Operations IDT - Portfolio Analyst

British American Tobacco
Online interview
Employment contract

Project description

Purpose statement

Ensures the development, on-going management and prioritisation of Functional IDT portfolio (projects/programmes with a significant IDT component, and innovation pipeline), to maximise business value and ensure alignment with combined IDT and Operations goals and objectives.  


  • Fully understand business strategy, expected outcome, deliverables and value to be generated;    
  • Maintain the link between the Operations IDT portfolio, and the overall IDT integrated portfolio and Strategic leadership agenda  
  • Lead development of a functional portfolio, ensuring alignment of plans and budgets, high-lighting risks and identifying action plans   
  • Drive portfolio value management - track, report, analyze and improve project portfolio management focusing on monitoring and measuring the value delivered    
  • Drive lean agile process and lean portfolio management (SAFE) with the objective of transforming Operations IDT portfolio management processes; Promotes and ensures use of appropriate techniques, methodologies and tools. 
  • Provides expertise and support on use of methods and tools in conjunction with central PMO and Planning team   
  • Establish and maintain portfolio controls – demand forecasting; resource allocation etc – aligning to enterprise standards, ensuring focus on value delivery and maintaining alignment to Operations IDT and functional business strategy  
  • Maintain rolling portfolio delivery milestone roadmap – ensuring alignment with project plans; identifying and managing conflicts across the portfolio   
  • Produce portfolio performance reports – coordinate input from required stakeholders through the established portfolio reporting cycle, ensuring conformance to standards and accuracy (including project KPIs)     
  • Conducts project financial reporting reviews in conjunction with Finance BP, ensuring adherence to reporting and action planning standards  
  • Provides insights into overall performance of the portfolio, and makes recommendations to the functional leadership team; regularly conducts portfolio risk reviews to identify impediments to delivery of strategic commitments and co-ordinates mitigation and contingency planning  

Core relationships

  • IDT functional managers – align with strategic priorities; quantify and manage demand; own and lead cross portfolio objectives, plans and budgets, reporting and analysis; translate and report project status, risks and issues    
  • Project Managers / Business reps – own and drive co-ordinated project reporting, ensuring alignment to agreed standards; offer advice, coaching  
  • IDT Strategy, and Integrated Portfolio  – to align portfolio/ project objectives, plans and methods with the overall IT strategy roadmaps   
  • IDT Finance – ensuring the portfolio/project plans and priorities follow the Corporate Finance planning cycles, Finance guidelines & constraints  
  • 3rd Party Vendors – non-commercial supplier relationships focussed on operational / project activities  
  • Drive integration through effective cross-functional teamwork and cooperation, including 3rd parties 

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Who we're looking for?

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Degree Educated, with 8-10 years post graduate work experience including project management / PMO / planning / portfolio management experience in a complex IDT environment and /or business facing IDT role 
  • Experience with various Project & Portfolio Management tools and project management and solution development methodologies (Prince 2, Waterfall, Agile, DevOps etc.) 
  • Strong understanding of Lean-Agile project management and solution development methodologies and frameworks e.g. Dev Ops and SAFe.  
  • Practical experience of the MS Azure Devops tool for managing project artefacts, and reporting  
  • Understanding of business processes across IDT functions and the Functional area, supporting technologies including current and emerging solutions and trends 
  • Financial acumen or experience of corporate budgeting and Capex/Opex management 
  • Experience in large global organisation using in-sourced and out-sourced IDT service providers  
  • Facilitation, influencing and negotiation skills 
  • Effective communication and relationship management - experience working with business stakeholders across various business functions 
  • Robust team work demonstrated both within and outside the IDT function - Ability to generate trust, build alliances, and orchestrate interdisciplinary matrix teams, with internal and external participants 
  • Customer satisfaction through consistently meeting business requirements 
  • Commercial skills (understand and consider financial implications of proposals)  
  • An ideal candidate from a non-BAT background will take 3-6 months to learn BAT processes and governance before being fully productive. 
How we manage our projects?
Prince 2, Waterfall, Agile, DevOps
Project management software
Dev Ops and SAFe
Additional monitor
  • Healthcare package
  • Healthcare package for families
  • Financial bonus
  • Hot beverages
  • Fruits
  • Conferences
  • Trainings
  • Car parking
  • Bicycle parking
  • Chill room
  • Shower
  • Playroom for children
  • Integration events

Our company

British American Tobacco

Warsaw 2500
Tech skills
  • Java
  • Project management

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