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Senior Project Manager

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Gabi

Operations
Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Company Description

Ready to make a difference? Experian has evolved into a global tech company and leader in data and analytics. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We’re a constituent of the FTSE 30 and for more than 125 years we’ve helped economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Discover the Unexpected - Our 22k amazing employees in 30+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow. To do this we employ ‘big-thinkers’ and ‘can-doers’ that share our purpose #uniquelyexperian

Job Description

Role Summary

Responsible for multiple projects involving cross-functional teams. Manages project scope, schedule, budget, resources, quality, stakeholders, integration, communications, and risks. Serves as liaison among clients and technical and internal departments to expedite project processes. Helps develop self-managing Scrum teams and ensures their velocity by actively removing impediments.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Facilitation and presentation skills to provide organizational training and coaching of the value of Scrum roles and practices
  • Experienced in the facilitation and management of all Scrum ceremonies
  • Experienced in the preparation and running of project Steering Boards
  • Understanding of agile frameworks and methodologies

Key Responsibilities

  • Ability to run a mixture of agile and waterfall projects concurrently
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders throughout the execution of the project lifecycle
  • Facilitate project workshops and scrum events
  • Manage project charters, responsibility matrices, stakeholder management, communication, resource, and budget plans
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to consolidate high-level and work breakdown structures
  • Monitor and control risks / remove impediments that threaten the project implementation or EBIT
  • Coach team to implement practices that align with Agile values and principles
  • Utilize project / agile artefacts such as backlogs, user stories, burn-down charts, and other metrics to drive greater quality and predictable delivery
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement in artefacts

Required critical behaviours

  • Servant leadership behaviour
  • Embodiment of the Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
  • Client-centric mindset to problem-solving
  • Lives the Experian values

Required key skills (functional/technical)

  • Facilitation and presentation skills to provide organisational training and coaching of the value of Scrum roles and practices
  • Experienced in the facilitation and management of all Scrum ceremonies
  • Experienced in the preparation and running of project Steering Boards
  • Understanding of agile frameworks and methodologies

Qualifications

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree is desirable or equivalent 5-8 years relevant experience is acceptable
    • At least 8-10 years experience as a project manager
    • An Advanced Scrum Master Certification is a plus
    • Experience working in a Global organisation and working across time zones and cultures

    Additional Information

    Our uniqueness is that we truly celebrate yours. Experian's culture and people are key differentiators. We take our people agenda very seriously and focus on what truly matters; DEI, work/life balance, development, authenticity, engagement, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering... the list goes on. Experian’s strong people first approach is award winning; Great Place To Work™ in 24 countries, FORTUNE Best Companies to work and Glassdoor Best Places to Work (globally 4.4 Stars) to name a few. Check out Experian Life on social or our Careers Site to understand why.

    Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Innovation is a critical part of Experian's DNA and practices, and our diverse workforce drives our success. Everyone can succeed at Experian and bring their whole self to work, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, colour, sexuality, physical ability or age. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at the earliest opportunity.

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