The primary responsibility of the Programme Manager is to oversee the successful execution of all projects within the Company. To deliver projects on time within the agreed budget. To initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects. To guide, plan, communicate, coordinate, lead, support, and report on projects being executed.
To support proposal generation and bids. To manage activation, execution, and delivery of Company contracts with customers at a contract management level.
Reports to: CEO
Manage the contract execution in terms of the agreed deliverables, timelines, and related conditions
Initiate, develop and implement suitable tailored project execution plans in collaboration with the Project Leaders and the relevant departments taking into account legislative and regulatory requirements and project management best practices
Regularly assess plans against changing stakeholder demands and redirect efforts as necessary
Identify risks, develop action and contingency plans and report, and escalate accordingly – report on progress weekly at a high level and in detail twice a month
Coordinate and provide costing input for all new proposals by working with the Project Leaders and relevant departments
Compile financial sections of the detail project reports twice a month
Review financial inputs for reasonableness
Monitor invoicing and debtor collection and escalate issues where appropriate
Clearly communicate, drive, and manage financial targets with all departments related to customer deliverable within the approved project budget and plan
Foster good relationships with our customers
Coordinate the preparation of the project definition during the bid/proposal process in agree to formats including: (1) the scope of supply including specification, (2) special customer requirements, (3) delivery schedule, (4) risks ad mitigation, (5) permit initiation where relevant, (6) maintaining the project file
Consolidate all program planning and technical input to ensure an executable proposal
Drive continuous improvement of processes and procedures within the Company
Structure and manage the scope of work, work breakdown structure and associated tasks where relevant
Plan, manage and monitor the project schedule to carry out the work with the relevant departments and business unit leaders – report on actual vs planned schedule
Hold kick-off meetings
Raise internal works orders
Clearly communicate planned and actual project progress with the project team, plan and action interventions and alternatives when necessary – report on progress monthly
Location (country, city): Midrand
Job Qualification & Experience:
A tertiary qualification in Programme / Project Management.
A relevant tertiary technical qualification
Project management professional qualification (preferable)
Legal qualification would be advantageous
At least 10 years’ experience in a relevant engineering/high tech/ defence industry.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Project Management role. Exposure to the military development environment would be highly advantageous.
Proven experience working as a Project Manager with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in managing multiple projects.
Experience in all facets of the project life cycle.
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Industry and regulatory requirements (specifically Arms Control) and knowledge of legislation affecting business and project practices.
Technology development, testing, and commissioning
Extensive experience in Project Management related to Engineering development, Production and Product Support.
The ability to identify and develop operations focused strategies and plans in support of the company strategies.
Skilled in basic financial management.
Solution acquisition processes
Experience in quality management processes
The ability to participate and lead the development of commercial proposals.
The ability to participate and lead drafting of commercial proposals / quotations.
The capability to travel as needed.
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Strategic, thought and servant leadership and building strategic alliances.
Understanding and being able to work with in a multicultural environment.
Effective administration skills.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and management skills.
Exceptional negotiation and decision-making skills.
Effective communication skills.
Strong business acumen.
Armoured and mine protected vehicles.
This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Programme Manager (12 month contract with potential to become permanent), Midrand – Ref: 1205253-6
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