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Head of PMO, IT Demand and Portfolio Management

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

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We are actively looking for a Head of IT Project & Portfolio Management (PPM), who will be responsible for ongoing oversight of key IT governance activities and financial management (IT Finance manager will report into this role) in addition to the prioritisation, management and timely status reporting and delivery of all IT projects and programmes.  

This is a key management role within Wella IT with several areas of responsibility.


  • Ownership of IT Governance and Portfolio Management frameworks for IT
  • Oversight, tracking, reporting, and cross IT function facilitation of key governance processes and KPIs. 
  • Ownership of operational and project related financial budgeting, management and reporting 
  • Governance oversight of all Wella IT operational processes 
  • Ownership, governance oversight and cross-party facilitation of the end-to-end Demand Management (incl. capture, prioritisation, resource planning & delivery) spanning business functions, Wella IT and 3rd party strategic delivery partners.
  • Resource management & capacity planning for internal and 3rd party resources
  • Oversight of various project managers in the planning, development, and implementation of project efforts that utilize information technology solutions, principles, standards, and best practices. 
  • Development, establishing and maintenance of project management standards and procedures. 
  • Oversight of reporting and obtaining feedback throughout the project lifecycle, to ensure that project efforts meet customer expectations for contracted time, cost, quality and performance.
  • Experience in managing and developing people.

•    10+ years relevant work experience in the IT field of which around 5 years in management with some years in a state-of-the-art corporate environment.
•    Strong experience of IT Governance forums and General Controls (ITGC)
•    Extensive experience of management and oversight across a range of IT projects.
•    Demand management and prioritisation experience
•    Experience of managing 3rd party vendors in the delivery of End User services.
•    Experience of working in global organisations.
•    Strong stakeholder management and communication / interpersonal skills and negotiating ability.
•    Ability to understand user needs, expectations and impacts of any changes. 
•    Planning, analytical and project management skills.
•    Experience of managing significant IT budgets 
•    Commercial acumen in relation to vendor management and IT service contracts
•    Working knowledge of any of the following languages would be a plus: French, Spanish.


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