IT Project Manager at Mr Price Group

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski



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The Mr Price Group is recruiting a dynamic Project Manager for our IT PMO Office!

Our ideal person has great communication, does not shy away from challenging situations and accepts a high degree of responsibility for ensuring their stakeholders are delighted and the business always benefits. 

 

A typical day as a Project Manager would look like this…

Strategy & Planning

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

 

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Acquisition & Deployment

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals, with the Portfolio Manager
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.

 

Operational Management

  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and highlight issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

 

Our requirements to apply?

  • Relevant Business or IT Degree
  • 5 years in a Project Manager role
  • Project management certifications or demonstrable career development activities would be a massive advantage 

PLUS experience with:

  • Leading projects successfully (including leading teams, budgeting, planning, quality management, problem solving, reporting, managing risk)
  • Project Management principles & ability to use ‘best practice’ in all aspects of project management, with focus on practical results rather than process
  • Approach to, benefits delivery – from strategy to realization
  • MS Project and Project Online
  • Retail sector and broad understanding of traditional and new technologies used in a retail and online environments

 

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About Us:

The People’s Value Champion

Cash- Based

Omni-Channel

Fashion-Value Retailer

We employ more than 19000 passionate associates and retail in more than 1300 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Africa through our 6 trading divisions; Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, MILADYS and sheet street.

The Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

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