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Project Manager

Lutz, Florida, United States
January 30, 2018

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An accomplished and results-driven Technology Leader / Project Manager / Product Manager with extensive experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Led development/commercial products technical transfers, and provided technical support for new and existing products. Successful in supporting product investigations, new feasibility studies, generic program, process validation of batches, commercial product support, and specializing in continuous improvement technology and manufacturing engineering to improve product quality, Innovative and analytical problem solver who builds and develops high- performance teams. Leverages business relations and communication cross-functionally with customers, vendors, suppliers, contractors, site and upper management to create effective strategies. Project management professional capable of creating, implementing, monitoring and completing projects on time and within budget with the vision and adaptability to identify solutions. INDUSTRIES

Environmental, Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Flow Batteries, Water, Desalination, Container Skid Design, Mining, Food, Beverage, Plastics, Fertilizer, Petrochemicals, Engineering, Procurement and Construction SKILL SET SUMMARY

Chemical Engineering Cross-Functional Team Budgets Microsoft Office Suite Process Improvement Program Management Product Development Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio Operations Leadership Financial Analysis Microsoft PowerPoint, Project Engineering Design Management Forecasting Customer Service Project Management Operations Management Business Development Team Building Process Optimization Training Strategic Planning Negotiation Manufacturing Operations Integration Quality Management Continuous Improvement Process Engineering Engineering Management Risk Management Team Leadership Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing FMEA,DMAIC,5S,SIPOC Logistics Troubleshooting Root Cause Analysis Six Sigma, Kaizen Supply Chain Management EXPERIENCE

Sr. Project Manager / Consultant (Engineering, Design, Procurement, Construction) Construction Project (Non Profit Org), Lilburn, GA Apr 2016 – Nov 2017 Managed and monitored project management plan, scope, budget, schedule and resources to achieve the defined objective. Urgent matters were escalated to senior management to resolve issues to maintain scheduled progress. Finalized process analysis, project management plan, detail design, completion, start-up, and training towards successfully completed project.

Communicated effectively with stakeholders (project team, senior managers, and customers) by conducting routine meetings, distributing meeting notes, status reports, briefings. Collected input from all technical staff, program staff, management, and customers while maintaining strong interpersonal relationship towards achieving defined outcomes.

Followed established project management standards, processes, procedures and policies while making improvement and recommendations accordingly.

Effectively identified and managed risks to the project management plan and worked collaboratively with cross-functional team

(Process, EH&S, Facilities, Engineering, Mfg, Supply Chain, Business Dev, IT, and SME’s) and developed attainable schedules. Director of Technology – Quality / Lead Engineer / Sr. Project Manager (Chemicals, Energy, Manufacturing, Product, Quality) Jabil Circuit Incorporated, St. Petersburg, FL Mar 2014 – Apr 2016 Managed and directed several mission-critical global initiatives in Strategic Development Group to ensure competitiveness of future capabilities. Developed a team of 23-30 personnel during process development efforts. Provided direction towards due diligence of R&D results and supported the technical team in developing and executing process development for several groundbreaking technology implementations. Finalized process characterization, approved scale up, detail design, construction, start-up, training and successfully transferred plants to manufacturing.

Developed and successfully implemented a $15 million Chemical Treatment Plant - Environmental - Water Sustainability Project. Closed project on time and within budget to enable advancement of 50% ROI.

Directed Manufacturing Plant - Energy – Flow Batteries - Next Generation Design. Supervised R&D design efforts to reduce build costs by 50%.

Directed Manufacturing Plant – Water – Desalination – Container Skid Mounted Design. Developed and built to manufacturing specifications while reducing costs by 30%.

Sr. Process/Project Manager-Consultant (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Construction Project (Nonprofit Org), Lilburn, GA Oct 2009 – Aug 2013 Developed and implemented project plan for $15 million expansion project. Managed personnel, tracked project timelines and milestones, and recommended subsequent budget changes. Selected key personnel and contractors and provided work detail for project execution and further evaluation. Defined and monitored project criteria throughout life cycle. Effectively communicated project expectations to team members and stakeholders.

Managed execution plan and oversight of employees, resulting in savings of $500,000 in potential cost overruns. KALPANA PATEL

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Developed outsourcing solutions for detailed engineering design, leading to increase in success rate by 50%.

Built and directed multifunctional teams from various countries, reducing design time and cost by 50%. Sr. Project Manager R&D (Chemical, Mining, Fertilizer, Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Mosaic Fertilizer LLC (Cargill), Riverview, FL Feb 2009 – Sept 2009 Developed and managed new project alternatives/solutions and defined improvements to meet deliverables for objectives within timeline and financial budget for process and product development technologies. University-level interactions were instituted and demonstrated for various research projects. Leadership responsibilities involved writing business plans and personnel development plans.

