Project Portfolio Manager (Ref: TDBPPM)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Financial sector in Observatory, Cape Town - Western Cape
Posted On Wednesday 6 March 2019
Job Description:

Leading Payments Company requires bright vibrant Project Portfolio Manager to join their dynamic team.

Main job function

The main purpose of this 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/working software and in line with Mukuru goals. The Project Portfolio Manager reports directly to the HOD Strategy and Business Development. 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 Project Portfolio Manager is responsible continuous stakeholder communication and managing the relationship between multiple stakeholders (across various departments). The Project Managers report directly to this position. This role guides, supports and drives 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, as well as ensure the same from their direct reports. Internal liaison takes place with various departments and managers depending on the project scope. External liaison takes place with suppliers and 3rd parties.


Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)

Tertiary qualification (Essential)

PMP Qualification (Desirable)


5 years’ experience in project management methodology and standards (Essential)

Experience in either Business Development/Product Development or Business Analysis (Essential)

Working with PM tools such as Trello/Asana/Jira (Desirable)

Knowledge of the application of PM 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

Duties and responsibilities (include 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 so as 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 projects through the development process

To perform a general management function for the project management team

To manage own professional and self-development

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Tamrin de Beer