- Project Management
- Strategic Planning
- Customer Relations
- Management Reviews
- Globle Cross-Functional Team Leadership
- Project Management Development
- Process Development
- Work Breakdown Structure
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Project Manager - Program Manager
Results driven professional with a unique background as a Program Manager and a Project Manager with product development in an engineering and manufacturing environments. Over 15 years of progressive responsibility experience in project management, process improvement, and leadership. Excels at seeing the big picture, identifying the gaps, and implementing solutions for project completion. History of taking projects successfully from concept through serial production. Reputation for attention to detail with a strong customer focus while applying sound business strategies and tactics to set and achieve target goals. Process-oriented with a passion for impacting individual, team, and organizational performance.
Dale Carnegie – High Impact Presentation • Rockhurst College – Fundamentals of Effective Project Management • Robust Engineering • VA/VE Engineering • Design & Process FMEA • APQP • PPAP • numerous product specific training seminars
Office 2003 & 2007 • AS 400 • Live Meeting Web Conference• AT&T Connect Web Meeting
Jul 2007 - May 2009
Planned, directed, and coordinated company worldwide projects for Horton and customer specific needs. Teamed with key stakeholders and management to analyze business needs, develop scope, budget, project timeline, and implement effective solutions and ensure overall project quality. Formulated corporate vision and redesigned processes and procedures to build consensus and foster organizational unity and commitment.
·Served as leader to design, develop, and implement the HPD (Horton Product Development) process for three levels of project management.
·Planned, designed, and facilitated training for the HPD initiative to Senior Management and cross functional groups at all four sites.
·Monitored and updated HPD process to meet QS-9000 and TS16949 requirements.Received special recognition from TS auditor for “note worth effort” in the development of the project management system.
·Led cultural change by partnering with cross functional teams to adopt HPD and APQP requirements.
·Provided Senior Management and business units with monthly project status reports covering schedule, technical, financial, spending, and capital.
·Managed six project with budgets of $100K to $800K.
·Successfully launched new retrofit kit for Sales blitz that generated over $300k in revenue.
·Leadership of global cross functional teams consisting of 5-10 people.
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
Advanced Product Quality Coordinator
Adams Thermal Systems
Consulted internally with leaders and other employees to recommend options for improvement of existing programs as well as the development of new programs. Formulated corporate vision and redesigned processes and procedures to build consensus and foster organizational unity and commitment.
·Developed QPC (Quality Planning Check) process for new product development projects with a work breakdown structure, phase reviews, prototype requirements, and project budget. The QPC workbook was linked to a folder system containing the electronic documents.
· Provided PPAP support and submission activities for multiple Ag, construction, and truck applications.
Jun 2000 - Dec 2006
Served as customer point of contact to work within Behr’s global organization to find solutions to customer needs. Interfaced with the customers on long term agreements, quotations, customer satisfaction, and the development of new products.
·Managed over 14 projects that all were completed on or ahead of plan with budgets ranging from $50K - $1M.
·Created program budget for resource planning, prototypes, capital, tooling, and product cost.
·Presented management, divisional locations, and steering committees with a customer strategy that resulted in awarded a 2007 diesel engine EGR program.
·Managed divisional locations (Canton, SD; Charleston, SC; Stuttgart, Germany) and global cross-functional teams with 5-20 people to meet program targets on two EGR programs with program budgets of over $2M each.
·Served as liaison for Behr during the sale of the Canton production facility which resulted in uninterrupted product delivery to the customers.
1998 - 2000
Technical Account Manager
Advanced Components Technologies
Program/account development and business growth for five strategic customers.
·Implemented new plant layout which increased on-time delivery from less than 50% to over 95%.
·Developed mold change out process that reduced set up time from two hours to less than 30 minutes.
·Coordinated D.O.E. that reduced product cost by $40.
1996 - 1998
Program Manager with responsibility for the management of Case Corp and a multi platform seat with a budget of $1M. Program Manager for a new Sears seat suspension used in the Ag and construction market that was delivered on time and within the $600k budget.
1983 - 1996
Independently completed successful designs of eight recreational vehicles which served to be the companies leading models. Assisted sales department at a number of trade shows.