Datafin

Junior – Mid Project Manager (KZN)

Product/Project management
Durban – KwaZulu Natal

ENVIRONMENT:
ENSURE the exceptional execution control and completion of projects while remaining aligned with the business strategy and goals as the next ambitious Junior – Mid Project Manager sought by a dynamic Internet Service & Network Specialist for its Durban division. You will ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope & budget, develop a detailed project plan to track progress while performing Risk Management and preparing for Project presentations and feedback meetings. The ideal candidate must be critical thinking with strong organisation and communication – able to handle multiple tasks under pressure. You must have Grade 12/Matric with a Bachelors Degree or suitable Project Management Certification (CAPM, PMP, Prince2, or Agile Project Management), have 3 years’ experience in a similar role with proficiency with tools such as MS Project and Smartsheet and have Scrum experience – preferably also being Scrum Master Certified.
 
DUTIES:
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the successful execution of projects.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress.
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed.
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders.
  • Perform Risk Management to minimize project risks.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Prepare Project presentations and chair Weekly Project Meetings and Steering Committee Meetings.
  • Display consistent energy, drive and persistence in order to deliver results.
  • Ensure the correct escalation processes are followed and that Project Sponsors & Project Owners are kept abreast of any unresolved issues or risks.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Matric / Grade 12.
  • Bachelors-Degree or suitable Project Management Certification (CAPM, PMP, Prince2, or Agile Project Management).
 
Experience/Skills –
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Project Management.
  • Knowledge/ experience in Scrum (Preferable Certified Scrum Master).
  • Experience in Project Management tools such as MS Project and Smartsheet.
  • Car and driver’s license.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities.
  • Conflict resolution experience.
  • Adaptability.
  • Able to tolerate stress.