Project Manager - Strategic Projects in Charlotte, NC

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Compass   •  

Charlotte, NC 28202

Industry: Food & Beverages


5 - 7 years

Posted 37 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Summary

Compass Group, the world's leading contract foodservice and support service company and #1 rated large employer by the Charlotte Observer, has a Great Opportunity for career development and growth as a Project Manager.

This Project Manager position, reporting into Strategic Projects, offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure leading impactful enterprise wide business initiatives in a fortune 500 company. Projects include business mergers, enterprise wide process change, large scale solution delivery and operation support to strategic accounts. Each project is carefully selected to achieve a significant return for the company and adds value to the growth of the Compass Group. A successful candidate will own the complete life cycle of key projects and drive necessary change throughout.


Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with all stakeholders, including senior executives, sponsors, business owners and field operations

Document and analyze information and processes to solve critical business issues

Build and manage (directly and indirectly) teams to meet the resource needs required of each project

Create and execute end-to-end project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements

Proactively communicate project details across all levels of the organization and across multiple departments in a clear and concise manner

Coordinate project activities between team members, while maximizing their productivity to achieve project goals

Build internal and external business relationships vital to the success of the project

Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion

Identify, assess and minimize risks throughout the project life cycle

Create and maintain all project documentation pertinent to the project, including but not limited to, status reports, work plans, presentations

Understand team dynamics and adapt project management methodology as needed to ensure project success

Identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations for change; identify flaws in logic or assumption errors

Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Assist in developing project management best practices

Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations


Bachelor's degree required

Graduate degrees preferred - MBA/ CPA /MSOD

PMP and/or Lean Sigma certifications preferred

5 years experience managing large, complex enterprise projects, particularly those involving a medium to significant degree of change across the organization

"Big 4" consulting experience preferred

Proven ability to define and execute change strategies

Proven ability to influence and manage external resources in a highly matrix' d environment

Proven ability address competing priorities within a single project with a positive, can-do attitude

Proven business analytical capabilities to solve complex business issues

Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment

Excellent oral and written communication skills needed to communicate with all levels of the organization

Proficiency Microsoft Office, Project and Visio programs

Travel as needed (less than 25%)

Valid Through: 2019-10-10