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Director of Portfolio Planning &; Change Management

Company: Elsevier
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About the role: In your role as Director of Portfolio Planning & Change Management, Clinical Solutions (CS), you will ensure that the Global Clinical Innovation & Solutions Delivery (GCISD) organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to ensure deliverables produced by the group meet market needs and established OKRs. You will be responsible for driving engagement, communications efficiency, and alignment across the organization. As the Director of Portfolio Planning & Change Management, you will play an integral part on the GCISD Leadership team, navigate complex business and management challenges, and collaborate across a variety of internal stakeholders. Success in this role will include serving as a thought partner to GCISD leadership team, supporting the operational efficiency of the group by developing timely communications, performance analysis, and ensuring the leadership is in lock step with one another and the broader organization. Another key aspect of success will be effectively driving and coaching managers across the organization to help them achieve high levels of employee engagement within their teams. This role is critical to the success of GCISD and is key to removing barriers; the Director of Portfolio Planning & Change Management will share context, drive transparency, and appropriately prioritize time, thought, and resources towards Elsevier's Clinical Solutions key areas of focus. This role will report to the SVP of Global Clinical Innovation & Solution Delivery. In this exciting role, you will be responsible for: Owning the communication strategy and execution; Supporting operational execution of the GCISD strategy such that cross-functional leaders and employees are provided with the knowledge and information needed to excel in their rolesCollection, analysis and cross functional sharing of internal data & business insights for GCISD strategy creation and monitoring; facilitation and aggregation of external research (in coordination with strategy, commercial and UX teams)Partnering with the SVP of GCISD to build and maintain high functioning teams and engaging working environmentsEnabling GCISD Leadership team to operate optimally and in alignment with one another (e.g., weekly Leadership Team meetings, 1:1s with leadership, etc.)Collaborating with Leaders in Technology, Commercial and Sales organization to provide transparency on progress for key GCISD initiatives and foster partnership, alignment, and collaboration between the groupsEnsuring measurement and effectiveness of all internal and external initiatives led by GCISD; providing timely, accurate, and complete reports on the operating condition of the organizationPreparing dashboards and other management reporting statements, summarizing current and projected financial and OKR progress across key initiatives; designing and implementing periodic retrospectives and OKR progress reporting processes, enabling GCISD and Elsevier Clinical Solutions leadership to set the future vision and direction for the teamBuilding and completing change plans as needed for the GCISD organization; collaborating with GCISD leadership to develop and implement plans for the changes to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organizationFostering a success-oriented, accountable environment within GCISDEnabling the growth and evolution of the GCISD leadership team by supporting the onboarding of new leadersDrafting internal executive communications on behalf of the SVP of GCISD and the leadership team as neededFacilitating and managing the agenda for GCISD all hands and leadership team meetingsPartnering with people managers across GCISD to support them in driving high employee engagement and eNPSSupporting and/or leading additional special projects as neededA great candidate for this role will: Bring both a general business perspective and an understanding of how SaaS product development worksBe a sought-after resource for advice and counsel that can be trusted based on thoughtful and thorough analysisBe a highly effective communicator and presenter (both written and verbal) and listen with both eyes and earsValue diverse perspectives and seek out different points of view when trying to solve complex problems and are not afraid to speak your mindBe comfortable working in an ambiguous working environment and work proactively to support your peers and leadersPossess the ability to work cross-functionally with senior leadershipHave prior experience managing large complex projects involving multiple work streams and stakeholdersHave previously held similar type rolesPossess deep experience in business or strategy roles at a senior levelHave a background in product, partnership development, and/or business developmentExperience supporting global organization and global teamsBring experience working and leading teams in high-growth, high-velocity organizations in large organizationsConsulting background is preferredAdvance expertise in PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel (including development of pivot tables)Carry excellent business intuition and savvyProvide examples of leading critical initiatives from inception to executionHave a willingness to travel -----------------------------------------------------------------------Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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