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Sodexo has an opening for a Project Manager for the Finance Continuous Improvements team within our Finance Shared Services Team located in Cheektowaga, NY. Within the team there are many departments and positions so there’s opportunities for growth & advancement.

This role will work a hybrid schedule averaging three days in the office and two days from home plus vacation, holidays and personal days.

The office offers a modern, collaborative environment with free parking and on-site full-service cafeteria

If you are looking for a good work/life balance – we’ve got it.

The Finance Continuous Improvements team is looking for a responsible Project Manager to manage and deliver small/medium internal projects on time while within budget and scope. The Finance Continuous Improvements team directly supports the various projects and initiatives impacting business processes primarily within the Financial Shared Service Center and other areas within the Finance function. The Project Manager responsibilities include working closely with the core project team members while preparing comprehensive project plans, resource plans, realistic timeframes/budgets for their assigned projects. This role will manage the project team(s) made up of business and technical resources while managing to the project plan that they developed. To succeed in this role, it requires excellent project management, time management and communication skill sets along with strong collaboration with project sponsor(s), key stakeholders, internal teams and project team members to deliver value-added results on time.


Manage small/medium projects through as needed project methodology and coordination of all activities with the project team including:

  • Project Scope and Change Control Mgt.
  • Develop Project Plan and Timeline
  • Manage project specific Action Items, Issue Mgmt., Escalation Mgt. and Risk Mgt.
  • Project Cost, Benefits, and ROI Methodology. Includes working with Business teams to ensure Segment or department sign off on benefits
  • IT Change Control process support (if no IT Project Manager assigned)

Manage project governance for small/medium projects including:

  • Develop Project POP, Charter
  • Plan for and initiate projects using required components of approved methodology
  • Manage sponsor, stakeholder, Steering, ITSC, and Group approvals as needed

Manage project status and meeting management including:

  • Project Initiation and Kickoff.
  • Providing regular Status updates
  • Ensure team meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and action items successfully used
  • Conduct Project Tollgate reviews
  • Conduct Pilot and Rollout Go / No Go Meetings

Coordinate project deployment with Business, IT and Change Management teams including:

  • Pilot Success Criteria, Pilot Planning and Pilot Management
  • Rollout Planning and coordination
  • Support planning and transition

Manage and support project team resources including:

  • Project team RACI and Structure
  • Project Team Onboarding
  • Manage Resource time tracking (for capitalization)
  • Manage resource skills acquisition and availability

Manage vendor selection processes including:

  • Vendor short list identification and evaluation process and criteria
  • Conduct Gap Analysis, contract negotiations and SOW development
  • Develop recommendation and propose to Steering committees and ITSC if needed

Project specific process design and coordination including:

  • Process work - "As Is" and "To Be"
  • Testing activities

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

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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 of experience in program management or a related field

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

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