Project Portfolio Manager

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The Project Management Team has an exciting new vacancy for a Project Portfolio Manager. The main purpose of the role is to manage multiple simultaneous projects spanning from: software product development, third party integrations, departmental efficiency improvements and operational efficiency improvements to ensure that they are delivered timeously, within budget and scope and inline with Mukuru goals. The Project Portfolio Manager reports directly to the HOD Project Management. This position is responsible for managing projects by constantly evaluating whether the project requirements are being delivered within the required time frames, budget and quality. The role is also responsible continuous stakeholder communication and managing the relationship between multiple stakeholders (across various departments). This position does not have any direct reports but would manage the team (various role players throughout the business – differing based on different projects) from a task perspective. The Project Portfolio Manager is dually accountable for managing products from inception to delivery. Projects may take place across multiple countries and may require travel.

Duties and responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

• To collaborate with various business teams in order to plan, lead, organise and control multiple projects to ensure timeous delivery
• To coordinate communication between project stakeholders, team members and suppliers to ensure that project objectives are achieved
• To manage risks and issues on projects to mitigate negative impact on the project outcomes
• To ensure the timeous resolution of project queries and barriers for the project team
• To accurately analyse and report on all project statuses and identify strategic areas for improvement
• To strategically manage products through the development process
• To manage own professional and self-development

Minimum Requirements:

• Grade 12 or equivalent essential
• Tertiary qualification (Essential)
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management methodology and standards (Essential)
• Experience in either Business Development/Product Development or Business Analysis (Essential)
• PMP Qualification (Desirable)
• Working knowledge of PM tools such as Trello/Asana/Jira would be highly advantageous
• Knowledge of the application of project management methodologies and standards
• Knowledge of Business Development principles
• Knowledge of Product Development
• Knowledge of Business Analysis
• Knowledge of payments and remittances
• Knowledge of software capabilities

Additional Skills / Competencies:

• Computer skills (Office suite)
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Presenting skills
• Time management skills
• Organisational & administrative skills
• Attention to detail
• Interpersonal skills
• Innovation
• Organizational awareness
• Analysis and Judgment
• Influence
• Initiative and Responsibility

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