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Web Development Project Manager

at Creative Spark in Cape Town

Creative Spark is a fast-growing digital specialist agency. Now part of the world-wide M&C Saatchi Group with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, this position is part of our ambitious growth plans and an important element in improving our value proposition to clients.

Our agency services clients like EOH, Heineken, Philips, Kimberly-Clark, Gautrain and Medscheme. We employ ambitious and committed people who want to go places, grow with the company and blow our clients away with world-class digital solutions.

We’re looking for a Cape Town client-facing Web Development Project Manager to manage and coordinate complex development projects and build strong relationships with the clients and internal stakeholders to ensure world-class delivery on time and on budget.

This position would suit a mid-level candidate, ideally, someone who wants to grow and take on new and more responsibility as the company expands its presence. This is an opportunity for ambitious individuals keen to develop their skills further and be part of a growing operation.

Job Description

  • To manage the entire lifecycle of the project
  • Brief in UX, Design, Development & QA requirements
  • Collation of content and other assets for the project
  • Ownership of timeline
  • Weekly reports to Head of Project Management
  • Weekly status meetings with clients

Reporting to Head of Project Management with a close working relationship with other Project Managers, the role will entail:

Key Responsibilities

  • Know & implement appropriate tools for project management (training will be given)
  • Understand mobile & web technology, user interface & experience best practice and trends, with a good eye for design
  • Be able to liaise between client, designers, developers and other stakeholders
  • Be able to motivate people to meeting tough and tight deadlines
  • Providing support and working very closely with other Project Managers
  • Reporting directly to Head of Project Management
  • Working with / supporting the team throughout the project lifecycle from initial scoping phase, through planning, estimating and budgeting, scheduling, design and development, full testing and implementation
  • Handling day-to-day project administration tasks
  • Preparing project status reports as required
  • Compiling status documents and run/participate in status meetings & reviews to ensure the entire team is clear and aligned on all project tasks, deliverables, timelines and deadlines
  • Drafting Cost Estimates
  • Keeping a close eye on project deadlines to ensure that project is delivered on time & budget
  • CMS content upload
  • Website quality assurance
  • General admin

Skills required

  • Military-like organizational & time management skills
  • Multitasking skills
  • A natural team player with good interpersonal skills to deal with various personalities
  • A passion for digital environment
  • Problem solver
  • Hard-working
  • Willingness to learn, grow and accept constructive correction & supervision
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Highly efficient, organized, and detail orientated
  • Professional manner and confident
  • Well-developed sense of humour and enjoys being part of a team
  • Pride in work & attention to detail
  • Independent & self-motivated
  • Willingness to work the hours required to get the job done within a team
  • 2-3 year experience in a digital agency environment, dealing with multiple complex projects simultaneously and client demands at once

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Rugshana Snyders:

We don’t do ego.
We solve in the positive.

While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration.

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

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