Imperial: Project Manager Gauteng




Job Title: Project Manager
Branch/Department: Integrated Services
Company: Resolve
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Samrand
Location - Province/Area: Gauteng

Position Overview: Market leader in Technology (development & integration) offers an exciting opportunity for a project manager to join the team.

The successful candidate will have 5+ years' project management experience in a professional services or software development environment including any of the following:

- Be familiar with SDLC and methodologies like Agile, KANBAN, etc.
- Be familiar with project management methodologies like PMBOK, Prince II, etc.
- Must be able to operate in a business (client) facing capacity as well as to lead and direct projects at a steering committee level. Must be able to make decisions within a given and understood mandate.

Candidates with BEng Industrial & Systems Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering or B.Com Informatics (honors), BSc Computer Science, BSc IT, will be considered. Relevant Project Management qualification required. Previous experience in the supply chain domain a plus.

Specific Role Responsibilities:
This role requires experience working in the software solutions and Business Intelligence environments, coordinating stakeholders across clients and partners. Apart from pure project management capabilities this role is most effective where the project manager participates in the content delivery as well. This role must be able to identify risks to the project and to the solution and identify mitigation solutions plus embed those into the delivery cycle. It is expected that this role is able to steer delivery in accordance with project and client objectives, and be able to prioritize these where necessary and manage stakeholder expectations accordingly.

Qualifications and Experience:
Qualifications:

- Degrees (one or more of):
o BSc. Computer Science;
o BEng. Industrial & Systems Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering;
o B.Com Informatics with honours in computer science or informatics.

And

- Formal Project Management Qualifications (one of):
o Project Manager Professional or
o PRINCE II or
o Other equivalent.

Experience:

The successful candidate will have experience in the following:
1. Be familiar with SDLC and methodologies like Agile, KANBAN, etc.;
2. Be familiar with project management methodologies like PMBOK, Prince II, etc.;
3. Must be able to operate in a business (client) facing capacity as well as to lead and direct projects at a steering committee level. Must be able to make decisions within a given and understood mandate;
4. Exposure to a variety of technologies;
5. Business & systems analysis;
6. Applying project management standards and methodologies;
7. Experience in a range of industries (FMCG, Financial, Mining, etc.)
8. Must have experience in Business Intelligence solutions design, build, implementation, support and quality assurance processes;
9. Must be able to converse with clients, senior developers, systems architects and business executives during the project lifecycle;
10. Must be able to converse with contract managers where project scope is impacted and vice versa;

Skills and Personal Attributes:

Skills:

- Be familiar with SDLC and methodologies like Agile, KANBAN, etc.;
- Be familiar with project management methodologies like PMBOK, Prince II, etc.;
- Must be able to operate in a business (client) facing capacity as well as to lead and direct projects at a steering committee level. Must be able to make decisions within a given and understood mandate;
- Exposure to a variety of technologies;
- Business & systems analysis;
- Applying project management standards and methodologies as defined by the company;
- Must have experience in systems design, build, implementation, support and quality assurance processes;
- Must be able to converse with clients, senior developers, systems architects and business executives during the project lifecycle;
- Appreciation of cost and revenue drivers that influence project profitability;
- Able to frequently and effectively report project progress to multiple levels (internally and externally) without direction and escalate high impact risks proactively.

Personal Attributes:

- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Ability to make informed decisions
- Ability to prioritize and drive execution
- Able to take the initiative and function in stressful situations
- Able to deal with complexity
- High energy and passion

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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