IT Architect - Portfolio Governance (Hybrid Work Schedule)

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US

Company: Inland Empire Health Plans

Job Requisition ID: 7784 


Position Summary/Position


The IT Architect - Portfolio Governance is responsible to lead the Portfolio Governance process in support of the maintenance of the enterprise portfolio, spanning multiple strategic and organizational initiatives to maximize value creation and execution for goal attainment.
This position will manage the policies, procedures and processes for portfolio governance, including intake, project assessments, project review board presentations, prioritization of initiatives and coordination of entry into PPM tools. Collaborates with the IEHP strategy team to move approved strategic initiatives from planning to execution.
The role will require definition and management of policy and process associated with PPM functions, including collaboration with business units and stakeholders who may be responsible for adherence to or execution of policy and process.

Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)


1. Manage the policies, procedures and processes for portfolio governance; including intake, project assessments, project review board presentations, prioritization of initiatives and coordination of entry into PPM tools.
2. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop best practices for governance standards, portfolio tool utilization, valuation methodologies, reporting and dashboards and review cadence.
3. Establish and maintain policies and procedures, functional process documents, workflows, and desk top reference guides for portfolio processes. 
4. Coordinate training for project team members that are charged with executing Portfolio activities.
5. Organize, prepare for, and conduct project review board meetings.
6. Organize and conduct portfolio review sessions.
7. Understand the data needs of the portfolio, and document and train those that will be providing data to ensure complete and successful portfolio reporting through a PPM tool.
8. Conduct quality and process adherence audits and provides results and recommendations for improvements.
9. Stay abreast of portfolio projects and in coordination with the PPM Manager, publish regular portfolio updates that provide alerts to risks and inform about portfolio changes.
10. Develop metrics and measures of adherence to governance processes and portfolio standards and publishes performance measures.
11. Demonstrate a commitment to incorporate LEAN principles into daily work.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Leading: Self

Experience Qualifications


Minimum of three (3) years of experience in project and portfolio management. Experience with portfolio governance processes. Experience with Project portfolio software.

Preferred Experience


Health Plan experience preferred. PowerBI experience preferred.

Education Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science, technology, and/or project management required.

Professional Certification


Project management professional (PMP) certification preferred, but not required.

Drivers License Required

Yes, must have a valid California Driver's License.

Knowledge Requirement


Knowledge of:
- PPM practices, tools, and data. 
- Portfolio governance processes and how they relate to strategy and portfolio execution
- Portfolio prioritization and evaluation using resources, finances, strategic value, etc.
- Process improvement and lean practices to foster continuous improvement
- Utilization of metrics and performance measures
- Effective utilization of dashboards and reporting

Skills Requirement


- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Collaboration and conflict management skills.
- Proficient at Powerpoint and workflow documentation ex. Visio
- Confident presentation skills

Abilities Requirement


Proven ability to:
- Effectively communicate portfolio governance objectives and processes and gain alignment with standards.
- Train and motivate Team Members
- Be comfortable interacting with varying level of leadership.
- Influence without authority and collaborate with internal clients and stakeholders
- Manage conflict and create win-win situations
- Possess strong problem-solving capabilities with a focus on managing business outcomes through collaboration with multiple internal and external parties.
- Drive change and facilitate collaboration and action.

Commitment to Team Culture


The IEHP Team environment requires a Team Member to participate in the IEHP Team Culture. A Team Member demonstrates support of the Culture by developing professional and effective working relationships that include elements of respect and cooperation with Team Members, Members and associates outside of our organization.

Work Model Location


Physical Requirements

Keyboarding: Traditional - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: 10-Key - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: Touch-Screen - FREQUENTLY
Near Visual Acuity - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Information/ideas verbally - FREQUENTLY
Regular contacts: co-workers, supervisor - FREQUENTLY
Understand and follow direction - FREQUENTLY
Regular and reliable attendance - CONSTANTLY
Hearing: One-on-One - FREQUENTLY


Starting Salary: $103,708.80  - $132,225.60  

Pay rate will commensurate with experience


Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire. We are also one of the largest employers in the region. With a provider network of more than 7,000 and a team of more than 2,500 employees, IEHP provides quality, accessible healthcare services to more than 1.5 million members. And our Mission, Vision, and Values help guide us in the development of innovative programs and the creation of an award winning workplace. As the healthcare landscape is transformed, we’re ready to make a difference today and in the years to come. Join our Team and make a difference with us! IEHP offers a competitive salary and a benefit package with a value estimated at 35% of the annual salary, including medical, dental, vision, team bonus, and state pension plan.


Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles