Datafin

IT Project Manager (12-Month Contract)

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
SUPPORT the business strategy and objectives while ensuring overall successful delivery of projects as the next IT Project Manager sought by a Specialist Consultancy to fill a 12-Month Contract role. You will drive project delivery in order to support the business in building a sustainable, diversified and expandable systems structure to meet current and future customer and market demands. Thereby, contribute to the future-oriented business development efforts of the company as well as to create value for customers. You will require a National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Project Management or PMP/Prince 2 or equivalent with 5 years of specialist experience in a relevant project function. You must also have managed a minimum of 5 IT or IT related projects through the complete PM lifecycle.
 
DUTIES:
  • 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.
  • Manage the project delivery performance; the meeting of internal and external client expectations; and driving future demand.
  • Analyse third party as well as internal processes and create strategies for project delivery optimization.
  • Take ownership of the delivery of the agreed priorities for the project.
  • Implement and maintain the 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.
  • Track project and BAU delivery.
  • Provide professional project updates to customers and internal company stakeholders about project delivery.
  • Recommend methods of improvement and implement actions to enhance project delivery.
  • Escalate project risks and issues to Management.
  • Manage requests through the backlog and delivery pipeline.
  • Take responsibility for a strong delivery relationship with the company’s outsourced IT service partners.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Minimum National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Project Management or PMP/Prince 2 or equivalent qualification.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • Minimum 5 years of specialist experience in a relevant project function.
  • Managed at least 5 IT or IT related projects through the complete Project Management lifecycle.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • High level of results orientation.
  • Strong analytical and systems thinking.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proactive and facts-drive decision making.
  • Stakeholder Management.
  • Proactive problem-solving approach.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and prioritize under time constraints. 
  • High commitment to delivery of excellent quality outcomes.