Senior Project Manager


(Costa Mesa, California)
Full Time Travel Required
Job Posting Details
About Experian
Experian is a global information services company that provides information, analytical tools, and marketing services to help clients manage their commercial and financial decisions. The company helps organizations manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers, and automate decision making. It also enables individuals to check their credit report and credit score as well as protect against identity theft.
* Develop a project roadmap based on understanding of business objectives and alignment with business priorities using both waterfall and agile methodologies; clearly articulate the business benefits and objectives to the teams * Manage all aspects of a given project including: * Develop, maintain and report on plans, schedules, budgets and resource assignments for programs and projects * Drive escalation and address resolution of issues (budget, resources, scope change, etc.) * Identify and manage mitigation plans for project risks * Communicate project changes and events to concerned parties and re-baseline plans as required * Proactively set performance expectations with the team and support them on the delivery in order to drive consistent results * Lead cross-functional meetings and foster teamwork (Internal and external clients, vendors, business unit functional areas, project development teams); * Facilitate communications among project participants to expedite project processes and to resolve issues and problems * Represent the project to senior management, reporting on budget, schedule, process and status
Ideal Candidate
* BA/BS or equivalent experience (MBA would be a plus) * At least 7 years functional experience in the following areas * Hands on experience as a Project/Program Manager utilizing a Waterfall and Agile methodologies * Hands on experience managing global software development Project teams * Proven ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations across multiple sites, including disparate global delivery centers. * Strong leadership, consultative, team-building, and influencing skills * Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels, including senior executives * Effective business development skills including proposal development and preparation, business case/plan development * Strong project management and organizational skills * Strong decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills * Advanced time management skills * Competency in the following: * Project management methodology and tools for both Waterfall and Agile methodologies * Computer systems and processes and PC desktop applications * Business unit products and operations * Vendor management skills * Project Management in regulated industries * PMP and/or ACP Certifications is a plus * Operational knowledge of ITIL processes and tools is a plus * Ability to travel


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