Domain Lead Portfolio Management

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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The Domain Lead Portfolio Management is responsible for managing and improving the portfolio management process within the Information Technology (IT) function.

Reporting to the Head of IT Business Partnering, you will drive the process to establish and maintain an accurate, transparent and predictable portfolio of new IT initiatives (‘demands’), that are prioritized in cooperation with business stakeholders, to be delivered on time, in full, within budget and to the required quality standards by the IT team. 
Together with your team you collaborate closely and ensure the xFT (cross-functional teams*)) adhere to the process and have the right tools and data available for them to be able to effectively manage and deliver the IT portfolio.

*) xFT – ‘cross-functional’ teams per IT domain, where IT Business Partner, Architecture and Delivery together are responsible for managing the IT portfolio and roadmap, resulting in innovative end-to-end solutions that drive business value.


•    Set a Lean and Agile Portfolio management process and manage the processes, methods and tools. 

•    Organize, prepare and lead the Portfolio Board meetings to enable key decision making.

•    Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency enhancements within the IT portfolio management process.

•    Monitor and track progress, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.

•    Provide regular reporting and communication for decision- making and portfolio performance measuring to IT and other key (business) stakeholders.

•    Build and maintain effective relationships with relevant stakeholders, acting as a primary point of contact for IT portfolio for all tactical and strategic IT related matters.

•    Build and maintain effective relationships and coach xFT team members to foster a culture of continuous improvement and professional growth mindset.

What do you need to have to be successful in this role?

•    Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant field, such as Computer Science or Business Administration. 

•    Proven experience of minimum of 10 years in IT.

•    Strong understanding of portfolio management principles, specially lean and agile with the corresponding methodologies, tools and best practices.

•    Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and drive change in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

•    Strong analytical and financial management skills.

•    Affinity with program and project management in a complex IT environment.

•    Relevant certifications such as Lean Portfolio Management are essential.

What does AkzoNobel offer in return?

It’s a two-way street. This means that we offer not only a competitive salary but also believe in a healthy work-life balance.

•    Above average number of annual holidays: 30 days' off.
•    Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan
•    Bonus structure
•    Travel expenses to and from work
•    Opportunities for ongoing education and professional development
•    Hybrid way of working (60/40)
•    Being part of events and networking platforms
•    Paint with a discount.

We aim to create a sense of belonging, where everyone can share their diverse backgrounds, participate in events, and connect through networking platforms.

More information on how to apply?

We welcome your online application via

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment and an employment screening might be part of the selection process.

If you have questions about the role or interview process, please contact Berber Wegener at

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 38616 

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