Location: Cape Town, CBD
Purpose of Role:
Manage delivery of projects to meet the defined benefits and ensure that the project produces the required deliverables, to the agreed standard of quality and within the specified constraints of cost, risk and time.
Diploma / degree level with a professional project management qualification
Accreditation to PMI, Prince2 or PMP
5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams
Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
A proven track record of successfully implementing projects using Agile methodologies
Experience within a Financial Services/Banking Company
Experience within a Customer service operation
Balanced business/technical background
Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value
High Level computer literacy- Excel, MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, Visio
Performance driven, and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Strong analytical skills and ability to identify patterns and trends in data
Be the Project Management lead for a number of projects
Handle day-to-day project management within a Global Multinational Customer Services Operation
Work across a range of projects (e.g. major features, new products, remediation, product retirement) to develop, agree, manage and monitor specific project plans to ensure delivery against the overall product roadmap
Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand the needs of the business and communicate project requirements to minimize exposure to risks
Ensure follow up documentation is complete and actions/status updates are complete so that the overall implementation remains on track
Identify and champion project management best practice, encouraging innovation and sharing knowledge, to maximize efficiency and effective delivery of projects
Apply practices, procedures and standards to ensure activities and decisions are compliant with the client’s risk appetite, legal and regulatory requirements.
Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
Facilitate regular project meetings with business stakeholders and product team to ensure all parties are kept informed, work is coordinated, and risks/issues are flagged and escalated in a timely manner
Coordinating and managing a set of projects/and or activities that have some common factor or dependency between them as a unit so that they deliver the required outcomes.
Megan Förg Consulting is a Permanent and Contract Recruitment Consultancy providing recruitment solutions to clients and candidates both locally and internationally.
Our primary business objective is to know our clients and candidates. Networking and growing our candidate database enables us to provide top talent to the marketplace. With a solid recruitment background in various disciplines, we’re able to provide you with candidates from the IT, Finance, HR, Office Support, Digital, and Engineering/Technical industries.
Being a privately owned company, we provide a solution which is tailor-made to suit each individual client’s needs. Professionalism, honesty and efficiency are of utmost importance to us, and our goal is to build longstanding business relationships with both our clients and candidates. Our candidates are sourced, screened and referenced, and additional verification checks can be done as per client requests.