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Project Manager Management

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United States
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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CLARENCE SMITH, JR.

**** ****** ****

Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103

336-***-**** (H) : (336) *** **** (C)

acw1gb@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Qualifications

Location:

Currently located in Winston-Salem; NC. Open to travel and other work locations

Summary:

Six Sigma (Black Belt) Service Delivery Certification

Lean Manufacturing Service Delivery Certification

Masters of Organizational Management (MAOM)

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Professional Skills

Project management / Financial expert with 25+ years of experience. Strengths include extensive ERP Project Management, Strategic Planning, Portfolio Planning, Global Allocations and Cost Management. Extensive Project Management expertise that includes managing large complex projects on a domestic and global level. Strong ability to develop strong and meaningful relationships with business partners to facilitate successful delivery of key initiatives. Managerial experience that includes other Project Management Consultants, Accounting/Finance Consultants, ETL SME’s, Data Scientists, QA and Analysts.

Extensive work experience in Consulting and Project Management with financial and manufacturing concerns that use Six Sigma and the Six Sigma tool kit

Detailed working knowledge of domestic and international currency conversions (translation) and setup

Lead 8 Global Six Sigma projects in the US, Europe, Asia and Mexico. Engagements were for SAP, Ariba, Peoplesoft, Lawson, Hyperion and Khalix transformation initiatives that resulted in substantial ROI

Coached and mentored Six Sigma Team members on the DMAIC Process and the Lean Manufacturing methodologies

Served as a key management resource and held various levels of responsibility specific to decision making and successfully leading and delivering key corporate initiatives across Sara Lee/Hanes Brands, Corning, Bank of America Corporations Domestic and International (Europe, Asia, Australia, Central & South America) Business Units

Analytical thinker with extensive knowledge and use of EVA, NPV, VCP, CAPEX, ROI, IRR, EPS & EBIT analytical tools

Technical Skills

SAP Purchasing & Financial Systems

PeopleSoft Purchasing & Financial Systems

MS Suite (Access, Excel, Power Point, Word)

Oracle Financial Applications

Kronos Applications

Biztalk & MQSI Middlewear

Microsoft Project

SQL

Crystal

JIRA

Hyperion Essbase

Confluence

Siebel

Business Objects

Khalix

Showcase

Actuate

Workday

Microsoft Visio

Experience

Corporate Headquarters, SAS Institute, Cary, NC 2011 to Present

Implementation Project Manager

Responsible for the management of 13+ medium to large scale projects ($900k - $45 million) including the management of a 15 member cross functional team responsible for large, complex, daily and ongoing administrative functions; including financial control/budgeting, personnel process oversight, coordination of certain projects, associate training, and communication routines

Consult with senior management in evaluating current method and developing strategies to implement changes and improvements

Ensuring projects being managed by your resources are being executed within Corporate PM guidelines and SOP’s

Assuring overall success of projects managed by project resources including client satisfaction and profitability

Focusing on the success and growth of the organization by contributing to business process improvements and surfacing issues to senior management as needed

Lowes Home Improvement, Mooresville, NC 2011 to 2011

Business Solutions Project Manager, Information Technology

Responsible for the management of 3 large scale and/or the maintenance of application systems for assigned functional areas

Worked closely with other Solution Delivery area partners, the IT liaison to the business, other IT departments and user management in the analysis, design, scheduling, development, and implementation of new software systems and the maintenance of current systems

Managed of day-to-day operational aspects of projects and team composed of 20+ project team members

Identified of resource needs and monitoring of individual activities

Project planning and estimating (monitor project hours)

Production and review status reports and take action on issues

Managed issues to timely resolution (identify and track risks)

Managed financial, temporal, and deliverable scopes of projects

Facilitated daily/weekly status meetings

Consistently complied with Lowe’s methodology, enforce policies, standards, including internal and external controls

Timely review and approval of time and invoices according to policies

Selected and managed contract personnel:

Participated in the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, retention, and professional development of Solution Delivery personnel

Aligned goals with Delivery objectives and company goals

Bank Of America, Greensboro, NC 2009 to 2011

Business Support Manager 11, Performance Quality Management

Responsible for large, complex, daily and ongoing administrative functions; including financial control/budgeting, personnel process oversight, coordination of certain projects, associate training, and communication routines

Acted as Point person for "firedrill" requests; Consistently Demonstrate ability to quickly determine requisite priority, escalate and engage key consistencies to complete tasks

Drove and supported integration routines across Servicing and Home Loans & Insurance

Ensured execution readiness for key strategic initiatives

Strong integration with reporting, finance teams and other lines of business (Collections, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Cash Remittance Office of the President)

Project Manager - Performance Quality Management

Managed diverse functions for 2 very large, complex departments or business units (e.g. Partial and/or EPW).

