Project Manager

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Company Overview

 

Confluence is a global technology solutions provider delivering innovative products to the worldwide money management industry, to meet asset managers and service providers performance, reporting, analytics, risk and data needs. With the recent acquisition of StatPro, Confluence offers its clients a broader range of data-driven managed investment solutions including post-trade regulatory and shareholder reporting, performance and attribution, portfolio analytics, and asset data services and data management, delivering a full technology suite to the front, middle and back office.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Confluence services over 400 clients in 39 countries, with locations across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Asia.

 

Essential Responsibilities

·       Track and manage project budgets, schedule, issues and risks.

·       Facilitate the project day-to-day.

·       Complete written reports and facilitate stakeholders via steering groups and other forums.

·       Manage stakeholders both internal and external, be comfortable communicating up to the executive level.

·       Be the primary point of contact for the customer, facilitate communication, drive delivery and confidence.

·       Remove roadblocks and barriers to task completion for the team.

·       Possess business domain knowledge to properly understand and communicate project goals to internal/external Executive Project Sponsors and other stakeholders.  This should cover financial services/asset management software delivery in a client facing environment and preferably fund performance and attribution.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree with four or more years project management experience
  • Project management professional qualification (PMP, Prince2 etc)
  • Financial / Investment Services software experience in a client facing project management role.  

 

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of Project Lifecycle methodologies.
  • Client management experience.
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, tight timeframes, and willingness to work extended hours periodically based upon client expectation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Must be a team-player with the ability to work within collaborative environments.
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level and articulate them to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand revenue forecasts, and mitigate impact of project schedule delays.
  • Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Strong knowledge on project, take ownership and accountability. 
  • Travel may be required.

 

We are committed to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic origin and we give full and fair consideration to the employment and career development of disabled persons, commensurate with their aptitudes and abilities.

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