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First American Financial Corporation

Project Manager

First American Financial Corporation - Los Angeles, CA

Job Description
Company SummaryFirst American Home Buyers Protection offers a wide range of affordable home warranty products and services to home sellers and agents. A member of the First American Family of Companies (NYSE: FAF), First American was named one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit SummaryEssential FunctionsResponsible for managing projects and subprojects / work efforts, typically of medium to large size and complexityDeveloping project deliverables including project plans, schedules, and status reportsFacilitating meetings including preparing agendas and coordinating schedules and materials, documenting meeting minutes, following-up on action items; gathering, organizing and distributing project related documentationConducts risk monitoring and controls during a project's duration to ensure ability to achieve expected outcomes, on time and on budgetManage project budgets :including develops project cost estimates and forecastingParticipate in the creation and execution of project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirementsManages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and review vendor deliverablesManage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scopeManage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scopeJob ComplexitiesUses skills as an independent, seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and established policies and procedures.Troubleshoots a wide variety of complex problems and identifies solutions within broad application and functional expertise.Detects and resolves situations that may cause risk to the project and its completion.May manage multiple small and medium projects and may track lead for 1-2 large projectsSupervision Received or ExtendedProvides input to and achieves set objectives.Negotiates, persuades, and gains consensus from implementation team and/or management on assigned objective.Errors may cause project delays and/or missed project deadlines.Works under general supervision of more experienced team members.Actively contributes to the results of a team and works towards achieving team goals and objectives.Uses expertise of more senior level team members and leverages additional resources to confirm solution or explore customized applications as a solution.Assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project personnel.ImpactKnowledge and Skills/Technology Used8 years’ experience or more with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Visio)4- 8 years’ experience with Microsoft Project and PPM Tools4 - 8 years or more insurance/Warranty or related industries acumen and IT experience2 years of experience with Atlassian product suite for work and project management including Confluence and JIRA desired.Understanding varies IT delivery methodologies (RUP, ITIL, Agile, Waterfall)Leadership skills to inspire coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence.Detail oriented possessing high organization and planning skills.Strong analytical skills as well as ability to work independently and within a team environmentProfessional communication is a must: Communicates project status to team and business owners throughout the duration of the assignment to make certain all impacted stakeholders have an understanding of risks, issues and activities related to the projectAbility to self-start and be versatile in a dynamic environmentStrong problem solving skillsListen to others and accept input from team membersManage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scopeListen to others and accept input from team membersStrong Leadership skills: Ability to build team cohesiveness to achieve resultsTypical EducationBS/BA preferred or equivalent experience.Typical Range of ExperienceTypically have 4 - 8 years of directly related experience.License or CertificationPMP Certificate RequiredCSM (Certified Scrum Master) PreferredInformation Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification preferredDisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.\r
First American invests in its employee’s development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out

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First American Financial Corporation


Project Manager First American Financial Corporation - Los Angeles, CA, United States


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Company Profile:
First American provides financial services through its Title Insurance and Services segment and its Specialty Insurance segment. The First American Family of Companies’ core business lines include title insurance and closing/settlement services; 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.