Project Manager at Sandton Business School

Job Summary:

The role of the Project Manager function is to assist project managers and teams by providing them with a framework in which to operate. The framework typically includes processes, standards, getting information right, liaison and communication, and coordination of project resources such as people, information, rooms, and equipment.
The project manager role typically employs experienced project practitioners, who have a deep understanding of how projects need to be executed to be successful.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Intermediate Project Manager

  • Successfully deliver assigned and defined projects, initiatives and activities to improve and support business process effectiveness and efficiency benefits, in agreement with project stakeholders.
  • Create, develop and implement policies and processes, with respect to specific project-based initiatives and associated changes/deliverables
  • Ensure that customer and user impacts are validated throughout the project life cycle, including the delivery of defined benefits
  • Experience with all phases of the project management lifecycle, including the use of project support software, tools and best practice techniques
  • Plan, lead and manage multiple projects and assignments.
  • Document and manage project scope changes, communicate revised project schedule and issue change orders for customer approval
  • Organize internal and customer kick-off meetings, participate in cross-functional, internal and external teams.
  • Works on moderately complex projects and/or large accounts
  • Can give presentations
  • Assists supervisors by researching business and technical issues to establish what is being done and where improvements can be made

Requirements:

  • Customer and Staff Service – Knowledge of the principles and processes of providing student and staff services. This includes assessing student needs, meeting service quality standards, and assessing student satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Education and Training – Knowledge of the principles and methods of designing programs and training, of teaching and instructing individuals and groups, and of measuring the effects of training
  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, file and records management, stenography and transcription, forms design and other clerical procedures and terminology.
  • Enthusiastic problem solver who can lead large and small scale digital projects
  • BS in Accounting, Finance with special interest in portfolio, program and project management
  • Prior experience an asset
  • Exceptionally detail oriented, very flexible, ability to work on multiple projects, team player
  • Understands the use of the change management process
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PC-based database management, spreadsheet and word processing applications

Desired skills:

  • Time management
  • Active listening and learning
  • Coordination
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Monitoring
  • Report writing
  • Written comprehension
  • Human Resource Management
  • Social perception
  • Critical mind
  • Negotiation

Desired level of qualification:

About the employer:

A dynamic entrepreneurial business school.

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