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Dow Jones VP, Portfolio Lead in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Job Summary

The VP, Portfolio Lead will be responsible for leading and coordinating the execution of large scale cross-functional, strategic, and transformational programs. In this role, you will be a strategic partner to senior leadership stakeholders across Dow Jones focused on the company’s key priorities by actively managing a portfolio of initiatives.

In partnership with Brand and Platform Managers you will be accountable for identifying and elevating critical decisions , establishing impact and value delivery roadmaps, ensuring execution on priority efforts and communicating change management impacts across people, process and technology. This role will have adherence expectations to SAFe LPM and Execution methodologies and will participate in evolving the execution engagement and outcomes measurement model.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success leading strategic execution of high profile initiatives and be comfortable collaborating with C-Suite level stakeholders and managing complex, virtual teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • End-to-End Portfolio Leader: Oversee large-scale Dow Jones Digital initiatives ensuring frictionless coordination across multidisciplinary resources and parallel lines of business. Monitor portfolio progress leveraging Jira metrics, performance and KPIs, and take action as required to manage risk levels, ensure timely delivery and achieve optimal client satisfaction.

  • Strategic Thinking: Proactively address business challenges with the ability to operate Top Down to frame problems and bottoms-up to engage teams on solutioning.

  • Decision Support: Identify critical decisions and communicate in terms of business drivers, problem scope, business values/outcomes and ensuring alignment with client objectives and meeting KPIs

  • Stakeholder Relationships: Partner closely with leaders across Experience Organization (Product, Operations, Data, Insights, Customer Experience, Design) as well as Dow Jones/News Corp stakeholders ( Business leaders,, Client Services, Finance, Marketing Strategy, Technology teams) to ensure achievement of business objectives.

  • Change Management: Ensure change management/business readiness strategy is in place as appropriate including impact assessments to people (internal and external clients), process and technology

  • Financial Oversight & Capacity Management: Have line of sight into portfolio team capacity, velocity and initiative level spend. Ensure required resources are engaged across all functions.

  • Communications: Accountable for establishing initiative level cadences to keep stakeholders informed, develop audience appropriate (ie: C-Suite, Business Leaders, Execution teams) communications on initiative progress, risks, issues, decisions required and scope changes.

  • Transformation: Provide support and input for the SAFe transformation. Demonstrated ability to work in a Continuous Improvement mindset with a lean towards standardization and automation

  • PMO Advocate: Proactively engage PMO leaders to standardize best practices across B2B and B2C teams

  • Leadership: May directly manage portfolio managers and/or program manager (s) providing support through “doing”and coaching as needed

Must Have:

  • Minimum of 15+ years of portfolio and/or program management experience leading cross-functional teams in matrix organizations

  • Minimum of 3+ years of people management

  • Minimum 8+ years with Agile frameworks, including SAFe/Scrum/Kanban

  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Experience with Digital products/platforms

  • Track record of leading and delivering scaled digital programs in an enterprise environment.

  • Ability to manage and communicate in a high-volume and fast paced organization with conflicting and evolving priorities, executing multiple efforts simultaneously while providing a calm demeanor with teams

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, MBA preferred

  • Exposure to Agile methodologies

Nice to Have

  • 3+ years of Digital, Media, Finance or related industry experience is preferred

  • Experience designing success metrics, KPIs

  • Digital agency or consultancy where you have led scaled agile teams to design and build exceptional digital experiences for the demanding clients

  • Relevant SAFe Certifications such as LPM, SP/SPC

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - Experience

Job Category: Project/Program Management

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $140,000 - $450,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 40729