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Project Manager

Location:
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Posted:
January 31, 2018

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~ Project Manager ~

Highly skilled and experienced individual with an exceptional ability to manage projects and teams congruently with an astounding level of success. Harbors over 25+ years of demonstrated achievement in Project Management, Production, Purchasing, and Traffic Management. Adept at making high stakes decisions quickly, builds rapport and fosters important relationships, finds effective solutions to problems rapidly, and focuses on the task at hand to accomplish company goals and objectives.

Areas of Strength

Project Management

Master Scheduling

Training/Mentoring

Purchasing/Vendors

Document Creation

Traffic Management

Operations/Support

Creative Resourcing

Planning/Estimating

Negotiations/Communication

Team Building/Focused

Multi-Tasking/Faceted

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Word/Excel

Professional Experience

Abbott Nutrition, Columbus, Ohio

TRAFFIC MANAGER 2015-2017

2012-2013

Seamlessly worked closely with a 12 member Design Team and six Account Service Team professionals while managing a high-level traffic management atmosphere.

Monitored and oversaw scheduling using Excel/Liquid Planner, fostered and maintained key relationships, employed critical and expedient thinking skills, and achieved consistent accuracy and record keeping completeness.

PROJECT MANAGER

Managed website redesigns for Similac, PediaSure, AN.com and ANHI.org.

Managed updates and revisions of the following iPad Applications: NICU, Brain and Eye, Feeding Solutions, PediaSure, Ensure Enlive, Elecare and Elecare Jr..

ACHIEVEMENTS

Successfully launched Similac.com, PediaSure.com and AN.com. AN.org is still work-in-progress.

Successfully launched the Ensure Enlive, Elecare Jr. iPad Apps; as well as the updates for NICU, Brain and Eye, and Feeding Solutions PediaSure Apps.

Resource, Columbus, Ohio 2013-2014

New Business Project Manager

Collaborate with five individuals that comprise an Account Service Team and three staff members of the Design Team.

Manage team scheduling with OpenAir software, oversee purchasing and production schedules as well, and remain apprised of all Business Development pitches and deliverables.

Create the jobs, expectations, and the responsibilities for all members of the team.

Train and mentor all staff in OpenAir financial software and Insider the job tracking software.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Conceptualized and designed a successful Business Development job tracking system within Insider software.

InServ, (an inVentiv Company) 2010-2012

Director of Project Management & Presentation Design

Managed all print materials for 37 pharmaceutical clients, coordinated with purchasing teams and vendors, and partnered with production staff to ensure all information was accurate and updated.

Sustained the highest quality products, resolved vendor concerns, and monitored orders for specifications.

Created and oversaw an eight member PowerPoint specialist team, that worked 24/7 remotely and on-site, and undertook 40-50 weekly projects for more than 20 pharmaceutical brands.

Set and reached high expectations, monitored daily operations.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The PPT team garnered the highest utilization, was the most-in-demand service, and held the highest client satisfaction for inServ.

Studio Project Manager

Partnered with eight inVentiv agencies, developed project parameters, assigned pertinent talent, created timelines and estimates, ensured the highest customer service, and managed all projects through to completion and delivery.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Our team provided each client 24/7 access for project consultation, vendor negotiation, press checks, etc.

GSW Worldwide, (an inVentiv Company) 2004-2010

Creative Services Supervisor, (2009-2010)

Creative Services Supervisor, (2005-2009)

Creative Project Manager, (2004-2005)

Conceptualized and created an in-house beta-test production studio in order to reach client goals and expectations, as well as met the demand for cost reduction without jeopardizing optimal quality.

Developed and ironed out processes, established roles and responsibilities, and collaborated with Eli Lilly’s procurement team to ensure objectives were obtained.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The beta-test was highly successful exceeding the client’s goal of cost efficiency by 13%. The success of this production studio resulted in the launch of inServ, which eventually served more than 46 inVentiv companies including eight ad agencies.

Resources Complete, Inc., London, Ohio 2001-2003

President/Founder

Project Manager & Print Production Consultant

Established the business and developed a client list that included a national marketing agency and a national eyeglass retail company.

Collaborated with innovative and cutting edge teams specifying paper and maximizing layouts for production efficiencies.

Negotiated print prices, attended press checks, and ensured the best quality of the final print piece.

The Limited Stores / Columbus, Ohio 1988-2001

Production Manager, (1995-2001)

A division of Limited Inc. with 500 stores and $600 million in sales.

Managed the production and purchasing of all marketing projects, oversaw the departmental budget, and reconciled all department PO’s and invoices.

Successfully developed and directed an annual market budget valued at $25M-$35M without previous experience.

Supervised and mentored a staff of six professionals and safeguarded the final product in order to achieve optimal production.

Conceptualized, designed, and implemented standard operating procedures (SOP’s), for all stores consisting of marketing filing system and communication pieces for the 500 store chain. Selected from a staff of 12 to represent the marketing department at the company’s weekly top 100 stores sales managers meetings.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Improved quality approval from 65% to 95% rating for all marketing projects using self-designed paper and ink direct purchase program.

Evaluated data and identified inconsistencies in print production, then presented and implemented a paper/ink direct purchase program that resulted in more than $1 million in savings within two years.

Senior Print Buyer, (1990-1995)

Oversaw all marketing project production, minimized and reported the production budget reconciled all department PO’s and invoices.

Supervised a staff of four and Interviewed and selected seven core vendors from a pool of 40.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Researched, developed and implemented new framing hardware pieces housing in-store marketing for 600 store chain resulting in $100,000 annual savings.

Print Buyer, (1988-1990)

Created and established for four of the five brands within Limited Stores.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Approved all phases of marketing projects totaling $30M annually

Researched, developed, produced, and installed canvas banner that wrapped the Madison Avenue self-standing store in New York…received “force the action” award.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

experience – interacting with executives

The Limited Stores:

I was the first to track the Marketing Budget. I worked with the Finance Department to create Excel Spreadsheet with formulas that allowed me to track each dollar spent. This included imputing each Purchase Order/dollar amount actuals versus estimates then reconciling each month/quarter/year. This had never been done before. I would then report the same to the EVP of Marketing and CFO.

There were biweekly meetings held and included the Executive Committee, all Merchant VP’s, all senior staff. The Marketing Department was represented by the EVP and VP of Marketing, and all senior Marketing staff members including myself. I worked with the VP of Marketing in this meeting as we presented to the President and the Executive Committee the season campaign, the weekly signage (which included banners, price point signs), etc. I was also responsible for reporting the costs versus budget, schedules, delivery, installation communications.

GSW / inventive:

I was responsible for the largest Scoped Work clients. I was Creative Services Supervisor of the Prevacid and Uloric teams. I had 8-10 direct reports. I was responsible for all estimates and chronologies (whether I created them myself or approved the ones created by staff). Monthly Financial meetings were held, and I was responsible for reporting all costs and staff utilization to the EVP’s and VP’s of said teams. I also worked with said EVP’s and VP’s to plan the balance of the year.

inServ / inventive:

Per client request, we conceptualized, created, and I personally executed the studio beta test. I reported the results to the VP of Creative Services. The successes I reported resulted in the launch of inServ Studio. I was one of the four people who developed and ironed out processes, established roles and responsibilities, and collaborated with Eli Lilly’s procurement team to ensure objectives were obtained.



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