Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Process Manager

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The Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Process Manager will have overall responsibility for the Project Portfolio Management processes across Zebra. This individual will have responsibility for setting an overall vision for related PPM processes and our internal tool across the company while expanding its implementation (Buckets and Investments, Portfolio, Parent/child…), developing support processes, and expanding the use of the supporting technical solution, Planisware, into other areas/organizations (CTO, Svcs, SPG…). This role must manage complex projects while developing and maintaining priorities, schedules, budgets, assessing resources, tracking issues/tasks, driving issue completion and follow-up meetings and providing management reporting. This role will lead a cross-functional virtual team and be a critical Planisware system process knowledge resource for stakeholders (EMC, DCS, Finance).


  • Define and maintain NPI processes that are enabled with the use of Planisware PPM solution
  • Continue to implement and expand the use of Planisware across Zebra with strong partnership with IT PPM leads
  • Establish and drive overall vision of PPM and Planisware across the company. 
  • Lead a cross-functional team of stakeholders critical to Planisware implementation. Coordinate and prioritize stakeholders requirements in the functionality of Planisware
  • Develop and drive the roadmap and schedule of PPM process and Planisware issues, resolutions and new tool functionality implementations
  • Promote PPM process and Planisware within Zebra
  • Drive implementation of new product development and program management business processes. Define the relevant templates, views, reports and dashboards required by function/role
  • Manage the development of required training materials and delivery of training to maintain a productive user community
  • Provide project management leadership including project requirements, scope, schedule/timeline, risks, budget, resources and deliverables for all PPM new activities in Zebra’s Planisware implementation.
  • Create and deliver communication plans to all project stakeholders
  • Communicate to Management status and staffing needs


  • Bachelors Science in Engineering or Computer Science
  • PMP Certified (a plus)
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience as project manager role for product development engineering and/or IT application deployments
  • Thorough understanding of project management, resource management, project budgets and financials
  • Strong communication skills to properly gather and clearly disseminate business requirements and key objectives among engineering business leaders, design engineers, project managers and IT
  • Team leadership and ability to effectively manage cross functional project resources

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