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Tucson, AZ
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April 16, 2022

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VERA L. MCBRIDE

MOB: 469-***-**** adqsyk@r.postjobfree.com

PROJECT MANAGER/PLANNING OPERATIONS/ DUE DILIGENCE/EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR

DILIGENT PROJECT MANAGER OFFERING A PROVEN RECORD OF SUCCESS LEADING ALL PHASES OF DIVERSE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS; MBA, PM, AND WILLING TO LEARN SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT CREDENTIALS.

BUSINESS STRATEGIST; PLAN AND MANAGE MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR PROJECTS ALIGNING BUSINESS GOALS WITH TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO DRIVE PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND BOTTOM-LINE GAINS.

EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR; LEVERAGE TECHNICAL, BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL ACUMEN TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH CLIENT EXECUTIVES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS.

EXPERT IN REDBOOTH AND MS PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES.

EXPERT IN DETERMINING PROJECT OBJECTIVES, ORGANIZING AND ARRANGING RESOURCES AND ENSURING SMOOTH PACE AND ON-TIME DELIVERY OF ASSIGNED PROJECTS.

STRONG COMMUNICATIONS (ORAL, WRITTEN, INTERPERSONAL) SKILLS WITH INCREASING RESPONSIBILITIES

REDUCED MULTISITE/MULTI-CAMPUS COSTS AND EXPENDITURES BY MORE THAN $150,000 OVER THE COURSE OF POSITION RESULTING IN A 25% DECREASE IN OVERALL OPERATING EXPENSES

CONTRACTS NEGOTIATOR THAT GENERATED $33M TOTAL IN TOWER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS OVER THE COURSE OF CAREER.

TOP-PERFORMING, STRATEGIC -THINKER WITH MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT. ADEPT AT COORDINATING INTERNAL RESOURCES AND THIRD PARTIES TO ENSURE FLAWLESS EXECUTION OF ASSIGNED PROJECTS.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

THE CEI GROUP TECHNICAL STAFFING -

GLOBAL TRADE/OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL/GLOBAL ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE, TUCSON, AZ 10/2019 – 03/2021

CONTRACT WITH RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES SYSTEMS, TUCSON, AZ. POST MERGER, RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPORTING 3 SENIOR LEVEL MANAGERS; WORKING WITH ATF TEAM ON POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CRITICAL CHAIN PROGRAM MANAGEMENT WORKING CLOSELY WITH SENIOR PM; PERFORM DUE DILIGENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN; VOLUNTEER PRIVACY AMBASSADOR; HEAVY USE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND ONE NOTE; PROCESS EXPENSE REPORTS, ARRANGE PROGRAM/STAFF MEETINGS; ELECTRONIC FILING IN RSHARE, COORDINATE TEAM EVENTS, ORDER IT EQUIPMENT, MANAGE EMAILS AND CALENDARS ON OUTLOOK; SUBMIT IT HELPDESK TICKETS AS NEEDED.

COLLABERA TECHNICAL STAFFING - PROGRAM MANAGER 1 – SURFACE MINING AND TECHNOLOGY, TUCSON, AZ 01/2019 – 07/2019

CONTRACT WITH CATERPILLAR INC, TUCSON, AZ.

RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING 14 PROJECTS FOR DRAGLINE EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRIC ROPE SHOVELS, FROM INCEPTION TO COMPLETION. SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED 3 PROJECTS ON TIME AND IN BUDGET AND WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CLOSING 2 MORE PRIOR TO CONTRACT ENDING. COLLABORATED WITH ENGINEERS AND TRACKED PROCUREMENT OF MATERIALS UNTIL READY TO BE DELIVERED TO MINE SITES. WORKED CLOSELY WITH OUR FSSE'S IN THE STATES, AUSTRALIA, KOREA, CHINA AND S. AFRICA TO ENSURE TIMELY DELIVERABLES WHILE REMAINING COMPLIANT WITH TARIFF LAWS, INCOTERMS AND CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS. TASKS CONSISTED OF:

SCHEDULING PROJECTS DESIGNED TO MEET NECESSARY DEADLINES

ORGANIZING WEEKLY MEETINGS AND TASKS WITH ENGINEERS AND PROCUREMENT SPECIALISTS

RECORD-KEEPING OF ALL DOCUMENTS AND EMAIL/SKYPE COMMUNICATION USING ONE NOTE

MONITORING PROGRESS OF PROJECTS AND UPDATING PROGRESS TO STAKEHOLDERS

UPDATING TEAM MEMBERS AND PARTNERS VIA WEEKLY COLLABORATION MEETINGS VERA L. MCBRIDE

MOB: 469-***-**** adqsyk@r.postjobfree.com

MANAGING INFORMATION FLOW FROM ENGINEERS TO PROCUREMENT TO ENSURE PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS ARE ACCURATE

