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Manager Project Management

Location:
Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 17801, United States
Posted:
August 30, 2017

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MICHAEL PIERORAZIO

**** ********** **** • York, PA 17404 • 717-***-**** • ac128v@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

Accounting – Project Management – Program & Portfolio Management – Human Resources

Extensive record of success in the management of complex, global-level IT programs and projects to drive revenue growth, improve efficiency, and support changing business needs. Special expertise in HRIS systems, ERP systems, implementations, management, global communication network build-outs, and the integration of acquired IT organizations. Excel at turning around underperforming organizations, building and leading top-performing teams, and identifying technology solutions to optimize processes. Master Project Manager designation with Green Belt certification and SCRUM training.

Core Competencies:

IT Operations – Strategic Planning – Budget & Cost Control – Change Management – eCommerce

Project Management – Best Practices – Reengineering – Technology Deployment – Collaboration

Regulatory Compliance – Lean Six Sigma Processes – Business Analysis – PMO Development

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Facilitated $20M in projected sales at Weis Markets by leading the creation of an interface to communicate with the legacy broker and partnership programs to drive customer loyalty.

Produced $1M in year 1 savings, with $3M projected by year 3, by directing the development of a learning management system to improve employee training throughout the company.

Reduced overtime 20%, increased productivity 25%, saved $1M, and improved on-time delivery by instituting a fleet scheduling and delivery management system.

Enabled $5M in added sales while reducing sales expenses 20% worldwide by selecting and implementing a new POS system.

Led a complete redesign of corporate PMO and SDLC policies to incorporate Lean, Agile, and Waterfall methodologies.

Saved the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation $2M per year in processing costs and improved efficiency by automating the imaging of checks and documents.

Established, trained, and led a PMO department for a global network of universities.

Demonstrated strong analytical skills combined with an ability to fit issues in with corporate goals and priorities

Experience and working knowledge of change management principles and methodologies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WEIS MARKETS, Sunbury, PA 2014 - Present

Senior Program, Portfolio, & Project Manager (contract)

Oversee all IT, Quality Assurance, and Product Innovation team project management functions for this $2.8B grocery chain. Evaluate processes and identify areas for improvement. Design new project management initiatives and procedures. Direct full project life cycles, including methodology development, principles, practices, and timelines. Coordinate staff and financial resource allocations. Supervise the PMO team. Develop and administer $35+ budget.

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Saved $200,000 per year and improved dock scheduling and warehouse performance by updating the warehouse management system utilized by 200 employees.

Drove $250,000 in savings (year 1) and increased inventory accuracy by automating the Managed Freight Services system used by all 165 stores.

Improved communications more than 50% and eliminated 10% of store errors by instituting a corporate Intranet for training and information sharing.

Contributed to the collection of $4M in unrecovered funds by automating the audit of merchandise promotions and allowances for the Accounting department, which also saved $100,000 per year by streamlining Accounting department workloads.

Enabled $12M+ in potential sales by providing IT oversight during the acquisition and integration of a competitor.

Formulated the corporate Project Management, QA, and PMO Services vision.

Enhanced operational performance by introducing best practices and lessons learned.

FOOT LOCKER CORPORATION, Camp Hill, PA 2012 – 2014

Senior IT Project Manager

Directed all retail IT projects for this $10B international company, including warehouse management, ERP, sales analytics, PLC standards, and POS initiatives. Managed the corporate information systems and PMO. Led complete software development life cycles (SDLCs). Trained and supervised a staff of 12. Led special project teams. Administered a $330M budget.

Increased sales analytics efficiency more than 20% by evaluating sales goals and performance, preparing forecasts, and improving the analytics process.

Successfully integrated Runners Point Group (200 stores) into Foot Locker operations, representing $254M in new revenues and a strong market share in Germany.

Deployed a WMoS solution with projected savings of $3M per year. Integrated the system with legacy supply chain convergence, transportation, and business intelligence tools.

Worked with a consulting team to conduct a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) review of the corporate data networks and ensure all networks in compliance with security standards.

CIBER, Harrisburg, PA 2011 – 2012

Senior IT Project Manager (contract)

Contracted to direct the updating of critical systems for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation. Supervised 50 persons and led multiple high-profile projects.

Implemented communications technology upgrades that increased efficiency 25% and enabled web collaboration, email, instant messaging, and more as part of a $2.5M project.

Led the development of the organization’s Emergency Contact Information database.

LAUREATE EDUCATION, Baltimore, MD 2010 -2011

Senior Project Manager

Carried project management for this network of 75+ accredited campus-based and online universities worldwide. Supervised a staff of 10. Controlled a $15M budget.

Established the PMO and created all training materials and courses.

Designed programs and course work for the Doctoral and Masters tracks.

Maintain data privacy in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

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ICELANDAIR, Columbia, MD 1994 – 2010

Controller/HR Manager (2004-2010)

Promoted to oversee all HR and financial operations for this $49M international company with offices in North and South America. Administered a $100M operating budget. Managed all expense accounting, AP/AR, forecasting, GAAP compliance, staffing, training, payroll, benefits administration, variance analysis, month end closings, corporate card program, and more.

Saved $50,000 per year by automating payroll and benefits functions.

Achieved $100,000 in annual savings and drove a 200% increase in sales by automating the Icelandair Holiday portion of the business.

Previously held the positions of Telecommunications Manager, Manager of Distribution, Development, & Pricing, Call Center Manager, and Training Manager.

ADDDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

PIERORAZIO CONSULTING, York, PA 2004 – Present

President

Provide IT and business solutions consulting in areas such as PMO development, training, HR, accounting, payroll, professional services, and more. Established PMOs and best practices, identified strategies to reduce costs and improve efficiency, and directed departments for clients. Formulated standards and methodologies. Directed software development activities.

VOYAGER TECHNOLOGIES, Longwood, FL 2004 – 2011

IT Project Leader (contract)

Managed the development and implementation of IT business solutions for a company that enabled the processing of more than $50M in transactions annually for clients. Supervised project teams. Participated in all architecture and design activities. Enabled savings in excess of $1M by improving efficiency and drove a 4x increase in sales.

EDUCATION

DBA with Project Management Specialization, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (in progress)

MBA with Project Management Specialization, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

BS in Business & Accounting, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Master Project Manager (MPM) Certification, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Training Specialist Certification, Scrum/Agile Team Training

AFFILIATIONS

Project Management Institute (PMI), American Academy of Project Management (AAPM), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

MS Office, Project, Visio, Cognos, PeopleSoft, Blackboard, SQL, Kronos, ADP, Active Directory, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, EDI, Appris ERP, various payroll, HR, and WMS systems, distribution systems, ADP suite, Coda, Profits, VPMI, WMoS, LMS, AS 400/OS400, PBX systems, VoIP, unified messaging, video conferencing, firewalls, wifi, Ethernet, servers, SAN, FERPA, and others



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