Researched, evaluated, analyzed data and designed pilot/demonstration plants. Monitored trials approved preliminary product launches and proved-out manufacturing of small commercial volumes.

Implemented risk analysis and project risk log for evaluation of new project solutions and proactively managed project success and effective action plans for resolutions.

Process engineering optimizations were evaluated and innovations were identified and implemented. Lead Process/Environmental Engineer (Chemicals, Water, Engineering, Design, Construction) Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tampa, FL Apr 2008 – Sept 2008 Improved permit reviews and evaluation process for proposed new construction plans and/or modifications for Commercial Swimming Pools and Drinking Water in Florida. Streamlined and redesigned workflow, increased revenue associated with each client project and ensured customer satisfaction for services.

Improved permit turnaround, resulting in productivity and cost savings of $800,000.

Provided leadership and direction for compliance with all regulations, policies and procedures.

Initiated and managed customer relationship management solution to ensure customer satisfaction. Sr. Project Manager/Consultant (Engineering, Design, Procurement, Construction) Construction Project (Non Profit Org), Bartlett, IL Sept 1994 – Mar 2008 Directed project management for $32 million grass roots construction project. Developed budgets, schedules and plans for cross- functional team. Selected key personnel and engineering contractors and provided responsibilities for project execution. Approved drawings and construction, trained craftsmen for safety guidelines and managed personnel during entire course of project from planning to execution.

Coordinated efforts to devise and execute action plans, resulting in cost savings of $1,000,000.

Demonstrated excellent leadership and project management skills by collaborating with all departments.

Maintained close and collaborative relationship with suppliers, customers and site personnel. Sr. Process Design Manager (Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Food, Engineering, Design, Procurement, Construction) Merisant (The NutraSweet Co.), Deerfield,IL; Aker Kvaerner (John Brown),Chicago,IL Mar 1990–Feb 1991; Apr 1992–Aug 1994 Developed process design for $100 million aspartame expansion project in Augusta, GA. Delivered more effective and efficient operational processes by evaluating existing design and operational dynamics.

Captured $4,000,000 in savings, utilizing quality methodologies and completing project within time and scope.

Monitored document control process to ensure functionality and accuracy to support operations and training.

Designed, selected and specified transition of new technology to plant operations and provided necessary support. Lead Process/Project Design Engineer (Petrochemicals, Oil Gas Technology, Engineering, Procurement, Construction) BP (Amoco), Chicago, IL, Texas City, TX May 1987 - Feb 1990 Spearheaded process/project design efforts for $140 million grass roots Hydrocracker Unit for expected increase in gasoline demand. Executed decisions on engineering problems throughout project management at site.

Developed a Catalyst Deactivation mathematical model for a hydrocracker unit (using 10 years of historical data) to predict unit performance on a daily basis saving $30,000,000/year.

Identified, developed and delivered $13,000,000 in productivity savings by maximizing catalyst utilization.

Optimized performance of vapor recovery units and continued improvement of processing capabilities. Sr. Production Engineer (Chemicals, Plastics, Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Operation, Production) Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI Feb 1984 - Apr 1987 Improved manufacturing operations by troubleshooting process related to maintenance, electrical and programming problems. Implemented, designed and successfully completed process improvements to improve productivity.

Planned and initiated start-up for $1,500,000 Methylene Chloride emissions control project.

Increased capacity of a distillation operation and improved design capacity within eight hours of start-up.

Improved brine chlorination operation to treat wastewater within plant to meet stringent NPDES permit. EDUCATION

B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1983 University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois M.B.A., Project Management, 1990 DeVry Institute of Technology, Schaumburg, Illinois PMP Certification, 2010 University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida KALPANA PATEL

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Core Competencies: Management / Leadership

Creative and dynamic professional with excellent analytical, engineering and leadership talent. Successfully prioritized and directed various engineering programs and process development platforms, in order to effectively transfer technologies to manufacturing while implementing continuous improvement and lean methodologies. Successfully commercialized new products and technologies and maintained accountability for multi-functional teams. Built process development team with the appropriate skill sets, to perform due diligence, leading to process development, pilot operations, process characterization, scale-up process design, construction, startup and manufacturing. Led efforts to work closely with R&D, EH&S, Operations, Facilities and Engineering (Process and Project) towards the application of engineering principles to ensure scalable manufacturability. Directed management with experience of cost control responsibilities in manufacturing. Established performance metrics: motivated and held people accountable for results. Excellent leadership and decision making qualities which in turn yield results.

