Job Openings Project Manager

About the job Project Manager

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Permanent

COMPANY:

A large retail chain

LOCATION:

Cape Town

JOB OVERVIEW:

This exciting opportunity is for a Project Manager in the Store Solution team. This position requires a high-energy, self-motivated, analytical, agile individual with strong people-and-project management skills. The successful applicant must be comfortable with working in a dynamic, diverse, fast-paced, continually evolving, and results-driven environment.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop and maintain a detailed plan to track progress
  • Provide timeline and budget reports to Clients
  • Manage key deliverables/tasks with the internal team
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Manage operational activities, including user requests and system improvements
  • Manage several projects concurrently (multi-tasking)
  • Provide day-to-day customer liaison and be responsible for relationship management, project management, and delivery
  • Manage a pipeline of multiple complex projects and work streams, ensuring teams are working to fully agreed resource allocation levels
  • In conjunction with the associated senior staff, cross-functional management of a team of developers, testers, and business analysts involved in developing and maintaining processes for efficient delivery of software to customers
  • Manage the delivery of change through the Agile scrum processes
  • Coach the team to effectively apply Agile methodologies
  • Escalate commercial issues, where appropriate, including potential business opportunities
  • Prepare internal and customer reports
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Collaborate with other Project Managers, exchanging ideas, working on improvements of the process both within the immediate team and across the company Financial management, including project creation, time tracking, and month-end processes to support the finance department

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be well organized and understand the product development process
  • Strong experience in a fast-paced software development environment with proven use of Agile (scrum)
  • Development and knowledge of waterfall methodologies
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a desire to drive continuous improvement through the project lifecycle
  • Excellent people management skills and the ability to demonstrate stakeholder management responsibilities.
  • Good communication skills both written and spoken
  • Ability to take on all circumstances (even unfavorable ones) and recommend plausible solution(s) to facilitate stakeholder decisions
  • Ability to take a wider team view and manage accordingly
  • Flexibility and the ability to respond to rapidly changing situations
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • The desire to drive continuous improvement

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Matric
  • Formal Tertiary Qualification
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • PMP/PRINCE II Certification

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Experienced using JIRA for Scrum and Kanban boards
  • At least 10 years of work experience in the Industry
  • At least 5 years of work experience in an IT Project Manager role
  • Proven experience in project/task management
  • Must have experience managing multiple projects in parallel
  • Proven experience running large or multiple scrum teams
  • Proven experience managing project budgets

**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.