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Snr Manager: Project Management ( 6-month contract )

Job Ref
284596
Job Type
Contracting
Employer Type
Company
Date Added 17 Jun 2022
Expiry Date 15 Jul 2022
* There have been 2 applications to this job.
* This job has been viewed 3241 times.
Employer:
ABSA Group

Location:
Gauteng

Salary:
Market related

Benefits:


Role details:
Bring your possibility to life! Define your career with us

With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.


Job Summary

Responsible for management of moderate to highly complex programs consisting of multiple related projects. Oversee major projects, providing strategic context, direction and leadership to the teams involved. Monitor project execution plans, resource deployment and overall coordination efforts to ensure projects are completed on schedule and to budget. Role responsibilities include components of: resource management, finance management, quality management and control management.
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Key Responsibilities

Accountability: Project Management
The management of projects, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and implementation of business processes to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.
Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and satisfactory completion of small- to medium-scale projects.
Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.
Ensures that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.
Ensures that quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure.
Manages the change control procedure and ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets and are signed off.
Provides effective leadership to the project team and takes appropriate action where performance deviates from agreed tolerances.

Accountability: Change Implementation, Planning & Management
Defining and managing the process of deploying and integrating IT capabilities into the business in a way that is sensitive to, and fully compatible with, business operations.
Ensures that there is a business perspective on how the new technical capabilities will be delivered to the business, including planning around key business cycles, selecting appropriate customers for migration, etc.
Initiates the business implementation plan, including all the activities that the business needs to do to prepare for new technical components and technologies.
Drives sites to deliver site implementation plans and align with the overall plan.
Tracks and reports against these activities to ensure progress.
Defines and manages the activities to ensure achievement of the business case after delivery.
Outlines key business engagement messages that need to take place throughout the programme/project.

Accountability: Benefits Management
Monitoring for the emergence of anticipated policy benefits (typically specified as part of the business case for a change programme or project). Action typically by the programme management team) to optimise the business impact of individual and combined benefits.
Promotes the change programme vision to staff at all levels of the business operation, brings order to complex situations and keeps a focus on business objectives.
Works with senior people responsible for the line business operation to ensure that maximum improvements are made in the business operations as groups of projects deliver their products into operational use.
Maintains the business case for funding the programme and confirms the continuing business viability of the programme at regular intervals.

Accountability: Stakeholder Relationship Management
The coordination of relationships with and between key stakeholders, during the design, management and implementation of business change.
Develops and manages one or more defined communication channels and/or stakeholder groups.
Initiates communications between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact for defined groups.
Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders.
Captures and disseminates technical and business information.
Facilitates the business change decision-making processes and the planning and implementation of change.

Education And Experience Required

To provide advanced project management services and to develop, maintain and enhance operational business relationships.

This role is in Compliance / financial crime area.


Knowledge and skills:
Proven Project Management expertise
Experience of managing activity across the whole of a project lifecycle, using current technology, structured methods and a quality process (e.g. PMP method, Prince2, etc.)
Exposure to governance, control and risk management
Proven ability to effectively work across teams at all levels
Ability to negotiate/influence at senior level
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good workshop and meeting facilitation skills
Good financial Business Case Skills.

Education

Bachelor's Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)


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