Portfolio Manager

Fairfax, VA

Portfolio Manager

Category: Business Consulting, Strategy and Digital Transformation

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Position ID: J0124-1215

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

We are looking for a Director-level leader to serve as a Portfolio Manager for the Business Transformation of a strategic client account in the Washington DC Metro. This person will have strong management acumen. She or he will be polished, versatile, conversant in business and technology, ambitious, and growth-oriented. Our ideal candidate has a demonstrated record of building client relationships and delivering complex work. This leader will own and cultivate key relationships, engaging high-level executives on CGI’s behalf.

•A dynamic, quick study, this leader will rapidly assimilate information and market intelligence on CGI’s capabilities and our clients’ strategy and needs

•This Portfolio Manager will exhibit business vision, helping to shape and execute our growth agenda, navigating the client ecosystem with dexterity and finesse

•The role requires relationship-building, an ability to establish credibility and trust, and resolute follow-through on CGI’s commitments. In particular, we place a premium on on-time, on-budget delivery.

•This leader will guide a series of inter-dependent initiatives, working closely with the client’s Value Management Office and senior stakeholders, managing projects’ timing and execution—while building and maintaining a strong pipeline of new opportunities where CGI may prove the best option for our client in delivering the work.

•There will likely be one or more third parties delivering adjacent and some interdependent work, which will require astute and sensitive engagement with competitors to advance our client’s interests

•This individual will collaborate with our advisory, delivery, and product teams in the U.S. and abroad, bringing the best of our global capabilities to bear

•A natural leader, this person will set the tone for virtual and face-to-face interactions, including our participation in community events

•This person will exemplify CGI’s values and help us to attract diverse, equitable, and inclusive talent to our growing member base of approximately 3,500 local members

This position is located in the Washington DC Metro area and requires regular presence onsite and at CGI’s US headquarters offices in Fairfax, Virginia (including hybrid/virtual participation, as appropriate) and at the client site up to three days per week in Alexandria, Virginia.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

•Portfolio management, including oversight of multiple parallel and interdependent projects and close interaction with CGI and client project managers—and likely with some third-party project managers

•Client relationship management, including performance against customer satisfaction targets

•Business development, including performance against growth- and margin-related targets

•Thought leadership and an ability to articulate a vision

•Mastery of CGI’s offerings and capabilities, including conversancy in our innovative solutions and methodologies

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

•Strong knowledge of complex portfolio and program management

•Poise, polish, and professionalism sufficient to engage and build confidence with C-level executives

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an appreciation for nuance and ambiguity, and a high degree of comfort engaging with clients

•Business consulting expertise and breadth sufficient to work across multiple interdependent, multi-year workstreams. This includes a level of mastery of working with Key Performance Indicators (establishing, baselining, and measuring for accountability).

•Autonomy and independence: taking ownership of responsibilities and executing commitments reliably, in a timely fashion, and with a high degree of professionalism and quality

•Attention to detail: taking exceptional care in client communications and exhibiting follow-through on all commitments

•Experience working with complex information technology engagements, including high-end advisory services, IP solution implementations and ongoing operations, and new development and delivery

•Strong people skills: able to interact effectively at all levels, including with executive business clients and senior business and technology leaders

•A keen intellect, open curiosity, superior conceptual and analytical thinking, and a passion for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities

•Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional and virtual teams

•A strong appetite for learning and continuous professional development

PMP/Agile certification desired

Bachelor's degree required

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $134,400.00 - $235,200.00.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment.

• Back-up childcare, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more

CGI anticipates accepting applications for this position through March 12, 2024.




  • Account Management

  • Client Management

  • DigitalTransformationConsultng

  • Portfolio Management

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

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