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Manager Portfolio Steering (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Marketing
Job field:  Marketing
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Feb 19, 2021

At HRS “We love to make it happen”: We are the global market leader when it comes to tech- and data driven business travel solutions. Our enterprise business offers end-to-end hotel management solutions to more than 7,000 corporate businesses globally to simplify their business travel. State of the art service solutions like strategic consulting & hotel procurement, travel payment and expense solutions or efficient tools to manage corporate meetings and group booking facilitate the travel processes and guarantee savings along the value chain. Today we work globally with the Fortune 500, such as Google, China Mobile, Amazon, Siemens, Hitachi, Alibaba, Volkswagen, WorldBank.

We are looking for a Cologne based Manager Portfolio Steering (m/f/d) to oversee the planning and prioritization of all Business Units wide projects and to develop, establish and maintain project management standards and procedures.



Your challenges

  • Own all internal processes and initiatives and oversee the definition of standards, KPIs and continuous process improvements
  • Steer selection, prioritization and control of initiatives and projects, in line with strategic objectives and capacity
  • Oversee activities, monitor the process and work closely with all units to identify synergies and opportunities
  • Establish processes to provide transparency into roadmaps
  • Identify dependencies between BU and remove bottlenecks
  • Guide BU wide review, planning and retrospectives
  • Help and guide the teams in aligning to (agile) working methods and tool usage
  • Ensure frictionless state-of-the-art ways of working
  • Check and consult on adaptation of resource allocation


Your commitment

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, marketing, business informatics / engineering or similar
  • Agile driven mindset
  • Track record in large-scale project management and at least 4 years of experience in portfolio/program management
  • Strong knowledge of Atlassian Suite to administrate the Portfolio Board and give guidance of the teams
  • The ability to transfer knowledge between the teams and bridging the gaps (e.g. from Product to Marketing)
  • A genuine love for collaboration and with great interpersonal skills
  • Business / financial knowledge and understanding – the role needs to crosscheck and challenge projects/ initiatives on their usefulness from a PnL point of view
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (especially MS-Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written


Your rewards

At HRS we feel globally united and mutually responsible, a belief that is rooted in our company history and values: Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur, with everyone across the whole company being given the opportunity to take full ownership to deliver on our shared vision every single day.
You will work in a modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Our training and further education offers give you plenty of room for your personal growth and individual development.



The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 35 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 1.500 employees every day. To fuel our international growth we are always looking for passionate experts who have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the international B2B travel Industry.

Interested? Have a look at all of our company benefits.
Let´s make it happen – become part of the HRS Group Team.

Find out more about the HRS Group brands and its segments:
HRS Smarttrip              DS Destination Solution                   HRS Group                      HRS Global Hotel Solution

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