Job: Project Manager

Title Project Manager
Salary R750K per annum
Location Sandton
Job Information
Brief description of role   /

Overall job objective

Plan, manage and guide delivery of multiple successful projects (strategic /business /technical /infrastructure) for Division, in line with the project   management governance framework, application & integration architecture and IT governance standards.
Number of direct reports None
Number of indirect reports All project participants including vendors where applicable


Duties, responsibilities   and Accountabilities (and time split) Client Delivery (70%)

Assist with prioritisation, and planning of enhancements and change requests related to a project

Utilise agreed project management best practice and governance standards to ensure successful delivery of assigned projects.

Ensure all project management deliverables meet a high quality standard

Participate in regular audits and ensure appropriate risk controls such as sign-off from compliance, legal etc are maintained.

Build successful vendor relationships to facilitate successful delivery of projects.

Ensure projects, where technical in nature, are executed in line with IT quality gates and technical standards where applicable.

Manage the project scope, following the change control process for exceptions or changes to the scope.

Manage project stakeholder expectations and priorities effectively

Understand stakeholders and their expectations and priorities for every project and manage these expectations through clear and regular communication.

Formalise communication according to stakeholder needs.

Facilitate signoff on all deliverables according to agreed project management best practice and governance requirements.

Facilitate ongoing liaison with other internal teams, service providers and software vendors in order to maximise delivery success.

Facilitate the procurement process according to the project and business requirements.

Track, action and report project financial information and monitor project budgets accurately in accordance with agreed standard project governance

Manage project resources (and the relevant relationships with the resource line managers), ensuring that the appropriate resources are available at the appropriate times.

Ensure successful delivery and manage stakeholder expectations through continuous risk management according to agreed project management best practice and governance requirements.

Maintain issue and risk logs and make these available in detail as well as through regular status reporting.

Have regular discussions to continually identify and mitigate risks.

Expertise (10%)

Continually build and enhance relevant knowledge of the business with a view   to achieving thought leadership demonstrated through value in projects.

Demonstrate through attending all knowledge transfer session offered for Strategic Projects team members

Demonstrate through building relationships with key knowledgeable stakeholders

Participate in co-creation of the project management competency within the division in collaboration with the divisions Projects team members.

Collaborate on initiatives within the divisions Projects team aimed at improving internal effectiveness and knowledge management as it pertains to the project management competency.

People (10%)

Subscribe to and promote companies culture and values in all teams you work in or with.

Contribute to people development through providing proactive training, coaching and skills transfer opportunities for project management competency.

Provide leadership and guidance to project team members

Contribute to the development of project team members in accordance with their personal development plan through project interactions

Business Development (10%)

Develop an intimate knowledge of the business strategies for the areas that project  management is supplied

Ensure that all projects are delivered meeting business requirements, can be measured through a sound business case and adhere to agreed business application and integration architecture principles

Maximise business benefit through project delivery according agreed business priority

Education, skills & specialist

knowledge required


B.Com/B.Sc. degree, or equivalent qualification

Sound working knowledge of MS Office specifically MS Excel, MS Project

Min 4 years fulltime experience as a project manager

Excellent planning and organisation skills

Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)

Leadership acumen

Business acumen

Strong conflict management skills

Strong administration skills

Strong time management skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong facilitation skills

Strong change management skills

Experience in establishing and maintaining controls for risk and quality


Internationally recognised project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or equivalent

PMP Certified

Min 3 years experience in Banking or Financial Industry

Experience running projects across jurisdictions from infrastructure for strategic   business projects

In depth understanding of the PMBOK 9 knowledge areas

Knowledge and experience in working with Agile methodology

Other requirements   specific to the role / individual’s core competencies


Ability to work under constant pressure and manage a crisis effectively whilst managing expectations and building solid partnerships

A proactive mindset focused on identifying and mitigating risks and resolving issues

Ability to negotiate with, influence and motivate all involved in the project to reach a common goal

Ability to collaborate and facilitate attainment of the best possible solution for the situation

Ability to conceptualise big picture while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to coach and guide responsible staff on other projects to also deliver on successful projects

Alignment to project accounting principles as agreed to within the organisation

Personal Attributes Organised





High level of attention to detail while very competent to work at conceptual level



Highly self-motivated

Service orientated


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