Project Manager

Freelance Project Manager

We are looking for a Freelance Project Manager based in Johannesburg! Working Type: Hybrid (X2 days in office) Retainer: R38 000 (Freelancer Take Home)


About this position

Main Responsibilities:

Project Validation and Scope Development:

  • Validate the production brief by thoroughly understanding project requirements, objectives, and deadlines.
  • Develop a detailed scope of work based on the user journey, deliverables, milestones, and dependencies.
  • Create comprehensive production plans outlining activities per resource, deliverable, and milestones.

Resource Management and Ownership:

  • Establish clear ownership for project tasks by understanding resource requirements and deliverables.
  • Assess the implications of changes to the project scope in terms of costs, resourcing, and deadlines.
  • Prepare cost estimates based on the project scope and resource requirements when necessary.

Client Communication:

  • Maintain open and consistent communication with Client Service and resources throughout the project life cycle.
  • Collaborate with Client Service to ensure clients have a clear understanding of expectations, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and project progress.

Issue Resolution and Risk Management:

  • Proactively identify and raise red flags, proposing production solutions when problems arise.
  • Work with Client Service and resources to secure necessary sign-off of deliverables at scheduled client and internal project reviews.
  • Reporting and Documentation:

Create customized reporting for the team and clients, as needed.

  • Manage scope creep to ensure projects are delivered on time, according to scope, budget, and strategy expectations.
  • Evaluate all project deliverables to ensure traceability of requirements, high quality, and client approval.

Quality Assurance and Budget Management:

  • Obtain formal sign-off on all project deliverables, involving feedback and input from the account management team, creative department, and the client.
  • Develop contingency plans when project control is in jeopardy, with input from key team members, and implement revised plans, scopes, and budgets when necessary and in a timely manner.

Financial Management:

  • Track and report team hours on a weekly basis.
  • Manage all project budgets.


  • Bachelor's degree in project management, business, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in project management, preferably in a creative or production environment.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong financial acumen and budget management skills.

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