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Project Manager

Chicago, IL
October 08, 2018

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15+ years versatile project management experience, with expertise in driving projects and leading cross-functional teams to consistently meet key program deliverables. Adept at maintaining focus on achieving bottom-line results while formulating and implementing advanced technology and business solutions to meet a diversity of needs. Exemplary communication and attention to detail to exceed customer expectations and maintain high levels of client satisfaction.

Expert knowledge of cGMP and SOPs practices and principles.

Profound knowledge of SDLC as well as Agile and waterfall methodologies.

Adroit at managing offshore/virtual and multisite project teams.

Computer Skills

Advanced Knowledge of MS office tools, MS Project, CA Clarity, PlanView, JAMA, JIRA, FISERV, Primavera, HP Quality Center, Sales Force (SFDC), JAMA, JIRA, TFS SAP, Share Point and Lotus Notes.



Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI 2018

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) – Oracle 9i Database Administration 2008

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Certificate in Project Management 2015

University of Lagos, Nigeria 2007

MBA, Marketing (Verified and Evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria 2002

B.Sc. Business Administration (Verified and Evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), Milwaukee, Wisconsin),


Various Leadership Trainings (As mandated by my employers)

PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge-Project Management Institute PMI)

Work History

Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL March 2018 - Present

Senior Project Manager (Global Transformation)

Lead the effective and efficient delivery of projects, including: scope, schedule, cost, quality, organization, communications, staffing, resource needs, risk/issue management.

Accountable for final delivery of all project deliverables, leverages business & technical understanding to ensure appropriate review and quality validation occurs for milestones.

Manage requirements gathering sessions, direct product teams’ engagements.

Create / build / update, Project Charters, Project Plans, Status reports, and work breakdown structures in MS Project while establishing strong project governance.

Identify resource needs, including artifact needs, project team and expertise. Develop and maintain relationships with project stakeholders and business leads in order to understand products/velocity and unique Line of Business items. Manage scope change process.

Communicate project variances related to actual project hours and costs against the project estimates and budget as stated in Clarity. Provide global project governance.

Apply project management standards and guidelines developed by the Enterprise Portfolio/Program Management Office- EPPO/EPMO.

CVS Health, Buffalo Grove IL June 2017 – March 2018

Project Manager (Application Development & Implementation)

Created and managed project plan, schedule and processes from initiation to completion.

Executed projects using Agile and Waterfall methodologies, drove change management.

Communicate project status to top management and team members.

Liaised with vendors/third parties to determine project requirements, scope & objectives.

Track project progress, forecast, budget, dependencies, issues, risks timelines &decisions.

Facilitate project team meetings, develop and distribute meeting notes and minutes.

Developed and manage roadmaps for Med D, Medicare and other PMO projects.

Act as point of contact for all projects in the Government services work streams.

Prepare daily cases/clients status report for implementation leadership using Sales Force.

Benefit testing, Claims adjudication, System validation and Eligibility verification.

BMO Harris Bank, Chicago IL February – June 2017

Project Manager (Enterprise Infrastructure)

Managed, directed and coordinated all aspects of the work related to the implementation of products and services supported by the bank using SDLC methodology.

Prepared and maintained project plan, budget, WBS, schedule, artifacts & status reports.

Prepared project financial report, monthly cost plan and time sheet adjustment.

Completed monthly project audit in Clarity, control project variances and scope change.

Prepared project status report, identify and resolve project issues and risks.

Facilitated project team meetings, contract negotiation and vendor selection process

Managed customer relationship, eliminated progress blockers and show stoppers. M

Managed change strategy, schedule in MS Project, bugs and defects until resolved.

Facilitated project close out and hand-offs across projects within the program/portfolio.

Manage, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the work related to the implementation of products and Volkswagen Credit, Libertyville IL February 2015 – February 2017

Project Manager/Analyst (Application Development)

Created and managed project plan including project scope, schedule, budget, quality, resources, risks, issues, decisions, change, test and configuration.

Created and maintained Statement of Work (SOW) & timelines on MS project/PlanView.

