Sunday , December 10 2023

SAPO Vacancies – General Manager: PMO

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria

Website South African Post Office - SAPO

Job Description:

To support the leadership team in achieving Postbank’s strategic objectives through the effective management and successful execution of all projects, including the prioritisation and organisation of the projects workload in accordance with Postbank’s strategic business priorities. Furthermore, provide a comprehensive service to the organisation focusing on delivering major programmes, projects and major system enhancements, Maintain strategies, process, procedures and methodologies, as a strategic goal, to manage the entire Projects Portfolio/ Investments, Relationship management with all stakeholders across the entire value chain of all projects and Manage the administration of projects prioritisation, resourcing, monitoring and reporting

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategy, processes, procedures and methodologies to ensure successful implementation of Postbank’s projects
  • Ensure that all projects are aligned to the strategic objectives of Postbank.
  • Support the development of clear case for change and implementation of best practises to ensure successful implementation of projects. This includes sound projects governance principles, effective decision-making and execution of projects.
  • Develop and maintain sound business relationships with all stakeholders to foster a working environment conducive to co-operation, support and embed a high performance culture into the organisation. This will include a project management approach which integrates a measurable performance management culture into day to day activities
  • Manage the overall functioning of the PMO, ensure alignment across business, information, applications, data and technology and ensure coordination and alignment of strategic projects – including industry driven initiatives
  • Manage relationships and leverage off Group PMO to ensure alignment, where applicable, of policies, processes and procedures and research.
  • Compile PMO budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure cost effective business transformation support functions are designed and implemented
  • Monitor and measure overall progress of portfolio office against set budgets and financial plans for projects and highlight areas for EXCO focus/ further action
  • Recruit and develop skilled and talented staff in accordance with agreed ratios
  • Motivate, coach and mentor direct reportees encouraging them to deliver
  • Manage performance of the entire PMO ensuring agreement of annual goals, measuring performance against agreed goals and dealing with non-performance accordingly
  • Talent management of direct reports, including career development and paths for all staff and succession planning for key positions
  • Ensure that staff receive adequate and relevant training to support their careers

Job Requirements:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (NQF 8) or equivalent qualification. An MBA/MBL or other masters will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Membership with PMSA will be an added advantage
  • Certification in Project Management (e.g. PRINCE II etc.)
  • At least 10 years post qualification experience in a similar position preferably in the banking industry, experience in project management and software tools
  • Knowledge:
    • In depth knowledge of industry best practices
    • Sound knowledge of retail banking
    • Thorough understanding of banking practices and the associated risk management thereof
    • Good understanding of Government related acts (PMFA, ECT, etc.)
    • Knowledge of the Banks Act
    • Sound knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g. Prince 2, PMBOK, Summit D)
    • Sound working knowledge of architecture principle
    • Sound knowledge in MS Project
    • Good understanding of process mapping techniques/tools (e.g. ARIS, Casewise)
  • Skills and Attributes:
    • Analytical Thinking, Business Acumen, Business Intelligence/Organisational awareness, Adaptability to change, Communication: Oral and
      Written, Initiative, creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Managing and developing others, Relationship Building,
      Strategic Thinking, Resilience

Job Details:

Company: South African Post Office – SAPO

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria

Application Deadline: N/A

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