Senior Project Manager
Tower Group
Cape Town
5d ago
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Our client, a leade in the Financial Services industry, is looking for a Senior Project Manager, to be based in Cape Town.

12 Month Contract. R 450 p / h. Main Purpose To successfully introduce change into the business from project initiation through to project closure, by applying the clients Strategic Project Office methodology.

Reporting into a Programme Manager within the Strategic Project Office, the incumbent will be responsible for leading the delivery of the Insurance Project which is a key strategic initiative in the clients 5 year strategy.

Key Responsibilities : Coordinating Project to accomplish the Project objectives by ensuring delivery is on time, within budget, as per requirements and the Project Sponsor’s and Business Owner’s expectations Facilitating the delivery of the Project by following the Strategic Project Office methodology through the following phases : o Preliminary support Sponsor and Business Owner in the validation of the Business Case and key success criteria o Preparation define the Project ancomplete the Project Definition Document, complete necessary governance, Stakeholder Analysis and Risk Assessment and prepare for Project Kick off.

o Elaboration - Project Kick-off, facilitate Solution Design and validation, construct detailed Project Plan, Resource Plan, Budget (as well as financial validation) and set up project structure o Construction co-ordinate both business and technical work-streams towards delivering Project requirements to scope, time, cost and quality objectives.

o Transition execute detailed Transition and Implementation Plan including Post Implementation Testing and validation. Supporting Business Transition Management by ensuring that business change as a result of the relevant Project(s) is managed in such a way that the disruption to the business is kept to a minimum.

Key Competencies : Business acumen and commercial awareness Ability to work across multiple complex work streams simultaneously and deliver under pressure Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to drive decision making Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage expectations, risks and issues in a pro-active manner Disciplined prioritisation with excellent planning and organisational skills Analytical, conceptual and creative problem solving skills Excellent communication and negotiation skills Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances Ability to assimilate new information (both technical and process) to understand the requirement Sound organisational skills with strong documentation and reporting abilities Ability to consider the bigger picture and get involved in the detail where required Strong leader and team player Systematic and integrated thinking Sound judgment and decision making Minimum Requirements : Relevant and applicable Bachelors’ Degree or higher with a Project Management Certification A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering large complex projects simultaneously Financial Services and / or Retail experience Broad knowledge of business and financial products Experience of implementing Insurance products (beneficial) Knowledge and thorough understanding of best practice Project Management methodologies A practical understanding of the system development lifecycle and product life cycle, database and system design Understanding of ICT functional areas such as development, infrastructure and service management Business Analysis Diploma or exposure advantageous Experience within an Agile environment advantageous

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