Shoprite Group’s PMO gains international recognition

Nov 4, 2020

The Shoprite Group’s Portfolio Management Office (PMO) has gained international recognition for its world-class project management skills as one of the top four finalists in the 2020 PMO Global Awards.

The Shoprite PMO was a finalist in the coveted World PMO of the Year Award, competing with companies from Honduras (Americas), Ukraine (Europe) and the United Arab Emirates (Asia-Pacific).

Some of the ground-breaking projects managed by the Shoprite PMO include the roll-out (in under 18 months) of the Group’s Enterprise Resource Planning System across its operations in 15 countries and the highly successful launch of the Xtra Savings rewards programme.

In July 2020, the team won the 2020 PMO of the Year Award in Africa.

The Group’s PMO consists of highly skilled professionals who manage collaboration between all business units and the successful delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of projects.

As the Group continues to focus on innovation, the PMO is playing an increasingly important role.

“This gives some recognition to our ability to innovate and adapt to challenges and changes in a rapidly moving retail sector. I could not be more proud of our team, which has risen to the top among local and global competitors. To be a finalist this year, considering the additional challenges we have overcome, is especially rewarding.”

- David Cohn, General Manager: IT, Shoprite Group