Programme & Project Manager

We are looking for passionate and committed Programme and Project Portfolio Managers to join our Delivery Management Capability

BSG Johannesburg

Our Johannesburg office is situated in Houghton Estate, within walking distance of the Rosebank Gautrain station.

Role profile

Location: Johannesburg


We are looking for business and technology consultants with deep experience and a passion for leading the delivery of client focused engagements, to join our collaborative, engaged and passionate Delivery Management team.

Are you passionate about owning the delivery of both innovative and pragmatic change for our clients benefit, that meets the priority needs of their businesses and helps them to achieve their vision? Are you inspired to deliver excellence through challenging and complex project portfolios and programmes, that provides positive transformation for our clients and their customers? One that positively impacts the lives of people everywhere?

Do you have the skills and tenacity that contributes to the implementation of business strategies that are embodied within a digital future? Do you want to work with the most talented people in South Africa? Then you will love it here!

Main Purpose of the Role

To be accountable for end to end Delivery Management, from concept to benefits realisation, by leading multi-skilled BSG teams of varying sizes, through a collaborative and delivery focused approach. BSG teams, that span the capabilities of Strategy, Data Science, Technology, and Analysis & Design.

Deliver strategic change, through the outcomes of complex Project Portfolios and Programmes, that are insightful and pragmatic within both our clients Customer/Business interface, and Core Operating Platforms. Change that leverages international benchmarks, fused together with the reality of the local context our clients businesses operate within. So that, in partnership with our clients’ delivery teams, we collectively deliver the benefits and outcomes that are beyond the reach of ordinary people.

About the role

Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant Tertiary Degree: e.g. BBusSci, Bcom Information Systems/Informatics (Honours), or BSc Eng, BEng
  • Certifications: e.g. MSP, PRINCE2, PMBOK and /or Agile related training (e.g. SCRUM or equivalent experience)
  • Minimum of 5+ years business or technology management consulting
  • In addition, 3+ years of dedicated Project Portfolio and Programme Management
  • Delivery of Transform initiatives
  • Delivery of Grow initiatives
  • Mutli-channel digital technologies (incl. cloud based)
  • Complex core operating platform technologies
  • Leadership of multi-disciplined/skilled delivery teams
  • Executive level stakeholder management
  • Custodian of the WHY (drive the business case) in complex programmes or project portfolios, spanning multiple capabilities and/or disciplines
  • Deliver results, taking initiative to get the job done as per the business case, together with the required management of change within complex stakeholder ecosystems
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving abilities (from a customer-centric, fact-based perspective), to guide both multi-skilled delivery teams and client stakeholders, in achieving value driven results and intended benefits
  • Build key and meaningful client relationships as well as ensuring the effective delivery of appropriate communications to all stakeholders
  • Quality assurance and delivery oversight to ensure successful execution of the teams efforts, and fit for purpose adoption of the outputs
  • Drive both client demand and support the relationship sales process
  • Delivery and reputational risk management
  • Increase the depth of knowledge within the delivery team, and guide solutioning
  • Coach and mentor intermediate consultants to grow skills and drive effective delivery
  • Career facilitation of BSG team members in support of their growth and development
  • Profile BSG at community events in support of building the BSG brand to attract talent and build a further pipeline of client opportunities
  • Business case and benefits management
    • Advanced programme, project portfolio planning and management
    • Various planning techniques and principles (incl. scope and effort estimation)
    • Customer insights and ethnographic research principles
    • Stakeholder management and effective communication (at all levels)
    • Applying appropriate project governance (MSP, Prince2, PMBOK)
    • Product/System development methodologies (Agile, Lean, SDLC, SCRUM)
    • Processes, information and technology modelling methods
    • Problem solving/innovation and critical thinking
    • Workshop facilitation (all stakeholders)
    • Business writing skills
    • Conducting client interviews and workshops
    • Data gathering
    • Workshop facilitation
    • Assess and diagnose delivery models
    • Business case and benefits management experience
    • Business writing skills
    • Client relationship management
    • Scoping and effort estimation
    • Performance management of people
    • Work effectively as part of a project team

About you

  • Openness (relationships, information)
  • Collaboration (in teams, with clients)
  • Practical Focus (plans, solutions, technical problem solving)
  • Delivery Focus (value, excellence)
  • Empathy towards clients and staff
  • Assertive
  • Resilient
  • Approachable
  • Good communicator
  • Professional
  • Proactive
  • Willing & helpful
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Holds self accountable
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Delivery focussed
  • Quality driven
  • Trustworthy (open & honest)
  • Flexible
  • Willing to travel

Note: We give full consideration to every applicant’s fit to this role, so if you decide to apply and you do not hear from BSG within a maximum of a four week period, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time.

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