Project manager - senior

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R700k per annum
Recruiter: BA Personnel
Job Ref: BA 129
Summary: Our client is a leading provider within the short-term insurance industry and has a vacancy for a Senior Project Manager based in Central IT.



Job Description

Our client is a leading provider within the short-term insurance industry and has a vacancy for a Senior Project Manager based in Central IT.


  • Project management
  • Project office management


  • All divisions within the Group
  • Partners, where applicable


  • Project manage systems enhancements and new development
  • Management of project managers within Central IT Development team
  • Drive implementation and maturation of PMO
  • Prepare and manage project initiation documentation, project plan and the delivery of projects on time, within budget and scope
  • Provide regular project status and feedback to appropriate governance structures
  • Maintaining and publishing an accurate and current project plan
  • Prepare project costing and priorities of projects
  • Budgetary control and accountability for all expense incurred by the project
  • Conduct project meetings and ensure effective project communication
  • Identify and manage issues and risks within project, and ensure execution of action plan to mitigate these
  • Coordinate project stakeholder engagement, both internally and externally
  • Leading, directing and mobilizing project team members towards identified outcomes, utilizing mentoring or coaching skills as required.




  • B-degree
  • Post graduate



Work Experience

  • 5 or more years project management experience
  • 2 or more years within a mature PMO enviromnent
  • Experience in Insurance industry preferred



  • Project management professional qualification essential
  • Working within a formalised enterprise wide PMO essential
  • Experience in varied project management methodologies and knowledge of current project management trends
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing technology projects
  • Business analysis methods



  • Self-motivated, resilient and able to operate independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with experience of working effectively in a matrix resourcing structure
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizing and planning
  • Time management
  • Well organised, realistic and reliable
  • Able to work well under pressure and to deadlines


Personal Qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to work in a project team
  • Self-starter / achievement orientated
  • Deadline driven / able to work under pressure
  • Customer focused
  • Flexible


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