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It Project Manager (consultant) Resume

Portage, MichigaN


  • Information Technology (IT) professional with 15 years of experience with large Fortune 500 companies. Adept at managing multiple small to large Information Technology and Supply Chain Management initiatives in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceutical industries. Expertise includes:
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Project Manager with 9 years experience leading Application Development projects in Manufacturing, Logistics, Distribution, Operations Planning, and Procurement. Projects including ERP systems integrations, Business Intelligence, reporting, new applications, migrations, system/application upgrades and enhancements.
  • Strong background in project management methodologies, full SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) processes, best practices, and quality assurance.
  • Strong MS Project / MS Project Server experience and MS Project Server administration.
  • Assist enterprise PMO development of best practices and PM processes.
  • Proven track record with successfully leading multiple concurrent projects (small, medium and large) and project teams to deliver projects on time, within budget and within scope.
  • Responsible for timely deliverables, communications, customer satisfaction and implementation success.
  • Work with Business leaders, subject matter experts, Business Analysts, Architects, and Development teams to meet project deliverables and client expectations.
  • Responsible for business analysis, requirements gathering, developing and managing project scopes, schedules, costs, change control management, risk identification and management.
  • Mentor Project Managers.
  • Managed ERP systems integrations projects with JDE, SAP, Oracle CPG, Manugistics, System ESS and legacy systems.
  • 8 years strategic to operational level experience with Logistics (Production Planning modeling, Stock Deployment modeling, Network Distribution modeling).
  • 5 years experience with supervising resources, resource management and budget management.
  • 1 year Procurement experience: supporting Ariba Buyer implementations and content management.
  • Managed Data Center and Helpdesk operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Information Systems.
  • Flexible and focused with exceptional problem - solving capability.
  • Proven ability to analyze business issues, recommend solutions and convert into cost saving opportunity.
  • Customer Service focused to meet expectations.
  • Excellent Communication and Listening skills.


Confidential, Portage, Michigan

IT Project Manager (Consultant)

  • Proven track record for leading small, medium and large size projects for Confidential ’s SAS application development and clinical divisions. Managed full SDLC projects. Managed multiple concurrent projects. Managed project tasks and deliverables from proposal to implementation of solutions to meet client's needs. Led client communications and facilitated project implementations. Assisted the enterprise PMO (Project Management Office) and MS Project Server administration. Developed best practices such as project management processes using PMI standards. Provided leadership, mentoring and coaching to Project Managers. Assisted in sales activities, writing contracts, responding to Requests for Proposals and created Statements of Work estimates.
  • Led project plan development and execution, monitored tasks to plan, updated project plan, adjusted task dates and hours, negotiated for and assigned resources using MS Project and MS Project Server.

ALTICOR, Ada, Michigan

IT Project Manager (Otterbase contractor)

  • Performed feasibility studies, requirements analysis, project charter, scope and risk management, cost/benefit analysis, ROI, IRR, data flow diagrams using MS Visio and facilitated communications.
  • Led project plan development and execution, monitored tasks to plan, updated project plan, adjusted task dates and hours, negotiated for and assigned resources using MS Project and MS Project Server.
  • Worked with business and IT leads, subject matter experts and developers to ensure project success.
  • Migrated MS Project plans to IBM Rational Portfolio Manager (formerly System Corp PMOffice).

Confidential, Portage, Michigan

Senior Business Analyst - Kalamazoo Non-Supply Procurement

  • Managed staff of five; coach, direct, monitor performance and daily activities.
  • Updated MS Project plans by meeting with Ariba Buyer developers and project team to monitor and adjust dates, confirmed deliverables and assigned new tasks and resources.
  • Implemented and managed centralized Procurement Helpdesk and best practices to improve service.
  • Managed division wide communication by chairing several reoccurring meetings with 40 colleagues.

Confidential, Battle Creek, Michigan

IT Business Systems Leader - IT Application Development and Support

  • Managed application development, support, project teams up to 15 colleagues and a $600,000 budget.
  • Coach and direct staff of four, managed staff performance and daily activities.
  • Increased Kellogg sales $2 million annually and reduced key customer inventories 10% by managing the development, implementation and support of the Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system.
  • Managed project plan development and execution, resource management, project documentation, monitored progress and adjusted task dates and hours remaining using MS Project.


Project Leader - Operations Planning, Logistics Services and Distribution

  • Optimized USA Distribution Center network, projected savings of $4 million annually.
  • Led the rationalization of distribution networks, distribution center and warehouse location/size, network flow, transportation and customer service area optimization.
  • Worked closely with business users and management to develop strategic plans, project plans, requirements, data collection and communicating modeling results.
  • Performed complex data aggregation, built and ran over 250 strategic models for sensitivity analysis.
  • Managed the installation, maintenance and upgrades of Supply Chain Designer and computing environment, including leading the procurement process for the server.
  • Proficient with Excel, Access, SQL, FTP, UNIX, PowerPoint and Business Objects for data collection, developing model input files, analysis and reporting modeling results.

IT Project Leader - Systems Development, Logistics Services and Distribution

  • Managed five contracted IT software developers, one intern and a $350,000 budget.
  • Developed business requirements, led process improvements, and systems development initiatives.
  • Led project plan development and execution, task management, project resource management, project operational administration, project documentation, project implementation and training.
  • Developed and implemented a stabilized Logistics operational production environment and trained and transitioned the weekly planning system maintenance to the business users.

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