IT Portfolio Manager (f/m/d)

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Leinfelden-Echterdingen, BW, DE

Company: smart Europe

We are the brand for forward-thinkers. We celebrate challenging conventions and shaping the future of electric mobility. We focus on the essentials to bring perfection to customers. We make urban life more enjoyable and entertain our customers with new impulses.


Ever since smart exists, we rewrite the automotive industry’s rulebook. In the 1990s, we undermined the predominant philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ and designed a revolutionary car. Since 2020 we are the first car enterprise that switched to 100% electric! We aim to transform into a leading player in urban premium, electric & connected mobility provider.


Are you a forward thinker too? Then join us now!


About the Job

We’re looking for an experience IT Portfolio Manager based in Germany, to oversee a portfolio of IT projects across Europe. As an IT Portfolio Manager, you will drive the strategic alignment, efficient execution, and successful delivery of smart Europe’s IT projects.


Your responsibilities


  • You will collaborate with senior executives and business leaders to align IT projects with the company's strategic objectives
  • You are in charge or evaluating potential IT projects based on their alignment with business strategy, estimated ROI, and resource requirements
  • You allocate IT resources, including development teams, technical experts, and infrastructure, to support projects effectively
  • You develop risk mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions and ensure project success
  • You use data-driven insights to make informed decisions and adjust strategies as needed
  • You provide regular updates on project status, address concerns, and manage expectations
  • You’ll be responsible for streamlining workflows and enhance efficiency across projects
  • You collaborate with finance and leadership teams to manage project budgets and resource allocation effectively


What you bring


  • You have a Bachelors or master’s degree in a relevant field of Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, or a related discipline
  • You bring 5+ years of professional experience managing IT projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and aligning projects with business goals is beneficial
  • You bring strong knowledge of budgeting, cost control, and financial analysis to manage project budgets and resources effectively (essential)
  • You have strong IT Project Management experience in the Automotive industry
  • You bring expert knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and best practices (essential)
  • You bring excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills (essential)
  • You bring strong leadership skills
  • You bring strong analytical skills to identify potential risks, solve complex problems, and make data-driven decisions

We're building a workplace where amazing people like you can do their best work. Together with us, you enjoy the agile working atmosphere with cross-European responsibilities.


We're creating a culture where personal and professional growth are as important as business growth. Together with us, you'll build a diverse and inclusive environment where you feel you belong to.


We empower you to have ownership over work that directly impacts business. Together with us, you move fast and learn even faster; we emphasize on people and diversity. Due to our really diverse team, we expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities.