Job Details

Senior Manager, Portfolio Lead

Location NEW YORK , New York , United States
Category Technology
Job Opened October 3rd, 2019
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 190005MR
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.


Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson�s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium�s only department store group Galeria INNO.


We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.


What This Position Is All About:


As a Senior Manager, Portfolio Lead you will oversee a group of Project Managers and Senior Project Managers to own complex and highly strategic projects from inception to deployment and beyond (roadmap of enhancement projects). 

You will be responsible for all aspects of the development/implementation of projects and programs involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product or program from the design process through a finished state for internal/external customers. Our Portfolio Leads must operate thoughtfully and with a sense of urgency across multiple Technology teams, since they are relied upon to lead all channel projects. 

Who You Are:
  • Leads team to takes projects from original concept through final implementation.  Aids in the management of the project roadmap
  • Defines project scope and objectives. Oversees/coordinates all aspects of project and serves as project manager between creative, technical, marketing and other business teams.
  • Plans and directs team to execute schedules as well as manage costs within project budgets. Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with customer on all matters.
  • Mentors team to develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, budgets, and status reports.
  • Ensures deliverables meet project requirements;reviews deliverables with business stakeholders and incorporates feedback
  • oversees user acceptance testing anf final sign off
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to direct the analysis of and solutions to problems; meet productivity, quality, and client satisfaction goals 
  • conduct post-mortems on projects and disseminate conclusions to the rest of the team
  • Partners with the project Business Analyst and Solutions Architect to deliver new features and functionality for banners
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project deliverables
  • Remains solution oriented, in a rapidly changing environment, and works collaboratively with matrixed teams
  • manages 3rd party relationships as needed 

You Also Have:

  • A bachelors degree in Information Technology or related field (preferred) or equivalent experience; additional certification in Project Management
  • Strong experience as a Project Manager, ideally in the Retail environment, managing large, complex technical projects involving matrixed teams
  • Strong knowledge of technology platforms and environment.

  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Proven ability to work independently, and balance priorities in a dynamic environment with multiple assigned projects and tasks.
  • Strong analytical and innovative problem solving skills.
  • Strong executive presence, people development, motivational, and influencing without authority and negotiating skills.

  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written

  • PMP Certification Prefered

  • Ability to present complex ideas clearly, manage the complexities of integrating new technologies and to influence individuals across business boundaries to achieve objectives

How often will you Travel:



Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount.

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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