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Engineer Manager

Location:
Mebane, North Carolina, United States
Salary:
100,000
Posted:
October 24, 2018

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BG(R) BLAKE E. WILLIAMS

Senior Executive Program/Project Management Consultant

VP Army Programs, iCIO, Inc.

ac7hjg@r.postjobfree.com ac7hjg@r.postjobfree.com

Clearance: TS/SCI (In-active)

SUMMARY

General Officer/Senior Manager/Senior Executive with experience in developing and implementing strategic business solutions in heavily diversified industries, settings, and company cultures. Strengths include strategic planning, project management, mechanical and industrial engineering, product design and development. Extensive strategic level expertise in leader development, critical thinking, strategy formulation, operations and strategic communications. An ultimate self-starter who has vast Business Operational experience and hands-on Program Management. Additional critical skills are:

Integrated Supply Chain Management

Process Improvement

Problem Solving / Strategy Development

Negotiations / Contract Development

Program/Project Management & New Product Introduction

Procurement / Supplier Management / Risk Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

iCIO, INC. Hanover, MD Jul 2012 – Present

VP Army programs

Directly support government executive team in the development and review of a critical mission oriented data source. Includes numerous engagements with development team, management, and leadership teams. Initiate and review, challenge program and integrated milestone timelines and objectives on very aggressive schedule.

Provided insight and feedback to leadership team on organizational design and considerations for improved interoperability of organizational functions.

Black Rock Ventures, Raleigh, NC Feb 2010 – Jul 2012

VP Business Development / Consultant

Provide business and management leadership and guidance for a new venture providing

“Green Technology savings opportunities” to ESCo’s, DoD, and Fed. Gov. agencies and suppliers. Originated multiple business processes and program managed 10 new product sets having a backlog of nearly $10m.

United States Army – First Army Div East, Ft Meade, Md. Jul 2005 – Dec 2009

Deputy Commanding General

Provide vision and strategy to an organization made up of 6800 soldiers and civilians to prepare all reserve component soldiers and active duty USN and USAF service members for Mobilization into theater and deployment operations at regional Mobilization Training Centers (MTC’s). Responsible for influencing organizational culture, allocating resources (manning & equipping), directing policy, building consensus, training, and maintaining the Division and shaping complex and ambiguous global environments.

Managed an operating budget of $100M.

Engineer Officer with active Top Secret Clearance with SCI

Oversaw Planning, conduction execution, and evaluation of professional, quality simulation supported battle command and staff training exercises for Divisions, Brigades, and Battalions.

Extensive knowledge of the Army, its organization and its training management systems including capabilities, requirements, and methodologies. Vast knowledge of Commands, Commanders, and DoD agencies and staffs. Ability to command a multi-component unit and build / maintain relationships with broad spectrum of Joint Service unit’s. Successfully Commanded a Battle Simulation Brigade overseeing all training of soldiers via use of C4ISR.

Oversight for civilian defense contractors throughout Division HQ’s and Bde’s and associated accounts.

Part of initial team that established, built, hired, and set up First Army Division East.

Highly successful oversight for all Operations in the Division HQ’s establishing initial training objectives and guidance for nine Training Brigades that met theater Commander requirements for OIF/OEF/HOA/Bosnia.

IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC Dec 1983 – Jun 2005

Senior Program Manager

Business Manager for OEM Mobile Products supporting a $1.5 billion revenue stream. Managed the reconciliation processes, financial tracking, and liability mitigating. Primary business interface with brand and suppliers for product forecasting (supply/demand). Champion for introduction of e-procurement and e-tools in the OEM procurement organization.

Project managed multiple Consumer/Desktop products for OEM Procurement group resulting in an initial revenue stream of $2B. Executed RFQ process, contract development and negotiations, managing product cost, product quality, new products introduction, supply/demand forecasting, complete distribution and fulfillment, and business controls. Vast experience as an inward and product delivery focused leader.

Successfully coordinated and initiated an innovative four-way supplier relationship and project management for development and manufacturing of Consumer product unique in industry using Earned Value Management to insure timely and economical product deliverables.

Deployment of supply assurance management tool across all brands, managing program scope, schedule, deliverables, and cost.

Implemented supply chain management tool that provided multi-tier visibility eliminating supply constraints of critical parts, savings $5m/year in operating cost.

Demonstrated continuous cost reduction on all desktop systems negotiating supplier manufacturing cost savings in excess of $30M/yr.

Planned, coordinated and implemented the first IBM “no touch” business model allowing customers configure to order systems, managed a stand-alone process and business while contributing to $500M revenue stream.

Successfully managed sunset of standalone project, reducing excess product inventory from $2M to $150k of actual product scrap by successful negotiations with suppliers and brokers.

Managed outsourcing of Third Party Options fulfillment to two major service providers. Developing contracts and lead negotiations for supporting World Wide operations. Identified and executed all supporting processes for cost management, forecasting and financial reconciliation.

Project managed introduction of numerous networking products including routers, hubs, switches, concentrators, multiplexers and card technologies and pre-design phase through final product distribution. Managed high speed, cohesive manufacturing teams supporting new product introductions. Tenaciously and aggressively managed large number of sub-contractors to meet customer and market demands.

Card manufacturing engineer for network controllers and adapters. Involved with EMI for manufacturability, performance, sourcing, and cost. Directed installation of new processes insuring state of the art manufacturing while balancing cost and capability. Team lead for competitive analysis on planar boards and supporting cards. Completely oversaw and managed transfer of product build and inventory between IBM locations including every aspect of manufacturability and operations.

EDUCATION

MS, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA

MS, Industrial Engineering, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC

MC, Project Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Graduate Studies (MBA-27 hrs), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

BS, Math / Physics, Elmira College, Elmira, NY

AAS, Mechanical Technology, Corning Community College, Corning, NY

MILITARY

US Army Reserve Aug 1977 – Jan 2010

Brigadier General

Special Skills - Combat Engineer, Operations

Experience – Training Officer, Company Commander, Battalion (Bn) Logistics Officer, Bn Admin Officer, Bn Operations Officer, Bn Executive Officer, Bn Commander, Brigade (Bde) Operations Officer, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff Division Operations, Chief Division Strategic Initiatives, Brigade Commander, Assistant Division Commander – Support, Assistant Division Commander, Deputy Commanding General

Education – Combat Officer Basic and Advance Course, Command & General Staff College, US Army War College, CAPSTONE National Defense University, National Security Fellowship (George Washington University)

CERTIFICATIONS / AWARDS / OTHER

In-Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI

Member Board of Directors Alamance Community College

Service Academy / Military Advisor for Congressman Mark Walker

Mission Readiness Active Member / U.S. Global Leadership Coalition N.C. Member



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