Project Manager

Project Manager

 

Job Title Project Manager
Location Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
Starting date Position is available immediately
Industry Business Solutions & Technology

 

Company Core Values:

  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty
  • Accountability
  • Add value
  • Go-getter Positive Attitude Critical

 

Job Description

About IT is a leading business solutions (ERP) service provider since 2003. We have an esteemed client base in most industries including, but not limited to, Distribution, Financial Services, Agriculture, Mining and Retail. We are looking for candidates that are self-motivated, self-managed, results driven and dynamic with a strong drive towards providing excellent solutions.

 

As Project Manager, the candidate’s role is to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project’s objectives are met and that everyone else are doing their jobs properly.  The Project Manager will lead the planning process, working with internal and external clients, specialists, consultants and suppliers to identify requirements, develop budgets and organize the project from initial planning and set-up through delivery milestones to successful delivery.

 

The exceptional candidate will have a solid Project Management track record of 5 years of more, ideally coming from an IT environment.

 

 

The Principle Accountabilities for this position are:

  • Project Planning and development of project initiation documentation (PID)
  • Engage, lead and motivate the project team
  • Establish project procedures
  • Manage stakeholder expectations
  • Manage the level of risk
  • Report Project progress
  • Project closure including the capture of lessons learned
  • Effective Project Managers have excellent people management skills alongside their technical project management skills.
  • Business Case Development
    • Work with the Project Sponsor to understand the objectives and business benefits targeted by the project
    • Advise on options and cost of delivery
    • Contribute to preparation of a business case setting on Return on Investment
  • Organization and Governance
    • Identify the mix of expertise, knowledge and capabilities required to achieve the project purpose
    • Agree on the project team structure and define responsibilities and reporting lines for each role
    • Reach agreement with the business for access to skilled resources
    • Make sure team members understand relevant, procedures, security and legal responsibilities
  • Project Planning
    • Develop work and product breakdown structures defining work activities and “products” to be delivered at each stage
    • Identify dependencies and sequence activities into a realistic schedule
    • Estimate the type, cost and timing of resources
    • Factor constraints on resource availability, skill levels, organisational capabilities, readiness and costs into the plan
    • Use estimation and planning tools and techniques drive precision and accuracy in plans
    • Agree the baseline plan with Stakeholders
  • Project Risk Management
    • Carry out risk assessments, involving stakeholders and referring to specialists where relevant (e.g. legal and regulatory requirements)
  • Evaluate risk likelihood and impact and prioritize them for analysis response planning
  • Agree and communicate on appropriate risk response plan
  • Quality Management
    • Discuss quality expectations with stakeholders and agree to acceptance criteria
    • Document the quality plan and agree it with stakeholders
    • Confirm the completed deliverables meet customer quality criteria, and secure their acceptance
    • Evaluate the success of the project, identify what lesson can be learnt
  • Change Control and Configuration Management
    • Respond promptly to critical events and requests for change, assessing potential impact on the project scope and objectives and challenging constructively where appropriate
    • Ensure the application of a change control process and procedures
    • Use version control and controlled distribution of project related documents
  • Progress Monitoring and Control
    • Analyze and report performance, resource usage and expenditure against plan
    • Examine any areas that exceed agreed tolerances and take corrective action
    • Lead/contribute to regular status meetings to review the “health” of the project with key stakeholders
  • Application of Project and Programme Management Methods and Tools
    • Tailor and apply best practice processes and tools to meet business needs
    • Provide advice, coaching and technical support to embed their use in the project
  • Communication and knowledge sharing
    • Get messages understood by adopting a wide range of styles, tools and techniques
    • Present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others
    • Listen to input and objectively without interrupting or becoming defensive
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
    • Identify stakeholders and gather information to understand their needs and expectations
    • Communicate progress regularly
    • Recognize when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of the people involved and redirect their energy to a common goal
  • Leadership and Teamwork
    • Establish clear goals
    • Foster a culture that is focused on meeting customer and business needs
    • Provide constructive feedback, coach and support others to make the best of their abilities
    • Clearly agree what you expect of others and hold them to be accountable
    • Manage conflict within the team

 

 Technical skills:                           

  • Listed above

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Matric
  • Management of Risk
  • Degree with Project Management Module advantageous
  • 5-10 years’ experience