Technical Project Manager

As a fast growing eCommerce company we are looking for someone who is not interested in average but only best in class results. As a PM you will be driving tech priorities throughout the business in an organized, ROI-driven manner. As a PM with practical experience you will have to ensure the company's efficiency and capability to tackle the enormous objectives that come with (rapid) growth. This is not a laid back startup environment. You will be working in a fast-paced team that wants you and the company to learn as much as possible and get the best out of any given day at work. We are looking for an energetic person preferably with experience in the eCommerce sector. If you have experience working on Magento projects, PHP projects and JavaScript/CSS projects that will be a big advantage. The words scrum, agile should be nothing new to you and you should have good understanding how software companies plan, prioritize, structure and execute projects.


  • Technical Assessment of Change and Bug Requests and allocation of tasks across internal and external teams
  • Liaising over all Magento related projects with the relevant Business Departments (Buying/Sourcing, Merchandising, Customer Service)
  • Excellent and on time communication according to business priorities
  • Reporting Project Progress to the Operations Manager
  • Driving the Company Strategy within internal and external Meetings (Plan, lead and document meetings)
  • Managing, reporting and motivating Outsource Development teams
  • Coming up with new suggestions to improve company processes
  • Allocating the Development Departments resources within an ROI maximizing paradigm
  • Managing the IT Helpdesk
  • Managing the internal Dev Teams tasks on JIRA
  • Timesheet Reporting via JIRA/Nikabot
  • Writing Technical Specification documents
  • Managing the companies Business Intelligence Department (Reporting, Ad hoc Analysis/Requests)
  • Documentation of internal and external project progress (Meeting minutes, Progress Reports
  • Managerial Decision Making (small budgets, prioritization)

Personal skills and attributes

  • Ability to motivate and include employees under pressure as well as across departments
  • Accountability/Transparency
  • Stress resistance
  • Above average interpersonal skills (conflict mediation, etc.)
  • Native to the eCommerce/eTail industry (ideally Magento)
  • Understanding of Database Architecture and the eCommerce tech stack
  • Excellent use of web platforms & web tools
  • Strong technical understanding of the development processes
  • Ability to break complex problems down into understandable bits
  • Maths & Logics (no Maths degree but solid)
  • Must know or at least have worked with: JIRA, Magento, Google Apps, Trello, Google Analytics, MS Excel (formulation)
Personal Skills:
  • Reliable and honest
  • Self starter
  • Excellent professional work standard
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritise
  • Problem solving skills and ability to make decisions
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy 
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels
  • Able to work well within a team as well as independently
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Able to prioritise tasks and work on own initiative (Autonomy/Self Motivated)


  • 4 years + in a similar role as Project Manager
  • Advantageous – previous experience as a developer
  • Senior Certificate with a relevant tertiary (tech related and/or management) qualification