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Project Management Jobs in South Africa

We are the foremost bank-independent Payment Services Provider (PSP) in Southern Africa and process volumes in excess of 2 billion transactions per annum. We play a vital role in the payment ecosystem, consistently delivering quality solutions to our customers. We service multiple industries including major retailers, financial institutions and companies looking to extend their payment services requirements securely and on time. Our aim is to remove the complexities of doing business while providing real value. We have an impeccable track record and are able to deliver innovative solutions that are tailor-made to suit diverse business needs, while at the same time ensuring that the regulatory requirements are taken care of.






Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: B057
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related

Job Summary:
Project Governance:
Mitigate the risk “blockers” related to product deliveries
Ensure project governance processes and decisions are applied consistently
Provide input to budgeting process per project portfolio
Ensure full adoption of Jira, Confluence and other designated tools
Work closely with PMO Manager, Development Teams, Product Managers and other stakeholders to facilitate delivery and remove impediments.
Provide input into streamlining, adapting and standardizing new processes and artifacts across Solution Delivery.
Drive high quality of all deliverables across complete life cycle.
Coordinate and facilitate project audits as needed.
Managing customer expectations for project deliverables.
Perform risk assessments to develop response strategies.
Monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback.

Process Management:
Manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing
process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Project Management
Coaching the team on software development methods and technical and operational practices
Managing software development methods such as Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, XP, LSD and FDD
Build competency with Project teams and Operations teams in developing project metrics
Provide leadership with meaningful performance metrics and status reports based on Jira dashboards and other tools
Identify risks proactively, drive timely mitigation, and escalate to management appropriately

Project Planning and Management:
Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value.
Supporting stakeholders in planning sprint iterations
Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.
Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
Submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Assign duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to project personnel.
Direct or coordinate activities of project personnel.

Stakeholder Engagement:
Establish and execute a project communication plan.
Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects.
Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
Monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback.
Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
Identify need for initial or supplemental project resources.
Identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs.

Team Management:
Through effective inspirational leadership, facilitate the creation of accountable, full service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders
Role model behavior and motivate team members in line with the core values
Take full responsibility for performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them in relation to quality standards and agreed benchmarks and objectives, focusing on all aspects of sound people management
Provide support and guidance on career path planning, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to direct reports

Set an example through personal quality and productivity standards and ways of working with others.
Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures. Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change. Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organisational and team needs.

Business Insight
Ensures Accountability
Manages Complexity
Optimizes Work Processes
Plans and Aligns
Builds Effective Teams
Balances Stakeholders
Communicates Effectively
Financial Acumen
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Instills Trust
Situational Adaptability
Develops Talent

Post graduate qualification in Project Management (PMP) or related discipline
Post graduate qualification in Information Technology or related discipline advantageous

Minimum of 4+ years of project management required, with at least 3 years using Lean/Agile methodologies
Knowledge MS Project, JIRA (preferred), advanced MS Office skills
Proven track of record managing multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to manage Agile and Non-Agile projects
Minimum 2 years experience of managing a team

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Application Deadline: 22/11/2021

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