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Senior Project Manager – Information Technology job – Competitive market related salary + generous benefits – Durban, South Africa

We have an amazing career opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join a leading dev house in Durban. They are looking for a Senior Project Manager with the ability to collaborate across all levels and multiple teams. You will be challenged every day with the variety projects that enter this space, engaging and communicating with a diverse range of stakeholders. This team pride themselves on setting and maintaining quality standards, strong teamwork and high levels of integrity, and are looking for you contribute to the further success of the team and add a new dimension to the environment as well as focus on continuous improvement and other efficiencies. Does this job sound like the perfect challenge? Keep reading!

Your key job responsibilities as the Senior Project Manager in Durban will include:

  • Have the ability to manage multiple end-to-end delivery of medium to large sized projects with medium to high complexity
  • Have the ability to plan and define the approach and delivery of the project and monitor and track this delivery through the SDLC and lifetime of the project (initiation and planning)
  • Understanding and delivering on the requirements from stakeholders across various levels of the organisation, engage professionally with a diverse number of stakeholders (IT and Business)
  • Implement the business processes and their associated changes across the organisation and be able to measure whether the benefits of the project materialised
  • Manage the scope, cost, quality and time of the project with key focus on dependencies, risks and issues
  • Continuously look for process efficiencies and optimisations and implement these across the team and business area (continuous improvement)
  • Provide a mentoring and coaching role to other project managers and people within Portfolio and the organisation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Benefits Realisation
  • Driving and influencing the project management capability within Portfolio
  • Driving a more agile mindset and way of working within the space
  • Operationalise (Pre-Go Live, Go Live and Post Go Live)
  • Project Closure

Requirements for this Senior Project Manager job in Durban:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification BSc/BCom / Business Diploma (3yrs) / Adv
  • Management Diploma preferable
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management
  • Professional (PMP) or equivalent
  • Be a Self-Starter, Self-managed with business and technical (IT) knowledge and understanding
  • Agile experience a must
  • Line and Performance Management an advantage
  • Mentorship and coaching experience a must
  • Facilitation a must
  • Experience in the end-to-end delivery of large-sized, high complexity projects
  • Minimum of 6 years of Project Management experience in a software or IT environment
  • Expert knowledge of the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or IT Delivery Cycle
  • Expert knowledge of software or IT project management, MS Projects, JIRA / Work Items
  • MS Visio, BMC Software/ Confluence (Advantageous)
  • Exposure to multiple PM Methodologies

If you meet the above requirements for this Senior Project Manager job in Durban, we would like to hear from you! Please send your CV through to If you do not receive any feedback within 7 days of your application, please be advised that you were not successful in making the shortlist

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