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Month: Aug 2016

New Position: IT Project Co-ordinator

Job Title: IT Project Co-ordinator

Department: IT Department

Location: Woodstock, Cape Town

Reporting to: Director

Overview:

An exciting and challenging opportunity exists for a highly motivated, diligent and enthusiastic person.
This role will involve the co-ordination of the Company’s information technology requirements, the implementation and management of strong project management processes, both internally and with 3rd party providers and driving effective communication with staff, customers and 3rd parties around deadlines and deliverables.

Job Role:

The roles duties/tasks of which would include but not be limited to:

  • Managing 3rd party IT providers
  • Understanding the IT requirements both internally and for our customers, which extend across the all elements of our business. i.e. Data Centre, Internal IT, Pinnacle IT issues
  • Overseeing the technical support tickets that have been logged
  • A proactive approach with customers to ensure our hosted web service (Pinnacle DMS) delivers a consistent customer experience.
  • Management of company IT assets, including ensuring disaster recovery process are in place and tested
  • Implement and execute strong project management processes, not limited to the below:
  • – Agreeing project objectives and timelines

    – Organising the team/ 3rd Party working on the project

    – Ensuring excellent project delivery

    – Using effective systems to track people, tasks and processes

    – Ensuring the allocated persons are accountable (internal, 3rd Party and customer)

  • Maintain technical knowledge; by attending workshops; reviewing publications; benchmarking; and keeping up to speed with movement in technology
  • Work within and produce budget
  • Gain a good understanding of how Pinnacle is technically set-up works i.e. From PC to data centre.



Inherent Requirements of the Job:

  • Must fit the culture and Values of Pinewood SA.
  • Information Technology Degree or equivalent suitable to the role.
  • Exposure to IT related systems and services an advantage.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Good Organization skills, including attention to detail and multitasking.
  • Strong team player with the ability to collaborate across various functions.
  • Excellent client facing and internal communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Shows great initiative, and desire for continuous improvement
  • Ability to handle pressure that comes with making deadlines and managing customer expectations.
  • Requirement to travel within Southern Africa (valid Passport required).


Earle Austin Wins Social Media Competition

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Pictured left to right: Chantelle Gianni, Earle Austin (Winner) and Ross Foreman

In May the Pinewood SA team launched a Social Media Competition.

All of those that have liked or followed us on our social media platforms before the competition closing date, would be automatically entered into a draw, with the chance of winning an HD Action Camera.

We received some great feedback and a lot of excitement around this competition. The draw was held on 1 July 2016.

A huge congratulations to Earle Austin, Dealer Principal of Alberante GM .

Chantelle and Ross took a trip up to Johannesburg, Alberton to  make the delivery to Earle on Friday morning. He was pleased to hear that he’d won the competition, but even more so on receipt of his awesome prize!

Pinewood SA Makes Donation to Child Welfare Society

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Today our team went to visit the Cape Town Child Welfare Society.

Cape Town Child Welfare began in 1908 as a child protection agency, gradually widening its reach to include community development programmes and improving the living conditions in which children find themselves.

Pinewood SA shares their vision to promote the well-being of all children, especially those in poor socio-economic communities.

For this reason we decided to make a donation to this non-profit organisation, to assist them with their daily tasks.

A cheque was handed over to Penny Whitaker, Social Work Manager of the organisation:

“A HUGE THANK YOU to the staff at Pinewood Technologies and the ladies taking time out to come to our office today.  It was great being to be present where we were able to share with you what our organization does and what some of our needs are.  Then what a surprise to be presented with a cheque of R 25 000.00 very unexpectedly.  This donation has already lifted the spirits and will go a long way in addressing some of the needs as shared. Thank you.

Once again thank you for opening your hearts and making a huge difference. ”

We hope that those reading this article will reach out to the Cape Town Child Welfare Society and make a donation of baby products, blankets or anything that they may need to keep the children of Cape Town safe.

Cape Town Child Welfare Society:

Website: www.helpkids.org.za

Email: information@helpkids.org.za

Contact Number: 021 638 3127

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