IT Project Manager at QES – Western Cape Bellville

My client based in Cape Town (North Suburbs) is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join them on a freelance contract basis

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All applicants must be fully vaccinated

Responsibilities

  • Project delivery
  • Lead the end-to-end delivery of the IAP project for the client through robust project planning and reporting to ensure late items are brought back online or with renegotiated delivery times
  • Coordinate a number of work streams and their interdependencies in pursuit of desired goals by providing leadership, influencing and directing the transition
  • Ensure that good governance is followed in the implementation of the project and ensure the proper management of the budget and forecasts
  • Manage and ensure all governance and administration are updated in a timely manner within prescribed systems and documentation. Maintain updates from working committee, steering committee, monthly, weekly and ad hoc reports in a timely manner
  • Provide high-level conceptual input into the commercial design of the area where in-flight initiatives will impact the commercial design
  • Achieve program objectives within cost and schedule constraints and with allocated resources
  • Make the necessary decisions or facilitate decision-making to ensure that agreed objectives will be achieved
  • Manage the impact on project objectives when scope changes have a significant impact on delivery
  • Ensure efficient staff allocation and optimal use of these resources
  • Establish an effective communication network
  • Manage team dynamics, including conflict resolution
  • Ensure the successful integration of the solution into the business through appropriate organizational change management intervention
  • Ensure that benefits defined in business cases are managed and realized, and that gaps or potential changes in the environment are reported to steering committees. Make recommendations to realign the project if it becomes clear that the expected benefits will not be realized
  • Review the performance of project team members against project timelines, agreed results, and defined quality standards. Ensure that appropriate consequence management is in place in the event of poor delivery
  • Ensure a smooth transition of the program to the status quo with a focus on continued delivery after closure
  • Project governance
  • Acting and driving a culture of proactive compliance with project management standards and frameworks
  • Ensure the development of project update reports according to the frequencies determined by the key stakeholders. Present reports to steering committees
  • Ensure that all risks and issues are properly logged, categorized and escalated as needed
  • Review project risk logs to identify high impact and high probability items and work with team leaders to ensure adequate risk mitigation and acceptance is taking place
  • Review work prepared or performed by project team members to ensure adequate quality and completeness
  • Risk management
  • Foster a culture of proactive compliance and risk management within the project
  • Implement risk and compliance management structures and reporting frameworks to proactively manage business risks and provide an early warning system at the EXCO level
  • Review the risk management and compliance practices of the project as a whole and highlight areas that need improvement. Ensure stakeholders understand their responsibility for risk ownership
  • Relationship and stakeholder management
  • Liaise and engage with various internal stakeholders to gain their respective support in the implementation of the project and ensure that there is sufficient capacity
  • Manage key business stakeholders ensuring that their issues, goals and priorities are reflected in agreed solutions
  • Interact with senior management to assess them of developments and progress in project implementation

Qualifications and experience

  • Investment administration platform implementation experience, 10+ years in project/program management
  • Financial services and IT project management experience required
  • Dealing with People – Expert Level
  • In-depth project management skills – PMBOK / SCRUM or other Agile methodologies – Expert level
  • Understanding of business processes – expert level
  • Networking and Relationship Management – ​​Expert Level
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills – Expert level
  • Executive Level Relationship Management – ​​Advanced Level

If you are ready for the next exciting step in your career and would like to apply, please send us your updated CV for review.

Desired skills:

  • agile
  • melee
  • investment
  • Project Manager

Desired work experience:

Desired level of qualification:

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