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Project Manager II



Johannesburg, ZA

Date:  10 Jul 2024
Reference:  134750

Job Classification

  • REQ: 134750 -  Refilwe Falatsi
  • Division: Nedbank Insurance | Strategic Projects
  • Closing Date: 18 July 2024
  • Employment Equity Statement: Preference will be given to individuals from underrepresented groups.

Job Family

Project, Process and Product

Career Stream


Leadership Pipeline

Manage Self: Professional

FAIS Affected

Job Purpose

To manage and deliver medium projects from commencement to completion within the scope, budget and time agreed. Projects could be associated with any discipline e.g. property, engineering, information technology, in line with the business strategy. The Project Manager will play an active role in providing mentorship and coaching on agile best practices to junior staff. The Project Manager will also ensuring the team is working on the right tasks at the right time, working closely with the product manager to translate epics, stories, and other items on the sprint list into actionable tasks for the delivery team

Job Responsibilities

Ensure successful implementation of Agile in software projects with improved quality in accordance with business needs and strategic goals.
Provide expert level guidance to software project team in terms of process, system, tools, methods as well as communication, integration, and successful team dynamics through weekly facilitation sessions
Integrate with diverse stakeholders by engaging and facilitate with multiple diverse groups across a spectrum of wants and needs
Engage and facilitate with multiple diverse groups across a spectrum of wants and needs
Build professional relationships though engagement and regular communication and feedback with all stakeholders using quality metrics and project status reports as drivers
Ensure accurate cost estimation based on coverage of client requirements and project scope.
Manage project budget within project scope.
Deliver projects on target within due date, budget and according to scope and project governance.
Ensure traceability of defined benefits throughout lifecycle of the project and escalate any deviations.
Ensure management of scope including coverage of client requirements and based on estimations.
Manage delivery of project against agreed schedule.
Meet requirements by providing advice to clients on the most appropriate Project management approach, identify project stakeholders, communicate their roles, and define the level of participation in project, map their communication needs and manage stakeholder engagement strategies through the project plan.
Manage each stakeholder group actively through the change cycle.
Conduct business change impact across process, systems, and roles according to the change management plan.
Manage the stakeholders by ensuring an understanding of the behaviours and operations and by defining strategies in project schedule.
Keep clients and management informed.
Ensure the change management process is led and supported together with the client.
Ensure client needs are accurately captured in scope and signed off by stakeholders.
Ensure satisfactory post implementation review and performing retrospectives/inspect & adapt sessions as required.
Ensure client needs are accurately captured in scope and signed off by stakeholders.
Ensure sufficient resource allocation.
Manage delivery of medium projects according to prevailing Project Management methodology.

Job Responsibilities Continue

People Specification

Essential Qualifications - NQF Level

  • Matric / Grade 12 / National Senior Certificate
  • Professional Qualifications/Honour’s Degree

Preferred Qualification

NQF level 7 qualification or Honours degree in Project Management or Business management

Essential Certifications

  • Relevant certification in PM practises or methodology (PRINCE/ PMBOK ETC)

Preferred Certifications

Project Management or Business Management,  Certified Scrum

Minimum Experience Level

5-8 years working experience in project environment of which 5 years in a PM role

Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Industry trends
  • Relevant software and systems knowledge
  • Principles of financial management
  • Cluster Specific Operational Knowledge
  • Principles of project management
  • Communication Strategies
  • Decision-making process
  • Governance, Risk and Controls
  • Financial management
  • Information Technology concepts

Behavioural Competencies

  • Influencing
  • Customer Orientation
  • Earning Trust
  • Continuous Learning
  • Monitoring Information
  • Leveraging Feedback
  • Planning and Organizing


Please contact the Nedbank Recruiting Team at - Refilwe Falatsi


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