Project Manager

The purpose of this job Is to manage the organisational projects using the appropriate Project Management methodologies.TECHNICAL COMPETENCIESStructure the business case for the project concepts identified and conduct general cost/benefit analysis, if required.Develop a project charter and establish a high-level roadmap to deliver on the project vision.Develop a detailed project plan using approved the company project management methodologies and processes.Drive the performance of the project, provide active management of project components/work streams and resolve project quality and design issues.Manage the project constraints to ensure quality delivery on time and within budgetIntegrate the various design components of the project (process, people, and technology dimensions).Apply the Companys project and business analysis methodologies and practices in an appropriate manner.Empower project stakeholders through project information and feedback to make judicious project decisions at Steering Committee level.Provide a single point of focus for all project issues, governance, and escalation of risks and consideration of alternative project options.Monitor, control and communicate project progress using the reporting standards (status reports, etc)Establish mechanisms to assess the eventual realisation of benefits committed to in the business case.Ensure efficient management of project resourcesMonitor project risks and establish prevention and mitigation procedures, as required.Perform project close out activitiesEnsure that all aspects of a project are managed visibly including the following methodologies and deliverables: project management, change management, system development life cycle and business analysis.Recommends project/ programme governance structure.Recommends the PMO standards/methodology.Manages, project teams, reviews and quality assures work of team/ Co-ordinates steering committee activities in consultation with Sponsor.Engages with multiple and diverse stakeholders so that expectations are managed and the project is delivered successfully.Manages external service providers.MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIESDelivery and successDirects, controls and enhances resources to produce operating results and meet specific objectives and deliver agreed resultsPeople managementManages workflows and plansEnsures clarity around accountabilitiesPerformance is actively managedCoaches and counsels staffInspires and motivates staff to deliver resultsProvides staff with technical guidanceSupports the development and career growth of staff, including input into the priority development needs of staffPlanning and organizingDirectly plans and reports on units outputs; Identifies any possible deviations and problems which will affect output and develops and implement alternative plansResources managementManage allocated resources to ensure effective and efficient deliveryMakes recommendation on resources and budgetary requirements for annual planning purposesControls costs through effective management of principle business or operating process variablesGovernance, Risk management, complianceEnsure compliance with code of conduct, policies. procedures and legislative requirementsProvides input into budget for the department and organizational policiesEducation, Skills and ExperienceAn undergraduate university degree is essentialPostgraduate qualification in project managementMinimum six years of broad-based information systems and business experienceMinimum six years of project management experienceMinimum six years of demonstrated management/supervisory experience in systems development/integration years experience in middle management roleBusiness analysis experience desirableStrong PC skills including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft WordAbility to organise, delegate and leverage resources to accomplish objectivesExcellent time management skills.Management skills including financial and accounting operations management and program/project management skills and experience.Professional development skills such as oral and written communications, personal credibility, teamwork and collaboration, work planning, and estimating.Strategic skills such as business diagnosis and assessment, business case developmentSupervisory skills and the ability to leverage support from other parts of the organisation.Manage relationships with suppliers and subcontractors. Monitor their progress and adherence to the contract.Ensure that the project team follows all quality assurance processes, including periodic reviews and transitions.Accredited certification in project management an added advantagePMP preferred certification an added advantage
Johannesburg, GT, ZA