Sr. Portfolio Analyst

Full Time
Depends on Experience
Travel not required

Job Description

Sr. Portfolio Analyst

#SS – SA3


Location: CHICAGO, IL



Job Summary:

  • The Sr Portfolio Analyst performs analysis activities that support the decision making regarding matching technology solutions (package selection, configuration, development) with business, user, and functional needs from stakeholders.
  • This involves conducting market research, functional comparisons, and staying abreast of what is being done at other law firms and professional services firms.
  • Partners with the appropriate business stakeholders and the Senior Portfolio Manager to prioritize and create a project roadmap for their assigned area, in this case the area of Learning/Training and Human Capital Management (Core Human Resources, Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Time and Attendance, Employee Self Service, Benefits Administration, Reporting/Analytics, etc.).
  • With the business and IT teams, they maintain a set of institutional knowledge of what is working well within the program and what needs improvement.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business stakeholders to understand and prioritize their needs, creating a roadmap of projects for their assigned area.
  • Seek input of user experience and business analysts to determine potential improvements to their assigned products.
  • Preparation and analysis of business user needs into the necessary documentation (requirements, use cases, traceability matrix, design documentation, test scripts, etc.)
  • Stay abreast of best practices being done at other firms, and technology developments that may impact the area.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders and the Senior Portfolio Manager to influence the technology decisions for the area based on this knowledge.
  • Analyze and consolidate all perspectives on the project – business needs, user experience, security, training, risk, time, cost, technology architecture, procurement/vendor management, operational considerations, etc. – to help the Firm reach the best technology decisions.
  • Drives project and business teams toward achieving intended business results within a specified time and budget.
  • Manages the lifecycle of their assigned products, from inception to implementation, throughout production until retirement / upgrade.
  • Performs risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path issues.
  • Review and reporting of program/project status.
  • Preparation of materials for briefings and presentations to large size groups of key decision makers at the executive level.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or Management Information Systems is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Business Analyst, Portfolio Analyst, Project Coordinator, or related role
  • Experience with current technology trends.
  • Experience with Human Capital Management systems (Workday, PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM, etc.).
  • Project Management certification preferred.
  • Law firm experience preferred, but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, while working harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure with good sound judgement.





Dice Id : makecorp
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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