Functions included: financial control/budgeting and consolidation, personnel processes, audit/compliance, and coordination of projects, associate training, service quality, process improvement, business continuity, communication and management of 2 teams composed of 25 team members

In depth working knowledge of general bank policies, programs and procedures and financial/accounting practices

Responsible for analyzing existing practices within operational risk mangement across the company in the areas of data management, data quality, information and reporting and for developing solutions to problems identified which yield productivity gains consistent with Hoshin plan goals

Exemplified detailed knowledge of policies, procedures and standards, and often perform complex analysis with little or no direction

Corning Inc., Corning, New York 2005 to 2009

Global Program Manager, Global Porfolio Service Delivery

Worked closely with businesses in US, Asia, Mexico, Austraila, Africa and Europe to meet business objectives (cost reductions, mergers and acquisitions) established by Corporate. Includes Supply Chain, and ERP (A/P, Payroll, Procure to Pay, G/L, A/R) development

Managed the development for NAFTA and Global Shared Service Center businesses

Evaluated and executed on various transactional opportunities for Corning on both a corporate and division level. Included mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of business units

Negotiated complicated transactions such as technology licenses, joint ventures and other relationships that are a key to the growth of Corning

Managed the entire due diligence process including working closely with internal business partners and various internal departments including finance and legal to ensure that the processes and agreements are handled appropriately

Actively guided acquisition target research, building detailed financial models, and helping to support the execution of transactions

Global Project Manager, Global Porfolio Service Delivery

Extensive working knowledge base specific to Peoplesoft and SAP knowledge (A/P, Payroll, Procure to Pay, G/L) development

Lead Global System Consolidation Process for all Corning NAFTA and Global locations. Project impacted NAFTA & Peoplesoft Financial applications as well as Corning’s Primary Financial Reporting platforms that included Hyperion and Khalix. Project was innitially provided a 10 month scope and the team was able to deliver the end product beyond managements expectations 3 months in advance

Extensive budgetary(forcasting etc) experience with large multi divisional innitiatives from a Domestic and Global Perspective

Demonstrated ability to anticipate likely outcomes of specific initiatives and how their affect on other activities/business processes

Detailed experience with margin expansion, EBIT growth, VCP, cash flow analysis

Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role

Responsibility for planning, staffing, scheduling, budgeting and coordination of all project resources

Developed and executed communication plans for change management

Evaluated project activities, built contingency plans, executed corrective action, and monitored issue resolution to mitigate risks

Provided leadership and mentoring to project team members and analysts

Sara Lee Corporation, Winston - Salem, North Carolina 1989 to 2005

Senior Internal Consultant, Business Process Optimization

Responsible for reengineering business processes to deliver best practice solutions across Global Shared Services

Worked closely with Accounts Payable, General Accounting, and Travel & Entertainment production areas, Information Technology Organization and Business Unit end users to ensure that developed functionalities meet business requirements and documented efficiencies

Identified and implemented process improvement projects to achieve cost reductions in on-going fiscal year cost. Ensured the adequacy of financial and system controls to satisfy Sarbanes Oxley requirements

Prepared and delivered correspondence and presentations to senior management concerning process improvement options and cost reduction initiatives

Detailed experience with margin expansion, EBIT growth, VCP, cash flow analysis

Internal Consultant

Lead the implementation of Lawson Financial applications across 28 global Sara Lee Divisions:

Managed the implementation of Lawson ERP system into a shared services concept for Business Units within Sara Lee Corporation

Oversaw implementation through project life cycle (planning and current state analysis, future state design, documentation and testing, migration and optimization)

Facilitated the definition of project milestones and deliverables

Evaluated project activities, built contingency plans, executed corrective action, and monitored issue resolution to mitigate risks

Provided leadership and mentoring to project team members and internal consultants

Corporate Accounts Payable Manager

Directly responsibile for managing three-month migration of the Ball Park Brands and Sara Lee Intimate Apparell Accounts Payable functions from Delaware, Connecticut, Michigan and Georgia to the Sara Lee Business Service Center in North Carolina.

Assembled and developed team of ten individuals to train under severe time constraints to learn all aspects of the client’s Accounts Payable function.

Identified and captured over $500,000 in annual discounts for the corporation and developed internal equalized payment process for all outlet stores that resulted in 20% decrease in the amount of time required to process utility bills on a monthly basis

Recruiting, hiring and training team members – Managed team composed of 30 Associates

Developing and facilitating a cooperative, team-oriented work environment that supported the execution and self management of the complete accounts payable function

Analyzing A/P related G/L accounts providing explanations for unusual variances

Leading the development and implementation of performance measurement systems that emphasized customer service and continous improvement

Division Plant Controller

Managed the Distribution Center Inventory Accounting function composed of eight team members and financial management of over $100MM in inventory

Worked closely with financial planning and various department heads on the development of AOP, Outlook and Actual budget analysis

Direct responsibility for Physical Inventories, Cycle Counts, Standard Cost Maintenance, Purchase Price Variance Analysis and Freight Processing and Analysis - Managed team of 40+ associates

Worked with the Catalog Financial Planning team to explain monthly variances specific to the business AOP and Outlook Plans

Developed and firnished accurate and timely operational and financial information for effective decision making

Worked on Development and implementation of client server based Accounts Payable Data Warehouse. Dollar Accountability Impact - A/P Balance $4.0MM - Annual Cash Disbursements of $400MM

Education

Masters of Organizational Management

University of the Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Masters of Business Administration

Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC

Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Economics

Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC



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