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Project Manager Management

Plainfield charter Township, Michigan, 49306, United States
December 01, 2017

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Paula Oja, PMP

Belmont, Michigan ***** 616-***-****

Certified Project Manager Designer

Process Improvement Oriented Creative Design Solutions

Strong Leaderships Skills Organizational Skills

Design, Implement, and strategically plan to deliver small to medium size projects improving work environments. Apply leadership, design, Six Sigma, and Project Management tools to assess opportunities, redefine workflow, develop and support multi-functional teams, and find root cause solutions.

Coordinate all aspects of product/project development from concept to delivery, meeting frequently, to maintain or meet expectations on budget, schedule, scope requirements, communication, business goals and values. Recognized as an effective speaker, trainer, and leader.

Areas of Expertise

Research & Functional Design

Regulatory Requirements

Quality Assurance

Vendor Management

Grow Client Relationships

Management Status Reports

Risk Management

Hands-on, Flexible, Experimentation

Professional Experience


A global leader in health and beauty products.

Design Engineer, Project Manager 2012 - 2017


Project Designer, Project Developer 2007 - 2012


Designer 2007

Increased average productivity by 28% by establishing workflow processes, conducting time studies, and implementing lean cell manufacturing design. This reduced redundancy and process steps, produced standard of operations (SOP) documents, and reduced machine duplication to create open space, increase employee satisfaction, and improve the work environment

Aligned customers’ needs with company’s vision and goals to insure buy-in of the project. Developed all necessary documentation including scope statement and plan, strategic plans, communication plans, conceptual/implementation drawings/plans, budgets, schedules, contracts, and “how to” directions to guarantee installation was seamless and met customers’ and company’s mission and values

Managed budgets and allocated funds for small to medium scale projects, negotiated budget challenges using alternative solutions: Different resources, alternative layouts, different materials, or scheduling to ensure quality products and service to the stakeholders to insure accurate accounting for the company and contractor loyalty

Led project kick-off, progress discussions, implantation plans/changes, SOP discussions, risk occurrences meetings, and information presentations

Reversed engineering of production machines, new component parts, and prototype products to ensure accurate documentation for engineering, financial or production needs

Maintained accurate perpetual documentation for future projects to provide historical records: risks positive and negative, regulatory documents, drawings, resources allocations, lessons learned, scope documentation, budgets, schedules, communication and project matrix

Project implementation increase, on average, of 8%: Developed scope, communication, and risk plans which reduced project creep, insured customers’ and contractors’ understanding, increased customer trust to insure deliverables were met to their needs, satisfaction, schedule, budget with minimal deviations or disruptions

Used available technology/resources to collect critical data: regulatory, customers’ needs, technical specifications to ensure accuracy, performance, and compliance during implementation of the product(s) or project(s), both domestic and foreign

Formal Education

PMP Certification, DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY - West Michigan Project Management Institute

Master of Technology Management & Administration, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Industrial Design (Product Design), KENDALL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Certifications, Professional Development, Technical Skills

Certifications – Certified Project Manager (PMP), Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM)

Personal Development – Continual PM Education, Risk Management Programs, Leadership Programs, Presentational Speaking, Green Belt Training, Emotional Intelligence, Environmental Health and Safety Programs, Improving Communication Programs

Technical Skills – Adobe Acrobat Professional, ArcMap and ArcReader, AutoCAD, Base Camp, Inventor Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, Social Medias, and Zoom

Professional Associations

West Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Toastmasters International



PM for “The Project” Event Day: Secure venue, create schedule and budget, determine menu, coordinate with other PM volunteers, develop teams’ schedule and assignments, room arrangements, set-up/clean-up, obtain trophies, giant check, monitor & assess risk, and maintain everyone’s safety.

Director of Administration: Creating yearly budget for registration supplies, maintaining member and guest registrations, developing surveys, meeting matrix, track payments, insuring guest and PM teams’ satisfaction

TOASTMASTERS (Club, Area, Division and District Levels)

Served three times as an Amway Soap Box club officer, Area 12 Governor, and district photographer within Michigan. Mentor several new and advanced members. Assist the team and lead in organizing conferences, training sessions, contests, open houses, starting new clubs and coaching struggling clubs throughout West Michigan. Presenter at contests, conferences and open houses.

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