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Implementation IT Project Manager (FlexCube)

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENSURE the successful execution of multiple projects & the efficient use of resources to create value for clients, as your technical expertise & ability to simplify complex problems in a challenging environment as an Implementation IT Project Manager, is sought by a Specialist Consultancy. Your role will also entail managing the delivery through the SDLC, Project & BAU delivery tracking while managing client requests, project scope, risk management and delivery. The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s level Project Management tertiary qualification or PMP/Price 2 or equivalent, preferably previous BA experience, understand financial markets & systems, have managed at least 5 IT/IT related projects and proficiency in Flexcube, HTML, CSS, SQL, Web Applications and the SDCL process. You must have an uncompromising attitude when it comes to delivering exceptional quality projects.
  • Implement and maintain effective delivery frameworks internally and with the outsourced IT service partner.
  • Manage the delivery through the Software Lifecycle (SDLC) including client implementation of the change.
  • Project and BAU delivery tracking.
  • Professional project updates to clients.
  • Manage client requests through the backlog and delivery pipeline.
  • Ownership of the delivery of the agreed priorities for the year.
  • Responsible for delivery relationship with our outsourced IT service partners.
  • Ensure that systems, procedures, and methodologies are in place to support outstanding project delivery.
  • Develop a deep understanding of projects to gain insights into the scope of delivery.
  • Take accountability for project timelines, scope, cashflow, and risk management; project delivery performance; meeting internal and external client expectations; and driving future demand.
  • Analyse third – party as well as internal processes and create strategies for project delivery optimization.
Qualifications –
  • Project Management qualification at a Bachelor’s level or PMP/Prince 2 or equivalent qualification.
Experience/Skills –
  • Previous BA experience is highly preferable.
  • Understanding of financial markets and financial systems.
  • Managed at least 5 IT or IT related projects through the complete Project Management lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of –
    • Flexcube
    • Front-end development technologies and tools e.g., HTML, CSS etc.
    • Database query languages e.g., SQL.
    • Web Applications.
    • SDLC process.
  • Uncompromising in delivery of excellent quality –
    • Proven track record of understanding and identifying risks in functional changes and successfully directing efforts appropriately.
    • Recommend methods of improvement and see that actions are implemented on time for project delivery updates.
    • Provide accurate and regular reports to management on performance of project delivery.
    • Build strong relationships with teams and stakeholders to enable effective dialogue exchange between departments.
    • Escalation of project risks and issues to management.
  • Exceptional client-facing skills.
  • Proven leadership skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Proactive with a sense of urgency and the ability to establish priorities and make decisions.
  • Detailed orientated and not willing to say “OK” until something meets your standards.
  • Passionate about great user and client experiences.
  • Great team player, able to interact easily with both business and technology stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Able to source information from the users/clients.
  • Able to work under pressure, time management, provide reasonable effort estimations and to be able to multitask across multiple projects and communicate effectively.
  • Unquestionable integrity and accountability.