Michelle M. Tardiff
Multifaceted and critical-thinking professional seeks to refocus career to a Project or Office Coordinator role to effectively utilize academic credentials and diverse translatable experience in business operations, executive administrative services, leadership skills, financial management, detailed orientated, website and graphic design, customer service in technology, and business settings. Proficient project leader with keen business acumen, and ability to identify and implement strategic business.
Project Coordination – Highly skilled in organizational management and project leadership with oversight of strategy planning, scheduling and monitoring progress, budget and cost control for successful project delivery. Ability to efficiently allocate resources, ability to work well in team atmosphere, assist with multiple projects, ability to multitask and prioritize, and monitor progress for multiple simultaneous projects in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments requiring adaptability and decisiveness to meet client needs.
Business & Office Operations – Knowledgeable and entrepreneurial business owner with proven ability to successfully manage daily business operations, strong leadership skills, ordering and managing office supplies, calendar management, able to train staff, onboarding of new employees, tax preparation, enjoy interacting with people, financial and administrative management to ensure operational efficiency for organizational success. Able to work in a fast paced environment and very proficient at creating presentations on PowerPoint, led meetings, giving presentations, and helping with team building.
Technology Expertise – Highly knowledgeable technical advisor and project consultant adept in ability to “see the big picture” to design and build websites to optimize branding with promotions, email communications. Excel in graphic design, marketing collateral and other technology applications to meet business goals.
Change Management – Proactive in ability to identify areas of opportunity to implement process or system improvements and technology solutions to optimize productivity and efficiency, while reducing redundancies and lowering costs. Excel in managing technology implementations and changes with minimal disruption of services.
Staff Leadership – Results-focused and effective leader with ability to develop and mentor diverse project teams and staff to optimize individual and group strengths to successfully meet business needs.
Client Relations & Service – Personable and collaborative communicator highly effective in building rapport with internal and external clients. Able to efficiently translate technical information into understandable terms. Creative problem solver skilled in timely resolution of issues to ensure customer satisfaction. PROJECT EXPERIENCE
MT Web Design, Canton, MI – Feb 2006-Jan 2009
Owner / Consultant
Managed daily operations for web design and development business for various clients.
Business Development – Led business development activities focused on targeted clients. Developed presentations and project strategies to meet client needs. Successfully identified client services and negotiated cost-effective service agreements to provide business needs. Branding and advertising of the business.
Project Management – Managed design, creation, coding, and implementation of client websites. Utilized creative and innovative strategies to develop customized business solutions. Various Contractor Assignments – 11 Years
Technical Project Consultant
Consultant and contractor for short-term assignments focused on technical projects, communications, web design and development, and other types of advisory and technology services.
Ford Motor Company / G-Tech Professional Staffing, Dearborn, MI – Mar 2008-June 2008 (Short Term Contract) o Communication Manager - Data Center Consolidation (DCC) Program – Provided leadership and support for development of a communications strategy, development of email communications, presentations, team building, being the presenter and meeting or special event planning and logistics. o Led the redesign of the DCC Program SharePoint site and assisted with organization change management planning and implementation.
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Technical Project Consultant - Continued
Ford Motor Company / Ajilon Consulting, Dearborn, MI – Sept 2007-Mar 2008 (Short Term Contract) o Knowledge Specialist – Java Center of Excellence – Led the creation of a new website for transition to Team Connect site. Developed master page, theme, style, custom web parts, and generally cleaned up site. o Monitored onboarding process for Java EE Developers ensuring they had an office and arranged phone services for them.
Ford Motor Company / Ajilon Consulting, Dearborn, MI – Jan 2003-July 2005 o Project / Program Coordinator & Web Developer - Competency Centers – Coordinated annual file retention reviews, updated websites, developed presentations, a lot of multi-tasking, strong organization skills, expense reports, pivot tables, flow charts, and brochures. Scheduled and maintained five managers calendars. o Document Management Administrator – Maintained staff materials with version control, emergency data and forms updates. Monitored all research alerts, onboarding employees, and moves of new employees.
Ford Motor Company / Aerotek Engineering, Inc., Dearborn, MI – Mar 1997-Dec 2002 o Project Management Coordinator – Manufacturing Engineering Systems - Facilitated monitoring and tracking of 17 projects with leadership of review meetings, worked alongside of project managers, ensuring detailed project plans, project timeframes, develop and clarify scope of projects, and oversight of projects to ensure successful on-time delivery. o Technical Communications Analyst – Coordinated and maintained training records ensuring that all departments had completed annual requirements. Supported management with administrative services, presentations, meeting planning, and new hire orientation for Ford College Graduates (FCGs). o Web Development – Managed updates, and maintenance of 9 websites ensuring operational efficiency.
Ford Motor Company / Kelly Services, Dearborn, MI – Mar 1995-Mar 1997 o Executive Administrative Assistant – V6/V8 Engine Engineering – Managed meeting scheduling, travel arrangements, ordered and organized department supplies, expense reports, presentations, flow charts, pivot tables, and forms updates. Tracked and scheduled departmental training for the entire department. o Web Development – Designed and maintained departmental website.
ePrize / Judge Group, Bloomfield Hills, MI. – Aug 2006-July 2007 o Interface Developer – Designed and built over 800 promotional websites for marketing, updated style sheets and HTML emails. Collaborated with team leaders to ensure organizational success. o Outsource Manager – Managed other web company builds, sent files, provided feedback on testing and recommendations for websites.
OTHER BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Early Childhood Educational Program, Canton, MI – Jan 2009-Current Owner / Licensed Operator
Managed daily operations for daycare business with oversight of accounting, staffing, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, business development, attended various training classes, and customer service.
Web Development – Designed and maintained a business website focused on business development and branding to attract and retain new clients. Website: www.safehavendaycare.com.
Business Management – Succeeded in building a business from the ground up, developing clients, creating and maintaining forms, and developing a reputation for quality care five days per week. EDUCATION
Bachelor of Web Development - Baker College, Flint, MI – In Progress – Expected Graduation May of 2022 Associate of Applied Science in Web Design – Baker College, Flint, MI – Completed - May of 2011 TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Project SharePoint Website Design Expense Reports CPR/AED/First Aid Certified Calendar Management Multi-tasking Strong Organization Skills Leadership Team Building Onboarding Employees Facilitate Meetings Pivot Tables Flow Charts Project Planning and Management