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Innovation Portfolio Manager

Company: NOVELIS
Location: Kennesaw
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director, Innovation Strategy, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for resource management and stage-gate execution within Novelis' Global Research & Development organization. By guiding the allocation of resources and structure of the portfolio, this position supports the execution of R&D projects aiming to increase the value from our overall portfolio. The Innovation Portfolio Manager will, in coordination with the Director, Portfolio Management, manage portfolio priorities to oversee the resource allocation and compliance with the gate processes. In collaboration with the portfolio leaders within Global R&D, the incumbent will balance the allocation of resources across short, mid and long-term time horizons, varying innovation risk profiles, speed of innovation vs. depth, market opportunities and sustainability targets. At Novelis, our people are our greatest asset! We embrace diversity to see real world problems through various lenses, and make breath through technology possible. Our family oriented atmosphere encourages and enables employees and their families to give back to their communities through numerous volunteer events. We also work with non-profit partners, local schools towards making communities safer, and growing recycling by consumers. Novelis also supports Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education initiatives. We operate in a strong and encouraging environment, with opportunities to be part of our employee mentorship programs to guide you through your career. Does this sound like your next opportunity? Apply today! Responsibilities & Qualifications Responsibilities

  • Manage execution of the R&D Portfolio through Accolade, the Project Management (PPM) solution
  • Measure and align to various portfolio management objectives, including prioritization, resource allocation, innovation balance and gate review velocity
  • Coordinate and facilitate Stage Gate Process meetings
  • Provide leadership in analyzing, diagnosing, and recommending corrective action for project and portfolio management challenges
  • Ensure successful planning and execution of innovation initiatives meeting milestone measurements, performance specifications, production costs, development budget, and goal scheduling
  • Ensure prioritization of projects to deliver the greatest return on resources (employee time, capital, etc) spent, including coordination of the CVI and sustainability impact assessments
  • Involvement in development and management of new ideation platform
  • Partner to coordinate yearly operational and capital expense budget(s) associated with the innovation portfolio (internal and external)
  • Report on the R&D portfolio, working closely with portfolio leaders to align resourcing and track execution against multiple metrics
  • Coordinate with numerous external groups to continuously work to benchmark innovation at Novelis Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Science or related field
    • 8+ years of experience in portfolio management and/or managing multiple product development phases
    • Experience in marketing/strategy
    • Ability to present and communicate information to senior leadership
    • Experience in planning and resource management in a global organization or business unit
    • Experience managing state gate review processes a plus
    • Data analysis and financial analysis skills
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to coordinate across multiple groups or teams
    • Communication skills and an understanding of change management principles
    • Ability to influence outcomes in global and matrixed organizations
    • Strong business and financial acumen
    • Working knowledge of R&D and innovation best practices and markets a plus
    • Adept in the use of PPM solutions/tools
    • Proven ability to effectively operate in a highly complex environment and deliver quality results Location Profile Novelis' Global Research and Technology Center located in Kennesaw Georgia within the greater Atlanta metropolitan area is a cutting-edge full-service research and technology hub that employs approximately 200 people including world-class engineers metallurgists chemists and scientists. The facility includes state-of-the-art lab equipment and a diverse mix of product pilot lines that bring innovative solutions to customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. Kennesaw provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural opportunities and educational institutions. Novelis is committed to the Kennesaw community and supports a number of local charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity as well as FIRST Robotics aimed at encouraging young people to pursue the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in order to spur the next generation of scientists and innovators. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: NOVELIS, Atlanta , Innovation Portfolio Manager, Executive , Kennesaw, Georgia

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