Project Manager: Technology

Client Digital Outsource Services
Reference # 2868
Published 10/04/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Century City, Western Cape, South Africa
Our Technology Team is looking for a focused, self-motivated & dynamic Project Manager to join their Project Office. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Reporting to the Project Management Office Manager, working together with Project Stakeholders, Users, Customers and Technology Teams to deliver high quality software products.

As part of the Project Management Team the Project Manager is responsible for accomplishing the project objectives of new product development in the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Focussing on delivery through the application and integration of the project management processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Ecommerce
•Manage Software Development project activities for multiple projects across all project phases, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure.
•Work collaboratively across Technology Teams including Architecture Teams to determine technical direction and approach to system design and implementation. Focusing on new products
•Create, manage and track project vehicles, including, but not limited to:
oProject schedules
oDetailed project plans
oProject scope statements
oResource plans
oRisk and issues logs
oStatus reports
•Work together with Business, Software Development Teams and Product Owners to understand future Business requirements and strategies.
•Play a key role in requirements gathering, project documentation, and the translation of requirements for Software Development Teams ensuring documentation standards.
•Tailor project management, development and support processes to meet the needs of individual projects.
•Manage the day-to-day activities of projects and staff; communicate with Project Teams as necessary to ensure project deliverables are on schedule.
•Communicate and collaborate with Technology and Business Stakeholders as needed in regards to project deliverables including managing expectations, presenting and interfacing with Business.
•Make decisions and communicate trade-offs and risks; drive key decisions across projects.
•Make recommendations to management about schedules, prioritization and resource allocation
with input from team members.
•Provide ongoing project plan/status reporting.
•Provide input into strategic planning.
•Coach and train Project Team members on Project Management processes and best practices.

Essential Requirements:
•BSc. or BA. degree in Business Administration, Management, Project Management, Computer
Science, Engineering or related field.
•Five years of experience in a technology environment, including 2-3 years of practical professional experience in project management.
•Project Management Certification.
•Proficient with MS Project or similar software and MS Office applications.

Advantageous Requirements:
•Fundamental understanding of web-based systems programming and development.
•Technical project management experience.
•Basic knowledge of SDLC, SCRUM, and Agile methodologies.
•Basic understanding of coding website components with a firm grasp of Microsoft technologies.
•Basic understanding of internet technology.

Job Requirements:
•Proven Project Management experience
•Strong Project Management software experience ( MS Project or similar )
•Proven experience in working effectively in a professional manner with Technology teams, Business Stakeholders,End-users, Management and others outside the organization.

Personal Competencies:
•Strong planning and organizational skills
•Strong problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
•Strong influencing and negotiation skills, including conflict resolution skills.
•Attention to detail and accuracy.
•High stress tolerance in a deadline driven environment
•Able to multi-task.
•Solution and results orientated.
•Analytical thinker.
•Self-motivated and able to work independently.
•Strong business acumen.
•Be prepared to work in a 24/7 environment.

This position requires trust and honesty it has access to customers financial details - therefore a credit and criminal record check will be conducted.
The qualifications identified herein are an inherent job requirement, therefore a qualification verification check will be done.
By applying for this role, and supplying the necessary details, you hereby grant us permission to apply for these checks. This will be done in a confidential manner, and solely for the purposes of verification.

Should you not hear from us in two weeks, please deem your application as unsuccessful.
Job Closing Date 31/05/2017
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