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Senior Program Manager (APQP / Launch)

West Palm Beach, FL
December 30, 2019

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Kaell P. Braga

**** **** ***** #*** *******, FL, 33462, US Phone 561-***-**** e-mail Senior Program Manager

PMP certified Engineer with 15 years of progressive experience accross a broad range of project management and operations functions in Fortune 500 companies in the automotive industry. Successfully launched the first aluminum casted engine block by Volkswagen in Brazil, as well as other casting parts for global OEMs such as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot Citroën. Great deal of international exposure leading cross-functional teams in a matrix structure as well as strong communication skills at all hierarchical levels and good command of foreign languages such as Portuguese, English, Spanish, German and Italian. Professional Experience

Nemak (since 2011)

World's largest independent manufacturer of high-tech aluminum powertrain components for the automotive industry with total revenues of US$ 4.7 billion and over 22,000 employees. Position: MP&L Manager and Operations Manager (since 2014) Responsible for S&OP, logistics, warehouse, material planning, aggregate capacity planning, tooling management and KPI management for Nemak plant in Brazil, with more than 1,000 employees and capacity of over 50 ton of aluminum casting yearly.

Production planning according to customer requirements, capacity availability, inventory policies, transportation, aiming at timely delivery, productivity, quality and costs targets.

As Operations Manager, also responsible for production (core making, HPDC and GSPM casting, heat treatment and machining operations), maintenance, quality and HSE, accounting for a team of approx. 600 employees, including managers, supervisors, coordinators, analysts, residents and operators.

Position: Program Manager (2011-2014)

Responsible for new product introduction for South American market.

Managing development programs with clients and internally, from quotation up to its serial production, according to specifications, deadlines and within budget, acting as the key contact for customers.

Coordination of the many areas involved in the launch of a new product, ranging from conflict management and people motivation to budget control.

Conducting technical review presentations as well as reporting program status to upper management and customers.

Coordination of quality improvement cycles, according to customer feedback. Robert Bosch (2005-2009)

Leading global supplier of technology and services with revenues of € 78,5 billion and 410,000 employees.

Position: Senior Facilities Engineer (2007-2009)

Responsible for corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance of facility systems and equipments such as HVAC, air compressors, pumps, filters, pipelines, fire and safety protection systems, forklifts and bridge cranes.

Implemented project management methodology, according to the PMBOK Guide.

Permanent member of the Project Management Office (PMO). Position: Trainee Brazil and Germany (2005-2007)

Job rotation within the Facility Management department and the Power Tools Business Unit.

Implemented a software for hygiene control in HVAC equipments, according to VDI 6022.

Developed a method of assessing the cleanroom suitability of material pairings, according to ISO 14644-1.

Assisted in Bosch Production System (lean manufacturing) implementation. Education

MSc in Industrial Management at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) / 2011.

Extension course in Project Management at Unicamp / 2006 (Brazil).

BSc in Mechanical Engineering at UFMG / 2005 (Brazil). Publications

The Project Management Office: an Assessment of its Functions and Responsibilities with Special Focus on Small and Medium Enterprises Sep 27, 2011

Stress Analysis in the Composite Tubes of Smelt Openings in a Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Dec 15, 2004 3814e602503256f8d007df5a0?OpenDocument&TableRow=4.1.0%2C4.0#4.1. Accomplishments

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission The IMIM (International Master in Industrial Management) has been selected under the Erasmus Mundus Programme and is entitled to receive Community funding for scholarship for selected students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive selection procedure carried out by the Erasmus Mundus Consortium.The Consortium formed by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

(UPM), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) and Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) accepted Kaell Braga as an student to the IMIM Programme, Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree programme in Industrial Management.

Language Skills

Portuguese (native)

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

German (advanced)

Italian (intermediate)

Volunteer Experience

Lecturer for vulnerable young people living in risky areas of Betim-MG, Brazil, since 2016.

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