MAKING NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS IF PROBLEMS ARISE AND WORK FALLING BEHIND

PROJECT CLOSE OUT ACTIVITIES WITH LESSONS LEARNED

BILLING AND INVOICING

VMAC BUSINES DEVELOPMENT (SELF EMPLOYED) - BUSINESS PLANNER/SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST, DALLAS/TUCSON, AZ

02/2017 – 12/2018

RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE FOR THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

BLACK WOMENS TASK FORCE – WWW.BLACKWOMENSTASKFORCE.COM O SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM

OCTAVIA DIGITAL MEDIA – SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN AND INSTAGRAM

MIND YOUR BLACK BIZ – SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN AND INSTAGRAM COVENANT CHURCH – IT PROJECT COORDINATOR/OPERATIONAL PLANNING, CARROLLTON, TX 04/2011 – 02/2017

PROJECT MANAGER, LEAD ESTIMATOR, PROPOSAL DEVELOPER AND OPERATIONAL PLANNER. FACILITATED PURCHASE OF HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND VOLUME LICENSING, WORKING WITH A $300K+/- ANNUAL BUDGET. NEGOTIATED VENDOR CONTRACTS. PROVIDED ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AS NEEDED FOR STAKEHOLDERS AND EXECUTIVE LEVEL MANAGEMENT.

EFFICIENT IN BROAD RANGE OF MISSION SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDING ADMINSTRATION OF SHARED TECHNICAL AND PROGRAM SERVICES

FUNCTIONAL LEADER ENSURING PROJECTS MEET COST, SCHEDULE AND TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVELY MANAGED RENEWAL PROCESSES FOR IN-HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE LICENSING USING INTEGRATED MASTER SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT

SERVED AS LEAD ESTIMATOR AND PROJECT MANAGER IN BUILDING TURNKEY PROPOSAL PACKAGES

FACILITATED IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW DOMAINS

FACILITATED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OF NEW EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

DEVELOPED PRESENTATIONS AND DELIVERABLES FOR MEETINGS, TRAININGS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS

LEAD SMALL PROPOSALS, SERVING AS BOTH THE PROPOSAL MANAGER AND PROPOSAL COORDINATOR TO INCLUDE: O PROJECT DOCUMENTATION, PROJECT BRIEFS, END STAGE REPORTS, WEEKLY HIGHLIGHT REPORTS AND BUSINESS CASES

O SCHEDULE AND FACILITATE WEEKLY PROGRAM STATUS MEETINGS CAPTURING NOTES AND ACTIONS O ACTIVELY ENGAGE RISK AND ISSUES MANAGEMENT, QUALITY CHECKS AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT O PROJECT PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND MONITORING, ESTIMATING AND BUDGET MANAGEMNENT

O MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS, BOTH EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND INTERNAL STAFF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

FACILITATED LYNC ENTERPRISE VOIP PHONE IMPLEMENTATION - SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECT DELIVERY OF LYNC ENTERPRISE VOIP PHONE SOLUTION FOR 200+ USERS ACROSS ALL LOCATIONS;

FACILITATED ENTERPRISE WINDOWS 7, OFFICE 2010 AND OFFICE 365 - PROJECT DELIVERY OF THIS SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE OS & OFFICE UPGRADE FOR 200+ END USERS ACROSS ALL LOCATIONS.

CONDUCTED GAP ANALYSIS FOR ON HAND EQUIPMENT; CREATED AN INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING EXCEL; CLOSED EQUIPMENT GAPS WITH COMPONENT UPGRADES OR REFRESHED EQUIPMENT; COORDINATED PLANNING, TIMELINES & MILESTONES;

NEGOTIATED PRICING & PAYMENTS FOR SOFTWARE LICENSING; LED & SCHEDULED PROJECT TEAM IN UPGRADE ACTIVITIES.

VERA L. MCBRIDE

MOB: 469-***-**** adqsyk@r.postjobfree.com

COVENANT CHURCH - EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR/INTERIM DIRECTOR – OPERATIONS, CARROLLTON, TX 06/2005 – 04/2011

OPERATIONS PLANNING, MANAGE DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES WITHIN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT.

ANALYZE TRENDS IN DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS, IDENTIFYING ISSUES AND DEVELOPING AND/OR RECOMMENDING SOLUTIONS TO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.

ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS.

