Senior Manager - Programme Management
HR Genie
Randburg, South Africa
1d ago

Our client a Global Tech firm is seeking a Senior Manager Programme Management to join their team in Randburg on a Contract basis for 12 months.

Our client offers great benefits, stability, growth and an attractive salary.

Description

Our client requires a programme manager to manage strategic programmes to enable the business to meet its set objectives.

Requirements

Program Engagement & Planning

  • Facilitate the development of a consolidated strategy across the various business units.
  • Establish program objectives, goals and activities.
  • Define the program outcomes and outputs (KRAs & KPIs) in alignment with the organizational outcomes and outputs (KRAs & KPIs)
  • Lead the pre-program engagement meeting to understand the program & project / workstream requirement and build rapport with the clients.
  • Manage the program budget by monitoring costs and expenditure against achieved deliverables.
  • Proactively identify and manage key program related risks & issues.
  • Facilitate the execution of clients key business initiatives.
  • Define the scope and align all stakeholders to the strategy, scope and measures (outcomes and outputs)
  • Develop the program governance structures.
  • Establish priorities within the overall program and allocate resources in line with those priorities.
  • Identify and align key program interdependencies.
  • Set executive and stakeholder expectations.
  • Negotiate and contract in key program resources that are housed in the business units.
  • Plan the go to market strategy and align all key participants
  • Program Implementation

  • Outline program deliverables and time line.
  • Unpack the program into project workstreams and work packages.
  • Align and prioritise the project workstreams along the program critical path.
  • Develop a program roadmap for delivery
  • Develop a implementation tracking metrics to ensure the program and related projects are on track, identify deviations, challenges and risk and provide frequent communication and feedback to the relevant stakeholders
  • Proactively manage deviations on the set timelines and actively manage stakeholder expectations
  • Review and ensure quality of work in the program meets the set expectations and standards.
  • Achieve program objectives by active involvement and continuously reviewing and improving, operational methodologies.
  • Manage and chair program steercos to executives.
  • Manage and chair internal program sessions with project managers and delivery managers across the organization.
  • Implement risk management strategies and review project risks and activities that could pose a risk to the program.
  • Drive organizational change processes and change management on the program.
  • Implement a program communication strategy.
  • Effective problem management and planning on the program.
  • Influence team members, business executives and program stakeholders to balance long and short-term objectives considering business value of the program.
  • Implement program objectives and goals in alignment with the various business unit annual objectives and goals. These could be strategic, tactical and operational business unit goals.
  • Operational handover to lines of business.
  • Managing the post implementation War Rooms
  • People Management

  • Oversee the activities of the project teams
  • Develop a high performing program team by embedding formal performance management process and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members.
  • Work alongside the line manager to determine and analyse development needs for the team.
  • Work with the line management function when required, initiate disciplinary processes for team members calling on support from Human Resources when required.
  • Resolve program conflict and grievances raised by team members and escalate when required.
  • Work with the line manager to address poor performance of any team member through the formal Performance improvement programme and ensure that continued poor performance is appropriately dealt with.
  • Motivate program team members and ensure that their efforts are recognised.
  • Manage program executive stakeholders.
  • Qualifications

  • Post Graduate qualification in Programme or Project Management or Business Degree
  • Experience
  • A minimum of 8-10 years work experience in Project / Programme management role or similar
  • Broadcasting Industry experience (preferred)
  • Technical Competencies (List the key technical competencies)

  • Program Management or Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Budget Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Behavioral Competencies (List the key behavioral competencies)

  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Business Acumen
  • Holistic Thinking
  • Persuading & Influence
  • Coaching
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