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Manager Project

Naperville, Illinois, United States
January 18, 2018

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Naperville, Illinois *****

Tel: 312-***-****

EXECUTIVE PROFILE: IT Professional with comprehensive knowledge and 20+ years’ experience of multiple IT disciplines, reporting exclusively to CIOs or CEOs, and hand-picked to lead major company projects and initiatives. Core competences include:

• Departmental organization and


• Project Management with

demonstrated record of successfully

delivering large, complex, technical


• Vendor sourcing and contract


• Manufacturing and ERP Applications

• IT Budget creation and responsibility

• Project Portfolio Management

• System requirements gathering and

solution evaluations

• System security and audit


• IT Infrastructure architecture and



• Knowledge / Expertise: In-depth understanding of IT functions and their application to successful management of manufacturing business

• Communication / Interpersonal: Recognized for being approachable by peers, direct reports, and other employees as a leader, keeping an “open door” policy that invites collaboration. Exhibits decisiveness, sensitivity and flexibility to situations, resulting in ability to stay calm under pressure and in charged environments

• Self-directed / Future Oriented: Use skills in analysis and research to gather information, resources and people AND lead projects with an eye for detail and on time. Hand-picked to manage cross-functional, multi-cultural projects and align each to global business objectives, and known as a solution provider with a “can-do” attitude PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Manufacturing Project and Program Manager 2012 – 2017 Ball Corporation (formally Rexam Inc.), Chicago, Illinois

• Successfully implemented 4m Euro Manufacturing Execution System in 30 manufacturing facilities in 16 Countries in Europe, Russia, Turkey, Egypt and India on time and below budget, reporting directly to global CIO and Manufacturing Executives

• Replaced quality systems in two manufacturing facilities in Brazil as part of application harmonization program after company take-over, under severe time pressures, and included the provision of external technical resources

• Coordinated and managed the requirement and procurement process for a global pricing system

• Supervised the development and successful delivery of a multi-language SAP Plant Maintenance system in Mexico


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• Designed and delivered a fully automated Plant Maintenance Compliance system for Rexam worldwide

• Spearheaded a full SAP implementation project for Rexam’s Engineering division

• Managed the manufacturing applications project portfolio globally for all sectors (healthcare, plastics and metal packaging)

Global Demand Manager (Manufacturing Applications) 2010 – 2012 Rexam Inc., Chicago, Illinois

• Designed and executed an IT shared services transformation project for Rexam IT worldwide

• Led pilot program for global IT shared services

• Managed all support and development of manufacturing applications worldwide, including the supervision of SAP Projects for Plant Maintenance and APO (Advanced Planning and Optimization) in multiple sites

Director of IT Infrastructure (North America) 2008 – 2010 Rexam Inc., Chicago, Illinois

• Created and oversaw a multi-million dollar IT budget

• Oversaw a data center relocation and centralization project from Illinois to London, including the creation and justification of a new operational budget

• Negotiated and maintained multiple hardware contracts for company assets, including a $2m outsourced service provider

• Designed, created and supervised the construction of plant data centers in all US manufacturing facilities to include A/C, UPS, Fire suppression and fault tolerant servers

• Ran the “Green Card” application process for multiple IT employees in conjunction with both legal department and external lawyers

IT Manager 2000 – 2008

Rexam Inc. (formally American National Can), Chicago, Illinois

• Managed various IT teams, including SAP programmers, Manufacturing Application Engineers, Enabling Technologies (including SAP Portals and Business Warehouse management), and infrastructure support teams. Duties included evaluations, career planning, budget and portfolio management and supervising out of hours support teams, designing and developing tools as necessary

• Successfully completed a fault tolerant plant hardware replacement project, including solution architecting, vendor negotiation, and implementation in 16 North American sites. Presentation of solution requested and given in multiple external public conferences

• Led IT team to evaluate and document requirements for potential company plant purchases in Panama and Guatemala


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• In conjunction with legal department, completed various IT contract negotiations, including support and maintenance and Escrow arrangements, in addition to project terms and conditions

• Implemented new operations monitoring system into 16 Can and End manufacturing facilities in North America and Mexico by forming partnership with engineering department to Integrate support and maintenance into the IT department. Featured in trade magazine

• Delivered a time and attendance replacement project for all production facilities in North America, working closely with plant HR departments to include the provision and installation of biometric devices for clocking into and out of work

• Introduced a full pallet tracking system including the research, procurement and installation of long range radio frequency scanners, together with the design and development of a software system to track pallets of finished goods throughout the company, eliminating the shipping of bad and wrong products to customers

• Supervised a Quality system replacement project for 16 manufacturing facilities in N. America

• Designed and developed various automated manufacturing execution solutions and integrated them into SAP ERP system, including finished goods production recording, and raw material consumption systems

• Engineered seamless interfaces to and from existing ERP system into new SAP solution as part of a large and successful SAP implementation in all North American sites Operations Director 1998 – 2000

Synchromatic Inc., Chicago, Illinois

• Directed the rollout, maintenance and support of an ERP system in 16 sites in North America

• Relocated from UK to USA to establish corporate office for new company in Elk Grove Village Project Manager 1994 – 1998

Synchromatic Ltd., (formally Paradigm Ltd.), Coventry, UK

• Delivered a new ERP system for a Can and End manufacturing company throughout the UK

• Successfully built and delivered a system to monitor the brewing process and reported on the product history for a cider manufacturer

• Implemented a brewery monitoring system for a company in Ireland, including the design and development of an automated data capture system


University of Manchester, BSc Mathematics

University of Manchester, PhD (unsubmitted) Water-wave forces PRINCE II Project management Certified 2012 – 2017 VOLUNTEER WORK:

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