Sam Obajimi, PMP
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A well-grounded and reliable PMI certified Project Manager with 8 years of experience in delivering customer focused projects; using both Waterfall, hybrid and Agile methodologies. Well versed in risk management, Software Development Lifecycle, conflict resolution, change management, problem solving and negotiation. Expert in modeling complex business processes, providing valuable solutions with the ability to transfer technical knowledge to stakeholders through effective communication, facilitation and superb presentation skills. A hands-on leader with a passion for driving and championing change initiatives. An advanced critical thinker who stays composed with the ability to achieve project excellence under pressure. I am seeking a career opportunity to use my experience, leadership attributes and commercial acumen to add significant value to an organization that fosters upward mobility and career advancement.
Project Manager – New Product Introduction NOV 2017 – PRESENT
Provided leadership and support in defining of project scope and objectives; developed schedules to ensure timely completion of key deliverables and reported periodically on project achievements, challenges and financial outcomes.
Prepared and presented proposals, work plans, schedules, dashboards, high level project plans to a varying stakeholder portfolios on proposed products.
Provided project leadership by championing project excellence through hands on development and ownership of complex programs, standard governance, policies and program lifecycles.
Ensured all projects were in compliance with the organizations Project management framework, governance, processes and templates whilst ensuring accurate and timely project level reporting on all Project Management processes.
Coordinated and managed project execution – planning, resourcing and drove on time project delivery schedules.
Created portfolio roadmaps by supporting the development and oversight of the integrated portfolio roadmap between programs and projects and provided ongoing support.
Managed the integrated project plan by identifying critical paths, interdependences, constraints, contingencies and mitigations to achieve project objectives proactively. Where required, escalated threats to project plan as to senior leadership.
Provided continuous stakeholder management to ensure that issues and conflicts arising from competing priorities are collaboratively resolved.
Prepared executive level summary reports to support decision making and drive operational effectiveness.
Reviewed and critiqued operational processes and procedures, developed dashboards for continuous improvement which led to reduction in production lead times, increased efficiency and profitability by 30%. The successful continuous improvement plan was implemented in other departments of the organization to achieve similar margins of achievement.
Coordinated with numerous internal and external stakeholders to drive multiple projects from project bid, initiation, planning, design, execution, whilst monitoring and controlling them to closeout; ensuring profitability throughout all project phases for the organization.
Provided expert advice on industry best practices on industry best practices and delivery requirements required for best-in-class products and services.
Worked closely with contract managers and procurement analysts in the developments of RFPs/RFQs and carefully evaluated vendor submissions and monitored on-time delivery on all contracts.
Project Manager JAN 2016 – OCT 2017
Worked collaboratively with business leads, internal and external partners, to manage multiple, complex, cross-functional projects related to the banks strategic initiatives by partnering with the leaders, PMOs to provide visibility into progress, risks, and metrics of the overall transformation agenda.
Managed all aspects of multiple projects concurrently from initiation through to outcome evaluation/close-out. Collaborated with the sponsors and assigned project resources to define scope, build high level and detailed plans, milestones and implement deliverables. Where necessary, escalating issues or conflicting priorities.
Maintained project documents – action logs, risks, assumptions, Issues and dependencies logs, and ensured they remained ever green and relevant.
Developed business case, project charters, detailed work plans, and associated documentation & reports to track project metrics, progress and baselines throughout project management lifecycle.
Utilized personal influence to pass the transformation agenda to all cadres within the organization.
Provided frequent verbal and written progress reports on the status of projects to update multiple stakeholders including the project team, executive leadership team, business team and the Board.
Developed recommendations and detailed implementation plans to support a smooth implementation and transition to the new operating environment.
Managed the execution of project deliverables by monitoring the progress and optimizing the timing of implementation of process controls to minimize disruption and maximize benefit realization.
Established an approach and created appropriate metrics to track project benefits and outcomes; evaluate overall project implementation, business impact, and realized benefits.
Kept abreast with latest trends in Project Management and carried out periodic engagement sessions on current best practices.
Project Manager – Business & Process Transformation FEB 2013 – APR 2016
Analyzed business priorities/requirements as well as followed the change management standards and utilized the various tools and services to implement a structured management of change approach within multiple projects.
Conducted detailed stakeholder analysis, assessed the impact of the planned change and organizational readiness for the change of identified groups and individuals to manage complex program decisions, facilitate coordination and alignment across various work streams.
Developed the change management strategy and project plans – communication, sponsor roadmap, training, coaching and managing acceptance/resistance.
Championed the development of proprietary change management software used to compare cost savings initiatives within the organization.
Negotiated contracts with various external stakeholders who are included but not limited to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), engineering services contractors, shipping, clearing and forwarding vendors etc. In an effort to align and streamline contracts to synchronize with the change management approach strategy.
Identified project risks, mitigation and possible costs related to Management of Change activities by organizing multidisciplinary project review sessions to identify opportunities for improvement, cost saving and process optimization. This helped efficient execution of the overall business plan, blocked many waste points which led to an incremental free cash flow (real savings) of US$105 million.
Coordinated weekly presentations to senior leadership of various standing with focus on progress, execution of commitments by all stakeholders/workstreams and creating clear visibility for identified high priority risks/issues. Where necessary, requested senior management intervention through the careful analysis of project data, proposed solutions, recommendations and findings.
Evaluated the success of change management activities/initiatives and provided periodic progress reports to senior leadership – Business Leaders and the Steering Committee.
Collaborated with external stakeholders/competitors, to review their cost reduction successes, challenges and lessons learned to incorporate in the organizations change management strategy.
Initiated the implementation of huddle sessions in the organization. Visual aids were on display in all project team spaces, which helped in tracking KPIs and improved project delivery efficiency by 25%.
Project Manager Dec 2010 – FEB 2013
Platinum Habib Bank
Led, facilitated and contributed to the design, creation, development and sustainability of corporate IT standards.
Developed detailed project plans to monitor and track progress of all tasks, dependencies and deliverables, closely managed all changes to project baselines.
Managed all aspects of assigned projects, including project charters, project execution plans and schedules, progress reporting, budget tracking, risk management & analysis, quality review & best practices.
Negotiated and carefully documented changes pertaining to scope, timelines and budget ensuring all changes were approved before execution.
Monitored, tracked and controlled project outcomes, resolving issues, mitigating risk and cross-project impacts to ensure overall business readiness of the approved solution.
Prepared and delivered presentations to all levels of the organization; clearly highlighting project updates which included scope, timelines, budget, risk & ROI.
Prepared and supervised the preparation of formal contractual documents such as Request for Information/Proposal/Quotation, Statement of Work (SOW), Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Service Level Agreements (SLA) and ensured on time delivery from all vendors per the contractual terms.
Informed and coached senior managers, business users and technology peers on technology trends and the effective use of business and technology solutions and information management.
Promoted Project management best practices at all levels ensuring periodic mentoring and coaching sessions.
Led the definition of project objectives, scope, critical success factors, benefits and constraints to align project sponsor and other stakeholders’ expectations effectively.
Project Management Professional (PMP)
PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner (In progress)
Microsoft office suite – Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio (Expert Proficiency)
Scheduling – MS Project & Primavera (Expert Proficiency).
Networking – Skype & Adobe Connect.
SAP, Jira, Confluence & MS SharePoint (Expert Proficiency).
Six Sigma – Yellow Belt
First Aid + CPR
Project Management Institute (PMI)
oProject Management Professional
University of Ibadan
oB.Sc. Mechanical Engineering