Commercial business project manager

Transquisite Consulting

Job Summary

We’re currently for a Commercial Business Project Manager for a 6 months contract. The project is a Private-Public venture to improve employa...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

We’re currently for a Commercial Business Project Manager for a 6 months contract. The project is a Private-Public venture to improve employability. 

The successful candidate will work directly with stakeholders to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and led, and managed the budget of multi-milion dollar projects 


We are looking for a certified Project Manager who has worked on large projects within diverse commercial sectors cutting across Construction, IT, FMCG, Education, Banking, Finance etc. You would also be a creative and dedicated individual who will fit within their collaborative culture demonstrating the essence and understanding of teamwork.

The job may require some overtime hours to meet with the business and stakeholder deadlines. However, if you enjoy working with other professionals who believe in creating innovative solutions to problems, this is the role for you.

The Project Manager will be accountable for delivering outcomes, so you would have high levels of responsibility to ensure that both you and your team are on track. As the lead on this project, you should be able to demonstrate current and previous experiences of:
Initiating - checking feasibility and working out budgets, teams and resources;

 

Planning

  • Preparing and maintaining project, stage and exception plans as required
  • Identifying and obtaining support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project
  • Setting goals, defining roles and producing schedules of tasks
  • Set objectives in line with both the client and stakeholder needs, which include scope, content, timings and budget;
  • Identify and manage risks to ensure delivery is on time
  • Preparing and maintaining project, stage and exception plans as require

Executing

  • Managing the project, the various departments and the key private-public stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate the work of your project team and delegate tasks where appropriate
  • Monitoring and controlling - tracking the project's progress
  • Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans
  • Applying change control and configuration management processes
  • Applying change control and configuration management processes
  • Monitoring overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Liaison with appointed project assurance representatives to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project
  • Adopting and applying appropriate technical and quality strategies and standards
  • Liaising with various team members and departments to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated
  • Monitor the work to make sure it is on time and within budget
  • Implement any changes throughout the process
  • Report regularly to management and to stakeholders

Closing

  • Evaluating successes and challenges to enhance learning for your next project.
  • Conducting a project evaluation review to assess how well the project was managed
  • Reporting through agreed lines on project progress through highlight reports and end-stage assessments
  • Preparing any follow-on action recommendations

Experience Required

  • Degree in Business Administration or similar discipline, MBA is an added advantage
  • A Project Management Certification such as PRINCE2, PMP, PMI or its equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in CORE project management
  • Background in business skills, planning, management, budgeting and analysis
  • Experience working on multi-million-dollar projects and managing budgets
  • Working with/Managing large and diverse teams from multi-cultural backgrounds - demonstrating the ability to be able to direct, manage and motivate the project team
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills – demonstrating the ability to liaise and interact with senior executives, government officials and board members
  • Develop and maintain an agreed project plan and detailed stage plans
  • Understand and apply business case and risk management processes
  • Tailor expert knowledge to meet specific circumstances in Project business frames
  • Plan and manage deployment of physical and financial resources to meet project milestones
  • Build and sustain effective communications with other roles involved in the project
  • The ability to implement quality management principles and processes
  • Demonstrate consulting level presentation creation experience; demonstrated ability to make effective, high-level presentations to senior client personnel
  • Proven experience successfully managing large scale, complex projects
  • Previous experience as a subject matter expert with an NGO an added advantage

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