The Mr Price Group is recruiting a dynamic Project Manager for our IT PMO Office!
Our ideal person has great communication, does not shy away from challenging situations and accepts a high degree of responsibility for ensuring their stakeholders are delighted and the business always benefits.
A typical day as a Project Manager would look like this
Strategy & Planning
Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
Track project milestones and deliverables.
Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
Acquisition & Deployment
Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals, with the Portfolio Manager
Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
Determine and assess need for additional staff and / or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
Identify and highlight issues and conflicts within the project team.
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
Our requirements to apply?
Relevant Business or IT Degree
5 years in a Project Manager role
Project management certifications or demonstrable career development activities would be a massive advantage
PLUS experience with :
Leading projects successfully (including leading teams, budgeting, planning, quality management, problem solving, reporting, managing risk)
Project Management principles & ability to use best practice’ in all aspects of project management, with focus on practical results rather than process
Approach to, benefits delivery from strategy to realization
MS Project and Project Online
Retail sector and broad understanding of traditional and new technologies used in a retail and online environments
About Us :
The People’s Value Champion
We employ more than 19000 passionate associates and retail in more than 1300 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Africa through our 6 trading divisions;
Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, MILADYS and sheet street.
The Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.