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Project Management Manager

Camarillo, CA
May 10, 2017

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Accomplished project management and marketing professional. Utilizes business coaching techniques to support project management in rapidly changing world of business innovation and competition. Proven abilities creating excellent partnerships with corporate executives, internal / external clients, suppliers and department staff.

Demonstrated successes in project management, contract management, strategic planning, problem solving and leadership

Project leader tasked with analyzing and identifying corporate needs and leading implementation teams

Resolved disruptive issues faced by corporate leaders using crisis management tools

Managed operating budgets of $10M from forecasting through statistical and cost analyses

Saved 15% of $5M annual service budget by strategic planning and negotiating sub-contracts

Reduced vendor costs by 20% through developing and implementing a vendor management program


Retail Associate (PT) 2016-Present

Waterford-Wedgewood-Royal Doulton – Camarillo, CA

Refined frontend sales and marketing skills through working with high-end retail products

Executive & Transition Coach, Founder 2014-Present


Partner with business leadership delivering progressive insights and higher performance to both management and their staff.

Project managing challenges in the face of change.

Conduct seminars for DOD personnel focusing on successful results in transitioning to civilian status – transition of skill sets, goal setting, recognizing opportunities, starting a business and job search

Project Planner 2013-2014

BAXTER HEALTHCARE – Westlake Village, CA (contract via HireGenics – Duluth, GA)

Managed project plans, timelines and action items

Developed and implemented policies and procedures for vendor management program including the Request For Proposal process – reduced vendor costs by 20%

Managed relationships and expectations between stakeholders and service vendors

Collaborated with Business Operations team – budget pre-approvals, post-program reconciliation and reporting, and vendor contracting

Liaise with regulatory, legal and finance departments to ensure all aspects of vendor compliance were met

Account/Project Manager 2004-2012

Amgen – Thousand Oaks, CA (contract via ShoAids Inc. – Sharon Hill, PA)

Project managed trade show logistics and services averaging 120 major events per year – identified and scheduled services, estimated costs, reconciled invoices, and approved billing

Negotiated sub-contractor services – 15% of $5M service budget savings

Developed an expense reporting system, prepared and presented statistical analyses

Centralized client’s trade show budget of $10M by maintaining financials, monitoring and reconciling suppliers’ costs and authorizing payments

Designed and managed graphic distribution program to ensure only most currently approved were used – annual shipping averaged 3,800 graphics

Presented workshops on trade show exhibiting trends, practices and procedures



Manager 1999-2003

Pfizer Corporation – New York, NY (Consumer Products Division)

Brought the management of conventions and meetings in-house – 30% annual savings

Created and managed convention program for consumer products using strategic and logistic planning, exhibit design, vendor and exhibit staff selection, training and on-site management

Projected and managed marketing materials and events – annual budget of $2M

Coordinated logistics and managed the inventory and distribution for over 200 professional marketing programs annually

Oversaw adherence to pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines in marketing communications, drug sampling and sales team interaction with medical professionals

Identified need for new shipping strategy, negotiated and implemented a third party shipping program that used global discounts

Led social awareness team in coordinating a 911 First Responders stop-smoking program with the Fire Department of New York and healthcare providers



Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey – Newark, NJ

Led task forces and project management teams representing Blue Shield on joint Blue Cross-Blue Shield task forces at local and national levels

Managed employee health benefits and related financial/sales needs for 20 key health and welfare labor funds headquartered in New Jersey – net annual premium income of $53M

Managed several corporate departments: administrative support, printing and publication, and graphics including human resources administration and the preparation / management of annual operating budgets – average $10M

Developed and managed a communications unit responsible for marketing, health education and community service programs

Edited newsletter distributed to 23K international labor leaders

Presented workshop topics such as trends in healthcare benefits and costs

Produced US Olympic corporate sponsors motivational videos and marketing materials with coordinated simultaneous multi-site events – received commendation from USA Olympic Committee


PMP/Project Management Professional Certification – Project Management Institute/AAA University, Woodland Hills, CA

Business Coaching – College of Executive Coaching, Pismo Beach, CA

Talent Assessments – Targeted Training Institute, Scottsdale, AZ

CHC/Certified Healthcare Consultant – Purdue University/Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associations

MA, Education and Language Arts – Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

BS, Science and Communication – Ohio University, Athens, OH


PMI – Project Management International

ICF – International Coaching Federation

WBEC – World Business and Executive Coach


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