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IT Project Manager Job, Cape Town

Remuneration: R900000 – R950000 per year
Location: The cap
Type: Permanent
Reference: #22191
Company: Recruitment

A reputable retail group is seeking a highly ambitious, self-directed IT Project Manager who will be responsible for project leadership across its entire IT portfolio by providing leadership, direction and maximizing benefit delivery and limiting project and business risks, within scope, quality, time and cost. The successful incumbent should possess an appropriate 3 year or NQF aligned tertiary qualification, have project management certification, 7 years of program and project management experience including having managed at least 5 projects related to the IT/IT across the full project management life cycle. , Agile project management experience and proven track record in delivering enterprise application and infrastructure projects. Local travel as well as across the African continent is to be expected.


Manage project planning and delivery –

    • Lead a project from inception (idea stage) through planning and execution of the final working solution following a structured approach.
    • Understand and ensure that business requirements have been understood and correctly interpreted.
    • Define project objectives, scope, impacts, outcomes, costs, benefits and success criteria in collaboration with business champions, business unit management, program sponsor and other relevant stakeholders (if applicable).
    • Ensure the delivery of the required output(s) for each phase or step.
    • Create and control all documents related to project management.
    • Manage the people, processes and technology needed to effectively deliver solutions based on project requirements.
    • Conduct post-implementation reviews (PIRs) and provide recommendations based on best practices and lessons learned.

Manage project risks and issues –

    • Identify and mitigate issues and risks that may negatively impact the project.
    • Track and escalate key decisions, unresolved issues, and risks.

Ensuring effective budgetary control –

    • Manage the project budget by forecasting needs.
    • Monitor, track and manage expenses by analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.

Manage and support the project team –

    • Lead cross-functional project teams and track progress of tasks to ensure timely completion.
    • Coach team members on structured methodology and best practices.
    • Manage the team to meet project commitments.
    • Provide regular and timely feedback to team members and their respective line managers (if applicable).

Effective quality and process management –

    • Apply quality management principles and processes.
    • Ensure that all work is undertaken in accordance with organizational standards and processes.
    • Ensure required documentation is complete, up-to-date and stored appropriately.

Effective reporting and stakeholder management –

    • Build and maintain business, vendor and IT relationships with stakeholders.
    • Conduct regular project reviews and accurately communicate project status.
    • Produce management reports using established IT portfolio management methodology.
    • Establish and update plans with actuals and forecasts.


Qualifications –

    • Relevant 3-year higher degree related to IT or NQF aligned.
    • Project Management Certificate.

Experience/Skills –

    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in program and project management.
    • Manage at least 5 IT or IT-related projects through the full project management lifecycle.
    • Experience in agile project management.
    • Proven track record in delivering enterprise application and infrastructure projects.
    • May be required to work flexible hours to support project delivery.
    • Travel (locally and within Africa) may be required, depending on the scope and requirements of the project.
    • In-depth understanding and experience of IT project management methodologies.
    • Ability to develop business cases or feasibility studies to justify the initiative

Posted on May 23 11:39, Closing date June 22