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Manager Plant

Allston, MA, 02134
October 30, 2019

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Albert Sousa

Facility Manager - Ricoh Americas Corporation

Manasquan, NJ 973-***-****

Facilities Manager - Extensive Property Management - Financial Controls - Construction Projects Dynamic, results driven operations manager with a 20+ year record of achievements and demonstrated success driving projects, budgets, schedules and providing overall facility and site leadership. Solid track record securing achievable goals, business strategies and operational success. Forging strong relationships with external business partners, contractors and occupants. Exceptional mentor and coach; combine business acumen with innate leadership abilities to recruit, build and retain top-performing operations team, hands on performance getting involved with physical details.

Work Experience

Facilities Engineer- Lead

Ricoh Americas Corporation - West Caldwell, NJ January 2007 to Present

Oversight of facilities management strategy implementations and service deliveries for 100+ facilities through US. Hands on supervisor handling variety of light carpentry, plumbing and electrical disciplines.

Implemented benchmarking to establish service providers levels.

Proactively developed upgraded standards of delivery and infrastructure maintenance by leading edge technologies.

Managed real estate construction projects from design to turnkey operations ranging from $1mm -

$37mm in scope.

Developed capital/expense budgets, with implementation plans and reporting/tracking mechanisms. Introduced energy savings concepts and implemented utility cost reduction infrastructures.

Promoted and implemented sustainability programs to achieve ISO corporate certifications. Managed business financial portfolios and contracts exceeding $78mm.

Promoted and implemented environmental measures to exceed local, state and federal compliances. Supported external audits to include CTPAT, SOX, ISO, OSHA and various insurance carriers.

Selected Achievements.

Reduced operating budgets by $3.4mm within first two years of tenure by consolidating multiple center contracts.

Eliminated over 1 million rentable square foot space by restacking of operations and elimination of underutilized facilities.

Generated annual savings of 18% in energy costs by launching sustainable facility programs to include daylight harvesting, occupancy and programmable lighting controls.

Site Operations Manager Hoffmann - La Roche Inc - Nutley, NJ January 2000 to January 2007

Utilized high-level business management and technical skills overseeing all aspects of managing facility, including grounds, buildings, equipment, new project installations, construction, custodial operations, contractor negotiations, site planning and spare parts procurement.

Managed 110 acre campus, 65 building structures with $70MM annual budget. Monitored budgets - SAP.

Ensured 24/7 emergency response.

Monitored alarms, utility deviations and scheduling of annual plant shutdowns.

Maintained overall preventive and corrective maintenance programs, work order scheduling, labor loading and completion metrics.

Applied strong financial management and analytical skills in the effective establishment of capital project costs and budget controls.

Employed modern management tools such as team building, six sigma, lean manufacturing and motivational techniques in the supervision and continual development of all staff.

Maintained cGMP, cGLP, Safety, OSHA, EPA and company policy compliances. Provided compliance training and regulation adherences.

Developed SOP documentation, documented process deviations.

Conceptualize, develop and implement capital construction projects to improve space capacities, utility savings and site wide cost reductions.

Introduced metrics programs, maintained progress schedules and reported on budgetary progress. Conducted contractor orientations/training, maintained best practices and safe work environments during construction phases.

Maintained building management systems, emergency contact trees, troubleshooting quick reference data binders and review of data reports.

Conducted weekly & monthly building/equipment inspection tours. Identified deficiencies and scheduled corrective actions.

Interacted with Safety, Manufacturing, QA, Security, Planning and various Engineering departments on daily basis.

Maintained open dialogue and communications with all departmental key stakeholders.

Utilized strong interpersonal and communication capabilities in partnering with a wide range of personnel and clients at all levels to gain valuable insight, avoid potential business disruptions and facilitate the timely completion of construction projects.

Selected Achievements.

Introduced metrics programs to establish progress schedules, accountability, identify problem areas and business strategies.

Met and exceeded all financial expectations to provide annual cost savings ranging $7mm (operating expense) $12mm (Capital Expense) by centralizing vendor contracts and consolidating services.

Developed strong facility sustainability by continuous improvements, equipment/upgrades and client satisfaction.

Lead business continuity plan team and developed risk plans to include OSHA/ ADA compliances, emergency preparedness for pandemic situations, natural disaster recovery and global catastrophies.

Plant Manager

Emerson Electric - Florham Park, NJ February 1995 to February 2000

Directed employees and related programs to maximize team productivity and facility output. Optimized processes to maximize efficiency.

Identified and implemented viable strategies for continuous improvement. Oversaw the daily operations of 500000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant.

Collaborated with numerous internal departments to develop scopes and implement project plans. Created new revenue streams through new business acquisitions.

Worked with suppliers to outline improvement strategies like pricing enhanced delivery schedules etc.

Monitored the market to capitalize on the latest trends.

Initiated rollout of new enterprise software solution for sales reporting. Hired and trained 250 of staff.

Collaborated with the internal departments to ensure that the external business partners was meeting daily and monthly projections and forecasts.

Generated and developed leads to acquire new clients. Developed and rolled out new policies.

Increased profits by 60% in one year through restructure of business line. Delivered customized and effective solutions to clients that met unique demands. Trained, coached and mentored staff to ensure smooth adoption of new program.

Assistant Plant Engineer Effective Communications January 1987 to January 1995

Applied extensive facility and manufacturing operation knowledge in managing daily plant operations for multiple site manufacturing facilities with 80 million dollars in annual sales revenues.

Maintained (8) direct reports to include procurement, security, dinning services, ground maintenance, trades, contract negotiations, union arbitration, project planning, plant maintenance, safety, engineering department and training.

Managed 350 union and non union employees.

Employed outstanding analytical capabilities in managing and executing various multi million dollar projects to include new plant set ups, new product launches, new construction, additions, deletions and mergers and supply chain.

Responsible for introducing innovative building controls, energy savings concepts and establishing strategic planning for business expansions.

Introduced ISO 9000 certification, JD Edwards, Lean Manufacturing concepts, six sigma, work cell and focused factory methodologies.

Selected Achievements:.

Track record for successfully increasing bottom line revenues for large scale global organizations, including facility maintenance, new construction, project engineering, process and operational improvements.

Continuing professional development, including OSHA Compliances, FDA Regulations, Energy Management, Problem Solving, Organizational Behavior, Effective Communications, JD Edwards, SAP and Managing Multiple Projects.

Continually seeking self improvement and level of excellence.


Communications Kempner Tregoe

Dale Carnegie 1996


Kean College

Mechanical Technology

Kean College

New Jersey Institute Of Technology - Newark, NJ


budgets (10+ years), contracts (10+ years), ISO (10+ years), lean manufacturing (10+ years), maintenance (10+ years), Security, Facilities Management, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, budget, Outlook

Additional Information


ADA, Analytical Skills, arbitration, benchmarking, budgets, Budget, business management, business strategies, Change Management, interpersonal and communication, Interpersonal Skills, Construction Management, Contract Negotiations, contracts, cost reduction, client, clients, delivery, disaster recovery, documentation, edge, emergency preparedness, Energy Management, equipment inspection, external audits, facilities management, facility maintenance, managing facility, Financial, financial management, insurance, ISO, ISO 9000, JD Edwards, Team Building, Lean Manufacturing, lighting, Managing, mergers, natural, negotiations, new construction, Organizational, personnel, Problem Analysis, Problem Solving, procurement, progress, project planning, QA, Quality Control, quick, real estate, Recruiting, reporting, Safety, sales, SAP, scheduling, Six Sigma, SOP, Staffing, strategy, strategic planning, supervision, supply chain, troubleshooting, upgrades

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