Senior Consultant (2007-2009), Lead Business Analyst (2007)
Cleveland, OH, 2007-2009
Project Management/Business Analysis
Led a cross-functional project team in benchmarking of current business processes, identification of inefficiencies, and developing specification for investment in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Defined workstreams and deliverables and facilitated presentations to senior management in support of investment and implementation of ERP.
Collaborated with business and technology teams to develop and execute strategies to map and convert data from SAP Plant Maintenance module to Oracle eAM plant maintenance system. Developed project plans and defined necessary efforts and resource requirements to meet key deadlines.
Identified and resolved business process and data conversion issues raised during the system transition. Tracked system issues and enhancement opportunities identified during User Acceptance Testing.
Management Trainee , Aurora, OH
Worked with a plant manager to develop a new process to efficiently predict the packaging needed to ship items that normally fell outside of the system logic. Project findings led to a more efficient distribution process.
Assessed performance of the company’s freight shipping system to Michigan and Indiana and formed a strategy to streamline the shipping operation by reducing the number of carriers. Presented conclusions to company management. Proposed changes were implemented and led to faster service and a more efficient freight system.
Developed method of expediting orders that do not meet delivery expectations by identifying items that consistently have extended delivery.
Built a sales model for prospecting building contractors which was used to increase the company’s customer base.
Research Assistant, Wooster, OH
Collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team of professors and agriculture experts to synthesize a consensus view of land and water use in Ohio agricultural communities based on primary and secondary research. Constructed a systematic method to encourage grassroots efforts to improve water quality. Results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Legislative Assistant Intern
Pittsburgh, PA , Summer 2003
Corresponded with lobbyists representing several Fortune 500 companies to discuss methods of resolving Pittsburgh’s $60 million budget deficit. Complied suggested initiatives into report which was presented to the Representative.
Assisted in forming a campaign platform for the upcoming election by researching important issues and recommending legislative and voter mobilization initiatives.
EDUCATION : Bachelor of Arts; Major in Political Science,