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Project Manager

Job Description

South African Citizens/Permanent Residents ONLY!

Our client is an international firm providing wealth services to private and institutional clients. They provide the highest levels of expertise and competence working in a way that is uniquely personal, proactive and responsive. Family offices and institutions have trusted them since 1976 to preserve, manage and grow their assets. They work with their clients and not just for them, from offices in the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, South Africa, Ireland, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, United Kingdom and the United States. Our client is one of the few wealth services groups with the breadth of knowledge and insight to create integrated, comprehensive global solutions.


Outline of main duties and responsibilities

·Manage the execution of our client’s strategic projects or programs within the specified and agreed upon constraints of quality, scope, time and cost;

·Create and maintain project plans;

·Manage project budgets;

·Assist in creating Request for Proposals (RFP) and managing the RFP process;

·Coordinate resources and assist with issue and conflict resolution;

·Manage project risks and impacts and ensure appropriate control measures are provided and implemented;

·Provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding project or program status as per agreement with relevant stakeholders;

·Prepare and maintain project reports and run steercom meetings (internal as well as external);

·Evaluate projects to ensure that benefits are realized;

·Ensure adherence to the Project Management methodology and governance structures;

·Assist in the development and enhancement of the relevant Project Management processes and templates;

·Train operational and ICT staff on how to use Project Office tools and templates;

·Provide leadership, mentorship and guidance to managers carrying out projects within their respective business units;

·Assist in the roll out of the Project Office throughout the Group.

Skills and experience required


·Degree with an accredited Project Management qualification such as:

·PRINCE 2 Practitioner;

·PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) or;

·APM Certified Project Manager (CPM);


·5 - 10 years Project Management experience;

·Previous experiencing managing programs;

·Previous experience managing projects across multiple business units and/or global boundaries;

·Previous experience managing projects within the asset management industry.


·High tolerance for ambiguity;

·Ability to handle complexity;

·Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

·Facilitation and presentation skills;

·Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills;

·Ability to manage by influence;

·Ability to manage resources effectively and efficiently;

·Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects of varying duration and complexity across various functional areas and jurisdictions;

·Proficiency in MS Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

·Proficiency in using project planning tools.

Reporting structure

The Project Manager will report to the Senior Manager – Project Office based in the Cape Town office.

Remuneration level

Remuneration will be market related and commensurate with experience and seniority. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package and be eligible to participate in the firm-wide discretionary bonus scheme.