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Project Manager

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # ZPC_01
Published 08/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.

BDO South Africa is looking for a Project Manager for our Johannesburg Office.

The Project Manager manages key information technology and business transformation projects. The Project Manager will introduce new or enhanced applications and/or systems into the firm work processes to optimise operations and will execute plans for improved business functions through technological advances.
Responsibilities include identifying, building, leading and managing cross-functional project teams to achieve the desired project outcomes. The Project Manager will work with the Business owner to ensure project output is aligned to overall business outcome. She/he will manage the full project life cycle from initiation through to closure.

Job Functions Operations,Other,Project Management
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Specification
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
•Meet with service line heads and other business owners to clarify specific requirements of each project
•Lead project planning sessions to set project goals and objectives, determine timelines, define tasks, and outline resources necessary to successfully complete the project
•Monitor the progress of projects, including addressing issues that may arise and ensuring project deliverables are completed on time
•Use an appropriate tracking tool to coordinate different elements of the project
•Follow standard processes as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)
•Organize regular status and review meetings as necessary, including generating and distributing meeting minutes
•Synthesise and analyze data to prepare accurate financial forecasts and reports
•Gather resources, identify potential constraints based on activities and timeframes, and define solutions to manage any constraints
•Design a risk management plan to minimize foreseeable disruptions to the project
•Manage relevant budgets to ensure compliance with processes such as RFP generation and PO generation
•Oversee all incoming and outgoing project documentation, including managing contracts
•Manager a portfolio and resources to ensure stakeholder engagement through project plans, schedules, project tracking, budget and resource allocation, Gantt charts, and workload analysis
•Report regularly to management and relevant stakeholders on the progress of the project, challenges, resolutions, and alterations
•Conduct project reviews, including creating detailed reports for executive staff and identifying areas for future improvement
•Ensure all project deliverables, deadlines, and client expectations are met
•Optimize and improve processes, identify growth opportunities, and initiate new projects

Policies and Procedures
•Comply with all relevant policies and procedures
•Complete all documents required by the firm policies and procedures

Other
•Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary in order to achieve the objectives of the Shared Services team

Requirements
Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in project management, information systems, or a related technical field
•Minimum 5-6 years relevant work experience
•Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus

Requirements:
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Demonstrated expertise in managing IT and business transformation projects through all phases of a project life cycle
•Working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
•Expertise with project management software (e.g. Microsoft Project)
•Advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills
•Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
•Strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills
•Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely at a level appropriate to the target audience
•Ability to solve problems by systematically analyzing issues, drawing logical conclusions, and recommending practical solutions
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage the workload of multiple projects

Job Competencies:
•Flexibility and creative thinking
•Demonstrated ability to effectively direct, coordinate, and follow up with team members to ensure timely completion of project deliverables
•Ability to work effectively under pressure and time constraints in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
•Proven ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

BDO Core Competencies:
•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Quality, Risk management and Operational transformation

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Job Closing Date 22/06/2021
   
   
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