Project Manager

Department Project Management Office
Responsible to Project Management Office Lead
Position purpose
 

The position exists to identify and deliver innovative solutions that provide value for the customer, planning multi-disciplinary projects within agreed timescales and budgets for the company.

Functional relationships (relating to others)
External Internal
 

·       Customers

·       Suppliers

·       Industry associations and working groups

·       Contractors

 

·       Company management

·       Company employees

 

Key result areas
 

The position encompasses the following major functions or key result areas:

·       Project Management

·       Corporate Contribution

 

The requirements in the above key result areas are broadly identified below:

 

Key accountabilities
Project management
 

·       Define project and set project objectives

·       Draft project plan that can deliver the set objectives within required time and budget

·       Define functional requirements of the project team, and form such a team using the right company channels

·       Identify all project stakeholders and their expectations, and put in place stakeholder management plans where required

·       Identify projects’ risks and put mitigation measures in place where applicable

·       Identify applicable regulations pertaining to project at hand and ensure compliance

·       Oversee and manage project finance

·       Manage project procurement against BOM requirements

·       Conduct regular project reviews and produce reports thereof with appropriate action items

·       Prepare regular project status reports in the form of charts, graphs, narratives; as appropriate to audience.

·       Lead and/or participate in meetings with suppliers and customers for design reviews and to track projects’ status.

·       Consult and recommend appropriate business solutions with PMO Executive

·       Facilitate compliance to Company policies and procedures.

·       Conduct team performance evaluations in accordance with Human Capital policies and procedures

·       Execute with diligence any other task the PMO Executive Manager may require

Corporate contribution
 

·       Constructively participate as a member of the wider Company team

·       Undertake any other tasks or one-off projects which may be assigned from time to time

·       Ensure protection of the company’s commercial interests always and in all circumstances

·       Take all practicable steps to ensure personal safety and the safety of others as a matter of priority

·       Demonstrate professional skill and a high standard of fairness and integrity

Person specification
Qualifications and experience
 

·       Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related qualification

·       Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) is advantageous

·       Qualification in project management: Prince2 Practitioner or Project Management Professional (PMP)

·       At least 5 years’ project management experience with managing multiple small to large projects

·       Knowledge in database maintenance and Microsoft SQL scripting

·       Knowledge in SQL report writing and Microsoft SQL reporting services

·       Understanding of the prepaid metering and services industry – revenue management systems applications

·       Drivers licence

Key skills/attributes/position specific competencies
The following indicates what would typically be expected for this role at a competent level:
 

·       Knowledge of prepayment metering products and revenue management products

·       Knowledge of Microsoft Projects

·       Knowledge of available tools, methods, procedures and/or equipment associated with specialisation and the

technical depth to make correct choices from alternatives in all these areas

·       Clear understanding of the relationship of any specialised role to the context in which the work is carried out, the

Business and the needs of those who will use the end-product

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills – especially writing professional reports

·       Strong telephonic and email etiquette

·       Information technology system support skills

·       Excellent Microsoft Office skills

·       Negotiation and networking skills

·       Professional approach

·       Commitment to customer service

·       High level of integrity and confidentiality

·       Able to work under pressure

·       Highly self-motivated

·       Drivers licence

Core competencies
·       Accountability

·       Analytical thinking

·       Client focus

·       Decision-making

·       Flexibility

·       Information-seeking

·       Initiative

·       Personal development

·       Planning and organising

·       Problem-solving

·       Teamwork

Other requirements
 

·       Working hours are 08h00 to 16h30

·       30-minute lunch break

·       Available to work overtime when required

·       Available to travel when required – local and international

·       Probation concludes after 3 months

·       Subscribes to ethical business practices and the requirements of the Employment Equity and Occupational Health

and Safety Acts

Please email your cv to joanne@abantusa.co.za with the subject line:  Project Manager

Due to the high volumes of CV’s, should you not hear from us within 1 week, your application was unsuccessful.