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Project Manager - Contract

Project Manager - Contract

Job Title: Project Manager - Contract
Location: Western Cape
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Reference: JN -012017-7554
Job Published: February 27, 2017 13:47

Job Description

Introduction

Provide Project execution leadership of projects across the IT portfolio. 

Minimum Requirements

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
• Deep understanding and experience of IT Project Management methodologies
• Ability to develop Business Cases or Feasibility studies to justify initiatives for approval by the Executive team
• Ability to align the IT Projects being executed to Business Requirements throughout the programs and projects lifecycle
• Strong facilitation and communication skills at multiple stakeholder levels
• Strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and partners
• Strong leadership ability of direct and virtual teams
• Proactive Risk and Issue Management skills
• Ability to analyse the impact of change on the Business, Programs and Projects and put required actions in place
• Retail Business acumen
• Excellent multi-tasking ability
• Attention to detail and working to deadlines essential

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
• Relevant 3 year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification
• Project Management certification

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Up to 7 years’ experience in programme and project management
• Managed at least 5 IT or IT related projects through the complete project management lifecycle
• Experience managing project and mobile application development teams
• Scrum and agile methodology experience advantageous
• Relevant retail industry experience and advantage

 

Job Specification

• Providing frameworks and direction to multiple projects and project team members, primarily across the IT organisation.
• Be responsible for ensuring that the projects are planned and implemented in a structured manner to maximise benefit delivery and limit project and business risk, within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost.
• Project Delivery Management
o Take a project from inception (idea stage), and organise a plan to deliver all aspects of the final working solution
o Define project objectives, scope, impacts, outputs, cost, benefits and success criteria in collaboration with business champions, business unit management and stakeholders and programme sponsor (where applicable)
o Manage the people, processes and technology required to deliver solutions effectively according to the project requirements
o Lead cross functional project teams by task assignment and follow up to ensure on-time completion
o Ensure delivery of the required output(s) for each phase or stage
o Create and control all project management related documents
o Conduct post implementation reviews (PIRs), define recommendations based on best practices and lessons learnt
o Understand and ensure that the business requirements have been understood and correctly interpreted
• Issues and Risk Management
o Identify and mitigate risks that may negatively impact the project
o Escalation of key decisions, unresolved issues and risks
• Budget Control
o Manage the project budget by forecasting requirements, analysing variances, and initiating corrective action
• People Management
o Mentor team members on structured methodology and best practices
o Provide regular and timely feedback to team members and their respective line managers
• Quality Management
o Apply quality management principles and processes
o Ensure all work is undertaken within the organisation standards and processes
o Ensure required documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately
• Communication/Reporting
o Conduct regular project reviews and accurately communicate the status of the project
o Produce management reports using established IT Portfolio Management methodology
o Establish and update plans with actuals and forecasts
 

 

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