• Michael Page Oil & Gas
  • Michael Page Oil & Gas
  • Michael Page Oil & Gas
  • Michael Page Oil & Gas
  • Michael Page Oil & Gas
  • Michael Page Oil & Gas

Business Excellence and Project Manager

Job Ref No: 
Location (Region): 
Rest of the World,South Africa
Phone Number: 
+27 11 303 8326
Local Salary: 
associated corporate benefits
Dino Sardianos

The Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short-term projects which requires end-to-end management. The incumbent will be required to drive the business excellence and continuous improvement activities across the business's operations, customer operations, maintenance, supply chain, marketing & commercial.

Job Description: 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:
Plan the project
* Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
* Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
* Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
* Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
* Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required
* Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

Staff the project
* In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
* Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization
* Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential
* Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
* Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate

Implement the project
* Execute the project according to the project plan
* Develop forms and records to document project activities
* Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
* Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
* Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
* Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

Control the project
* Write reports on the project for management and for internal stakeholders
* Communicate with stakeholders as outlined in funding agreements
* Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
* Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
* Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
* Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
* Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for stakeholders as outlined in funding agreements

Evaluate the project
* Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
* Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Who we're looking for: 

The Project Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

* Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.

* Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

* Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.

* Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

* Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

* Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

* Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.

* Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

* Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

About our client: 

Our Client is an established Multinational Petrochemical organization specializing in producing, manufacturing and distributing key lubrication and petrochemical products. It is also an established service provider with both a regional and global footprint.

What's On Offer: 

This role involves a high level of responsibility and a high pressured yet exciting working environment. The job also offers a competitive salary with benefits to the successful incumbent with opportunities to advance within the Global structure.

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