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Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
Market Related

Project Manager (Strategic Projects) (Ref 117)

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Market Related including Med Aid and Pension plus incentives, on-site parking / restaurant / Gym / Clinic                  Key Responsibilities:   ·         Co-ordinate project to accomplish the project objectives (delivery on time, within budget and as per requirements) and the project sponsor and business owner’s expectations. This might involve the management of multiple projects within medium to high complexity ·         Responsible for facilitating the delivery of the full project scope by following the Strategic Project Office Methodology to ensure that the project achieves the following: ·         Pre-Project phase. Assist the relevant stakeholders in the pre-project phase to determine high level scope, preferred solution options and cost / benefit analysis; and to  ensure that there is an aligned understanding across the key stakeholders ·         Project initiation. Project Kick-off, Project definition document, Project plan (and budget), Project resources contracted, Stakeholder analysis ·         Project execution and control (manage delivery of deliverables as per plan).  Analysis, Design, Build, Test ·         Implementation as per agreed scope. Implementation approach supported by detailed plans including Implementation, training and support as per plan ·         Project closure. Post implementation review including Handover/ support documentation ·         Practice the Strategic Project Office methodology ·         Assess and advise on an ongoing basis how the Strategic Project Office methodology should be enhanced based on specific project feedback ·         Promote the methodology through the group   ·         Business Transition Management, i.e. ensure that business change as a result of the relevant project(s) is managed in such a way that the disruption to the business is kept to a minimum by the following: Stakeholder analysis, Project structure and team agreed and contracted, Communication plan, Implementation approach incorporating activities that have direct impact on end users, e.g. testing, training and actual implementation taking cognisance of the environment, etc.    Minimum Requirements: Overview: The preference is for candidates with agile experience who come from the Financial Services or Retail environment, who are technically sound and who have very strong stakeholder management skills as they will be engaging with key senior resources and executives working only on strategic projects. ·         Commercial/Administration degree ·         Business Analysis diploma (ideal) ·         Agile Methodology ·         Project Management qualification ·         Exposure to the financial services / retail industry  ·         A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager ·         Possess a broad knowledge of business and financial products ·         Knowledge and thorough understanding of best practice project management methodologies ·         A practical understanding of the system development lifecycle & product life cycle      

           Skills & Competencies ·         Presentation and facilitation skills- ability to present ideas and options to a group and drive decision making as well as understand information in the context of the meeting/workshop ·         Sound administrative skills and good analytical, documentation and reporting abilities ·         Ability to express yourself clearly both orally and in writing with good negotiation skills ·         Excellent computer skills (Microsoft- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Office, Visio) ·         Ability to see the big picture and identify inter-dependencies that need to be managed ·         Good interpersonal skills, i.e. ability to relate to all people (various and all work levels) and balance work and interpersonal issues ·         Ability to manage expectations, risk and issues in a pro-active manner ·         Systematic and integrated thinking with analytical and conceptual abilities ·         Effective time management and personal organisational skills ·         Basic understanding of ICT functional areas such as development, infrastructure and service management ·         Ability to assimilate new information (both technical and process) to understand the project requirement ·         Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships with your internal and external customers ·         Portray a client service orientation towards your internal and external clients ·         Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances ·         Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently ·         Ability to work and deliver under pressure ·         Ability to at the same time consider the bigger picture as well as get involved in the detail as and when required ·         Sound judgment and decision making ·         Build trust and credibility with the stakeholders ·         Assertive and proactive with good planning and organising skills ·         Ability to work interdependently and in a team  
Job keywords/tags:  Excellent computer skills (Microsoft- Word , Excel , PowerPoint , Project , Office , Visio)
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