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First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. First American and its affiliated companies also provide title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services. With experience dating back to 1889, First American offers its services through direct operations and a network of qualified agents across the United States as well as internationally. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com
Reporting to the Project Director, the Project Manager, oversees one or more multiple projects on an ongoing and regular basis. Individually, or as part of a team, the Project Manager is responsible for project planning and statusing, risk management, and issue resolution.
Duties may include: assembling project teams, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project, communicating project status and issues to team and management, acting to reduce risk and resolve issues. Coordinates with other projects managers and work groups.
*Independently oversees all aspects of medium to large scale complex projects.
*Coordinates activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project
*Develop project plans specifying goals, strategy, and staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, budgets and allocation of available resources.
*Consult with management and review project proposals to determine goals, time frame, funding limitations procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements and allotment of resources.
*Work closely with the end users, business technologies, and others to understand and prioritize business goals and information needs related to the project.
*Facilitates status and milestone meetings with cross functional groups.
*Prepare project status reports and keep team, upper management, clients and others informed of project status and related issues.
*Sets objectives for project goals and monitors project to achieve those goals
*No responsibility for supervision of others however may direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
*Generally requires BS Degree in a business field or equivalent work experience.
*Typically have 6-8 years of directly related experience.
*Experience in directing and coordinating activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule.
*Prior exposure to managing people with diverse skill sets and reporting structures in matrixed organizations.
*Experience in negotiating- persuades and gains consensus from cross functional teams and management.
*Conceptual understanding of current technologies and methodologies to plan and communicate effectively with project team and sponsors.
*Experience with project management methodologies and techniques, and their application in business and technical environments.
*Experience with applicable business process sufficient to communicate and consult with team members, customers and management.
*Experience with project risk management.
*Experience managing multiple projects or large project with complex inter-dependencies.
*Experience developing and managing project budgets.
*Experience facilitating meetings with executive leadership.
*Strong written communication skills to create project plans and other project documentation.
*Knowledge of communication, statusing, and Project Management tools to create project documents and reports.
*Knowledge of Title and Escrow cycle a strong plus
*Experience in process improvement and process documentation
*Experience in implementing systemic change.
*Knowledge of regulatory bodies overseeing the title industry