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.
Our client requires a programme manager to manage strategic programmes to enable the business to meet its set objectives.
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
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
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.
Post Graduate qualification in Programme or Project Management or Business Degree
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
Behavioral Competencies (List the key behavioral competencies)
Persuading & Influence