in a function with a lot of focus on and with high ambitions for the future. 

You will also be working in a global and dynamic workplace with colleagues from all over the world and many internal career opportunities entirely based on what ambitions you have. 

About the position
As a Demand & Portfolio Manager we expect you to lead the Demand & Portfolio Management function since you will have the overall responsibility for the Construction IT change portfolio, including both OPEX and CAPEX initiatives. You will be responsible to ensure portfolio delivery according to targets set such as budget and time. 

Other responsibilities are:

  • Support budget process and prepare necessary reports to upper management.
  • Manage portfolio of all incoming demands and prepare prioritization in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Support with sourcing of external Project Managers when needed.
  • Collaboration with key business stakeholders as well as internal GIS colleagues, primary in the internal GIS PMO.
  • Act as Program Manager for larger straegic change initiatives.
  • Be part of the ongoing strategy work to strengthen the IT delivery.
  • Build operational excellence and enable IT to be a true partner to the business.

The Demand & Portfolio Manager reports directly to the Governance Director.

This position is preferably located in Jonsered , but travels will occur.

Who you are
To be successful in this role we see that you’re structured as a person being able to handle the given portfolio in a good way but also being collaborative as a person since you will work closely with our tea and our stakeholders. We also expect you to be independent and communicative in your approach. 

Other requirements for positions are: 

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent education or experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience; preferably from Demand and Portfolio Management. 
  • Experience from Project Management and Program Management.
  • You should be driven, self-going and structured.
  • Fluent in English.
  • You should have excellent communication and networking skills.
  • PMI certification is seen as a merit.

Your application
Can you envision yourself being a part of this? If so, apply as soon as possible but no later than February 18th, 2021. 
For more questions regarding the position please contact Michael Shaffer,
For more information about the recruitment process contact Rizah Ferati, 

What happens after you applied?
When the application date is due, we will review your application carefully to see if your profile matches the requirements of the vacant position. If we believe you are a potential candidate for the role, you will be invited for an initial interview. In preparation for the interview you will receive information about the arrangement as well as other steps in the process, such as second interviews, assessments, references and introduction. If you aren’t chosen to proceed in the process, you will be informed of this at the latest when the position has been filled. 

Husqvarna Group
Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products and innovative solutions for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2019 amounted to SEK 42bn and the Group has around 13,000 employees in 40 countries.​

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