Project Manager/System Administrator
Project management: Led a team of IT and inventory management professionals in the research, design, testing and implementation of a just-in-time warehouse ordering-to-receiving delivery system reducing shop floor downtime due to late deliveries from the warehouse.
Technical aptitude: Key team member in defining, installing and testing of a computer technology for the production assembly line that aligned with company processes, technologies and business objectives.
Experienced programmer: Designed, developed, coded, functional tested and implemented a real-time system to capture and send inventory relief transactions from the shop floor production computer to the mainframe inventory relief computer.
Excellent analytical skills: Led teams in the analysis and correction of inventory relief errors; core group member of finding and fixing assembly shop floor errors; lead analyst for operating systems and application software problems.
IBM, MVS/OS, AS400, Stratus/VOS, z/OS, z/VSE, JCL, JCL Utilities, IMS, VSAM, CICS, EXEC DLI, SYNCSORT, TSO/ISPF, CA7/CA1/CA11, Unix, FileAid, EDI, FTP, Quicken, Quickbooks, MRP/ERP, DRP.
BMC Tax and Accounting Center, Pinetops, NC 27864
Retired/Part-time Business Owner, 2009 to Present
Hired, trained, and supervised staff, providing guidance in the use of software and tools, confidentiality guidelines, customer interactions, and effective preparation of tax returns with emphasis on minimizing tax liability and maximizing tax refunds.
Constructed and put into operation various office processes and procedures.
Collaborated with clients in the analysis of tax documents, leveraging deductions, and preparation of Federal, State and business tax filings.
Fostered excellent relationships and referrals by building trust and rapport with customers.
CONSOLIDATED DIESEL COMPANY/ROCKY MOUNT ENGINE PLANT – Whitakers, NC 27891
Project Manager/Systems Administrator/Programmer Analyst, 1982 to 2009
Worked with IT and outside vendor teams in the implementation of a new computer hardware technology. Conducted market analysis and presented findings to executive leadership leading to the decision to move from the IBM legacy to the AS400 mini technology. Manage project from inception through installation as well as drafted policies and procedures for the new technology. Implementation resulted in millions of dollars saved.
Served as a core group member in defining and prioritizing computer technology for the production assembly line ensuring the alignment of company processes, technology and business objectives. Led the installation and testing of this technology in the IT department.
Professional Experience (Continued)
Developed and reconfigured multiple applications to improve productivity, efficiency, uptime and accuracy for business operations. Developed code, system design and test/QA plans for all solutions and coordinated rollouts.
Developed new procedures for requirements gathering, needs analysis, testing, scripting and documentation to strengthen quality and functionality of business-critical applications.
Performed operating system software installation, maintenance and performance tuning to ensure planned uptime of 98%+. Performed database administration.
CAROLINA ENTERPRIES, INC./EMPIRE OF CAROLINA – Tarboro, NC 27886
Programmer Analyst, 1979 to 1982
Led programming solutions, enhancements, maintenance and support for clients’ applications and interfaces.
Analyzed, designed specifications, coded, functional tested and implemented various user software applications and solutions, including 3rd party software product.
Developed detailed program specifications based on program design produced in the technical design phase.
●Strong decision-making ●Time management ●Planning ●Research ●Organization ●Ability to effectively and independently prioritize workload ●Remaining focused on tasks until their successful completion ●Strong technical aptitude/ability to understand program/technical requirements ●Work independently or on a Team ●Have a strong focus on continuous improvement ●Root cause analysis.
Education & Credentials:
EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Tarboro, NC
AAS in Business Administration
EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Tarboro, NC
AAS in Law Enforcement
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Training and Seminars:
●Project Lifecycle and Project Management ●MVS JCL ●UNIX ●System Administration ●Accounting ●Stratus VOS ●MVS/OS ●Various other IT classes and seminars
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development, Inc. Board of Directors
Communities-in-Schools – Student tutoring, 17 years
George Washington Carver Elementary – Student tutoring
Various Church activities