Tracked costs and performance, service levels, resource time reporting, and other metrics using the RAID (Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions) log.

Bugs and defect tracking/management on TFS (Team Foundation Server).

Effective communication with customers & stakeholders to ensure project goals are met.

Facilitated project team/steering committee meetings and release management activities.

Sought opportunities for continuous process improvement, managed virtual teams.

Oversaw Quality Assurance testing, data conditioning, and change management.

Coordinated system preparation, pre-production training, go-live, post-production efforts.

Collected and reviewed lessons learned during project close out process.

Abbvie Pharmaceutical, North Chicago IL

Project Manager (Packaging Engineering) May 2014 –February 2015

Monitored project progress and plan to ensure delivery was on schedule, budget, and technical output as well as other project deliverables are met.

Developed purchase orders, cost plans, contracts, Bills of Material, budget approval and other product commercialization documents and activities using SAP.

Participated in IQ/OQ/PQ process, SAT/FAT, contract negotiations and vendor selection.

Monitored schedule, clinical trials, dependencies, milestones, critical path in MS Project.

Ensured compliance with FDA & HIPAA while implementing ERP tools.

Created, designed and managed team’s Share Point Site and communications plan.

Created and updated process flow charts, supply chain maps and swim lanes on Visio.

Data manipulation in excel using V-lookups and Pivot tables, graphs and charts.

Orbital Engineering/ British Petroleum, Calumet City, IL

Project Information Manager July 2013 – April 2014

Worked with the Information Management Team to plan for final handover of electronic documents and data into the Whiting Business Unit document management system.

Audited quality control project documentation; ensuring the required attributes, numbering, and applicable practices, procedures, policies and guidelines are followed.

Filed electronic and paper documents including P&ID, updated document revisions, kept project artifacts and input required information into the document repository.

Ensured the right versioning, final storage, maintenance, and closeout of quality control packages as part of the Information Management System team using SAP.

Created weekly project status reports for senior management and stakeholders and communicated information to peer project managers using Share Point.

Data manipulation in excel using V-lookups and Pivot tables, pictures, graphs and charts.

Motorola, Schaumburg, IL May 2011 – June 2013 Project Planner/Scheduler

Updated and maintained schedule data to ensure project consistency and optimization.

Maintained project schedules in Primavera and/or Microsoft Project at determined intervals to ensure jobs completed on time and within budget.

Created project artifacts as well as provided subject matter expertise on systems development life cycles, change management, project management processes and tools.

Performed project progress monitoring duties including identifying critical activities and reviewing forecasts with progress achieved to date.

Developed project plan and met all established project deadlines.

Crystal Network Limited, Northbrook, IL

Project Coordinator October 2008 – April 2011

Developed and maintained a detailed project schedule within CA Clarity/MS Project.

Developed and maintained a detailed RAID (Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions) log.

Supported on-site and off-site meeting set-up, itinerary and travel management for Project Managers, Senior Project Managers, and Program Managers.

Interfaced between business analysts and project engineers for proper project alignment.

Drove sales by providing exceptional customer care and after sales follow-ups.

Celtel Lagos Nigeria

Project Analyst/Coordinator June 2004 – Sept 2008

Created and used analytical models to simulate or forecast business problems and results.

oversaw design, development, integration, test, quality assurance of new products/service

Applied logic and Industry standard methodologies to make recommendations to clients.

Used and developed communication skills to communicate project findings, conclusions and recommendations with both peers and clients.

Attended regional and national meetings to gather business requirements and assess impact on the business process.

African Petroleum Limited,

Lagos, Nigeria

Management Trainee May 2002 – May 2004

Implemented and enforced company standards for customer service.

Developed a proficient working knowledge of business, procurement, refinery, depot, distribution, warehouse and marketing operations in order to understand and assist management in plans to increase sales and profits.

Attended company meetings for the purposes of training, coordination plans, and communicating policies and procedures.

Responded to and assisted clients in a timely and courteous manner.

Drove sales by providing exceptional customer experience to both retail and industrial customers.

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