Senior Project Manager

Date: 10-Jul-2019

Location: Tygervalley, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Glacier by Sanlam brings together leading experts and respected financial services companies to meet clients’ investment needs.  We deliver focused investment services through specialist teams, partner with acclaimed financial intermediaries and pride ourselves on our superior products and solutions and high quality service. We offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, designed to assist in the creation and preservation of wealth.  Our offering encompasses local investments, including fixed term investments and investments with guarantees, international investments, retirement saving solutions, and retirement income solutions. While each solution has its own distinct purpose, they all share the world-class quality and commitment that have come to distinguish Glacier.

What will you do?

The successful candidate will be part of a team of project managers who are all responsible for the management of Business and IT projects, ensuring on time quality delivery according to agreed business requirements and parameters.

What will make you successful in this role?
  • Management and administration of IT and Business projects with respect to scope, time lines, resourcing and risks to ensure delivery according to agreed project parameters
  • Communication of strategic vision, business benefits and value to be gained by achieving the project objectives to project team members and beyond project team, including reporting of project status and risks to all stakeholders
  • Setting and management of expectations relating to projects
  • Building and managing relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, to ensure operational service delivery is maintained and business impact minimised
  • Planning, co-ordination and facilitation of project work according to agreed priorities
  • Management of project delivery, progress tracking, project risks and issues management
  • Management of changes to the agreed project scope and/or time line to preserve business commitments and re-alignment of project objectives with regards to scope and time line in the event of change

Qualifications and experience

 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Project Management with ability to apply any methodology or tool suited to the context and nature of the project and environment
  • At least 10 years’ experience within a financial services company within an IT development environment, that follows agile principles will be an advantage
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications within the field of Project Management, such as PM Diploma, PM degree,
  • PRINCE2 qualification or PMP, will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of and competent in applying project management principles
  • Knowledge of business products and processes and systems development life cycles
Qualification and Experience
Degree or Diploma with 8 to 12 years related experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Service standards and business requirements
Quality, compliance and accreditation
Project planning
Project Management Tools
Reporting and Administration
Personal Attributes
Directs work - Stage 3
Manages complexity - Stage 3
Plans and aligns - Stage 3
Optimises work processes - Stage 3
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Being resilient - Stage 3
Collaborates - Stage 3
Cultivates innovation - Stage 3
Customer focus - Stage 3
Drives results - Stage 3
Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

CLOSING DATE: 19 JULY 2019

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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