Data Science Project Manager (Hybrid CPT/JHB) at Datafin Recruitment


The expertise of a solution-focused Data Science Project Manager is sought by a leading AgriTech company to ensure the efficient delivery of one or more advanced analytics, reporting and AI/ML projects. Your role will be to develop and communicate project roadmaps for data science projects, including the scope and definition of tasks that meet the project vision; manage and document scope using project management ticketing systems such as Jira, Atlassian. The successful candidate has a strong command of Python, SQL, Metabase, Postgres, G Suite, Git, MS Office and a working knowledge of databases, analytics, AI/ML, engineering, cloud systems, BI development, data wrangling, prototyping, UI/UX Design, and the data science lifecycle, including front-end development tools and technologies.


  • Develop and communicate project roadmaps for Data Science projects.
  • Coordinate and monitor the daily tasks and workflows of the project team.
  • Manage stakeholder requests and expectations; provide updates to project sponsors.
  • Carry and define the tasks that meet the vision of the project; manage and document scope using a project management ticketing system such as Jira, Atlassian.
  • Identify and gather data sets needed for projects.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and provide recommendations to improve operational efficiency and implement scalable solutions.
  • Remove obstacles that hinder team productivity.
  • Ensure that the project team and resulting project results comply with regulatory, ethical and legal requirements.
  • Manage a cycle of deliverables that meet time and resource constraints.
  • Design, manage and evangelize effective agile workflows; often using Kanban, Scrum and Data Driven Scrum.
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers.


  • Have a good command of Python, SQL and visualization tools like Metabase.
  • Working knowledge of databases, analytics, AI/ML, engineering, cloud systems, and data science lifecycle, including front-end development tools and technologies.

Skills –

Tools/Languages ​​– G Suite, Git, MS Office, Postgres, Python, SQL

Although we would love to respond to every application, if you are not contacted for this position within 10 business days, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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