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Technical Project Manager

Cape Town Permanent ZAR800000.00 - ZAR1000000.00 per annum

Provide Project execution leadership of projects across the IT portfolio. This will require providing frameworks and direction to multiple projects and project team members, primarily across the IT organisation. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the projects are planned and implemented in a structured manner to maximise benefit delivery and limit project and business risk, within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost.

Job description

  • Project Delivery Management
  • Take a project from inception (idea stage), and organise a plan to deliver all aspects of the final working solution
  • Define project objectives, scope, impacts, outputs, cost, benefits and success criteria in collaboration with business champions, business unit management and stakeholders and programme sponsor (where applicable)
  • Manage the people, processes and technology required to deliver solutions effectively according to the project requirements
  • Lead cross functional project teams by task assignment and follow up to ensure on-time completion
  • Ensure delivery of the required output(s) for each phase or stage
  • Create and control all project management related documents
  • Conduct post implementation reviews (PIRs), define recommendations based on best practices and lessons learnt
  • Understand and ensure that the business requirements have been understood and correctly interpreted
  • Issues and Risk Management
  • Identify and mitigate risks that may negatively impact the project
  • Escalation of key decisions, unresolved issues and risks
  • Budget Control
  • Manage the project budget by forecasting requirements, analysing variances, and initiating corrective action
  • People Management
  • Mentor team members on structured methodology and best practices
  • Provide regular and timely feedback to team members and their respective line managers
  • Quality Management
  • Apply quality management principles and processes
  • Ensure all work is undertaken within the organisation standards and processes
  • Ensure required documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately
  • Communication/Reporting
  • Conduct regular project reviews and accurately communicate the status of the project
  • Produce management reports using established IT Portfolio Management methodology

Establish and update plans with actuals and forecasts

Minimum requirements


  • Deep understanding and experience of IT Project Management methodologies
  • Ability to develop Business Cases or Feasibility studies to justify initiatives for approval by the Executive team
  • Ability to align the IT Projects being executed to Business Requirements throughout the programs and projects lifecycle
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills at multiple stakeholder levels
  • Strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Strong leadership ability of direct and virtual teams
  • Proactive Risk and Issue Management skills
  • Ability to analyse the impact of change on the Business, Programs and Projects and put required actions in place
  • Retail Business acumen
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability
  • Attention to detail and working to deadlines essential


  • Relevant 3 year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification
  • Project Management certification


  • Up to 7 years’ experience in programme and project management
  • Managed at least 5 IT or IT related projects through the complete project management lifecycle
  • Agile Project Management experience
  • Proven track record of delivering business application and infrastructure projects

Relevant retail industry experience and advantage

Salt is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2106-201238
Salary: ZAR800000.00 - ZAR1000000.00 per annum
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
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Job Industries: Technology
Job Locations: Cape Town
Job Types: Permanent

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