CNO Diversity Jobs

Job Information

CNO Financial Group IT Portfolio Manager-REMOTE from any US based location in central or eastern time zones in Carmel, Indiana

CNO Financial Group’s IT Business Unit is hiring an IT Portfolio Manager to track and drive outcomes across a portfolio of IT programs and projects for the enterprise. The IT Portfolio Manager will partner with the Agile Transformation Team and IT Vice Presidents to ensure that IT remains adaptive to the evolving needs of the business. The ideal candidate is highly-collaborative, motivated, and a results-oriented individual.

In 2023, CNO was nominated for an “Exceptional Employer Award” from TechPoint, an Indiana tech advocacy non-profit. CNO IT, through progressive leadership, offers career advancement opportunities, consistently provides employee recognition, and maintains a fun and exciting culture. The CNO IT vision is to achieve TechHappiness for both our business partners and IT associates.

As an IT Portfolio Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading enterprise IT project portfolio governance process, including analysis of portfolio investments and reporting to enable effective decision-making and delivering business value for the company.

  • Ensuring that the IT portfolio of projects remains aligned with the company's focus and objectives.

  • Driving capacity optimization using modeling and management mechanisms that complement and supplement the resource management information and functionality available within our capacity management tools.

  • Proactively identifying risks and issues within the portfolio and designing and implementing mitigation plans.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective communication and teamwork across IT teams, business partners, and external vendors.

  • Continuously supervise and assess the health and performance of the portfolio and take vital actions to improve overall portfolio performance and delivery.

The IT Portfolio Manager position is well-suited for you if you have:

  • Worked closely with executive team members and sponsors to ensure business alignment

  • Demonstrable experience in IT portfolio management, including portfolio governance, analysis, and reporting

  • Proven experience in stakeholder management and communication

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Strong leadership and team management skills

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or similar area or 8 years of meaningful experience

  • Prior experience as a Program Manager

  • Experience in an Agile environment

What will set you apart:

  • Experience in SAFe lean portfolio management

  • Direct experience with Agile transformation group and scaled Agile environment

  • High-level budget experience and explaining human capital themes

CNO embraces flexibility. Associates who live within a 60-mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Orlando and Milwaukee) have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and are encouraged to come into the office at least twice per month. You may be asked to travel to corporate office periodically.

Associates who live outside of a 60-mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Orlando and Milwaukee) may perform this role full-time work from home (WFH) from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



ReqID: JR167171

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

Additional Locations: Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Birmingham, AL; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Omaha, NE; Columbus, OH; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; Irving, TX; Charlotte, NC; West Des Moines, IA; Atlanta, GA; Carmel, IN

Privacy Policy| Terms & Conditions| © CNO Financial Group, Inc. All rights reserved.