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  • Job reference: RMS0221412

Planning Specialist - Technology

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/01/2020
  • Duration: permanent position
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The Role:
Our client is looking for an experienced Planning Specialist for a permanent position on part-time basis 3 days per week, would be open to school hours if required every day. The Planning Specialist role reports to the Technology Planning Lead and plays a critical role by:

* maintaining the integrated and consolidated Technology Portfolio including Demand to Value and associated processes and practices;
* conducting Portfolio and Project Governance, Business Investment Evaluation and Benefits Realisation activities within our Technology Portfolio Office;
* maintaining the consolidated Technology Budget and associated processes and practices; and
* assisting with the review and planning process to enable development and maintenance of the Technology Business Plan and related outputs as required.

The Company:
Our client, a global mining operator, has an emphasis on strong cultural values with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development with a reputation for embracing diversity and developing people's long term potential and careers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in business, finance, technology or related field preferred
* Strong understanding of systems delivery life-cycle and portfolio/program/project management processes and principles
* Circa 5+ years' experience in portfolio/program/project management, encompassing the full life cycle of prioritisation, planning, execution, testing, implementation and BAU handover
* Approx. 5+ years' experience in P&L analysis, zero-based budgeting and budget management processes and practices
* Experience in strategic business planning and business investment evaluation using industry processes and practices including NPV and IRR
* Ability to analyse, aggregate, communicate and present complex issues and ideas with absolute precision and clarity
* Extensive understanding of value creation assessment and monitoring practices
* Proven ability to apply financial insights and draw accurate conclusions from financial and other quantitative information

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Formal Portfolio / Program / Project Management certification preferred

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