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Project Manager Supply Chain

St. Charles, Illinois, United States
January 09, 2018

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IT Executive

History of orchestrating business strategies and technology initiatives across functional areas with a strong background in business collaboration delivering strategic objectives. Business professional that is motivated by change and understands how to leverage IT based on a company’s vision. Executive presence adding value by solving business problems that have led to short and long-range enterprise goals.

Senior IT Leadership t Strategies & Long Term Planning t Team Building & Mentor

IT Governance t Leveraging Emerging Technologies t Vendor Partnerships t Budgeting

Project Planning/Execution t Change Management t Multi-Site Operations


IT Associate Director, The Maschhoffs LLC, Carlyle, IL: Jan. 2011 – Present

Leader in Pork Production comprised of over 600 owned and partner operated farms. Partnered with Owner, CFO and business unit leaders to build technology strategies targeting strong business operations and financial performance.

Led technology team that provided systems and support for infrastructure, help desk, networks, telecommunications, finance, ERP, CRM, Data Warehouse and SharePoint applications. Supported vastly different environments for 750 employees, 200 company owned sites and 550 grower partners.

Responsible for administering $8M annual Cap/Ex budget and three (3) year roadmap while leading IT team to achieve business unit objectives. Included variables and complexities such as operational changes, proposed projects and departmental performance goals aligning with the business strategy.

Joined with infrastructure to establish Azure cloud services and VMware server technology to manage system architecture, data analytics and application development.

Revitalized a failing implementation of an Enterprise grower ERP. Utilized Flawless Execution framework to assemble project plan and build consensus of expectations among business leaders. Vigorously resolved project conflicts, aggressively led 3rd party development, and fully executed project timelines and tasks. Managed team of twenty (20) resulting in a successful install of ERP process improvements, standard controls, and procedures across production, finance and procurement.

Collaborated with executive team to stabilize Milling operations by implementing an enterprise order system collapsing four (4) disparate applications to standardize production processes and take advantage of financial integration. Directed team of twenty four (24) and achieved a 50% increase in finance automation, 100% milling standardization and slashed mill downtime by 70%.

Performed RFP analysis and initiated vendor presentations and negotiations while working with business leaders to drive package software selection to implement an enterprise Fleet management and CMMS system. Employed Flawless Execution planning method and managed 3rd party application development and business team of fifteen (15). This delivered the ability to track 700 vehicle assets from purchase to disposal throughout the supply chain, finance and distribution process.

DKO Consulting – IT Director of Applications, Chamberlain Group, Elmhurst, IL: Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2011

Manufacturer of residential and commercial perimeter access control products and solutions. Recruited for strong IT management skills while company converted to SAP enterprise ERP.

Managed international and domestic IT application development team of twenty two (22) including contractors supporting Data Analytics, ERP, EDI, HR, Finance, SAP BI, WMS and Supply Chain.

Chaired corporate Change Advisory Board guiding C+ management in prioritizing IT initiatives both in the US and Mexico.

Crafted $10M budget and project roadmap designed to deliver enterprise level improvements and exceptional service.

DKO Consulting – Senior Project Manager, A1 Wire-Tech, Rockford, IL: May 2008 – Jan. 2009

Special metal manufacturer supplying industrial wire and aerospace industries. Contracted for solid project management and ERP implementation skills.

Effectively led successful order to cash ERP implementation migrating to corporate main enterprise business system. Responsible for project plan, execution, resources, budget and project close.

Assembled cross-functional vendor and business team accountable for designing and implementing quality solutions by reengineering existing manufacturing and back office processes.

DKO Consulting – Senior Project Manager, HeathCo LLC, Bowling Green, KY: Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2007

Global manufacturer of quality door chimes, motion activated lighting, and lighting controls. Contracted for effective acquisition leadership and planning skills.

Recruited to lead acquisition executive and leadership team of thirty (30) in planning separation of ERP, engineering, HR, Finance and infrastructure from original parent company system.

Managed evaluation of SAP mid-size business suite vs Microsoft Axapta and Navision cementing business leaders’ choice in enterprise system and ensuring all organizational requirements were met.

Developed plan with client infrastructure group to build out existing server farm and network to accommodate additional personnel, engineering, and network expansion.

DKO Consulting – Manager, Applications Support, Vactor Mfg., Streator, IL: Mar. 2006 – Jan. 2011

Global manufacturer of environmental vehicles serving contractors and municipalities. Hired for dynamic enterprise IT support and business process improvement skills.

Delivered customer specific managed services for in-house developed iSeries order-to-cash ERP. Administered information systems, computer operations and development support.

Drove improvements to manufacturing scheduling by designing and developing new production application reducing scheduling time from 3 days a week to 2 hours per week. Implemented bar code work order tracking providing accurate information to back office applications and streamlined workflow performance by reducing manual processes utilizing process improvement techniques from Lean MFG and Six Sigma.

Group IT Director, Elgin Sweeper, Federal Signal EPG Group, Elgin, IL: Jan. 2001 – Mar. 2006

Global manufacturer of heavy industrial vehicles serving municipalities and industrial contractors.

Prepared, tracked, and executed IT Strategic Plan. Outlined short-term (1-year) and long-term (3-year) roadmaps, managing US, Canadian and European staff of twenty-two (22) ensuring IT alignment with group strategies.

Established IT Centers of Excellence building common information technology initiatives across multi-site operations for Infrastructure, Client Services and Application Development.

Worked with C-level Officers on $15M IT budget to align with business unit goals to achieve company targets.

Directed four (4) order to cash ERP implementations for heavy equipment manufacturers in US, Canada and Europe.

Co-developed an $18.2M enterprise model and business investment plan that achieved Board of Director approval for repositioning group operations under a single instance of Oracle JD Edwards.


North Central College

Naperville, Illinois

BA Business & Management


Certified ScrumMaster, (CSM), Scrum Alliance

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