DaVita Medical Group Director, IT Portfolio Management in Denver, Colorado

Job Scope:

Job consists of unique and multi-dimensional work situations with occasional variations from the norm. Job involves a high degree of complexity. Incumbent oversees a team of professionals and is responsible for establishing practices and procedures. Duties are performed independently with minimal supervision and work is verified sometimes by results. Decisions are made within established departmental guidelines, but also by using judgment for the best reasonable outcome. Position has high visibility to Senior Leadership and Executives through direct interaction and reporting. Errors in judgment or work performance could result in insufficient operation for the organization.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Lead region Portfolio(s) in support of business partners objectives and with a focus on governance.

  • Develop and foster relationships with business partners, portfolio leaders, project managers, portfolio stakeholders, and external partners.

  • Collaborate with business and finance leadership to support project intake, vetting and prioritization processes within each portfolio, and across portfolios as needed.

  • Provide consistent and effective portfolio dashboards, portfolio reviews, scorecards, and reports.

  • Collaborate with IFF team on analysis of proposed projects.

  • Ensure that portfolio benefits are defined and managed during the portfolio lifecycle, and that the realization is monitored.

  • Ensure compliance and alignment with Technology standards and processes.

  • Facilitate and / or support coordination for project efforts.

  • Identify, track, and help resolve cross-portfolio dependencies and conflicts.

  • Serve as the point of escalation for Regional Leadership or requestors with issues directly related to delivery.

  • Develop and facilitate Regional community meetings and project steering committee.

  • Promote IT framework, governance, and processes

  • Highly functional in an dynamic, challenging environment

  • Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic

  • Develops strategic plans and roadmaps

  • Translate business objectives into execution strategy (tactical and strategic), lead and successfully execute the strategy through strong collaboration and agile leadership

  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent programs from delivering on program objectives

  • Provide “go to” leadership, transparency and visibility to the entire Technology & Products organization

  • Accountable for clear understanding of mission and goals for role and the team. Provides clear direction to achieve goals, creating an environment that fosters team commitment and employee engagement.

  • Understands effective communication across all levels of the organization (both upward and downward) with the appropriate message, the right tone and the appropriate level of impact.

  • Teammate is able to make the complex seem less complex, is a consensus builder and brings people and teams together. Is able to calm tense situations by bringing clarity and organization to the forefront. Ensures each level of the organization has the information needed and the context needed to produce favorable results. Builds strong relationship with IT operational leaders to ensure connectivity to the business.

  • Creates a work environment in which people are able to perform to the best of their abilities. Recognizes talent and maximizes potential in others. Holds self-accountable for technical abilities, productive results and leadership attributes of the organization.

  • Recognizes problems and is able to make recommendations on the best course of action to remediate. Resourceful at coming up with solutions using existing or available resources based on knowledge of the organization and level of execution effort.

  • Translates initiatives into actions through a thoughtful, organized and well-planned approach. Establishes measurement criteria and systems to track daily processes, implementation of new initiatives and value creation.

Specific Job Skills and Experience:

  • 8 plus years combined IT experience in project, program and portfolio management

  • Successfully managed a large portfolio or program with multiple business stakeholders

  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization including managing through cross-business area or business unit prioritization discussions

  • Experience in implementing and maintaining accurate key performance measures relating to PMO and project management best practices such as building work breakdown structures, Waterfall/Agile/Scrum methodologies, etc; experience with traditional SDLC methodologies

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation


  • Bachelor s degree in the area of Clinical/Information Technology. Master’s preferred