Compass Group, North America PROJECT MANAGER - STRATEGIC PROJECTS in Chicago, Illinois
PROJECT MANAGER - STRATEGIC PROJECTS 7/17/17Illinois-Chicago
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As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 200,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.
Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!
great people. great services. great results.
Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.
Compass Group, the world’s leading contract foodservice company, has a Great Opportunity for career development and growth as a Project Manager in our Chicago, IL office supporting Levy, a business sector of Compass Group whose diverse portfolio includes award winning restaurants, iconic sports and entertainment venues as well as the Grammy Awards, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Tournament and many others.
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. 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. Projects include business mergers, enterprise wide process change, and large scale solution delivery and operation support to strategic accounts.
This role will allow the project manager to build a skillset and network of resources and gain wider exposure and knowledge across corporate departments and business sectors setting them up for future growth in the organization. Responsibilities:
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; MBA strongly preferred
PMP certification strongly desired
5+ years experience managing large, complex enterprise projects, particularly those involving a medium to significant degree of change across the organization
Project experience supporting sales initiatives from securing new business, transitioning the opening of new accounts, stabilizing existing business and retention
“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 to 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, approximately 30%
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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
Career LevelManagement (Manager/Director), Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)SectorCompass Corporate, LevyAreas of InterestFinance, Sales, Information Technology, Other, Accounting/Auditing, Foodservice - Retail, Foodservice - Sports/EntertainmentEducationBachelor's DegreeLocaleIllinois-ChicagoPreferred LanguageEnglish