Successful project delivery executive with over 25 years' experience providing effective leadership during JDE implementation, upgrades & enhancements. Highly successful at leading cross-functional, multi-cultural, multilingual teams to consistently delivering results, global roll-outs with specific localization, regulatory requirements. Passionate about working with teams and make the difference. SUMMARY
PROJECT MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW (Over 15 years)
Provide strong leadership and guidance throughout the project life-cycle
Hands-on Project Management covering full spectrum of project tasks
Strict adherence to PMO governance processes, applying PMBOK standards
Create documents pertaining to Scope, Planning, Financial, Communication, Stakeholder. Risk and Issue Management
Develop project charter, project plan, budget, and resource plan
Fully accountable for the department's budget, project deliverables. KPIs, reporting periodically to different layers of management with emphasis on earned value, risk and mitigation plans.
Align project deliverable with senior leadership's vision and strategic direction
Effective project controls with emphasis on reporting forecast, spend and variance analysis
Drive accountability, acceptance of responsibility for effective teamwork, proliferate awareness and foster highly working relationships
Manage vendors (including those off-shore), negotiate contract terms, develop SLAs, evaluate bids with emphasis on best value, track and report vendor performance, prequalify and on-board new vendors,
FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW (Over 13 years)
Well versed with requirement gathering, solution selection, configuration, testing, benchmarking and decision making
As is and 2-B process documentation and business analysis experience covering discrete and process manufacturing in multiple environments like assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, make-to-order etc.
Chart of Account rationalization across the enterprise to enable better visibility in the business for all levels of management
Managed projects pertaining to the consolidation of company income statement, P&L etc, during companies acquisitions and mergers
Hands-on experience with JDE Distribution, EAM and Manufacturing modules
Familiar with database table structure (JDE, ADABAS, SAP etc)
Leading teams through solution configuration/development. testing and go-live
Authoring end-user manuals, training. assisting in change management and solution roll-out
Provide post-go-live hyper-care support
Federated Cooperatives Ltd (FCL)
Position: Project Manager From Sept 2012 to Date
One of the largest retail co-operatives in Western Canada with 210 retail members, engaged in wholesaling, manufacturing, marketing, and administrative services to its member-owners Responsibilities: Manage on-going projects
Core Financial Project
Conduct a detailed study, document requirements/processes, manage vendor selection process and contract negotiation leading to final sign-up
Data conversion project from legacy to the new system. The project involved data from files with multiple formats from variety of disparate systems
Work with Infrastructure team, conduct sizing estimates and growth plan for the new software/hardware acquisitions.
Interface development for data pooling from retail management system to the financial system
Development of reports pertaining to performance of retail ccoperatives across the country Job and Manufacturing Costing
Capital project costing/tracking for construction projects
Setting up cost codes, budgets and tracking actual against spent
Configure Inventory, Shop Floor, Product Data Management and Costing modules for make to order for a fuel truck assembly plan involving setting up BOM, and routing for parent items and sub-assemblies.
Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) / EAM Project
Developed business case, project charter and budget for management approval
Assembled teams, report costs, and timelines, managed issues and risk logs with mitigation plan
Managed development and execution of test cases and training material for end users
Managed large scale data conversion pertaining to inventory (87000 machine parts and sub- assemblies at 4 different warehouse locations), procurement, and fixed assets. The tasks included data cleansing, data enrichment and migration to JDE tables.
Leverage UPK for courseware authoring
Develop a security strategy document including governance process, defines roles, and setting up security
Phased implementation of Supplier invoices automation/EDI 810
Imaging of supplier invoices
OCR and conversion to AP System
Gradual on-boarding of suppliers to facilitate invoices processing electronically
Implementation of EDI 810
Glaxo SmithKline Philadelphia PA
One of the World largest Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company Position: JDE Project Manager From Sept 2011 to Sept 2012 Responsibilities: Manage on-going projects
Implementation of Ariba discount pro product
For newly acquired company, data mapping from SAP to JDE to assist in financial consolidation
Managed transition from Lotus Notes to Outlook
Implementation of Data Archiving using ARCTOOLS
Preparation for Release 9.1 upgrade
Resolve issues involving several interfaces with JDE Katz Group Inc, Markham (ON) Canada
A leading Canadian chain of retail pharmacies
Position: JDE Applications Manager From June 2008–To Sept 2011 Responsibilities: Manage IT Application dept. with a budget of over $10 million and a 7 resources. Ensure no down time and provide JDE and system admin support. Plan for growth and initiate new projects
EDI 810, 850 and 855 implementation and vendor payments thru EFT
HST compliance – Back office Finance System. POS and back-office systems
Develop and maintain interfaces with POS and pharmacy systems
Stores performance and shrink and other analytical reports for category managers
Returned to vendor merchandizing accounting, PO system
Development of SOPs for various functional areas in preparation for UPK implementation.
Conducted a complete system audit. Implemented best practices and SDLC standards
Release 9.0 upgrade tasks including retrofit custom mods, data conversion, Toolset release upgrade, Infrastructure LAN/WAN upgrade
Performance and Tuning Audit, Data Archiving, hardware sizing to plan for data growth
Retrofit of a number of applications to improve processing time ATS Automation Systems Cambridge (ON) Canada
World's leading factory automation systems integrator Position: Project Manager From June 2007 to June 2008 Responsibilities: Manage on-going projects
Standardized and created a BOM structure for a number of sub-assemblies in make to order
Setup standard routings and processes including QC and outside processing environment Development of specifications for a number of reports, objects retrofits, and custom mods
Streamlined data flow from the engineering system to JDE procurement system
Help retrofit JDE/Engineering system interface with JDE procurement module clearing up a number of pending support issues
Developed procedures to streamline the use of JDE and minimize user support requirement.
