Project Manager

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

An Investment Administrative Company is seeking a dedicated Project Manager whose key functions will be to manage projects, address reliability issues, track project metrics, manage budgets. The ideal candidate must have 5+ years BA / Scrum Master / Project Management / Delivery experience, proficiency with Flexcube, HTML, CSS, any SQL will be beneficial and have a solid understanding of financial markets and financial systems. You must also be knowledgeable on the Retail Investment domain, Transfer Agency and Web Applications.
Project Management –
  • Implementation and maintenance of effective delivery frameworks internally and with the outsourced IT service partner.
  • Manage the delivery through the Software Development 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 agreed priorities for the year.
  • Responsible for delivery relationship with 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 delivery performance, meeting internal and external client expectations, and drive future demand.
  • Analyse third-party as well as internal processes and creating strategies for project delivery optimization.
Performance & Quality Management –
  • Recommend methods of improvement and see that actions are implemented on time for project delivery upgrades.
  • 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.
  • 5+ Years BA / Scrum Master / Project Management / Delivery experience.
  • Understanding of financial markets and financial systems.
  • Knowledge of –
    • Flexcube
    • Retail Investment domain
    • Transfer Agency
    • Front-end development technologies and tools e.g., HTML, CSS etc.
    • Web Applications
    • SDLC process
Highly Desirable:
    • Bizagi
    • Digiata
    • SQL experience
  • 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.
  • Ability to simplify complex problems and processes in a challenging, dynamic environment.
  • Detail oriented, and not willing to say "OK" until something meets your standards.
  • Passionate about great user and client experiences.
  • A great team player, able to interact easily with both business and technology stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with teams and stakeholders.
  • Able to source information from the users/clients.
  • Can work under pressure, time management, provide reasonable effort estimations and to be able to multi-task across multiple projects and communicate effectively.
  • Unquestionable integrity and accountability.
  • Uncompromising in delivery of excellent quality.
  • Proven track record of understanding and identifying risks in functional changes and successfully directing efforts appropriately.