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Cape Town

Senior Project Manager

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ENVIRONMENT:

Deliver a portfolio of exciting IT projects as your expertise as a Senior Project Manager is sought by a rapidly growing cloud solutions provider. Your core role will be to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within budget and that exceptional quality standards are maintained. You will require Certifications including: PRINCE2 Practitioner, AgilePM Foundation/Practitioner & ITIL Foundation, 7+ years’ experience delivering large/complex IT projects, experience helping organisations migrate to, build on and optimise their Cloud technology & be skilled with MS Project, Visio, Waterfall, Agile Hybrid & Scrum methodologies.

 

DUTIES:

Manage a portfolio of complex project initiatives with project teams and project delivery across geographies.

Full project lifecycle ownership from initiation to deployment.

Set and continually manage project plans and expectations – develop Statements of Work and appropriate specifications.

Report on project status, milestones and success criteria – analyse and troubleshoot problem areas.

Ensure that the delivery of new products or services from Projects is to the appropriate levels of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the Programme plan and Programme governance arrangements.

Work creatively and analytically to solve problems demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.

Work across teams to prepare estimates and detailed project plans.

Provide leadership and coaching; mentor and motivate team members.

Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives.

Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships for the company.

Manage day-to-day project activities and resources and chair project meetings.

Oversee project budgets.

Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals.

Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues.

Set and continually manage project expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members / stakeholders / Customers.

Develop trusted advisor relationship with customers – identify new opportunities to help customers solve their business problems.

Continue professional development to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices used in project management adopt as required to increase team productivity & project success.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications –

PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent.

AgilePM Foundation or Practitioner.

ITIL Foundation.

 

Desired Knowledge/Skills –

Experience of direct personnel line management.

Strong academic background – ideally with a technical degree.

Business Analysis skills.

 

Experience/Skills –

At least 7+ years’ relevant experience in delivering large/complex IT projects.

Technology background with early career hands on technical experience.

Experience helping organisations migrate to, build on and optimise their Cloud technology through advisory, delivery planning and implementation.

Proven ability to organise and execute projects in a consistent, repeatable and reliable manner.

Technical/conversational knowledge and track record in delivery of projects in some or all of the following areas:

Infrastructure Technology

Microsoft Azure & Office365

Virtualisation / Cloud Platforms

Datacentre strategy and operations

Backup, Storage and Disaster Recovery

UC & Networking

Device Management

Large scale migration projects

Hybrid environments

Legacy environments

Security

Enterprise level use of Microsoft Office Suite including Project and Visio.

Experience of Waterfall, Agile Hybrid & Scrum methodologies.

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Excellent time management, communications, decision-making, presentation, human relations and organisational skills.

Able to resolve problems in a timely manner.

Can communicate technical information and ideas.

Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

 

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

COMMENTS:

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