Senior Programme Manager

Senior Programme Manager

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 1020000.00
Reference: JN -052017-8401
Job Published: August 10, 2017 17:13

Job Description

Programme Manager 
Passionate / Optimistic / Informed / Uncomplicated

Main Purpose
The main purpose of this role is to ensure the successful co-ordination and delivery of multiple projects within an assigned programme, ensuring the alignment of project work to the overall programme and business objectives. 
Reporting to the Head of the Strategic Project Office, the incumbent will be responsible for a team of Project Managers working within the programme.

Key Responsibilities 
•    Co-ordinate project activity and manage performance across assigned programme 
•    Plan and allocate work across assigned programme, ensuring projects are delivered according to schedule and within budget
•    Support Project Managers, Business Analyst’s and business sponsors in defining sound and compelling business cases
•    Responsible for programme communications, ensuring continuous alignment of business stakeholders and relevant work streams
•    Responsible for Business Transition Management  to ensure business change as a result of the projects within the programme are managed effectively
•    Responsible for overall programme governance, ensuring all projects within assigned programme are delivered in line with the Strategic Project Office methodology and compliant with Group standards 
•    Provide best practice insights, and contribute to ensuring that the Strategic Project Office methodology is constantly enhanced and utilised
•    Lead team to ensure optimal performance, engagement and succession 
•    Manage own portfolio of projects within the programme and take responsibility for the delivery of the full project scope following the Strategic Project Office methodology

Key Competencies


•    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 and product life cycle 
•    Understanding of ICT functional areas such as development, infrastructure and service management


•    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 organisational skills with strong documentation and reporting abilities
•    Advanced communication skills and good negotiation skills
•    Advanced computer skills (Microsoft- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Office, Visio)
•    Ability to manage expectations, risk and issues in a pro-active manner
•    Systematic and integrated thinking
•    Analytical and conceptual ability
•    Ability to assimilate new information (both technical and process) to understand the project requirement
•    Strong ability to manage internal and external stakeholders

•    Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances
•    Ability to work on multiple complex projects concurrently and deliver under pressure
•    Ability to at the consider the bigger picture as well as get involved in the detail as and when required
•    Sound judgment and decision making 
•    Effective time management skills

Qualifications and Experience 

•    A relevant and applicable Bachelors’ Degree or higher
•    Project Management Certification 
•    Business Analysis Diploma – advantageous 
•    Exposure to the financial services industry
•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering large complex projects


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