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IT Portfolio Manager

WHAT DOES AN IT PORTFOLIO MANAGER DO? 

An IT Portfolio Manager essentially shares similar responsibilities to a property portfolio manager, they ensure every IT asset is generating profit through constant management, evaluation and optimisation. This method allows a company to continually make best use of their IT assets and ensure a greater level of ROI is generated throughout the entire business model. 

IT Portolio Management is essentially the alignment of IT resources as investments to leverage value and profit, rather than simply viewing IT as a necessary utility, such as heating and electricity.

Companies who prioritise IT Portfolio Management often view their IT resources as commercial assets/tools that can be developed and integrated to generate profit. Think of it this way, a real estate investment company would regard its property portfolio as an asset, IT Portfolio Management works in a similar way, however it can work both internally and externally i.e. as a product or system. 

OPTIMISE YOUR IT RESOURCES WITH AN IT PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Generally, an IT Portfolio Manager is responsible for the optimisation of a company’s IT resource pool/assets (portfolio), to assess how integral a company’s IT portfolio is to its productivity and profitability.

For example, if a company implements a new programme into its operations and this programme incorporates different IT resources with the common end goal to maximise profit, a Portfolio Manager will typically asses the associated costs, risks and potential outcomes then advise, implement and manage the operations of the new programme.

A Portfolio Manager will also make assessments on any current IT portfolios to identify inefficiencies or opportunities to ensure that business goals are achieved.

FINDING THE RIGHT PORTFOLIO MANAGER 

The above definition however is generic, often the role of an IT Portfolio Manager can be moulded and shaped to suit the specific needs of a company. It is therefore necessary for an experienced Portfolio Manager to possess a wide range of IT and portfolio management skills so that they can quickly adapt to a company's operations.

If you are looking to leverage your IT resources and maximise overall ROI, get in touch with us today on 0113 380 1919. We can help find the right candidate for you. 

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