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Management Project Manager

Olathe, Kansas, 66062, United States
May 24, 2010

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Daniel R. Wear, PMP

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Olathe, KS ****2

PH: 913.***.****


Business Manager and IT Professional with a strong record of proven success

in Information Technology and Materials Management. Contribute to the

bottom line through: significant cost reductions, contributing to the

development and effective use of systems, and process improvements.

Analytical, flexible and versatile with a broad range of experience and

skills. Motivated, personable and loyal with excellent team building

skills. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to understand

cultural differences. Thrive in deadline driven environments. Able to

learn quickly. International business experience.

Key skills include

Project Management Business Processes & Related Computer Financial

Systems Management

Materials Management Information Technology Processes Vendor Management


KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN, Kansas City, MO 1998 - 2009

Director, Operations Finance 2009

Coordinated directly with the Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Presidents

to develop and manage the annual operating and capital budgets totaling

$240M per year. Provided monthly reports, cost analysis and

recommendations for controls. Represented the Operations department in the

monthly close process and other financial matters.

. Reduced transportation operating expense by approximately $2M per month

while maintaining customer satisfaction through attrition, reduced

service schedules and operational efficiency increases.

. Decreased mechanical costs by approximately $1M per month while

increasing fleet reliability through renegotiated material and service

contacts and workforce reduction.

Director, Project Management Office 2006 - 2009

Established and directed a Supportive type Project Management Office.

Conducted routine project and budget review meetings with Project Managers

and their management. Developed and managed the annual operating and

capital budgets totaling $50M per year. Provided monthly reports, cost

analysis and recommendations for controls. Coordinated and organized all

department contracts.

. Increased project visibility, velocity and enabled earlier remediation

when necessary through establishing project management standards,

processes, templates, metrics and audits.

. Achieved approximately $125K in annual savings through establishment of

equipment standards, negotiated vendor pricing and purchase of all

personal computer equipment.

. Eliminated costs and redundancies after integrating the US and Mexico IT

budgets and introducing standardized processes. This was accomplished

through training and communication and resulted in a more cohesive team.

Project Manager 1998 - 2006

Facilitated the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.

Created work plans and managed execution and quality of IT development

projects. Identified risks and developed mitigation plans. Coordinated

resources, tracked and communicated progress.

. Successfully planned and managed a staff of up to 18 people to System and

User Acceptance test a newly developed $60 million railroad information

management system.

. Contributed to annual savings of approximately $20 million through

chairing a team charged with planning the organizational change

management, training and deployment of this system to approximately 2,000

US users.

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. Managed and implemented multiple IT development projects consistently

meeting budget and project timeline goals.

. Selected to serve as the Executive Administrative Assistant on a team to

transition full ownership of the TFM railroad in Mexico to KCS based on

analytical skills and versatility.

. Led the successful deployment of a Spanish version of the system in

Mexico to an additional 2,000 users. . This led to additional savings

of approximately $15 million per year and synergies between the companies

from using the same system.

BAYER CORPORATION, Kansas City, MO / Pittsburgh, PA

Served in increasingly responsible roles delivering cost savings and

process improvements over a career in Materials Management & Maintenance


Materials Management Systems Specialist 1994 - 1997

Material Control & Systems Supervisor 1990 - 1994

Maintenance Scheduling Supervisor 1986 - 1990

Mechanical Maintenance Planner / Scheduler 1982 - 1986


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Finlay Engineering College, Kansas City, MO,

First Year Courses

Completed multiple Management and Technical Courses including:

The Essentials of Communicating with Diplomacy and Professionalism

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Mangers

Fundamentals of Successful Project Management

How to Negotiate with Vendors and Suppliers

Advanced Management Program

Supervisor Workshop

SAS - Computer Query Language

RAMIS - Compute Query Language

Achieving Maintenance Improvement in the Process Industry

Organization and Management of a Preventative Maintenance Program


. Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute



. Member, Project Management Institute (PMI)

. Former member, American Production and Inventory Control Society, now

known as The Association for Operations Management (APICS).

. Former member, American Institute of Plant Engineers, now known as

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE).

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