Job Description

Unit Description

This account is part of the SodexoMAGIC portfolio of business.

Use your passion for service to create a positive impact and make a difference in the communities we serve! SodexoMAGIC is a joint Sodexo/ Magic Johnson venture. SodexoMAGIC promises to empower the communities we serve by offering best-in-class food & facilities management solutions, which create a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of our clients and customers. SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated service via the following Sodexo segments: Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Universities.

You are a strategic Project Manager ready to help clients optimize their business!

Sodexo is seeking a Project Manager to support various construction projects for a Life Sciences client located in Rahway, NJ. The Project Manager is responsible for 4 key measures of project success: client satisfaction, budget, timeline, and risk mitigation. They will oversee the execution of our customer’s small projects including but not limited to MEP infrastructure capital and expense projects by leading in project planning activities, managing and driving timelines, and keeping a watchful eye on the budget. Demonstrating a firm but fair leadership style, the Project Manager will hold project teams accountable to timelines and commitments, ensuring a seamless, successful implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct interaction with clients to drive approved scope to implementation success
  • Become a trusted advisor to our clients, acting as the eyes and ears of the project, demonstrating the ability to think ahead and anticipate the client’s needs to complete projects on time and on budget
  • Ensure project is not over designed and be able to control scope to get most of the budget
  • Ensure that all relevant parties have a clear vision of project objectives
  • Clearly document and distribute all relevant items for the team, i.e. project meeting minutes and scope of design, project schedule summary, etc.
  • Regularly monitor project against budget and flags team when project/timeline/budget deviate
  • Ensure that any relevant changes in scope items result in revised documents and an updated approval from clients as needed
  • Identify and prioritize risks in risk register document, create mitigation strategy documents, proactively and effectively communicate risks in a timely manner, and manage issues
  • Regularly monitor client satisfaction levels, consider feedback carefully, and coordinate appropriate action to ensure client feels heard, supported, and reassured that the project is on track
  • Escalate concerns to the management team, as needed
  • Maintain a close overall focus on customer satisfaction, quality of service delivery, and proactive communication

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • 5-7+ years of client-facing project management experience required
  • PMP certification desired
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of, and competency in, project management processes including planning, time management, financial management, quality management, risk management, monitoring and reporting, documenting and record keeping
  • Proven ability to manage internal and external client expectations related to requirements
  • Strong multi-tasking skills. Able to prioritize job requirements and effectively manage multiple projects in tandem
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong relationships with clients and build trust with co-workers and clients
  • Exceptional written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Able to communicate to the right audience intentionally and effectively, with appropriate messaging, delivery, and thoughtful timing
  • Outstanding organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized, self-directed business style with strong ability to prioritize
  • Flexible and adaptable with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong ability in using technology to demonstrate and promote programs
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with project management software desired (MS Project, Smartsheet or similar solution)

The SodexoMAGIC partnership represents the union of two global brands that operate at peak performance. Sodexo, a long-standing leader in “quality of life solutions” around the globe, and Magic Johnson Enterprises, the brainchild of NBA all-star Earvin Magic Johnson, who literally took the game to new heights. To learn more about SodexoMAGIC and read a message from Earvin “Magic” Johnson himself click here.

Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Health Care and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Facilities Management jobs.

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How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.


What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years experience in a supervisory capacity within construction

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Application Instructions

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