PROVIDE INPUT INTO AND / OR DEVELOP RELEVANT POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND / OR WORK TOOLS TO SUPPORT NEW OR UPDATED BUSINESS PROCESSES

DEVELOP AND / OR PROVIDE EDUCATION TO BUSINESS PARTNERS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE EFFECTIVE SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

PROPOSAL SUPPORT WITH LARGE AND/OR COMPLEX PROJECTS VMAC TOWER SOLUTIONS - PROJECT MANAGER/PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT – SALES, IRVING, TX 05/2003 – 06/2005

PROJECT MANAGER, MARKETING CONSULTANT, PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES

ASSIST LEAD ESTIMATOR ON ALL ASPECTS OF PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

LEAD SMALL PROPOSALS SERVING AS PROJECT MANAGER

COMPILE WEEKLY STATUS HIGHLIGHTS

MONITOR PROJECT PROGRESS AND RESULTS USING PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS, CONCEPTS, AND STANDARD PROJECT GOVERNANCE PRACTICES (ISO)

PLAN, SCHEDULE, AND SUPERVISE THE DAILY ACTIVITIES OF DIRECT REPORTS

ESTABLISHED AND MANAGED VENDOR AND SUPPLIER ACCOUNTS INCLUDING COST NEGOTIATIONS WHILE GENERATING $8M IN TOWER SALES.

SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED CONSTRUCTION CREWS FOR TOWER INSTALLATIONS IN VARIOUS STATES

ASSIST DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SPECTRASITE BROADCAST GROUP - PROJECT MANAGER/PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT, LAS COLINAS, TX 12/1998 – 05/2003

CONTRACTS NEGOTIATOR TO DRIVE SALES FOR $25M+ PUBLIC COMPANY; OVERSAW 20+ EXECUTIVE LEVEL DIRECT SALES REPORTS AND 150+ TOWER HANDS. PROJECT MANAGER FOR MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION CREWS IN BROADCAST TOWER DEVELOPMENT.

FACILITATED THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIGITAL BROADCAST TOWERS PER FCC REGULATIONS

PREPARED PROPOSALS, NEGOTIATED CONTRACTS, AND ADMINISTERED COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS WHILE DEVELOPING THE FOLLOWING FOR EACH PROJECT:

O BUILDING SCOPE OF WORK

O PROJECT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

O CREATE CONSTRUCTION CREWS, PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL) O PREPARED WEEKLY VIDEO OR IN HOUSE CONFERENCES FOR STAKEHOLDERS O ESTABLISHED DELIVERABLES SCHEDULES USING MS PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS

CONTROLLED INTERNAL SCOPE AND 3RD PARTY SUB-CONTRACTORS SCOPE, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET; DEVELOPED AND MONITORED CRITICAL-PATH SCHEDULES; COMPILED ACTUAL TO PLANNED COSTS.

IMPROVING, SCALING AND DEVELOPING OUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES AND PRACTICES

PLANNING AND SCHEDULING OF TOWER SITE REPLACEMENT WORK AND ADDITIONAL SITE WORK

ASSIST TEAM WITH EVMS (WBS) AND MONTHLY VARIANCE REPORTS VERA L. MCBRIDE

MOB: 469-***-**** adqsyk@r.postjobfree.com

RESPONSIBLE FOR SCHEDULING QUARTERLY MANAGEMENT REVIEW MEETINGS TO ENSURE ISO/QUALITY PROGRAMS ARE OPERATING IN THE MOST EFFICIENT AND ACCURATE WAY

ESTIMATE THE COST OF SCHEDULING MANAGEMENT EFFORT

PROVIDE A TIMELY UPDATED SCHEDULE SITUATION HIGHLIGHTING THE GAP BETWEEN THE ACTUAL AND THE BASELINE

PARTICIPATE TO PROJECT CORE TEAM MEETINGS (AND/OR SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT MEETING OF HIGHER RANK)

DETAIL AND UPDATE THE PROJECT SCHEDULE BASED ON THE CONTRACTUAL TARGETS AND DATA PROVIDED BY ALL STAKEHOLDERS

ENSURE THE CONSISTENCY OF ALL THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS COMMITMENTS, AND MANAGES THE SCHEDULES INTERFACES

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, DALLAS, TX MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, DALLAS, TX MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MARKETING UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, LAS COLINAS, TX BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, E-BUSINESS CERTIFICATION & SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

NEW HORIZONS, INC, IRVING, TX ITIL 2011 V5.10

MS OFFICE 365, ADOBE PRODUCTS, QUICK BOOKS, MS PROJECT, ONE NOTE & ORACLE (P6), REDBOOTH, TEAMS, SHAREPOINT



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