Business Project Manager

Business Project Manager

POSSIBLE SALARY RANGE: R500,000 – R1 Mil p/a+*

Complete projects within agreed timescales and to budget by planning and organising staff, tasks, and resources.

Skills and abilities: Excellent organisational, communication and leadership skills, IT literacy and budgeting skills.

What you’ll be doing: In the role of Project Manager, you could work on a variety of projects in different industries or sectors, including building projects and IT systems. Typical day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Determining the aims of the client or business
  • Planning different project stages, and deciding resource requirements
  • Agreeing prices with contractors and suppliers
  • Choosing and leading a project team
  • Monitoring progress, quality, and costs
  • Analysing risks, and reporting regularly to senior managers and the client

Career progression: You may decide to enhance your project management skills through a focussed qualification. With experience, you may rise to the position of Senior Project Manager, or choose to work as a freelance consultant. 

A good example of the skills required for this type of role can be found in this recent Old Mutual recruitment drive for Business Project Managers

  • Min 3 year relevant tertiary qualification
  • Formal project management training and accredited PM qualification is essential with at least 5 years working experience
  • Experience of at least 2 years in developing and managing a sizeable project management office, including development of methodology, governance standards, tools and templates in line with best practice
  • Experience in developing and implementing project management methodology and related tools
  • MS Project experience essential
  • Experience in line managing, coaching and mentoring a team of between 10 to 16 resources
  • Experience in similar project environments i.e. within finance, risk, tax functions of large corporates
  • Experience on large business projects largely delivered through IT is essential
  • An excellent communicator who can adapt to different levels of audience expertise and different sizes of audiences in both their written and verbal communication
  • Well-versed in managing senior stakeholders’ expectations
  • Proven ability in multi-tasking and managing several projects at once
  • Good business acumen
  • Good inter-personal skills, including influencing skills. Collaborates effectively with others to achieve personal and team results
  • Self-starter, able to show initiative and work with minimal guidance
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Solution-driven, passionate and energetic
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