Strategic Projects Project Manager

Compass Group
Job LocationUS


Location: Charlotte, NC (hybrid)

This Project Manager position, reporting into Strategic Projects, offers an outstanding 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 contributes to the growth of the Compass Group. A successful candidate will be responsible for the complete life cycle of key projects and drive crucial change throughout.

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 225,000 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!

Positions at this location may require a COVID-19 vaccination and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.


  • Define project scope, goals and results that support business goals in collaboration with all partners, including senior executives, sponsors, business owners and field operations
  • Document and analyze information and processes to solve critical business issues
  • Build and handle (directly and indirectly) teams to meet the resource needs required of each project
  • Build and implement 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 improving their efficiency to achieve project goals
  • Build internal and external business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Resolve and/or advance 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
  • Seek opportunities for improvement and make recommendations for change; identify flaws in logic or assumption errors
  • Improve department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to make valuable contributions to job accomplishments
  • Assist in developing project management standard methodologies
  • Update job knowledge by participating in informative 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
  • Demonstrated ability leading large, complex enterprise projects, particularly those involving a medium to significant degree of change across the organization
  • “Big 4” consulting experience preferred
  • Confirmed ability to define and implement change strategies
  • Solid ability to influence and handle external resources in a highly matrix’ d environment
  • Solid track record address contending priorities within a single project with a positive, can-do demeanor
  • Validated business analytical capabilities to solve sophisticated business issues
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office, Project and Visio programs
  • Travel as needed (less than 25%)