Programme Manager - Pinelands, South Africa
RCS Group
Pinelands, South Africa
15d ago

Main Purpose :

The Strategic Project Office is business focused and closely aligned with the execution of the RCS Group’s business strategy.

The Programme Managers are responsible for the successful delivery of projects across multiple portfolios, ensuring the alignment of project work to the overall portfolio and business objectives.

The portfolios in this Programme include Business Development and Innovation, Operations and New Product. Reporting to the Head of the Strategic Project Office, the Programme Manager will be responsible for leading a team of Project Managers working within the assigned portfolios.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Co-ordinate project activity and manage performance across assigned portfolios
  • Plan and allocate work across assigned portfolios, ensuring projects are delivered according to schedule and within budget
  • Support Project Managers, Business Analyst’s and business sponsors in defining sound and compelling business cases
  • Responsible for managing communication, ensuring continuous alignment of business stakeholders and relevant work streams
  • Responsible for Business Transition Management to ensure business change as a result of the projects within your portfolios are managed effectively
  • Responsible for overall governance, ensuring all projects within assigned portfolios are delivered in line with the Strategic Project Office methodology and compliant with Group standards
  • Provide best practice insights, and contribute to ensuring that the Strategic Project Office methodology is constantly enhanced and utilised
  • Manage own set of projects within the portfolios and take responsibility for the delivery of the full project scope following the Strategic Project Office methodology
  • Lead team to ensure optimal performance, engagement and succession
  • Key Competencies :

  • Presentation and facilitation skills - ability to present ideas and options to a group and drive decision making as well as understand information in the context of the meeting / workshop
  • Sound organisational skills with strong documentation and reporting abilities
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage expectations, risks and issues in a pro-active manner
  • Systematic and integrated thinking
  • Analytical and conceptual ability
  • Ability to assimilate new information (both technical and process) to understand the project requirement
  • Strong ability to manage internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work on multiple complex projects concurrently and deliver under pressure
  • Ability to at the consider the bigger picture as well as get involved in the detail as and when required
  • Sound judgment and decision making
  • Minimum Requirements :

  • A relevant and applicable Bachelors’ Degree or higher
  • Project Management Certification with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering large complex projects
  • Thorough understanding of best practice project management methodologies
  • A practical understanding of the system development lifecycle and product life cycle
  • Understanding of ICT functional areas such as development, infrastructure and service management
  • Financial services industry experience with broad knowledge of business and financial products
  • People management experience - advantageous
  • Apply
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