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Project Manager Management

Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States
January 16, 2014
Contact Info:

Michael J. Keller, C.P.M.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

(847) *** - ****

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Experienced SAP professional

• Provided end to end SAP solutions, implemented SAP and interfaces

• Integrated between business needs and the technology – Designed system strategy

• Evaluated Customer needs, defined and installed new values, implemented changes, planned

different transition and tested functionality in order to fulfill organization needs

• Documented test cases, managed changes and addressed costs to organization

• Trained users, prepared training materials, prepared guidelines, assisted users and supported

technical staff on the implementation of SAP


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SAP Inventory Management / Requirements Analysis

Warehouse Management / MRP Business Process Mapping

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SAP Production Planning Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel,

• SAP Master Data PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook.

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SAP Plant Maintenance MS Project

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Ariba Change Management

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User Acceptance Test Procure to Pay

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Supply Chain Purchasing / Procurement

Professional Experience

Collabera – Mondelez International, Deerfield, Illinois

Source to Pay MM SAP MRO Lead – Responsible for the conversion and


implementation of Plant Maintenance (PM) and MRO materials from SAP 4.7 to

ECC 6.0. Perform Testing in HPQC and report defects. Review Master Data loads

of Material Masters, Purchasing Information Records (Standard, Consignment and

Subcontracting), Source List, Purchasing Groups, MRP Controllers, and

Requisition, and Purchase Order Approval Workflow. Create Job aids and train

Plant personnel. Create Centrally Agreed Contracts and Work Order Catalogs

Kraft Foods, Northfield, Illinois

Manager Distribution Technology - Development and deployment of future state


electronic data interchange (EDI) solution to partners (Third Party Logistics (3PL) &

External Manufacturers (EM)). Standardized transactions to accommodate all

aspects of inbound receiving, outbound shipping, inventory adjustments and

repack / module building. Managed five 3PL and two EM implementations

Catalyst North America Deployment Lead - Catalyst – a multi-year

07 to 11

Global $1 billion project to integrate, streamline, and standardize systems,

business processes, and communications through implementation of SAP ECC6 to

50 plants, 110 External Manufacturers and over 27,000 users. Benefits were

reductions in material loss, manufacturing labor and expenses, material cost, and

work in progress. Quality Management, Regulatory compliance and traceability

were greatly improved. Improvements on Order fill rates and accounts receivables

were also realized.

• Lead 10 full Plant Life cycle implementations with detailed functional knowledge

of Warehouse Management, Mobile Data entry (RF screens), Handling Unit

Management, Inventory Management, Quality Management, Procure to Pay,

Production Processing, and Logistics Execution

• Responsible for Project Management, Training, Security, Go Live, Master Data

Migration, and Disengagement plans

• Performed User Acceptance testing and utilized HP Quality Center to escalate

any issues to be resolved

• Participated on the Change Management team to proactively address change


Michael J. Keller, C.P.M.

• Created job aids and trained plant personnel and team members on system and

reporting (BEX) functionality

• Developed templates to gather and analyze current plant processes.

• Devised a checklist for team members for future implementations

• Responsible for the rollout of Indirect Material and Services Requisition process,

Asset Management and Internal Order process for R&D trials to 7 manufacturing

locations through SaaS (Software as a Service) provider

Business Practice Specialist – Procurement - Indirect Materials

00 to 07

• Project Manager for a Global Specification System. Created Team Charter,

Project Plan, As – Is, and Conceptual designs

• Monitored and maintained project progress; assist in managing risk and/or cost

containment options

• Responsible for Procurement business process analysis, Gap identification,

functional detail design, delivery of training, and Ariba and SAP systems scripting

and testing for indirect materials and services to 50 Kraft North America Plants

and 4 Headquarter location

• Responsible for the creation of Test Scenarios and Test Cases for a SAP

interface to Ariba for tax calculation.

• Created End User Job Aids and Call Management Center scripts

• Devised and implemented a SAP Purchasing Organization structure and SAP

Ship to management system. Implemented to all Kraft NA Plants allowing for

shipments to other locations within SAP

Moore North America, Bannockburn, Illinois

SAP Enterprise Information Services – Material Management /

98 to 00

Production Planning / Service Management Lead – Accountable for

configuration, implementation, and training of SAP Material Management,

Production Planning, and Service Management modules within 17 Moore North

America Plants and 2 Headquarter locations

National Purchasing Manager – Responsible for $500 million of annual

91 to 98

materials and services purchases for 17 manufacturing plants

• Negotiated national and cross divisional strategic sourcing agreements that

produced savings in excess of $100 million in seven years

• Reduced Inventory by 60% in seven years by developing Inventory and

standardization programs

• Consolidated supplier base from 17 to 5 critical suppliers

• Developed Supplier Quality Assurance programs

• Devised Supplier Inventory Management Relationship and Supplier Controlled

Inventory Programs reducing cycle time and improving material availability

• Interfaced with Research and Development and Legal Departments on new

product development

• Worked on cross functional teams to improve communications and processes

• Managed a department of five Purchasing Agents, two Purchasing Clerks, a

Technical Assistant, and secretary


Master in Business Administration

Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Education

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois