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Project Manager

Aurora, Ontario, Canada
January 23, 2018

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Cheryl Nielsen

416-***-**** – Valid Enhanced Security Clearance

Provide Supply Chain Expertise in support of Projects

Professional EXPERIENCE

Government Agency- Confidential (contract) SEP 2017 – PRESENT

Vendor Management-SME Oracle – Toronto, ON

Short term contract to assist them with their data migration into Oracle. Working with vendor MSSA contracts, SOWS, invoices, requisitions, purchase orders, cost codes, budgets and process improvements. I have supported them with identifying discrepancies (audit analysis of contract details). Working with various internal personnel on work arounds. Working through issues of the system performance and raising issues with management and the Oracle team on Oracle performance.

Nokia – Telecom (contract) JUL 2016 – MAR 2017

Material/Vendor Manager – Mississauga, ON

Objective – Install and Integrate more than 600 sites for Wind/Freedom

Forecasting material requirements, analysis of inventory, going for quotes with vendors, contract management, placing purchase orders, expediting, tracking shipment, working with packing slips and invoices to GR order

Creating Purchase Requisitions in IPM, purchasing cable (red, yellow, blue), Telcoflex, power cable, fiber, LDF7, breakers, rectifiers, source components, supporting construction needs.

Working with Multi-level BOMs, MOQ, available inventory, and inventory analysis, long lead items, working with international vendors on commits, JIT inventory, track backorders, schedule carrier pickup and delivery, and tracking and cost efficiencies.

Instruct warehouse on kitting needs, provide BOM detail, check kit and make pickup arrangements; provide management with daily reports on planned kitting to actuals

Draft contract, Negotiate agreement, contracts and manage vendor agreements, strong decision-making, monitoring receipts, invoices and vendor management.

Bombardier - Rail Manufacturing (contract) OCT 2014 - SEP 2015

Material Coordinator /Inventory Planner-Kingston, ON

Objective – Support the plant in manufacturing for Delivery of finished train on time to the customer.

Providing material support to the manufacturing plant, monitoring Multi-Level BOMs (build of materials), inventory levels, JIT, Reduced Inventory levels, working with ISO drawings, coordinating kitting (KANBAN) and working with the Buyers on expediting and obtaining commit dates of pending orders. Working with engineers on gaps in component needs. Work with vendors on drawing updates.

Working with SAP inventory management, MOQ, and Quality (RTV). Work closely with QA on material quality and quality documentation

Expedited steel fabrication with vendor

Working knowledge of Customs and Documentation needs.

ENBRIDGE Pipelines (contract) JUL 2013-MAY 2014

IS/IT Project Coordinator - Edmonton AB

Objective – Creating documentation for Stakeholder approval for the Northern Gateway Pipeline for Enbridge IT communications. The estimate included all the information and communications technology; this means the unified communications and integration of telecommunications and computers which enable users to access, store, transmit and utilize information.

Working with Stage Gate Activity on Project basis

Preparing documentation for Government approval for the build of the pipeline

TransCanada Pipelines (contract) JAN 2013 - MAY 2013

IS Project Coordinator – Calgary AB

Objective - Working within IS PMO Infrastructure office on Windows 7 and PST/Outlook upgrade. Transitioning 3,000 systems over a 4 month period for all North American users within the company.

TECK Coal - Mining Industry (contract) SEP 2011 – DEC 2012

IT Buyer/Business Analyst - Calgary, AB

Objective - IS/IT Department working on a project ($150k project) of the reopening of a coal mine in Northern BC

Create Purchase Orders, contract management, working with vendors on commits, tracking shipment through to completion

Negotiate Contract, create order tracking reports on purchase order detail, material detail, financials, work with vendors to quality as an approved vendor and invoices.

Tracking the operational needs, planning, and progress of the project with budget tracking

Purchasing all IT needs for project needs at site utilizing Microsoft Dynamic AX; coordinate HVAC move for Server Room

Working closely with vendor on Proposal, Needs of Order, Duration and details of Order, Person and Hours of service, Scope of work, tracking against agreement

Working with SOW, Budgets, Forecasting Budget, Forecasting Expenditures, Tracking costs and Reporting on Accruals, Tracking Forecast against actual costs

Lead and took part in daily meetings taking meeting minutes for distribution, working closely with Executives and Management.

Validation of time sheets and invoices as well as tracking for management approval.

Creating dashboard reports for KPI and MOR trends, pulling information from Service Now for enhancements, releases and IS tickets monthly. Working with users on satisfaction of services.

Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) - Finance Industry (contract) JUN 2011-AUG 2011

Project Analyst – Edmonton, Alberta

Objective - New SAP implementation (out of box installation) working with various stakeholders on the project. First SAP implementation to a banking industry.

Ericsson Canada (Mobilicity Project) - Telecom Industry (contract) JAN 2010-MAR 2011

Project Coordinator – Supply Chain Specialist (Ontario 6 months, BC 6 months)

Objective - Mobilicity Project – New Telecom Service provider needing installation of infrastructure

tracking and coordinating planning utilizing Site Handler (in-house project system-project tracker and document repository), managing and printing construction drawings/Red Line drawings (SharePoint rev changes)

Daily interaction with Customer and Stakeholder

Tracking and upload documents in Site Handler (CD’s, permits, BOM, etc)

Utilized MS Office – Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

Creating Weekly Progress Reports, tracking milestones, purchase orders, forecasting, working with KANBAN and Multi level BOMs

Coordinate construction start-access, material, providing information to landlord etc.

Nokia/Siemens (Globalive Project) - Telecom Industry (contract) JAN 2009 - AUG 2009

Project Coordinator

Objective - Globalive Project - Wind – implementing new infrastructure to a NEW Telecom Service provider

Project scheduling, forecasting, milestone tracking, generating reports, materials needed BOM for implementation, purchase orders – material (multi-level BOMs and resource management in support of construction team

Work with scope of project, identify and track change orders, new purchase orders for cost, track additional cost associated and maintain files of original documents

Track and monitor risks associated to project (site approval to deployment date needed; landlord issues; material lead times; purchase order payment delays; vendor manpower delays)

Excel – formulas, filters, multi-level sorts, pivot tables for reports, track progress showing weekly updates of sites, milestone tracking, order tracking, site tracking, document control

ROGERS WIRELESS - Telecom Industry (contract) JAN 06 – NOV 08

Buyer/Project/Supply Chain Specialist (1573867 Ontario Inc) PMO office-Implementation

Working within PMO office working closely with approximately 20 PM’s on their project information and support. Our portion of the project was $800K per year times 3 years with various stakeholders.

Upload necessary documentation (share drive) for project, scope, RFP, change orders

Tracking Costs, reporting Financials Monthly to upper Management

Place purchase orders and deliveries beyond expectations; supplier payments delaying progress; implementation manpower delays. Liaise with A/P and vendor on invoice issues. Manage vendor on services and material. Working closely with executives and Stakeholders.

Forecast expenditures weekly, report budget monthly and monthly – working with Finance on Accruals to be recognized as well as the monthly accruals

Working with multitude of data from various sources such as updates from Project Manager, finance and Oracle to create current Status Report with addressing milestones and forecast as well

Working with RFP and RFQ for purchase orders in Oracle, placing million dollar purchase orders (tracking progress of approvals through hierarchy) through to vendor receiving the order

Creating Purchase orders from Requisitions initiated in Oracle, working with Oracle Financials, Oracle Procurement, Pulling Oracle Reports, Working with Cost Codes in Oracle

Confirm receipt of purchase order with the vendor and Expedite the orders, manage contract, obtain a delivery date

Track and monitor budget and report, identify any issues relating to plan, material or budget

Working with Broadband project


Project/Inventory Coordinator – Technical Environment

Objective – Transition all users to new hardware and software as needed for their current responsibilities


Project Manager


Buyer – Technical Environment

International purchasing


Business Analyst – Technical Environment


Buyer/Project Coordinator – PM Office – Technical Environment

Drove savings on Supply Chain process with international purchasing, contract management, reduced inventory levels (cost reduction) and increased KPI

Working with complete lifecycle inventory, reduced inventory levels, JIT and obsolete inventory.

MAKSTEEL - SCM SEP 1999 – SEP 2000


Drove Improvements in Supply Chain Process resulting in better Customer Service and increased revenue.

WAL-MART Warehouse (SCM) AS400, SAP MAY 1995 – AUG 1999

Various Functions


Microsoft Office – EPM, SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Lync, MS Project, Outlook

Six Sigma, ISO and Lean Manufacturing Knowledge

Have taken several courses toward CITT Designation

Knowledge of PMBOK – 4 courses with PMI

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