Provided project status reports and advised management and customers. Maintained project plan and other project documentation in an organized and secure fashion. Published agendas for meetings prior to meetings and published minutes in a timely fashion after the completion of meetings. Prepared project plans and maintained an accurate and up to date project schedule that is readily accessible to management and all team members. Defined the project’s objectives and assisted in the oversight of quality control throughout its lifecycle. Oversaw and managed capital appropriated for the projects, ensured budget for the project’s goal were obtained, spent and closed in accordance with the project plan. Provided notification of milestone completions for billing to finance. Communicated project status and highlighted critical path activities in a timely manner to management and Business Development. Ensured that all functional departments that impact project were notified in time. A skilled team leader recognized for the ability to communicate information effectively to management, clients, customers and employees.

Proactively managed project success & effective action plans for resolutions while maintaining flexibility to handle multiple and changing priorities. Developed scope, budgets, schedules, and plans for various cross functional teams. Prepared and managed project plan to meet milestones. Selected effective cross-functional teams. Ensured resources were identified and available for projects. Set goals and objectives with project teams, and monitored progress against those objectives. Redesigned process flow and evaluated critical path for successful operation. Delivered project within agreed upon timeline and budget. Led meetings to facilitate project completion and removed roadblocks and barriers that hindered or delayed project progress. Monitored and reported progress of projects within agreed timelines and ensured technical and financial goals were met. Interfaced with all departments to facilitate timely completion of projects. Managed multiple projects towards successful completion.

Directed process design of chemical plants and responsible from inception to completion: evaluated due diligence of R&D results, finalized process characterization, approved scale-up, supported technical team in developing process flow diagrams (PFD’s), piping and instrumentation diagrams

(P&ID’s), Equipment Specification, Layout and General Arrangement of Plants, approved Construction, approved Operating and EHS procedures, successfully Started-up, trained operators and transferred to manufacturing teams. Familiarity with environmental, OSHA and FDA (cGMP) regulations related to the chemicals, water treatment, specialty chemical, pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, plastics, energy, petrochemical, fertilizer

& water industry. Worked directly with EH&S, R&D and Operations departments to fulfill federal, state and local permitting requirements. Collaboration from team members and stake holders from R&D, Process, EH&S, Facilities, Supply Chain, Business Development, VP, Finance, HR, Legal, IT, and Manufacturing; were managed effectively & project expectations were communicated.

Led product development for new feasibility studies, generic program, clinical supplies, transfers and/or commercial product support. Primary internal/external SME/technical liaison and supported currently approved commercial products and the associated manufacturing processes. Worked on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data required evaluation of intangible factors. Exercised independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria. Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Conducted toll gate meetings with management at identified gates and upon major scope changes to a project. Communicated with customer on project status. Communicated with project managers at other sites to facilitate seamless project transfer. Communicated with supplier, vendor or contractor on project requirements and expectations. Facilitated responses to customer questions and audit observations. Coordinated/Reviewed Technical Assessments for commercial products to help support site QA team. Oversaw warranted corrective actions assigned to Product Development Team

Developed, implemented and maintained necessary plant operating policies and procedures to assure implementation so that plant met requirements. Ensured that appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) were developed and maintained for all functions under scope of responsibility. Planned and implemented programs designed to maintain a safe work environment, assuring the manufacture of quality products that met customer requirements, with a focus on continuous improvement (Lean Six Sigma tools – DMAIC, FMEA, 5S, Kaizen, SIPOC, SPC), maximizing volume and productivity of the department. Experienced with writing protocols/reports, performing technical assessments/ investigations/ risk assessments, and working directly with QA and with external customers. Experienced with working on validation, manufacturing or product development protocols. Ensured that the group was compliant with current regulatory requirements. Ensured that project requirements embraced current cGMP, EHS, and Financial industry standards. Complied with and ensured that the group’s compliant with Health, Safety & Environmental responsibilities.

Reviewed and approved preparation of accounting analysis: for budgetary planning and implementation, production efficiency, financial reporting, budgetary planning and submittal for capital expenditures. Reviewed operations and plans to achieve regional profitability and service level targets. Oversaw key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis. Reviewed and analyzed activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives. Achieved regional profitability and service level target. Contributed to the development and execution of the regional business strategy; identified, defined and led initiatives that drove significant improvements in customer satisfaction and cost saving. The site mission & objectives were built and cascaded such that they are in line with the global and regional strategy to meet business requirements.

Managed annual Capital improvement budget and projects. Managed the activities of the department with responsibility for results. Implemented and communicated the strategic and technical direction for the department. Determined immediate and long-term work plans/strategies for reporting groups; allocated resources for projects. Helped organize the purchase of appropriate capital items associated with continuous improvement projects. Conducted review of quotations for accuracy and alignment with project goals. Initiated amendments to quotations with Business Development for identified additional scope and/or changes. Reviewed the revenue forecast and worked with Finance to ensure that the forecast for all billed items were accurate and up to date. Informed management in a timely manner of risks to product revenue generation. Processed billable items upon completion of activities.

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