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Product Portfolio Consultant

    • Remote (United States)
  • Digital, Data & Technology
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Description

This role will act as a change champion as we transform the way we work at Thrivent, driving adoption to our Product Operating Model. Teams working in a Product Operating Model rely on capacity constraints to drive prioritization and this team’s primary focus is to ensure we’re putting capacity in the right places to ensure Thrivent’s highest priority outcomes can be delivered.

This role will provide support to leadership with regard to financial, capacity, and asset management. You will partner with Product teams, DD&T, Finance, and Human Resources to help leaders understand their capacity constraints. You will support DD&T leaders through planning and portfolio governance routines to ensure transparency to the investments being made towards business outcomes across the organization.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Develop and maintain labor and expense plans for assigned products and portfolio(s)Develop reporting as needed to help leaders understand their performance against current capacity constraints. 

  • Maintain financial data to provide visibility to total investment being made in products and portfolios 

  • Provide financial data to help product and portfolio leaders understand risks and opportunities within their portfolios.   

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of product and portfolio level financial management  

  • Interact with leaders up to VP level; build views and reporting appropriate for level of leadership to drive decision making 

  • Provide financial reporting as requested to drive decision making (i.e. run rate analysis, cost to run, etc).    

  • Support leaders through governance routines as needed to ensure visibility to work and to drive a perpetual planning mindset. 

  • Partner with Finance as needed to support financial forecasting and long range financial planning. 

  • Provide input and recommendations to improve existing processes in order to gain efficiencies and reduce complexity. 

  • Adhere to and recommend continuous improvements to all process related to capacity, financial, and asset management and recommend continuous improvements 

  • Provide guidance, support, and data to leaders, to enable decision making at all levels of governance. Serves as a key partner to Product Portfolio leadership with regard to capacity and asset management Models Thrivent’s leadership competencies – courage, collaboration, and commitment by demonstrating resiliency, working together to make the best decisions, and holding yourself and others accountable.  

  • Supports and/or develops an environment in which Thrivent employees and colleagues are focused on continuous improvement, exceptional employee engagement, and an unwavering commitment to our clients.  Shapes and/or supports a culture that represents the Thrivent purpose, promise and values, ensuring that Thrivent’s trust and reputation remain strong with its clients.    

This role will work on a team under the Office of the CIO, alongside the Product Transformation Office. You will need to operate effectively in a matrix environment, demonstrating strong relationship building skills and the ability to influence upwards and outwards. Your primary customers are VPs, Directors, and Managers. You will also work closely with partners in Finance and Human Resources as well as our Product and Agile Coaches.  

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:    

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business, Finance, or related field

  • 5+ years of professional experience working closely with, or in IT 

  • Experience working in the product/agile operating model 

  • Financial Management experience (understanding of basic functions of financial forecasting and budgeting). 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel 

  • Experience successfully communicating between technology, finance, and HR leaders 

Other Critical Factors  

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and lead change 

  • Intellectual curiosity - Desire to learn and improve. 

  • Customer focus - strong sense of urgency, thrives on getting things done.  

  • Teamwork and collaboration. 

  • Ability to communicate clearly with executive level leadership 

  • Continuous improvement mindset. 

  • Critical thinking 

  • Self-starter - thrives in an ambitious environment 

  • Demonstrates courage 

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to  human.resources@thrivent.com  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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