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Project Management Manager

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
Posted:
May 30, 2017

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HICHEM ELBAHI, MBA, PMP, CSSBB, QLA

New York, NY E: ac0kac@r.postjobfree.com C: (732) ***-****

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

High-energy project leader with 12+ years extensive global experience. I have successfully created value and supported the growth of startups, privately owned companies, as well as multinationals in various industries by providing full life-cycle project management, supporting mission-critical business integration/transformation programs and innovative products/services go to market initiatives. Fluent in English, French & Arabic. EDUCATION

Program on Negotiation, Executive Education Harvard – MIT – Tufts Cambridge, MA April 2017 Executive MBA, Magna Cum Laude Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business New York, NY June 2016 B.S. in Management HEC Business School Algiers, Algeria June 2006 CERTIFICATION

CSSBB (Certified Six Sigma Lean Black Belt) Management and Strategy Institute Downingtown, PA March 2017 PMP (Certified Project Management Professional) Project Management Institute New York, NY June 2013 QLA (Certified Quality Lead Auditor – ISO 9001) Quality Management Institute Montreal, Canada July 2007 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) – New York, NY January 2017 – Present Council Member

Meeting the learning needs of top professionals and business leaders at the world’s leading corporations, investment firms, professional services firms, startups, and nonprofits by providing consulting services related to project management, complex strategic initiatives, testing hypotheses and providing market feedback POWERLINX – New York, NY January 2016 – December 2016 Vice-President Programs

Translated company strategic goals into an actionable and measurable task for the implementation of the product roadmap

Led all aspects of company’s projects in an Agile configuration from start to finish, including project team resource identification, stakeholder interface, project planning, requirements gathering, estimate and budgeting, technical & functional documentation, risks/issue tracking & resolution, lifecycle testing, reporting, rollout, interface with other business departments and partners, and formalized project closure by applying the Lean Startup methodology

Main project – Successfully led the planning and execution of a $2M strategic localization tech project of a multi- lingual business solution in Europe in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet France

Collected KPIs, performed analysis and produced reports to help drive critical business decisions DOUDAH GROUP – New York, NY October 2012 – December 2015 Advisor to the CEO, Program Management

Supported the negotiation, business case, resource planning, ROI assessment, and project management processes related to Doudah’s global business deals for various types of arrangements including JV, distribution and licensing agreements

Worked closely with internal business teams and technical groups to meet the project’s time, budget and scope constraints in collaboration with different external partners: THYSSENKRUPP, IVECO, KEMIN, ADFERT, AMANDUS KHAL, HAWITA GRUPPE

Main project --THYSSENKRUPP

Led the negotiation, initiation, and planning of a 15000 TPY high-tech chlorine plant construction, $50M+ budget in collaboration with ThyssenKrupp and 3 multi-locations teams:

Served as single point of contact between the internal team and partner’s teams

Led the negotiation, drafted the business case and conducted the external meetings

Created and analyzed project requirement, schedule, and budget estimate

Developed and maintained reports for tracking project milestones and costs

Developed powerful project presentations and reports

Advised on risk mitigation and problem-solving

HICHEM ELBAHI, MBA, PMP, CSSBB, QLA

New York, NY E: ac0kac@r.postjobfree.com C: (732) ***-**** Page 2 of 2

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (continue)

DOUDAH GROUP – Boumerdes, Algeria September 2011 – September 2012 Chief of Staff to the CEO

Led the company’s certification process to the international standards ISO9001 and ISO14001 (Quality and Environment) – Mainly performing audits, optimization workshops and cross divisions process re-engineering

Defined and implemented a new organizational model by applying cutting-edge change management principals and technics

Coached and trained the 4 EVP of the company (owners) to drive cultural change, business operations initiatives and revenue growth performance

SOCIAD – Algiers, Algeria September 2010 – August 2011 Managing Consultants

Supervised a small team of consultants and led them to exceed expectation and maintaining ROI of each engagement

Executed consulting engagement in Project Management, performance improvement diagnostic, and process re-engineering

Prepared proposal per specific RFPs, performed benchmarking and presented/negotiated proposal with prospects AXA INSURANCE – Algiers, Algeria February 2010 – August 2010 Project Manager Consultant

For the launch of AXA insurance in Algeria (green field project), supported the CIO and Global Program Manager by successfully delivering a $5M+ IT project

Coordinated multi-locations offshore teams for an ERP implementation project (SAP / TECHNISYS) in waterfall configuration and for the development of a website and mobile application in Agile mode

Assured the maintenance of the RAID logs

Updated the RACI matrix and monitored priorities

Principal reporter for the project’s sponsors and stakeholders ERNST & YOUNG – Algiers, Algeria July 2008 – February 2010 Senior Consultant, Performance Improvement & PMO

Acted as PMO leader supporting 35+ consultants in term of prioritization and project execution for 5 simultaneous projects

Subject matter expert for EY’s collaborative solution information system “e-room platform”

Client executive manager and key contact person for all country’s assignments

Involved in several missions as a Management Consultant with a focus on organization and business transformation missions

Supported the Go-To-Market and HR initiatives for the launch of Ernst & Young Advisory in Algeria QATAR TELECOM – Algiers, Algeria

Senior Specialist, Quality & PMO March 2005 – August 2008 Progressive responsibilities from Associate and Auditor to a Senior Specialist role

Coached, mentored and developed a cross-departments PMO/Reporting team of 15 peoples

Proposed and monitored KPI/SLA, prepared reports and reported to the company leadership team

Supported the IT teams as business analyst and PMO in the implementation of software (ITIL, Siebel, Oracle)

Created and administered the internal collaborative documentation platform (SharePoint)

Supervised the Quality Corporate Committee and successfully lead the certification of the company to ISO 9001 standards

Conducted quality management and information system audit



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