Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Sandton

Position Purpose:

 

To manage the planning, execution and tracking of projects according to deadlines and budget parameters in order to achieve strategic objectives of business benefit.

 

Experience & Qualifications:

 

  • Diploma in Project Management or Business Management
  • PMBOK or Prince 2 qualification (Preferred)
  • 3-5 years project management experience within an Insurance or Health or Investment environment
  • Experience in managing IT projects

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to investigate the feasibility of projects that support the achievement of the business objectives
  • Define project scopes in collaboration with stakeholders in order to ensure that project deliverables and expectations are clearly articulated and aligned to business objectives
  • Contribute to the development of business cases and processes
  • Develop project plans which identifies and sequences the activities needed within the required time, cost and quality standards
  • Coordinate the implementation of project systems and processes in line with the required time, costs and quality systems
  • Identify and assign resources and stakeholders (i.e RACI) required for the execution of the projects
  • Determine the project objectives and measures of success which will be used to evaluate project effectiveness
  • Create platforms where the project team can be mobilised and energised to ensure close collaboration and innovation
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with stakeholders to achieve optimal cross process integration
  • Track and drive the implementation and delivery of the project plan in line with the scope, cost and time parameters of the project
  • Identify risks and collaborate with stakeholders to manage the mitigation of risks
  • Create channels that monitor project progress and deliver reports that accurately reflect the progress of the project
  • Manage the project close out and the assessment of project effectiveness in order to make recommendations to improve project impact
  • Identify and support the implementation of initiatives that addresses project shortcomings or areas of concerns
  • Provide authoritative, expertise and advice to clients and stakeholders (Internal and External)
  • Contribute to the process of negotiating objectives and realistic service level agreements, monitor appropriateness and recommend adjustments
  • Deliver on service level agreements made with clients and stakeholders
  • Make recommendations to improve client service and fair treatment of clients within the area of responsibility
  • Participate and contribute to a culture which builds rewarding relationships, facilitates feedback and provides exceptional client service
  • Compile and control budgets to minimise expenditure in alignment with tactical delivery plans
  • Control the budget for the area, including the authorisation of expenditures and implementation of financial regulations
  • Manage high risk and problematic financial issues in area of accountability and contribute to the development of policy
  • Plan and implement a cycle of medium term improvements to drive pricing of service and products
  • Implement and manage financial risk methodologies, techniques and systems and use to monitor and report on financial activities
  • Investigate reported wilful acts of non-compliance to organisations policy and practice on findings

 

Competencies:

 

  • Business Acumen
  • Collaborative
  • Analytical
  • Leadership skills
  • Good communication skills

 

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