My client based in Cape Town (Northern Suburbs) is currently looking for a Project Manager to join them on an independent contract basis

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the delivery of two medium-sized projects, from initiation to completion in the Investment Scheme business:
  • Implementation of a management information and business intelligence solution for Investments;
  • Implementation of a business operating model change and associated system enhancements;
  • Drive out the execution of the projects;
  • Engage with all business and IT stakeholders including Exco, Investment Cluster managers, operational managers and vendor delivery teams to ensure that all needs are considered;
  • Manage all aspects of the projects including governance, scope, delivery, communication, change management, quality assurance, training, budgets, reporting and acquisition;
  • Improvise in situations where the project office does not provide the necessary structures or guidance;
  • Expedite delivery within the group structures and across the various role-players;
  • Strong management and communication around project risks and the mitigation of those risks;
  • Strong management around project issues and the resolution of those issues;

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least five years in a similar role within complex enterprise environments;
  • Experience in managing projects in the SDLC and able to exhibit an advanced understanding of software delivery project approach;
  • Solid knowledge of project planning and budgeting on complex projects;
  • Ability to develop detailed project plans, based on a work breakdown structure, that provides the ability to manage critical path;
  • Advanced competency using Microsoft Project;

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills (English);
  • Ability to work with people at all levels across the business and manage out-sourced resources;
  • Ability to negotiate outsourced delivery with vendors;
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint);
  • Professional qualification and/or project management certification would be advantageous;
  • Understanding of Agile software delivery processes would be advantageous;

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Able to have difficult conversations with the right level of tact and diplomacy;
  • Not intimidated by seniority of stakeholders or the complexity of the situation;
  • Energetic and flexible;
  • Ability to deal effectively and credibly with both senior business managers and employees;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively coupled with good negotiation skills;
  • Excellent co-ordination and organizational skills;
  • Team-oriented attitude, ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Project Manager
  • Investment
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Agile
  • Microsoft Project

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Grade 12 / Matric

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