Project Lead

Project Management · Irene, Gauteng
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Role Summary:


Ensuring delivery of all projects within a pod.

The oracle. The orchestrator. The see'er and controller of all things. This person can see deep into the future, seldom breaks a sweat and their heart rate never gets above 80 bpm. Clinical, calm, and collected, they make stuff happen. They love challenges, clocks, calendars and budgets and have an unhealthy obsession with details. They are the oil in our engine. They make beautiful things possible and we couldn't live without them. No literally, we couldn't.


Roles & Responsibilities:


  • End to end project delivery. From requirements definition through to deployment, identifying schedules of work, scopes, budget estimations,  and project implementation plans, including risk mitigation
  • The orchestration of multiple projects, across all clients within their pod, managing resources (internal & external) with the responsibility for the delivery of the project on time and within the budget
  • Proactive, anticipatory and detail obsessed. Constant analysis of progress and project health in order to adapt scope, timelines, and costs where necessary to ensure that the project team delivers
  • Unblocking any blockers the production team might experience. They find the solutions and answers the team is looking for
  • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate client stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status, changes and potential delivery
  • Develop and manage cost estimates with the client lead, and continually monitor financial health through to invoicing
  • Report project outcomes and/or risks, with mitigation, to the appropriate client leads as needed -escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans
  • Demonstrate thought out and well-informed decision making. Teaming up with the PODCO where big decisions are made, showing a united front, sense of oneness and leadership for all of the POD
  • Ongoing collaboration with project delivery peers, sharing learnings and best practice with a view to refine pod specific ways of working


Characteristics:


  • Hyper Organised
  • Proactive
  • Detail Orientated
  • Respected
  • Trusted
  • Adaptable
  • Driven
  • Motivator
  • Team Player
  • Can do Attitude


Skills & Experience Required:


  • Professional certification in Project Management 
  • 5+ years project management experience
  • Agile experience 
  • Experience in working in a management consultancy house, large scale tech company or digital agency
  • Hands-on experience with delivering large scale digital transformation programmes from best in class websites to apps, eco systems and platform product design 
  • Proven success working with all levels of management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines
  • Someone with an appetite to build a career with a modern day digital advisory design firm 
  • Experienced and confident working with project management tools such as Forecast and Smartsheet

 

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  • Location
    Irene, Gauteng
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced