IT Project Manager
Progressive Edge
Johannesburg, South Africa
16h ago
source : Executive Placements

Job Purpose

The information Technology (IT) Project Manager is responsible to plan, initiate, and manage IT Projects. The IT Project Manager will be responsible to plan, organise, and integrate cross-functional Information Technology Projects that are significant in scope and impact.

They will lead and guide the work of IT team members on Projects, serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of Projects.

The role will take full accountability to plan Projects, initiate each stage of the Project, assess business implications, and monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

Key Responsibilities :

The IT Project Manager will :

  • Manage Information Technology Projects or system activities based on a needs analysis and the IT strategy
  • Develop detailed Project plans, including goals and plans to meet those goals
  • Develop guidelines for system implementation, including a Project team and schedules with individual responsibilities
  • Manage and maintain Project timeframes, budgets for appropriate resource allocation and status reports
  • Identify information technology Project resource requirements
  • Utilise Project management tools to track Project performance and schedule adherence
  • Prepare analytical reports and analyse data to identify trends or relationships among variables
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues
  • Develop information communication procedures
  • Conduct risk assessments for Projects
  • Organise meetings to discuss Project goals and progress
  • Core Responsibilities :

    IT Project Management

  • Maintain the organisations effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans through IT Project deliverables
  • Outlining, defining, and initiating various Projects
  • Complete Projects by coordinating resources and Projects schedules based on the needs of the organisation
  • Develop mechanisms, which could include data analytics to measure and evaluate the success of Projects
  • Develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI)
  • Document instructions for end-users and assist with the testing of the final product
  • Oversee and manage the complete Project Management Cycle from start to end to ensure timeous completion
  • Project Support

  • Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing annual budgets, and scheduling expenditures
  • Plan and overseeing the preparation and dissemination of Project communications
  • Liaise with stakeholders such as Project personnel, vendors, and end-users regarding Project requirements
  • Compile Project reports and inform management regarding problems
  • Proactively work with the Developers to find solutions to business needs
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings related to Information Technology Projects
  • Where necessary, manage Project teams in the roll out of IT Projects
  • Knowledge Management

  • Keep up to date with professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops
  • Ensure change management processes are implemented and employees are trained on new technology
  • Keep up to date on industry standards and best practice in term of technology
  • General and Administration

  • Maintain an updated reporting system
  • Ensure accurate and reflective reports are provided to management timeously
  • Ensure timeous feedback is given to all the relevant stakeholders
  • Attend and participate in meetings
  • Minimum Requirements :

    Educational Qualifications :

  • Degree in IT or equivalent
  • Knowledge of IT and Project Management Principles
  • Professional qualification in Project Management would be an advantage.
  • 4 - 5 years work experience in an IT Project Management role
  • Other requirements :

  • Ability to lead Projects (with a proven track record of doing so in the past)
  • Good time management and Project Management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Detail orientated
  • Client centric attitude
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