Cardinal Health Senior Project Manager - Real Estate Development in Phoenix, Arizona

What Real Estate Development contributes to Cardinal Health

Corporate Real Estate (CRE): CRE services are provided through a core group of technical professionals in concert with select industry alliances. CRE is responsible for the strategic management of Cardinal Health’s global real estate portfolio. The portfolio is comprised of nearly 500 locations totaling over 24 million sq. ft. CRE is responsible for Business Unit Relationships, Transaction Management, Construction Management, Real Estate Administration & Portfolio Knowledge Center, and Facility Management. Through a team approach, CRE provides strategic real estate planning and tactical real estate services to all Cardinal Health locations worldwide. The primary objective of CRE is to support business unit goals by building and maintaining business unit relationships, developing strategic tactical and financial plans for each facility, leveraging Cardinal Health, Inc. real estate assets, providing transaction services, planning/managing capital projects and establishing and managing national facility programs. In addition, CRE is responsible for the facility management of key business locations throughout North America. CRE promotes best practices for maintaining consistency with Cardinal Health strategic drivers and core values. CRE is also responsible for Global Workplace services and environment. The Project Development department is responsible for the deployment of $40 – 80 million in capital including 80 – 100 projects annually.

Position Description

This position is responsible for working with Cardinal Health Business Units and Business Leaders to develop real estate projects that support their respective business functions. This includes understanding the business function and conceiving a facility that accommodates this function including corporate office, warehouses, pharmaceutical/medical products manufacturing and laboratories. After establishing a concept, with support from internal and external design consultants, the position would establish preliminary budgets and assist with securing internal capital approval. Upon capital approval, this position would be responsible for executing on project design and delivery utilizing various project delivery methods including Design/Build, Design/Bid/Build, and Construction Manager. This position would also be responsible for coordinating all internal disciplines including Security, Information Technology, Quality & Regulatory, EH&S, Branding and Communications. This position has bottom line accountability for being on time, under budget with complete customer satisfaction.


  • Lead multi functional teams of stakeholders and contributors to deliver large complex projects on time and under budget
  • Work with internal customers to establish project requirements, schedule and budget
  • Pro-actively build and maintain relationships with business leaders
  • Strong technical knowledge of all building systems, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical and fire suppression
  • Thorough knowledge of construction contracts including standard contract clauses and AIA Forms
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while reprioritizing as needs change
  • Articulate presentation skills with excellent verbal and written communication
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and in team environment
  • Demonstrate sound project management skills by promoting disciplined approach to stakeholders
  • Ability to influence others and drive change management across the organization
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a cross functional team to solve complex issues with innovative solutions
  • Independently interact with outside facility partners and real estate providers
  • Mentor less experienced Project Managers


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or commensurate experience
  • 10 years of experience in construction project management, project estimating, real estatedevelopment experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Power Point, with some AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions
  • Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Desire and ability to travel approximately 25%

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact
  • Provides solutions which may set precedent
  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects
  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues