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Project Manager

Location:  Johannesburg
Stellen-ID:  15451

When it comes to digital, physical or electronic payments, the whole world trusts Giesecke+Devrient. Now you too can discover your passion for the world of payment systems. G+D Currency Technology is a globally active high-tech company headquartered in Munich, Germany. As a trusted partner of central banks and the entire currency industry, we increase security and efficiency in cash circulation. Our 160 years of experience – combined with new, digital solutions – makes us the world market leader in Advanced Currency Management. As part of the G+D Group, we offer a wide range of development opportunities in an international, family-owned company, with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. We are convinced that the key to success is in the diversity of our employees. That’s why it depends on you personally – let’s shape the future of currencies together!


  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.

  • To understand high-level technical architecture and be able to facilitate debate and drive decisions on appropriate solutions.

  • To ensure that operational workflow requirements are produced to standard in a timely manner.

  • To be responsible for the project administration and the production of project documentation, e.g., project plans.

  • To monitor and manage the project processes and ensure that any elements which fail in the workflow are remedied. 

  • To track progress against milestones, deadlines and budget.  To Report on these items to key stakeholders and to provide dependency information into the bank delivery team for their business projects.

  • To anticipate, manage and resolve issues and act as the point of contact for the project.

  • To use best practice risk management, assessing risks in an informed and considered manner and to plan for the mitigation of these risks.

  • To run in-house projects on a day-to-day basis and take responsibility for their delivery using agile and more formal techniques as appropriate.

  • Provide support and assistance in the promotion and adoption of Programme & Project Management best practices.


  • NDip/ Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, engineering or similar qualification

  • Project Management qualification


  • 5 years’ or more experience in Project Management

  • Track record of delivering infrastructure projects within a technically complex and dynamic environment, specifically that required to support multiple business projects notably in the Cash Management industry. Experience of successfully engaging management and groups of technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Working knowledge of Programme Management, e.g., Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Prince2 and agile project management tools and methodologies.

  • Experience of successfully managing the delivery of multiple projects.

  • Experience of managing business change

  • Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation.


  • Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.

  • Strong planning and organising skills including the ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.

  • Determination and focus to drive projects through to implementation.

  • Excellent communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.

  • Good influencing and persuasion skills with the ability to enthuse and inspire multidisciplinary teams and build successful relationships at all levels.

  • Good team player, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.

  • Computer literate, able to quickly and efficiently use a wide range of common Office software including Word, Excel, Project and Power Point).

  • Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.

  • Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach


The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate all of these competencies:



Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.


Influencing and Persuading:

Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change



The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.


Business Management:

Is able to understand commercial imperatives and trading relationships, appropriately applies business principles in terms of costs, the market and added value.


Managing Relationships:

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people.



Demonstrates a pro-active approach. Does more than is required or expected in the job, to improve or enhance job results or avoid problems.


Concern for Results:

Shows concern to work effectively or to compete against a standard of excellence. This may be an individual’s own past performance, an objective measure, the performance of others, goals etc.


Are you interested in taking the next step in your career?


Please send your application to our Recruiting-System, no e-email application will be accepted. We look forward to your application and please do let us know if you have any questions regarding the opportunity.


Thank you and we hope you can be part of our growing team!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Giesecke and Devrient Currency Technology South Africa (Pty) Ltd's highest values. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our

strategic growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business and communities we operate on. 


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We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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