IT Portfolio Manager at Zayo

| Greater Denver Area
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

In this role, you will actively build and manage Project Portfolios, and act as a liaison for the stakeholders across the IT Organization. You will play a critical role in not only effectively managing deliverables but also building relationships. Zayo prides itself on continuous improvement and our IT organization is always pushing to do more and do better; we invest in technology that will help drive the company forward. Our teams take a lot of pride in the work that they do and we take a nimble and flexible approach to project management. 


  • Defines and develops IT project/program management best practices, processes, and policy to ensure alignment with corporate strategy and goals. Has shared responsibility for IT project delivery. Works with CIO and IT Leadership team to plan and manage the IT project portfolio

  • Holds team members accountable for project deadlines and delivery of benefits. Monitors project planning and execution on key dimension of cost, schedule, resources, risks and issues.

  • Develops and maintains overall milestone tracking tools for all key projects.

  • Provide timely communication, coordination, updates and tracking regarding project Business Case submission, project forecasting, and project performance

  • Communicate project and portfolio status to CIO, IT leadership and executive leadership through steering committees, oral and written reports

  • Develops and implements project portfolio management processes and tools. Partners with IT leadership to locate opportunities to develop and prioritize projects according to relevant measurement criteria.

  • Develops and operates resource tracking processes and tools for IT employees.

  • Develops and operates internal reporting systems to track costs associated with all IT projects.

  • Partner with IT Leadership to ensure that all projects within IT are delivered within the defined scope, quality, time and cost requirements.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the IT organization

  • Communicate openly and often with IT staff to resolve problems and obstacles, provide resources, reset direction and maximize effective interactions and functioning.

  • Works with the IT leadership team to assist in the planning and implementation and follow through of department objectives.

Experience/ Training:

  • BS, BA or equivalent degree or experience is required. An MBA or a closely related equivalent is highly desired.

  • A minimum of 4+ years of professional experience. Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibilities and decision-making is required.

  • Experience in IT project and IT program management.

  • Proven track record of demonstrating exceptional organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects.


  • Solid knowledge of project accounting, resource planning and tracking.

  • Solid knowledge of the principles of project planning and budgeting.

  • Solid understanding of and management of program requirements and project documentation.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments.

  • Ability to analyze numerical information to identify trends and distinguish discrepancies and inaccuracies in prepared reports

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form on a one-to-one or group basis.

  • Ability to exhibit initiative to quickly learn and retain various cross discipline information within a relatively short time period.

  • Solid knowledge of the principles of project planning and budgeting.

  • Solid knowledge of communications to prepare and conduct public presentations


  • Competitive compensation

  • Base Salary Range in CO: $75,500 - $100,000

  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

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In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

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