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Project Manager

Location:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Posted:
January 28, 2018

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Summary of Qualifications

Over ** years of Project Management expertise with a proven ability to lead cross-functional teams on international enterprise level projects

Proven ability to manage multiple projects throughout entire project management lifecycle

Experience in creating and driving timelines while influencing and inspiring others

Professional Summary

Meijer Corporation Walker, MI 11/14 – 11/17

Senior IT Project Manager/Program Manager/Enterprise Project Manager

Program Manager for the implementation of a new warehouse freezer working with construction and sub-contractor project managers.

Manage multiple enterprise projects involving multiple business areas

Manage multiple projects following Meijer SDLC process and protocols

Ensure projects are on time, on budget and on profile

Due dates for tasks are clearly defined and team members are held accountable

Risk analysis, problem solving and communication throughout project life

Develop and maintain relationships with all project stakeholders

Hold weekly status meetings and monthly steering team meetings for all projects

Produce weekly status reports and maintain schedules for all projects

Amway Corporation Ada, MI 10/90 – 10/14

Multiple Project Management Positions (07/98 – 03/08 and 02/11 – 11/14)

New Product Development Leadership

Products delivered to global markets on time, on profile, and on budget

Written and verbal communication to stakeholders

Lead cross-functional teams composed of Marketing, Legal, Technical Regulatory, R&D (Formulation, Packaging & Process), Forecasting, Planning, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customs, Finance, QA, Documents and Labeling

Teams include international members from global affiliates and suppliers

Pre-launch activities include project planning, feasibility, development of timeline and financial analysis

Risk analysis, problem solving and communication throughout project life

Post launch activities include monitoring sales revenue, government policy activity and managing product life cycle

List of Key Roles:

Senior Project Manager/Nutrition & Wellness (01/11 – 11/14)

Responsible for launching and managing nutraceutical product lines, both supplements and foods, in North America, Asia and Europe

Product launches include Children’s Multivitamins in Japan, Korea, US and Canada, Multi Carotene in Vietnam and Global Weight loss Teas

Project Manager II/Consumables China Team (08/03 – 03/08)

Responsibilities include leading cross functional, international project teams to launch consumable products in China

Led the consumables BSE implementation team for China

Product launches included home, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, baby care line of personal care products, facial masks and scrubs, toothbrushes

Project Manager/Nutrition & Wellness (07/98 – 08/03)

Responsible for launching and managing nutraceutical product lines, both supplements and foods, in North America, Asia and Europe

Product launches included nutritional food products in US and Canada, Children’s Multivitamin, intestinal boosting supplement

Deployment Manager (IT) (03/08 – 01/11)

Responsibilities include leading cross functional, project teams to launch an Oracle based global ERP solution.

Replacing Logistics, Finance and Order Management systems in 57 countries, target goal of 5 years with a 120MM budget

Cross functional teams include functional users, business analysts, software developers and data base administrators

Risk analysis, problem solving and communication throughout project life

Post launch activities include establishing a Center of Excellence to support during the learning curve and also maintain system integrity

Production Planner/Scheduler (08/93 – 07/98)

Responsible for scheduling Amway’s Packaging Manufacturing Plant and planning Paper Product SKU’s

Packaging plant was a two-shift operation with up to seventy people on each shift

Duties performed include creating daily, weekly, and monthly schedules, ordering temporary employees on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, capacity analysis, Bill of Material audits, expediting components and loading item masters

Planned hundreds of SKUs within the Paper Products Manufacturing Plant

R&D Lab Technician (09/92 – 08/93)

Responsibilities included assisting in the development process of new and existing cosmetic products.

Activities included producing batches, supervising extended stability testing, ordering and maintaining raw material inventory.

Compounder (10/90 – 09/92)

Responsibilities included the accurate and timely transformation of raw materials into finished product.

Assistant Crew Leader 11/91 – 11/92.

Education and Certification Summary

Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI Graduated 08/90

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Major: Production Operations Management – Minor: Economics

Passed - Project Management Professional (PMP) – 2003

Passed - Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) – 1996

Summary of Work Education

Critical Chain Project Management

7 Habits of highly effective people

Change Management

Cross Cultural Project Management

Risk Management and Building Effective Project Teams

Leading Virtual Teams

Situational Self Leadership



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