Position Summary

Industry: FMCG & Supply Management

Job category: FMCG, Retail, Wholesale and Supply Chain

Location: Cape Town

Contract: Temporary

Remuneration: Market Related


To manage and successfully deliver the Good Business Journey Business Case & Packaging Project for the Food group. This will require project execution and change management leadership, as well as facilitation with key business stakeholders/external partners. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that resources, schedules and financials are planned and implemented in a structured manner to deliver the required outcomes, while limiting project and business risk, within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost.

Job description


  • Facilitate and manage work-streams that span across multiple business functions
  • Manage the change aspects of delivering a new capability into the Food business, enabling adoption and a positive user experience
  • Provide on-site leadership for the project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related work-streams to ensure the overall project is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of stated objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plans for all phases of the project
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chair the project management team meetings
  • Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Understand and manage interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address objectives while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
  • Manage project scope and changes
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel


  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as needed
  • Set and continually manage project expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders


  • GBJ Business Case, Packaging Project Management
  • Ensure delivery of a complete solution into a changed business operating environment, including business process, capacitated and correctly structure people, key performance indicators, appropriate management information, systems and digital enablement and appropriate training and materials embedded into business as usual
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Develop and manage delivery of all aspects of the project outcomes from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including the project team, sponsors, leadership and key stakeholders
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyse results and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project stakeholders, sponsors and leadership
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise the project team
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Ensure that projects are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Manage project issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
  • Monitor the performance of staff and perform performance reviews 

Minimum requirements


  • Extensive understanding of project management principles, methods and techniques
  • Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Deep understanding and experience of Project Management methodologies
  • Ability to develop Business Cases or Feasibility studies to justify initiatives for approval by the Executive team
  • Ability to align the Project deliverables to Business Requirements throughout the projects lifecycle
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills at multiple stakeholder levels
  • Strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Strong leadership ability of direct and virtual teams
  • Proactive Risk and Issue Management skills
  • Ability to analyse the impact of change on the Business and Projects and put required actions in place
  • Retail Business acumen
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability
  • Attention to detail and working to deadlines essential


  • Relevant 3 year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification
  • Project Management certification


  • Up to 10 years’ experience in program and project management
  • Managed at least 5 similar transformational business projects through the complete project management lifecycle
  • Proven track record of delivering business application and infrastructure projects
  • Relevant retail industry experience an advantage
  • Sustainability knowledge and experience an advantage

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