Programme Manager
PBT Group
Cape Town, South Africa
6d ago

The primary responsibility of the programme manager will be to focus on delivering the

coordination and management of a linked set of projects to deliver on the required project outcomes.

Responsibilities include the :

  • Planning, overseeing and supervising work on the project, providing day to day
  • guidance, coordinating and ensuring quality control of the outputs;
  • Developing a Work Plan, and ensuring that the timelines in the work plan are strictly
  • adhered to;
  • Ensuring consistency of the project outputs;
  • Initiating any terms of reference for additional work as necessary;
  • Preparing project progress reports and any other reports as may be required.
  • And to deliver business benefits through :

  • Maintaining and flexing a viable portfolio of projects that will deliver the business
  • benefits

  • Should be able to institutionalize and implement effect project change control process
  • to manage scope, budget and schedule

  • Structuring planning and sequencing the programme change in line with defined
  • business transition

  • Orchestrating the delivering of the portfolio / programme in order to deliver the required
  • business transition states and outcomes

  • Playing a fundamental role in working with the business to shape and challenge the
  • business case to drive through the right approach to transition planning and benefits


  • Managing different stakeholder expectations
  • Manage programme / portfolio and project uncertainty and understand the impacts of
  • this on the project portfolio and wider business.

  • Identifying and facilitating the prioritisation of options
  • Governance and Control

  • Establishing appropriate best practice programme management techniques
  • Reports status and prognosis
  • Maintaining a close working relationship with both the business area and finance
  • manager, to understand at all times the financials on all projects within the

    portfolio / programme.

    Programme complexity

    The set of projects are represented by :

  • Multiple functional changes impacting stakeholders across the company
  • More than 25 primary deliverables including changes to high-level processes,
  • systems or product changes)

  • External project dependencies cross programme dependencies impacting the
  • programme. This is likely to be complex dependency management

  • Specifications are continually going to be uncertain throughout planning and
  • iterations as the business unit grows

  • Requirements and deliverables are changing and the investigated business and
  • structure is complex

  • Stakeholder priorities / interests could be unclear and differing.

  • A clear understanding of business drivers impacting the programme to drive through
  • the maximisation of early benefits realisation

  • The portfolio / programme is likely to be under continual change, requiring constant
  • orchestration and transition planning.

    Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 5 - 10 years project / portfolio management experience essential, specifically
  • in more complex projects

  • Product management would be advantageous
  • PMI / Prince 2 / Cranfield College qualification
  • Experience in managing larger teams (more than 8-15 staff), geographically
  • dispersed, delivering multiple concurrent streams of work


    Technical competencies :

  • Knowledge of project / programme management methodology
  • Relationship development
  • Strong administration skills
  • Project administration training
  • Excellent minute taking skills
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