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Junior Project Manager



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

More about this Ozow fantastic position

Ozow is growing rapidly and embarking on a number of exciting and varied projects. We are looking for an Ozow awesome Junior Project Manager to join our PMO. You will work alongside an experienced PMO team while they support several of our core business teams to ensure the breakdown of complex ideas into well-defined tasks and ensure key projects are executed and delivered on time, and within budget.

The PMO is the link between key business stakeholders and the cross-functional delivery teams. You will also bridge the operations of the business with the product and technical business units to ensure a smooth cross-departmental communication hub.

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • A bachelors’ degree in a related field – Business, Finance or Technology
  • Work experience in a technology environment is advantageous
  • Excellent attention to detail and administrative skills
  • An interest in working within a Tech driven environment in a project management role

Your roles and responsibilities:

Support project planning and project management:

  • Supporting Project Managers in project administration
  • Supporting project kick offs and alignment sessions.
  • Working with Project Managers to create accurate project plans, tasks, critical paths, milestones, timings and dependencies.
  • Assisting with the preparation and distribution of progress reports and ensuring project progress visibility via Celoxis.
  • Assisting with managing risks and dependencies and creating escalation processes;

Stakeholder communication:

  • Responsible for supporting the project team on managing internal and external stakeholder communications.

Process management and improvement:

  • Championing process improvement initiatives.

Your skills and competencies:

  • Analytical skills. You are able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. You exhibit a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to detail. You do not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Follow-through on commitments. You live up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal cost. You focus on key priorities.
  • High standards. You expect personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best.
  • Organisation and planning. You plan, organise, schedule, and budget in an efficient, productive manner.
  • Problem solving. You are able to solve problems by analysing situations and applying critical thinking in order to resolve problem. You are able to decide on courses of action and implement the solutions developed in order to overcome problems and constraints.
  • Strategic thinking/ visioning. You are able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. You determine opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.

In office perks

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks (Cape Town)
  • Free healthy lunches and snacks (Johannesburg)
  • Free laundry service (Cape Town and still to launch in Johannesburg)
  • Monthly socials (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • On-site Barista (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Workplace Concierge (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Library (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Playroom (Cape Town)

Perks for South African based employees

  • Medical aid subsidy (permanent staff)
  • Group Risk Insurance (permanent staff)
  • Paid annual leave
  • Employee Health and Wellness Assistance
  • Gym / Fitness sessions
  • Ozow Cookbook
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Mentorship programme
  • Community initiatives
  • Quarterly team retreats and annual company retreats
  • Employee gifting
  • Access to cutting edge technology
  • Hybrid

Sounds good? Apply now!

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