~ Quality-focused IT / Project Manager eager to contribute extensive leadership talents toward supporting a progressive organization in optimizing bottom-line performance. ~
Excel in project plan development, scope management, risk identification and assessment, change management, and expeditiously navigating the complete project life cycle for large-scale, business-critical applications. Controlled budgets from $100K to $1M and directed teams ranging in size from 3 to 15 individuals. Methodical and focused problem solver with a solid reputation for integrity, presentation and negotiating talents, and commitment to 100% quality control and client satisfaction. Manage, mentor, coach, and inspire cross-functional project team members to display productivity and performance excellence. Advanced knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes. Adept at applying best practices, processes, strategies and project management methodologies including PMI and PRINCE2. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Visio, Project Server/Client, Excel, and PowerPoint applications, and Case tools such as SCM and MKS.
Slashed initial project cost estimate for Digitech client by $90K through enhancement of system architecture design, and a reduction in coding effort and purchasing overhead.
Strategically standardized single-vendor platform to decrease procurement cost and time by 20% as well as overall IT maintenance expenditures for Digitech client.
Leveraged outsourcing opportunities at Debt and Collection Retrieval to reduce IT infrastructure maintenance costs by 28%.
Aligned information security strategy with Debt and Collection Retrieval s business goals and applied CobiT framework to ensure IT services complied with software licensing requirements, Privacy Act and Collection Agencies Act.
Prepared and delivered PowerPoint proposal to GM senior management, achieving buy-in for $500K solution.
Project-managed broad-based initiatives valued up to $1M at Image Processing Systems and reliably oversaw change management functions, complex analyses and research, installation and deployment, and user training.
Digitech Consulting Inc., Toronto, ON, 2008 to Present
IT Project Manager
Tasked with conducting a technical and commercial feasibility assessment for large-scale Oracle database-driven application development project.
Drive full-scope application development project in multi-vendor, virtual team environment inclusive of selecting subcontractors and vendors, negotiating contracts, defining service level requirements, producing Statements of Work, and presenting proposed approach/solution.
Instituted a series of processes to successfully streamline all project management phases.
Spearhead project deliverables and resources to deliver on time, within budget and according to strict client quality expectations.
Debt and Collection Retrieval, Inc., Toronto, ON, 2004 to 2007
Partnered in planning, launch and management of debt recovery agency with full accountability for designing, developing and managing IT infrastructure and data services to support critical back-office business processes and personnel base of 10.
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Provided strategic and tactical IT leadership including vision for future direction of IT department, and meticulously developed documentation such as project charter, statement of work, project schedule, user requirements, design specifications, test plans, and implementation plans.
Piloted infrastructure renovation to strengthen reliability, efficiency and scalability for future growth.
Prepared comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
General Motors Corporation, Oshawa, ON, 2003 to 2004 (contract)
Architected and managed web-based Oracle production and maintenance BI (business intelligence) solution from initial requirements gathering and functional specifications through to design of system architecture, application framework and final application rollout.
Capably utilized project management best practices to identify and swiftly mitigate downstream development and deployment risks.
Xillix Technologies Corporation, Richmond, BC, 2002 to 2003 (contract)
Software Development Manager
Steered BOM application development initiative for medical device company, successfully directing all software development lifecycle (SDLC) phases encompassing requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, training, deployment and user training.
Morphometrix Inc./Veracell Inc., Toronto, ON, 2001 to 2002 (contract)
Assigned to lead full SDLC, delivery and implementation of a Windows-based multi-process, multi-threaded motion control application for a prototype cancerous cell detection system.
Innovatively developed VC++ testing scripts to automate motion parameters testing.
Motivated and supervised development team to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and quality criteria, while diligently overseeing vendor relations, testing plans, and reports for FDA submission.
Rotalec Ontario / Crown Cork & Seal Canada Inc., Toronto, ON, 2000 to 2001
Technical Manager / Project Manager
Identified customer requirements, proposed solution to senior executives, completed technical risk assessment, developed mitigation plan, and provided directed design of state-of-the-art architecture.
Led unified efforts between software developers and service providers to accelerate delivery of project components.
Generated project management and application development documentation, assembled training materials, and orchestrated all phases of solution implementation.
Image Processing Systems Inc., Toronto, ON, 1996 to 2000
Manager, Systems Integration
Employed sharp engineering acumen toward supporting ISO 9001-certified quality control equipment manufacturing firm in designing and enhancing PC-based conveyor control and machinery control applications for e-Vision quality inspection systems.
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering & Applied Electronics, Polytechnical University of Timisoara
PMP (Project Management Professional) Certificate, PMI
PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate, OGC/Schulich School of Business
ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate C IT Service Management, OGC/University of Toronto
CobiT 4.1 Foundation Certificate, ISACA
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007
Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
CompTIA Security+ Certificate
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