Developed user documentation and conduct training.
Acting as a CNC resource until new resource was hired.
Maintain user security. Ensure that audit requirement are met
Object promotion, managed environments
Planning an upgrade from JDE XE version to E18.12 standard. Documented of user requirements
Royal Technology Group, Woodbridge, (ON) Canada
A conglomerate of manufacturing companies specializing in vinyl building products Position: Project Manager From Sept. 2006 to May 2007 Responsibilities: Conduct study on existing systems, business processes, work methods and user requirements for the purpose of developing standardized and scalable systems and processes to allow users to utilize the company's ERP system in growing the business. Project completed
JDE Manufacturing system implementation (PDM, SFC, MRP) at a garden shed manufacturing facility. Tasks included:
o Standardized PDM related mass data upload templates, developed validation scripts. o Created statement of procedures for entire organization for setting up item ledger, item branch, item cost, bill of material, routings and cross-references etc. o Created category code standards for reporting purpose. o Standardized PDM power user's security and created generic menus and versions for the entire organization
o Preparation of training manuals. Training and certifying users o A scalable solution was created for implementation across the board; training was standardized resulting in cost saving and avoiding duplication. o Develop scripts for testing and retrofitting of Distribution and Manufacturing objects. o Preparing specs for custom modifications to the existing objects o Field to field Mapping to convert data from the legacy system to the new ERP system Terumo Heart Inc., Ann Arbor (Mi) USA
An R&D company specializing in the development/marketing of a wide array of medical products Position: Project Leader From October 2005, September 2006 Responsibilities: Lead a number of IT initiative aimed at streamlining processes, spread use of the ERP system and prepare for the upgrade. Act as the first line of support and resolve various technical and functional issues encompassing JDE manufacturing modules. Lead team of Manufacturing resources to complete implementation of the JDE system.
Complete revamp of the existing manufacturing processes: Tasks included were:
Conduct a complete audit of the current usage of the ERP system.
Prepare a Gap Analysis report and make recommendations for functional and process changes
Conduct end user training. Post-implementation audit. Processes review and changes
Prepared test scripts and conduct quality assurance of the setup of Supplier Master, Item Master, Item/Branch, BOM Structure, Routings and related accounts for cost roll-ups.
Developed specs and testing scripts for various reports covering JDE manufacturing applications.
Bar code implementation for inventory control
J. D. Edwards Middle East Limited (J. D. Edwards subsidiary in the Middle East) Position: Project Manager From June 2001– March 2005 Responsibilities: Oversee a number of on-going client projects, ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. Maintain project timeline, budget and assign resources meeting commitment to the JDE clients, Some of the project completed:
Implementation and Integration of Financial and Maintenance Management Systems in a large aircraft maintenance factory. Development of additional applications. Also provided consulting services over a period of 1.5 years: Undertook development of the interface between different applications. Project Duration 2 years, Cost: US $ 5 Million
Implementation of Financial, Distribution and Manufacturing System at a chain of Food Processing and Distribution Factories. Project Duration: 2 years Project cost US $ .76 Million
Completed a turnkey project for automation of Financial, Distribution, Equipment Maintenance, and Manufacturing Systems in a group of companies involved in trading of construction material, manufacturing of fasteners and fuel filters, manufacturing, lube oil blending plant, and transportation of bulk cement and LPG. Project Duration: 4 years, Project Cost: US $ 4 Million
NTN Bearing MFG Canada
World's leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality automotive bearings. Position: Assistant IS Manager/Project Manager From October 1996 to April 2001 Responsibilities:
Prepare the company for Year 2000 compliance. Select new software and hardware and establish an IT department at the manufacturing plant.
o Requirement gathering and prepare RFP.
o Selection of solution vendor. Contract negotiation and administration o Project management and implementation of ERP solution in the sales office and manufacturing plant. Quality assurance of the new solution and process changes. o Electronic Data Interchange with vendors and customers o Complete revamp of hardware infrastructure
o Automation of data collection
Bachelor degree with majors in Computer Science
o JDE's OW Rel 8.12, JDE E1 Rel. 9.2, Tools Rel: 8.98, BPCS, Remedy, Lotus, SSA's BPCS, Oracle, MP2, KRONOS, SAS, Cobol, C++, DB2, RPG, IBM AS/400, Windows NT, UNIX o JDE Modules:: G/L, A/P, A/R, J/C, F/A, Proc, INV, SFC, PDM, MRP o Platforms: Windows, AIX, AS/400, SQL, Remedy, SharePoint, TRAINING
o Unified Modeling Language (UML)
o Various ERP product suite implementation courses o Preparing for PMP certification
o Various JDE Distribution and Manufacturing courses from JDE University PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP
Member, Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP certification in progress
Member ECRUG 2011 Steering Committee. Presented paper as a 2011 conference speaker, entitled: "A primer to JDE performance management"
Member, Toastmasters. Designated as "Competent Communicator". Winner of various speech contests
Legal Work Status: Fully authorised to work in Canada and USA