Senior Project Manager
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
5d ago

Position Description :

The Foschini Group (TFG) is looking to hire a Senior Project Manager to join our Project Management Office team!

TFG has built the business through innovative differentiation, new business development, acquisition, and expansion, and is dedicated to the development and implementation of world-class IT systems, infrastructure, and optimised processes.

We need your talent as an assertive and independent Senior Project Manager to become part of our professional, results orientated and innovative team!

Your role

To take full responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of large, complex projects, typically greater than 12 months, with significant business, political, or high-profile impact, and high-risk dependencies.

Ensuring that realistic project, quality, change control, and risk management processes are maintained. Monitoring and controlling resources and the cost of investment against the project budget.

Demonstrating strong leadership skills to facilitate collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives.

Your key areas of responsibility will include :

  • Applying Project Management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to the effective management of multiple, large, complex projects.
  • Applying appropriate Project Governance standard, structure, roles, approach, and ensure it is adopted and understood by the project team and broader stakeholder groups.
  • Lead, guide and influence stakeholders regarding Project Governance and good project practices.
  • Comfortable working in a hybrid environment (agile & traditional)
  • Ensuring Business Case in place and understood and monitored throughout the project lifecycle, with Benefits Realisation Plan (measures, timeframes) in place at the project closure.
  • Ensuring key Project Control documents are in place and managed throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ensure that cross-functional impacts and interdependencies are identified and managed with the relevant teams.
  • Adopting the Change Management Framework, change impacts understood and Change Strategy agreed.
  • Planning appropriate post-implementation support and ensuring smooth, stable transfer to operations.
  • Working with the relevant Technical teams to identify key risks and issues to be managed.
  • Liaising with the Enterprise and Domain Architects (where relevant) to ensure relevant ARB's are scheduled, documented and actions managed.
  • Accurate financial management with monthly administration, tracking, and management of costs.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with Vendors and 3rd parties, in accordance with Group values.
  • Share lessons learned across the TFG PM Community and actively seek out learning experiences for personal and professional development.
  • To qualify for this position, you will need :

  • A relevant tertiary education
  • 5-10 years of proven Project Management experience within a corporate environment
  • Proven proficiency in managing large, complex projects
  • Evidence of managing complex cross-functional teams often involving external suppliers
  • Sound business acumen with a strong customer service focus
  • The ability to act independently when faced with complex situations
  • Essential skills to be successful in this role :

  • Expert application of PM techniques
  • Strong understanding of business change management
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong collaboration and team-building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of influence and credibility
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience and or knowledge that will be to your advantage :

  • Relevant Project Management qualification (e.g. Prince2 PMP Agile experience)
  • Retail experience and broad working knowledge of retail processes and technology
  • Broad experience in and knowledge of TFG retail business and systems will be an advantage
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the employment equity act.

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