Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
Market Related

Senior Project Manager (Credit Cards) (Ref 117)

About this job


This opportunity is with a well known, stable and successful corporate client of ours in the Financial Services sector here in Cape Town. They currently employ +/-1800 staff and have built up an enviable reputation in the marketplace for being a really great place to work.

Their culture is hi-energy, fast and flexible and one that is driven by innovative change.

You will be eligible for a range of corporate benefits including: Relocation allowance (for out of town candidates), Medical Aid, Pension, Incentives, gym, restaurant & coffee bar, secure onsite parking


Your role will be ensure the successful co-ordination and delivery of multiple Strategic Projects within the Company’s Credit Card Programme. Previous experience in Credit Cards will be a prerequisite for this role.


·         Coordinating Projects to accomplish the Project objectives by ensuring delivery is on time, within budget, as per requirements and the Project sponsor and business owner’s expectations

·         Facilitating the delivery of the Project by following the Strategic Project Office methodology through the following phases:

o    Preliminary – support sponsor and business owner in the validation of the business case and key success criteria

o    Preparation – define the project and complete the Project definition document, complete necessary governance, stakeholder analysis and risk assessment and prepare for project kick off.

o    Elaboration - Project kick-off, facilitate solution design and validation, construct detailed Project plan, resource plan, budget (as well as financial validation) and setup project structure

o    Construction – co-ordinate both business and technical work-streams towards delivering project requirements to scope, time, cost and quality objectives.

o    Transition – execute detailed transition and implementation plan including post implementation testing and validation.


·         Supporting Business Transition Management by ensuring that business change as a result of the relevant project(s) is managed in such a way that the disruption to the business is minimised.

 Minimum Requirements:

·         Relevant and applicable Bachelors’ Degree or higher with a Project Management Certification

·         A minimum of 10 - 15 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering large complex projects simultaneously

·         Experience of implementing Credit Card products (essential)

·         Broad knowledge of business and financial products

·         Knowledge and thorough understanding of best practice project management methodologies

·         A practical understanding of the SDLC and Product Life Cycle, database and system design

·         Understanding of ICT functional areas such as development, infrastructure and service management

·         Financial Services and/or Retail experience

·         Business Analysis Diploma or exposure – advantageous

·         Experience within an Agile environment – advantageous




 Additional Skills

·         Business Acumen and commercial awareness

·         Stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage expectations, risks and issues pro-actively

·         Ability to work across multiple complex Projects simultaneously and deliver under pressure

·         Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to drive decision making

·         Disciplined prioritisation with excellent planning and organisational skills

·         Analytical, conceptual and creative problem solving skills    

·         Excellent communication and negotiation skills

·         Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances

·         Ability to assimilate new information (both technical and process) to understand the requirement

·         Sound organisational skills with strong documentation and reporting abilities

·         Ability to consider the bigger picture and get involved in the detail where required

·         Strong leader and team player

·         Systematic and integrated thinking



Job keywords/tags:  Analytical , Strong leader and team player , Systematic and integrated thinking
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