Investor Platform - Project Manager
31 August 2018
Web Ref : 376
The purpose of this role is to manage projects within an implemented framework and to maintain the Investor Platform programme environment to support individual projects within it. The candidate is responsible for the coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects, ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. The project manager will also be responsible for delivering change by creating and maintaining focus and enthusiasm Job Specification • Ensure that all activities are designed, developed and implemented in accordance with agreed project management standards, methods and procedures • Ensure business sustainability and continuity at all times • Identify and manage the end to end life cycle of prioritised Investor Platform projects, including the drafting of the project scope, feedback, planning, objectives and implementation. Engage with stakeholders to ensure requirements are correctly interpreted and transformed into project deliverables that meet the business outcomes • Define project tasks and resource requirements • Plan and schedule project timelines • Manage project budget and project resource allocation • Proactively monitor progress using appropriate tools, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action • Define the project's governance arrangements and prepare appropriate reports for Management and governance forums i.e. CAF • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of projects - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the project and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other corporate, technical and specialist standards • Ensure the delivery of new products or services from projects is at the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements • Draft and manage communications to all stakeholders • Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects • Manage risks to the project's successful outcome • Work with the Platform Change Manager and business owners on the transition to the new business as usual position where required • Keep abreast of trends and best practices in order to optimise project delivery and enhanced project solutions • Provide leadership in developing and managing specific project solutions within the area of accountability • Leverage advanced technologies to improve optimisation and efficiency • Manage and co-ordinate the development of projects and deliverables to produce project solutions that meet business' priorities and timeframes • Achieve all objectives set to the satisfaction of all stakeholders • Effective stakeholder management through the project lifecycle • Build, develop and grow any business relationship that is vital to the achievement of the strategic objectives • Provide authoritative, expertise advice to clients and stakeholders • Contribute to the process of negotiating objective and realistic service level agreements, monitor appropriateness and recommend adjustments • Deliver on service level agreements made with clients, internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure that client expectations are managed. • Consult with all stakeholders to pro-actively address issues • Identify and resolve potential conflicts within the project scope that may impact on the implementation of initiatives • Demonstrate exemplary leadership behaviour, through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values • Drive a culture that guides and directs best practice, fostering an environment of continuous learning, improvement and cohesiveness • With the help & collaboration of the company’s Investment Risk area, implement risk management, governance and compliance policies with each project lifecycle Qualifications and Experience • B Com Degree and/or relevant tertiary qualification • Project management diploma or PM certification • 4-6 years' experience in managing projects within the financial services environment • Exposure to agile methodology, technology architecture, integrating systems and managing multiple business partners / stakeholders • An understanding of the organisational processes, procedures and standards and value chain. As well as an understanding of various unrelated variables, spanning across different functional areas Key Competencies • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills • Enhanced communication and presentation skills • The ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project team • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects • Sound business- case development and approvals skills • Good knowledge of various project management methods including agile • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures to establish dependencies • The ability to find ways of solving or anticipating problems • Keep abreast of industry best practices by liaising with external project management forums • Ability to network with people at different levels • Persuasion skills • Analytical skills • Creative problem-solving skills • Ability to cope under pressure • Ability to pay attention to details Employment Equity • Preference will be given to candidates from designated groups
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