Global Facilities Operations Manager at Project44 | Powderkeg

Why project44?

At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work. project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, and the Customer’s Choice in Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.

If you’re eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let’s talk.

Position Overview

The Manager, Global Facilities is a key leadership role at project44, tasked with overseeing a team that supports the company's global corporate facilities. This position encompasses a broad range of responsibilities, including Food Services, Internal Events, Building Security, Operating Suppliers, Travel/Hotels, Construction, Architecture, Fixtures & Furniture, Renewable Energy, Utilities, Post-Consumer Waste, Mobility (vehicles/bikes), and Fitness. The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic planning and operational management of all facility-related functions, ensuring an optimal working environment that aligns with project44’s culture and operational goals.

What you will work on:

The Manager, Global Facilities will act as a visionary leader and strategic change agent, committed not only to the operational aspects of facilities management but also to nurturing and promoting project44’s culture. You will play a critical role in creating spaces that foster collaboration, innovation, well-being, and a sense of community, reflecting the company’s ethos. Your responsibilities will include integrating technology and sustainable practices to develop efficient, environmentally responsible workspaces that support the company’s dynamic needs and cultural values.

Who you will work with:

You will collaborate closely with local leaders and the Global Expansion Team to ensure that facility requirements are met with the highest standards, supporting project44’s growth while embodying the company’s values. As a culture carrier, your role involves aligning facility management strategies with the company’s broader business goals, emphasizing the creation of a cohesive and empowering work environment for all employees.

What you bring:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, or a related field, with a Graduate Degree in Business preferred.
  • Over 10 years of experience in sourcing, category management, and particularly Facilities Management, with a deep focus on fostering company culture.
  • Proven experience in Facilities Safety & Security, ensuring a safe and secure working environment for all employees.
  • Demonstrated success in leading change, driving innovation, and achieving significant cost savings and operational efficiencies in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Exceptional negotiation, presentation, and communication skills, capable of aligning facility management strategies with the company’s cultural and operational objectives.
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to promote a culture of collaboration, innovation, respect, and safety.
  • An intuitive grasp of company culture and employee engagement, with a track record of implementing initiatives that enhance workplace satisfaction, productivity, and security.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement global facilities management strategies that emphasize sustainability, efficiency, safety, and cultural alignment.
  • Establish and maintain workspaces that encourage collaboration, innovation, and a strong sense of community, while ensuring the safety and security of all employees.
  • Engage with various levels of the organization to ensure that the facilities management strategy supports the evolving culture and needs of the company.
  • Oversee contracts with vendors and suppliers, ensuring that services and amenities contribute to a positive, safe, and engaging work environment.
  • Lead sustainability and technology initiatives in facility operations, promoting environmental responsibility and operational excellence.
  • Act as a culture carrier and advocate for safety and security, participating in initiatives that strengthen the organizational identity and ensure a secure working environment for everyone at project44.

Diversity & Inclusion:

At project44, we're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. As we work to deliver a truly world-class product and experience, we are also intentionally building teams that reflect the unique communities we serve. We’re focused on creating a company where all team members can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We’re building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for, and our journey of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, where all have a sense of belonging, is shaped through the actions of our leadership, global teams and individual team members. We are resolute in our belief that each team member has an equal responsibility to mold and uphold our culture.

project44 is an equal opportunity employer seeking to enrich our work environment by creating opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we’d love to review your application!

For any accommodation needed during the hiring process, please email recruiting@project44.com. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above job description you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

More about project44:

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continue to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we have created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world’s leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.

A candidate will be asked to conduct a pre-employment criminal background screening test as a standard routine to minimize moral & integrity risks among our staff and to ensure Project44 is compliant with its internal pre- employment screening policy and SOC 2, Sarbanes Oxley Act and ISO 27001 compliance. We will only ask you to conduct a criminal background check when we believe it is proportionate to the role that you will fulfil within your team and/or department A criminal back ground check will be facilitated by our third party vendor Accurate who will assist you to get the appropriate documents from authorities in the country where you will be employed. Depending on the country where you will be employed your local authority will provide a Certificate of Conduct or similar document upon your request. If there are any costs related to screening, these will be borne by Project44. When our vendor Accurate will reach out to, you will be asked for your consent. We would like to emphasize that at all time you can decide to withdraw from the application process and/or to withdraw the consent to perform a screening test.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Global Facilities Operations Manager
  • Company
    Project44
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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