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Project Controls/Financial Analyst/Materials and Logistics Manager

Location:
Mauldin, South Carolina, United States
Salary:
$70,000+
Posted:
November 08, 2018

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CONSTANCE M. FETTER

Email : ac7m3u@r.postjobfree.com

Address: ** **** ***** *** – Mauldin, SC 29662

Mobile : 864-***-****

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/constance-fetter-62788137

EDUCATION:

2018 Construction Project Management Certification – Columbia University (ongoing)

1996-1998 Université du Maine (concentration on International Business and Finance) – BAC+4 (Le Mans, FRANCE)

1993-1995 Oakland City University – (major in Business) (Bedford, IN USA)

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Six Sigma; Cost Analysis Accounting, AP/AR, cash flow analysis, financial presentations, general ledger, program management, business presentations, business development, trending, internal auditing, contracts and procurement (goods and services), invoicing, bid process, material costing requisitions, manage/negotiate contract variations, develop & lead training, SOX compliance, ad hoc & managed reporting, vendor relations, technical writing, Root Cause Analysis, Risk Analysis, Scheduling/Timeline Management, Work Breakdown Structures, budget analysis/management, supply chain management, manpower & resource allocations, milestone tracking, recruiting, developing and implementing QC and QA procedures, continuous improvement, forecasting, Change Orders, EDIs, deep dive analyses, supply chain management, vendor/contractor relations, Material Planning, GAAP; month end and year end closeout, account reconciliations, translating/interpreting, production analyses

WORK EXPERIENCE:

9/2018-10/2018 BOM Specialist/Process Consultant (Fehrer Automotive via People Link) – Duncan, SC

(Assignment ended due to budget cuts)

Production/Financial Analysis: Assessed cost and implemented a system to track scrap cost that cannot be captured by SAP; investigated issues with inventory and shipping for cost and advised on counter-measures to decrease loss and improve shipping to clients on time; noted lack of safety procedures and advised management on need for permanent onsite safety; managed BOM and part revisions in SAP; verified changes on production floor; thorough interactions with production and root cause analysis identified multiple issues and provided solutions, for example (this is a single example of multiple analyses that I performed and corrected):

Issue: Scrap discrepancies.

Identified causes: Production staff was not trained to use SAP or Excel so scrap entries made in Excel and SAP were incomplete, incorrect and were backlogged by several weeks; multiple versions of the scrap reporting sheets existed on the production floor; no way to capture cost of scrap associated with incorrect batch protocols

Corrective Action: Scrap reporting by production to be done manually ONLY and using a same, controlled form; analysis and entry into Excel (for trending) and SAP (cost and inventory tracking) must be done by a trained finance individual who is also producing the appropriate trend reports to the Controller; spreadsheet created to capture scrapped parts with incorrect batch protocols

Material Management/Cost Management: Analyze and improve processing finished, semi-finished goods and components; create improved documentation for plant reporting of production, rework and scrap; analyze current inventory protocols and advise on Lean Manufacturing improvement initiatives; participate in inventory count and updating information in SAP to represent losses and needs from cost perspective; create, maintain BOMs in SAP; analyze flow of service agreements to BOMs in SAP; assess current practices of inventory and production reporting and provide recommendations for process improvement; flagged materials with incorrect status; analyzed demand for backorders and part revs

Engineering/Technical: Review ACAD drawings of various parts to create Work Instructions; insert ACAD drawings into various catalogues and engineering packages; validate engineering documents against drawings and physical components for accuracy and minimized loss due to incorrect or missing inventory, analyzed reasons for expedited shipping costs and/or delayed shipment from plant to customers

10/2013 – 12/2017 Project Controller/Financial Analyst (MICHELIN NA via TEKsystems) – Greenville, SC

Project Management: Apply Lean Manufacturing to improve management of projects cradle to grave, estimate project budgets and give presentations to project team and management, coordinating communications between client, vendors and cross-functional teams, support and manage project deployments, attend site visits, facilitate and drive project events and meetings, supply chain management, cultivate relationships between engineering corps and clients and vendors, coordinate with multiple engineering disciplines to drive performance, manage costs, estimate project budgets, create task structures, create and manage BOMs, follow up on short and long lead items, improved relations with production by providing reports and project management assistance

Financial Analysis/Accounting: Budget analysis and tracking for projects and departmental expenses; contract management, invoicing, Requisitions, Purchase Orders, data analysis, cash flow, capitalization, cost variance, account reconciliation, contract administration, manage annual contract budgets, deep dive analysis to forecast & maintain accurate budget amounts, reduce need to add funds to established projects, ad hoc and managed business reporting (milestones, cost, deliverables) at group, facility and corporate levels, GAAP compliance, Cost & Financial accounting, perform month end and year end closeout, project capitalizations

oProject budget forecast tolerance was +/-5%; within 3 months, department budgets dropped from a monthly average of 47% over budget to being within 0.07% of the budget every month

Document Management: Translate/create technical documentation (ENG/FR), assist with JIRA entries

Quality Assurance/Reporting: Maintain all Project and Quality databases for deliverables, cost, timeline, non-conformities, means; lead initiatives to improve QA/QC procedures and documents & training

Business Analysis: Assess and implement corrective actions to resolve finance and quality issues, budget forecasts, cash flow analysis, capitalization of CapEx engineering projects, GAP analysis, reporting, forecast & manage embedded contractors, communicate with vendors and management to identify and resolve issues

Project Controls: Create and manage high level Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

Foremost authority and reference for Arpege (Clarity); expert ERP and Kestrel (P6)

10/2010 – 10/2012 Commercial Document Controller/Expediter, Bilingual Technical Writer (Fluor Simandou Project via Louis Berger SAS) – La Défense (Paris) France

Technical Writing (ENG/FR): engineering and governmental documents, technical Engineering and Finance data presentations (English/French), translations; interpret for government officials as needed

Contract Management/Cost Control: Streamline contractor billing, vendor interaction, invoicing pipeline

Ex. Originally, more than 54% of contractor invoices accrued arrears; upon implementation of new procedures following my investigation, this was reduced to less than 3%

Buyer: Liaise with vendors, improve bid packages and proves, execute invoice approval process, expedite dispatch to appropriate counterparts, release of critical documents, establish and maintain commercial relations, review and revise system of expediting commercial invoicing for Purchasing and Contracts groups (direct report to Director), contract administration

Reporting: investigate and present productivity tracking, discussion and implementation of new ideas for process improvement to senior management

2010-2011 Co-Owner/CFO (SARL LS27 Artisanal Bakery & Confections) – La Varenne-Saint Hilaire, France

Accounting/HR: A/R, A/P, report and spreadsheet creation, payroll management, resolve employee issues, work with Labor Board on legal requirements, calculated projections against actuals, P&L reporting; budget analysis, payroll, manage legal/government documents and contracts, recruiting and hiring staff, manage cashflow, cost accounting, payroll, bank deposits, manage cash drawer, reconcile invoices and accounts

Marketing: Implemented monthly themes, specials, created catalogue, marketing materials for distribution, manage staff and remain present in boutique to ensure high customer service standards, increase business profits and overall visibility of the company, manage sales floor and interact with clients

Supply chain and logistics: stock assessment, vendor reviews, resource allocations, materials management, coordination of deliveries to and from business, vendor selection and cost analysis, schedule deliveries of materials, cultivating business partnerships with local vendors, inventory management, liaise with vendors and contractors to coordinate shipments and manage inventory levels; forecast demand and plan materials and staff (production & sales) accordingly

2006-2010 Independent Consultant – Paris, France

(Based in Paris but also provided services by web and traveled to sites when needed)

Bilingual Technical Writer: Write and translate technical documents for multiple corporations and individuals; proof and correct professional, technical, medical, legal and engineering documents in French and/or English

Professional Language/Business Consultant: Provide advanced lessons in English and French to business professionals preparing for language proficiency tests; review and advise on business documents and budgets for professional presentations and COPIL presentations

2002-2006 Scheduler / Regulatory Associate – (Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions LLC) - Bloomington, Indiana – USA

Project Management/Regulatory: agenda management, customer retention, document creations and redaction, development and improvement of documentation, extensive technical collaboration on various regulatory documents (submissions, Letters of Authorization, clinical and commercial product labels, SOP’s, Deviation Reports), Collaboration on initiatives for business improvement and process analysis, primary contact for task groups and launch of quality measures & training, FDA Approval Submittals

Six Sigma, Stephen Covey Training

Change Management: Creation and implementation of change control system, notification of client as per FDA and other regulatory and governmental guidelines

Scheduling/Logistics: Cradle to grave (formulation, sterilization, packaging and warehousing) analysis and management of supply chain, management of process schedule and production line, oversee compliance of Standard Operating Procedures, head up process improvement teams and troubleshoot critical issues; proactively plan and execute customer batches to decrease time/money lost for errors anywhere in the process from formulation through shipping

Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel, Outlook, Photoshop, Publisher, Access, Project, One Note, Visio, Lotus, Adobe, Skype for Business, Gotomeeting, Clarity (Arpege), Kestrel, Oracle ERP, SAP, JIRA, Primavera and ACAD (novice)

LANGUAGES:

English Native language

French Perfectly Bilingual, advanced technical writing

Spanish Scholastic speaker, reader/writer

Portuguese Novice speaker, intermediate reader/writer

Italian Novice speaker, intermediate reader/writer

**Professional references may be provided upon request.

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