Programme Manager

Location: Midrand, South Africa
Salary: 1200000 Annually
Recruiter: Tower Group
Job Ref: JHB002608/KM
Summary: Our client in the Banking sector is in the market for a Programme Manager. The position is based in Midrand. Please see the requirements:



Job Description


  • Minimum of 10 years Management Experience
  • Extensive Experience in Programme Management, Planning


  • General and Strategic Management
  • Programme Management
  • Financial Management
  • Budget Management and Cost Control
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Business Planning


  •  Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Planning and Analytical
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration
  • Problem Solving


Business and Operations Improvement

  • Develop efficient and effective business delivery mechanism
  • Champion the development of appropriate skills and competency efficiencies
  • Spearhead operations improvement and innovation initiatives cost efficiencies.
  • Lead the building of organisational operational abilities and capability opportunities

Programmes Delivery

  • Oversee programme delivery (planning, implementing, monitoring, programme performance and reporting.
  • Accountable for organisational performance in the delivery of projects
  • Direct the formulation of appropriate portfolio-based projects to inform corporate planning, targeting, impact assessments and reporting

Strategic Leadership

  • Exerts strong influencing skills to impact choices on immediate and long term directions.
  • Participates in strategy development
  • Makes decisions and takes timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.
  • Undertakes continual adjustments with stakeholders in a persuasive manner to keep projects on course by use of positive win\win negotiation.
  • Partnering with sponsors in understanding opportunities and in making timely choices
  • Identify ,build and maintain relationships with key stakeholder
  • Coordinate and intergrate business delivery activities within the department and other Business Units.
  • Deliver an IT People Plan with focus on Performance, Skills Development, Proficiency Management, EE, Succession and Talent Management.
  • Create and Lead a High Performance IT Executive Team, attract Top Talent, reduce churn and create stability Employment Equity – meet IT Equity plan as presented and approved by Board.
  • Engagement survey – improve dipstick survey results to 35%.
  • Retention – Retain 90% of top talent / decrease turnover of average and better performers to < 15%.
  • Implement L & D Plan – 85% (given that there is always a significant underperformance in this area, and as it is we underspend v industry standard

Financial Management and Governance

  • Ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability for project budget
  • Manage project budgets and resource allocation
  • Cultivate an appropriate culture and awareness around finances
  • Direct the business budgeting and institute associated control measures
  • Champion unit risk management and statutory compliance
  • Effective Management of IT Finances: - Manage recoveries and Expense budget through measuring Gross Expenses



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