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IT Portfolio Manager

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Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48082

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass; and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their "whole selves" to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.



  • Corning, NY, Charlotte, NC, Remote



  • The IT Portfolio Manager is responsible for the oversight and delivery of effective portfolio management practices, tools, and analysis across the Global IT portfolios. This individual will work in coordination with relevant portfolio stakeholders to maintain and manage the portfolio pipeline of demand, resources, projects and enhancements to ensure effective tracking and delivery within all financial measures and portfolio constraints. This position monitors and provides direct support to project and Service Lines to ensure demand and resource initiatives are managed and delivered with a level of rigor and discipline that complies with Global IT and Finance standards.


Essential duties & responsibilities:

  • Oversee the demand pipeline to ensure initiatives are advanced and facilitated through the Demand Management process with proper rationalization / forecast input from relevant IT stakeholders to inform portfolio standing / impact
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date tracking of financial projections across the portfolios leveraging approved financial management practices, processes, and tools
  • Track and reconcile actual financial outcomes against projections to inform go-forward forecast refinement
  • Create and maintain portfolio resource plans (in coordination with resource managers) that account for all resource capacity and utilization across the IT Function while informing internal capitalization projections
  • Oversee and administer ongoing portfolio balancing to ensure the demand pipeline is properly funded and resourced with respect for portfolio constraints
  • Manage employee capitalization targets and tracking based on resource plans, working closely with resource managers to ensure proper enforcement and accountability against targets
  • Monitor portfolio health and financial status against relevant constraints, including: Strategic investment guidance, Portfolio budgets Vendor Contracts, and Operating budgets. Guide and support project teams to mitigate any risks or issues that are identified.
  • Facilitate ongoing portfolio reporting and reviews with relevant stakeholders to ensure proper visibility to / action around current portfolio health and standing
  • Partner with Finance, Project Teams, and Service Line owners to ensure all financial cadences (e.g. Quarterly budgeting cycles, month-end closings, etc...) are supported by and aligned to portfolio financials
  • Partner with Demand Management stakeholders to ensure that annual / in-year demand management processes are supported/informed by relevant portfolio status and financial information
  • Identify and evangelize process improvement opportunities across the IT Function, demand and portfolio management organization
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with all relevant IT stakeholders including: PMO, Service Line, Business Partners, Finance, VMO


Education & special trainings:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or General Business (or equivalent) required; MBA / master's degree a plus


Qualifications & experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in a project/program/portfolio management or corporate finance / analyst role is required
  • Proven experience in managing portfolio budget mechanics and processes in an information technology environment
  • Proficiency in Planview and/or other information management systems required
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills required
  • Ability to multi-task with frequently changing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work across multiple teams effectively



  • 10-20% Domestically and Internationally


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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