Project Manager I Permanent - #336894


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time

IQbusiness is a leading management consulting firm. Our purpose is to grow people, grow business and grow Africa. At IQbusiness, we are problem-solvers who never accept that something cannot be done. We think beyond IT and technology and apply creative approaches to help our customers solve and overcome their business challenges.

About you and the skills we are looking for:
You are a strong and well skilled Project/ Programme Manager who is experienced across various financial services environments.
You understand People, Process and Technology and you have the ability to make informed decisions and lead projects from idea inception all the way through to activation and launch.

You have worked in different industries including banking and financial services and you understand the world of consulting.

Experience and Skills:

  • 5 + years’ Project/Programme Management experience on financial services projects
  • 3 or more years’ experience managing multiple teams across multiple projects
  • Budget management and stakeholder management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Exposure to Agile and alternative delivery methodologies
  • Exposure to Business and Process Analysis
  • Developing knowledge work and growing the competency
  • Exposure to managing people from a career growth perspective as well as a project aspect
  • As part of the leadership team, you will be required to be a part of giving input on hiring people for the Delivery Leadership Capability. This would mean that you actively sit in on interviews to see if they are the right fit

Key Responsibilities and/or output areas include, but are not limited to:

Program Initiation:

  • Identify stakeholders
  • Consult broadly with clients (executives and delivery teams) and other stakeholders
  • Analyse business value
  • Identify delivery cadences
  • Program planning
  • Identify and plan teams (project and shared resource teams) and teams’ capacity
  • Plan procurement
  • Estimate costs and determine budget
  • Identify functional and non-function dependencies
  • Identify program risks
  • Perform qualitative and qualitative risk analysis
  • Identify program metrics
  • Develop program guidance

Program Management and Execution:
  • Organisation and coordination of teams across the program
  • Build relationships across project teams and shared resource teams
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Communicate program guidance and establish support team
  • Prioritisation and coordination of work
  • Balance priorities
  • Attend to administration and reporting relating to procurement
  • Schedule and manage releases
  • Negotiate and manage dependencies
  • Manage program finances
  • Monitor and control risks
  • Coordinate and monitor schedules
  • Monitor and manage teams’ health and performance
  • Monitor and measure projects’ performance
  • Report on projects’ performance and overall program metrics

Program Close-out:

  • Close program or phase
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation and reports have been disseminated
  • Close procurement arrangements
  • Off-board program team members and complete close-out


  • Matric
  • Qualification in Project / Program Management
  • Degree or Diploma in Business Management, Computer Science, Business Science or Engineering would be advantageous
  • Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, Certified PMP, Certified Scrum Master, Certified in SAFe, Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer

Please Note:
As all IQbusiness roles require honesty in the handling of or access to cash, finances, financial systems, or confidential information; our recruitment process requires that the following background checks be completed: credit, criminal, ID, and qualification verification.

IQbusiness is committed to sustainable growth and transformation, we embrace diversity and employ previously disadvantaged individuals.

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