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IT PROJECT MANAGER - 367904
IT PROJECT MANAGER
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Cape Town, Western Cape
IT Project Manager
Our client, an esteemed retail company based in Cape Town is searching for an experienced IT Project Manager to join their dynamic team.
To provide execution leadership of projects across the IT portfolio. This will require providing frameworks and direction to multiple projects and project team members, primarily across the IT organisation.
Responsible for ensuring that the projects are planned and implimented in a structured manner to maximise benefit delivery and limit project and business risk, within the contraints of scope, quality, time and cost
Project Delivery Management?
To take a project from inception (idea stage), and organise a plan to deliver all aspects of the final working solution
Define project objectives, scope, impacts, outputs, costs, benefits and success criteria in collaboration with business champions, business unit management and stakeholders and programme sponsor (where applicable)
Manage the people, processed and technology required to deliver solutions effectively according to the project requirements
Lead cross functional project teams by task assignment and follow up to ensure on-time completion
Ensure delivery of the required output(s) for each phase or stage
Create and control all project management related documents
Conduct post implimentation reviews (PIRs), define recommendations based on best practices and lessons learnt
Understand and ensure that the business requirements have been understood and correctly interpreted
Issues and Risk Management
Identify and mitigate risks that may negatively impact the project
Escalation of key decisions, unresolved issues and risks
Manage the project budget by forecasting requirements, analysing variances, and initiating corrective action
Mentor team members on strucrured methodology and best practices
Provide regular and timely feedback to team members and their respective line managers
Apply quality management principles and processes
Ensure all work is undertaken within the organisation standards and processes
Ensure required documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately
Conduct regular project reviews and accurately communicate the status of the project
Produce management reports using established IT Portfolio Management methodology
Establish and update plans with actuals and forecasts
Relevant 3 year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification
Project Management certification
Deep understanding and experience of IT Project Management methodologies
Up to 7 years' experience in programme and project management
Managed at least 5 IT or IT related projects through the complete project management lifecycle
Proven track record of delivering business application and infrastructure projects
Relevant retail industry experience an advantage
Ability to develop Business Cases or Feasibility studies to justify initiatives for approval by the Executive team
Ability to align the IT Projects being executed to Business Requirements throughout the programs and projects lifecycle
Attention to detail and working to deadlines essential
Sound understanding of the IT landscape, including systemic understanding of key business linkages and dependencies
Is aware of and responsive to internal and external events and influences on the technical landscape
Quickly identifies key issues, stakeholders and viewpoints in a complex situation or problem
Finds ways to condense large amounts of information into a useful form
Anticipates the consequences of situations and proactively works to overcome potential obstacles
Asks perceptive, probing questions to get to the heart of the matter
Allocates time and resources as required when faced with multiple demands and competing priorities
Considers the financial implications before finalising activity/project plans
Actively monitors resource allocation and utilisation and makes adjustments as necessary
Accurately interprets the moods, feelings and reactions of others and adjusts own behaviour to build effective relationships within the organisation and with its business partners
Applies diplomacy and tact, demonstrating respect for differing perspectives
Understands the perspectives of others to establish mutually beneficial objectives
Coaches others on how to develop proposals and work plans for effective partnership arrangements.
Establishes connections that help facilitate the accomplishment of broader organisational objectives.
Actively listens, interprets and presents messages in different ways to enhance understanding.
Appropriately adapts the message, style, and tone of communication to accommodate a variety of audiences.
Continually searches for ways to adapt and improve through change.
Redirects own or own team's efforts in response to changed circumstances to ensure effective problem solving.