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IT Portfolio Lead - Governance, Strategy, and Performance Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

The IT Portfolio Lead is responsible for key processes of the management of the IT Portfolio. They establish and operate systematic management to the investments, projects, financials, and ongoing IT Services. They provide consultation to ensure alignment and achievment of plans and IT Strategic objectives. They will provide portfolio analysis and risk assessment in the evaluation of business operations, and corresponding recommendations for improvement. They partner will leaders within respective areas to deliver impactful and actionable metrics. They will establish and maintain policies, tools, and processes to drive standard and lean practices across the Portfolio and leverage industry best practices. Working cross-organizationally, they drive acumen and help the IT Portfolio adhere to external standards and policies. They will lead a variety of key initiatives and special programs on behalf of their assigned portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Operations Management: Provide strategic business planning and consultation to ensure alignment and achievement of department plans and objectives. Use results from conducted analytics to make recommendations on improvement opportunities. Ensure performance of owned processes, and integrity of data and metrics being reported.
  • Process Management: Operate, and continuously improve internal business processes to drive strong audit and compliance outcomes, simplify and reduce manual effort, meet achievement of organizational KPIs, and improve customer experience. Ensure processes are sound in regard to design and data. Lead activities around tool, report, and process ease of use. Leverage industry best practices to mature tools, processes and practices.
  • Training/Communications: Provide training and communications as needed to ensure user understanding of processes, policies and procedures. Participate in the development and tracking of process and results metrics.
  • Relationship Management: Serve as the primary contact for users on respective owned processes. Utilize user/customer input to continuously improve ease and effectiveness of processes and tools.

Minimum Requirements

  • Seven years of related functional experience Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience is also acceptable: Associate's Degree AND 10+ years of experience, or High School Diploma/GED AND 13+ years of experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill set, and able to translate between technical and non-technical concepts.
  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, regulated and rapidly changing business environment.
  • Previous management of core business processes with proven ability to lean processes and cut waste and continuously improve solutions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using applicable process tools.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  •  Ability to manage a month-end close accounting cycle including capital forecasting
  • Basic regulatory financial background
  • SAP knowledge a plus





Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Technology Services || 56101:IT-Governance Strat Perf || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave


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Requisition Number: 45029

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