Senior Project Manager
Datonomy Solutions
Pinelands, South Africa
6d ago
source : Executive Placements

The Senior Project Manager is Passionate / Optimistic / Informed / Uncomplicated

Main Purpose

To successfully introduce change into the business from project initiation through to project closure, by applying the company''s methodology.

Reporting into a Programme Manager within the Strategic Project Office, the incumbent will be responsible for leading the delivery of the Insurance Project which is a key strategic initiative in the company''s 5 year strategy.

Key Responsibilities :

Coordinating Project to accomplish the Project objectives by ensuring delivery is on time, within budget, as per requirements and the Project Sponsors and Business Owners expectations

Facilitating the delivery of the Project by following the Strategic Project Office methodology through the following phases :

Preliminary support Sponsor and Business Owner in the validation of the Business Case and key success criteria

Preparation define the Project and complete the Project Definition Document, complete necessary governance, Stakeholder Analysis and Risk Assessment and prepare for Project Kick off.

o Elaboration - Project Kick-off, facilitate Solution Design and validation, construct detailed Project

Plan, Resource Plan, Budget (as well as financial validation) and set up project structure

Construction co-ordinate both business and technical work-streams towards delivering Project requirements to scope, time, cost and quality objectives.

Transition execute detailed Transition and Implementation Plan including Post Implementation

Testing and validation.

Supporting Business Transition Management by ensuring that business change as a result of the relevant

Project(s) is managed in such a way that the disruption to the business is kept to a minimum.

Key Competencies :

Business acumen and commercial awareness

Ability to work across multiple complex work streams simultaneously and deliver under pressure

Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to drive decision making

Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage expectations, risks and issues in a pro-

active manner

Disciplined prioritisation with excellent planning and organisational skills

Analytical, conceptual and creative problem solving skills

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances

Ability to assimilate new information (both technical and process) to understand the requirement

Sound organisational skills with strong documentation and reporting abilities

Ability to consider the bigger picture and get involved in the detail where required

Strong leader and team player

Systematic and integrated thinking

Sound judgment and decision making

Minimum Requirements :

Relevant and applicable Bachelors Degree or higher with a Project Management Certification

A minimum of 10 years experience as a Senior Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering large complex projects simultaneously

Financial Services and / or Retail experience

Broad knowledge of business and financial products

Experience of implementing Insurance products (desirable)

Knowledge and thorough understanding of best practice Project Management methodologies

A practical understanding of the system development lifecycle and product life cycle, database and system


Understanding of ICT functional areas such as development, infrastructure and service management

Business Analysis Diploma or exposure advantageous

Experience within an Agile environment advantageous

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