Results-focused and creative Project Manager eager to contribute solid background in Information Technology and Continuous Improvement toward supporting a dynamic company in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Adept at achieving excellent and sustainable results via ITIL, Six Sigma and Lean methods. Substantial experience in business and requirements analysis, continuous improvement, change/transition management, team leadership, and test management. Innovative and highly skilled in developing, testing, implementing and validating state-of-the-art IT systems to enhance company s bottom line. Excel in managing multi-million dollar budgets, identifying cost savings, and determining project risk and scope. Highly accomplished in conceptualizing, defining, and instituting business strategies to accelerate company growth. Proven ability to motivate teams, resolve conflicts, elevate morale, and steer personnel to achieve productivity excellence. Employ rigorous problem solving skills to enable rapid assimilation and resolution of complex problems.
Captured $14M in annual savings for Norwegian oil and gas industry client while improving on-time delivery by 50% and streamlining documentation by 40%.
Identified and secured $17M in annual savings for aviation client in Europe, enhancing throughput by 40%, quality by 50%, and security-related delays by 95%.
Produced $1.4M annual benefit for U.S.-based manufacturing company, successfully expediting warehouse/production throughput by 20% and fortifying maintenance compliance by 50%.
Project-managed $5M automated systems solution for Merck Sharp & Dohme inclusive of developing/installing ITIL processes, vendor relations, budget administration, quality control, and deployment.
Boosted on-time delivery for Merck Sharp & Dohme laboratory by 30% and dramatically advanced release lead-time for warehouse by 60% through proficiency in Six Sigma and Lean techniques.
Transformed underperforming project team at Merck Sharp & Dohme into highly effective, productive and cohesive unit.
Celerant Consulting, USA & Europe, 2005 to 2010
Manager / Project Manager
Spearheaded continuous improvement projects across broad-scope industries from initial analysis and project definition to successful and timely delivery and closure.
Demonstrated exemplary leadership talents in directing, motivating, mentoring and supervising project teams of between 20 and 40 personnel.
Cultivated, nurtured and maintained effective and cooperative relationships with stakeholders.
Devised project plans and budgets, monitored adherence, identified and assessed risks, and oversaw change management.
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Merck Sharp & Dohme, The Netherlands, 2002 to 2005
Computer Validation Manager
Steered site compliance with company validation guidelines and system life cycle methodology, as well as conformance to FDA regulations for GMP information systems, manufacturing automation and laboratory systems.
Collaboratively developed, implemented and administered corporate policies and procedures regarding automated system s life cycle.
Leveraged sharp attention to detail in conducting quality audits and validating implemented automated systems and procedures.
Drove continuous improvement initiatives related to optimize computer validation.
Introduced ITIL process and procedures.
Championed development, implementation and validation of major IT systems within defined timelines, budget and quality.
Logica, The Netherlands, 1999 to 2002
Project Manager / Test Manager
Exhibited outstanding versatility in spearheading various initiatives across several industries.
Established test department consisting of four test coordinators and formulated highly structured processes, procedures, tools and training.
As Test Manager, directed 61 testers and test coordinators in back and front office (SAP) project, facilitating seamless process from unit test to user acceptance test.
Commended by Director for achieving an extremely systematic and controlled test approach in documents and internal personnel.
Navigated development and deployment of new release for front and back office (Oracle), efficiently coordinating 30 programmers, analysts and testers, and exercising strong multi-tasking abilities to oversee planning, budget, quality and execution.
Prior background includes role as IT Project Manager for Mitopics in The Netherlands.
Master s Degree, Business Management, Information Management & Change Management,
Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1997
Bachelor s Degree, Mechanical Engineering & Business Management, TH Rijswijk, 1994
Six Sigma Black Belt 2006
Lean Manufacturing 2005
Pharmaceutical Techniques and GaMP 2005
Project Management Professional (Certified Prince2 Practitioner) 2002
ITIL Foundations 2001
Test Frame Test Management 2001
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Are you seeking an incisive and ambitious Project Manager to support your company in maximizing performance? I am currently exploring new opportunities, and am interested in joining your team. To acquaint you with my qualifications, I m submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to strong academic credentials and industry training, I offer seasoned experience in directing technology-driven business solutions which standardize and accelerate daily operations and capture measurable cost savings. I excel in project management, team building and leadership, continuous improvement, and employing Lean, Six Sigma and ITIL processes. I also possess first-rate communication skills vital to determining and responding to client/stakeholder needs and forging effective relationships.
As an integral member of your leadership team, I will consistently exhibit dedication to playing a large role in achieving and surpassing goals. I am eager to meet with you to discuss how my qualifications support your current and prospective needs, and welcome the opportunity to interview at your earliest convenience.
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