Project Manager Job Opportunity

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20 Jan, 2015

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Project Management Jobs in South Africa

Job Details

Employer: Paracon
When you use so much jargon customers think you’re speaking a foreign language, you must be a project manager! Are you available to take on a one year contract? We at Paracon SA have an opportunity for someone who is decisive and easily adapts to changing work environments, sound like you? Yes? Awesome! The client is a well respected IT company based in Cape Town. You are going to be responsible for planning; scheduling, monitoring, and directing Teradata projects for a data warehouse. Implementing solutions meeting agreed client requirements and expected Teradata business results is a key part of your role. You might be leading a single project or overseeing multiple smaller sub-projects. You will manage Teradata employees and third party contractors to ensure projects meet established time, cost, technical, and quality objectives. Supporting of projects beginning in the pre-contract sales process and managing them through closeout are part of your accountabilities and you may in turn be supported by additional Project Managers, and/or technical leads. What they expect from you:

  • To lead the scoping, planning, cost estimating, and pricing of consulting projects;
  • Be responsible for statement of work development and risk assessment, including but not limited to defining goals and objectives, identifying and documenting client requirements, resource requirements, project budget, project risks, the translation of the clients, and business requirements into specific deliverables;
  • To lead data warehouse or other solution implementation projects of moderate complexity, or a collection of multiple smaller projects;
  • To ensure that projects are completed on-time, within budget, and within client expectations for quality and functionality;
  • To manage client acceptance of the solution and managing client expectations in line with the agreed statement of work;
  • To manage day-to-day relationship with client stakeholders and resolution of all issues;
  • To maintain and communicate project status to all stakeholders in reports and status meetings;
  • To identify sales opportunities, participate in pre-sales planning, project pricing, bid review, and presentation of sales proposals;
  • To acquire incremental business within the project through change control.

Candidate Requirements

You will need to be skilled at project planning and organizing as you will define the project scope, estimate time, cost, and resources requirements.  In planning the project according to advocated Teradata PM methodology and assessing project risk, developing risk mitigation strategies, and supporting the sales team to develop contracts and project pricing play a big part of your function. You must be able to manage project implementation because you will manage all aspects. Another skill that you need is coaching.

Among your duties you will provide timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge and skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem. Business needs analysis is a key component of your role, this skill allows you the ability to define the client’s requirements within the context of their business, and to assess the opportunities, benefits, risks, and success factors of a potential solution.

Facilitation and meeting management skills will help you successfully guide the activities of an individual, group or team toward a desired result or outcome, and drive consensus and team ownership of decisions. You must be able to estimate, plan, and manage the work of subcontractors and other external project resources, and develop and manage subcontracting agreements.

Requirements Analysis and Management is important because you have to systematically identify, document, and manage project requirements, tracing the requirements from source through implementation and verification.

Throughout the process you’ll be controlling all requirements and scope change. Lastly you need the skill of System/Technology Integration to identify and bring together a variety of technologies to deliver a complete information system that supports operational and management objectives. If you feel up to the challenge and think you can do it then we’re rooting for you! Required Experience:

  • EDW and/or BI Project


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