Scrum Agile Project Manager

Remuneration:R50000 - R70000 per month Cost to company 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:Talent Magnet

Job description

Our client, which solves business problems through leading technology and productive delivery, is currently seeking a Scrum Agile to join their team in Johannesburg. The Agile Scrum master/project manager is responsible for all aspects of the development/implementation of projects and programs involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product or program from the design process including resourcing the project team and building initial budget through a finished state for internal/external customers

  • Understand project/program escalations paths and proactively and effectively log/track/communicate Issues (escalate), risks (mitigate), assumptions (clarify), actions (track to closure), decisions (help arrive at and communicate).
  • Builds relationships across product, portfolio, IT, finance teams both at working and leadership level to influence positive outcomes in resolving bottlenecks/constraints.
  • Works with the product owner to define project scope and objectives.
  • Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with customer on all matters.
  • Creates and manages project/program resource loading and budget; reconciles budget monthly and communicates risks to leadership.
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project deliverables.
  • Sets and runs effective recurring status meetings with the product, portfolio and delivery managers.
  • Efficiently fields questions from the product, portfolio teams, as well as track any issues to resolution.
  • Provides a single point of contact for projects.
  • Identifies and tracks any external dependencies and help remove blockers proactively.
  • Recommends/takes action to direct the analysis of and solution to problems.
  • Plans and directs schedules as well as project budgets.
  • Ensures deliverables meet project requirements.
  • Reviews deliverables with business stakeholders and incorporating their feedback.
  • Manages third-party relationships as needed.
  • Oversees user acceptance testing and final sign-off.
  • Conducts post-mortems on projects and disseminate conclusions to the rest of the team.


  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • Experienced with managing Agile projects.
  • Hands-on/direct experience working with Scrum/Kanban teams:
    • Two to four years’ experience as a Scrum master or Agile project manager
    • Four to six years’ experience working in web-based and/or SaaS application development teams
  • Proficient with MS Office tools including Project, Visio
  • Strong understanding of web development and QA processes
  • Familiarity ATG technology a plus
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative and be a self-starter, solution seeker
  • Must be extremely resourceful and enthusiastic
  • Display a capacity to learn quickly and responds well to changes and opportunities
  • Focus and understanding of customer needs, always place the customer first
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable leading meetings and engaging with group business heads.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, a delegate with a clearly defined responsibility and organise work well. Can be relied upon the meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Must be a hands on and independent, overseeing the entire project deliverables and resources; and report back to the senior management team
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of Global direct to consumer and e-commerce business processes
  • Scrum Master experience including recent experience within e-commerce environments working with consumer facing web applications; retail a plus
  • Experience managing large, dynamic teams in fast paced environments

Posted on 20 Jun 11:43

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