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Director, Project Management

Company: Continental Services
Location: Troy
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: IC - Troy Corporate & Culinary - Troy, MI
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Professional Services

DescriptionProject Manager Job Description
From humble beginnings as a coffee and vending provider in 1989, Continental has grown into Michigan's largest food management company. Today, our 900 employees provide a wide range of custom dining, refreshment services and catering solutions through an impressive lineup of brands, including: Continental Caf-- & Catering, Co.Cuisine, Continental Canteen, Market Twenty 4 Seven, Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters, Waterview Loft at Port Detroit, and Forte Belanger. Dedicated to the simple, yet powerful mission: Delight Our Guest. Every Meal. Every Day.
We are seeking an experienced Project Manager with 3+ years of dedicated project planning and management experience to work on a variety of projects including, but not limited to construction, process improvement, new technology, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational design. Candidates must have strong organization, communication, and technical skills and be capable of leading multiple projects concurrently. They must be exceptional at bringing people together, facilitating decision-making, fostering a culture of accountability, and designing new, scalable, ways of achieving success. Project Manager will be responsible for managing scope, timeline, and budget for projects ranging from small departmental projects to large cross-functional company initiatives. We are committed to a collaborative, team-driven approach to problem solving, and provide the highest level of design excellence and service for our guests.

  • Lead project planning and management for a variety of large-scale projects and company-wide events.
  • Lead the planning, design, execution, and monitoring of projects related to startup of operations for both refreshment and corporate dining services.
  • Identify ways to streamline process, improve organizational communication, and set expectations internally and potentially with clients.
  • Teach and support the organization with the tools and best practices used in project management.
  • Work with our operations team, culinary team, kitchen designers, architects, and clients to review and revise kitchen / survey design.
  • Collaborate with design team, clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, regulatory agencies, and other vendors to meet overall program and project objectives.
  • You will work with members of the team to develop solutions appropriate to the context, budget, and aesthetic requirements of projects.
  • Develop detailed, digital project plans, and schedules for every project and coordinate statuses with the project team throughout the life of the project.
  • Track project costs in order to meet budget.
  • Delegate tasks on the project to employees who are best positioned to complete them.
  • Serve as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
  • Communicate with executive stakeholders to keep the project aligned with their goals.
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders.

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university
    • 7+ years of Project Management / PMO experience
    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and analytical skills
    • Exhibits leadership and a can do attitude
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Experience with Smartsheet is a plus
    • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
    • Personal values align with the company's values and culture
    • Values learning business process, workflows as well as responsibilities of roles within the organization
    • Exhibits flexibility in completing assignments in a growing / dynamic environment
    • Strong work ethic; does what they say they will do and is driven by passion for their work
    • Exceptional communication skills; is clear, open, and honest
    • Experience in a highly agile and fast paced environment
    • Excellent collaboration ability; brings people together and is inclusive

      Contacts include: Team Members, Clients, Support Teams, etc. Methods include: Phone, email, face-to-face, etc.
      Possible travel required throughout the State of Michigan as well as bordering states.
      The physical demands of this position are primarily sedentary in nature. The job is performed primarily while sitting at a desk or in meetings with others. There may be prolonged use of a keyboard and computer. There may be occasions when there is a need to lift items weighing 10 pounds although rarely. Some additional lifting and physical exertion may be required due to the routine requirements of travel.

Keywords: Continental Services, Troy , Director, Project Management, Executive , Troy, Michigan

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