Millie Brence

Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, Dreamweaver, PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Moodle, Banner, Apple platform, Blackboard, SAP, digital photography, WordPress, Twitter, Hootsuite, Google Analytics and other social media applications, SM campaign management, CRM, brand management, blogger

Core Competencies

Technology leadership, developing internet strategy, judgment/problem solving, company acquisitions, Internet start-ups, e-commerce options, operations & infrastructure, technology integration, profit & loss, project management, strategic business thinker, implementation & maintenance

Summary

Experienced business, customer/community relations manager and champion of social media tools and technologies seeking to create and implement successful collaborations in a success driven organization. Bringing extensive technical, inter-personal and organizational problem-solving skills to the table. I am seeking a position that offers project and/or people management and leadership opportunities.

  • Over ten years managerial experience
  • Skilled in interpersonal problem-solving, community relations, and issue and conflict management
  • Ability to lead or coordinate teams or groups but also an effective and empowering team member who sees collaboration as a valuable asset
  • Strong written, oral and digital communication skills
  • A commitment to mission-driven organizations
  • Adapts to change and accepts challenges readily
  • A strong and broad range of technical skills, including digital production, graphics, web design and financial management skills
  • Develop and manage online marketing campaigns to effectively drive brand awareness, engagement and traffic to social media pages
  • Achieve a strong, visible social media presence and develop concepts with viral potential

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Executive Assistant to Vice President of Military and Seating Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors
  • Facilitate the Vice President's calendar
  • Compile and edit weekly Items of Interest and Monthly Highlight reports
  • Travel administrator for Colorado Springs, CO and Fort Worth, TX employees
  • Schedule travel for employees as required
  • Process Business Visa's and Passport applications for employees
  • Negotiate most economical travel plans as possible while maintaining travelers request
  • Coordinate Leadership Team on and offsite functions
  • Training and education team lead for environmental health and safety
  • IT contact between third party vendor and UTC
  • Allocate/re-appropriate onsite conference rooms
  • Compose correspondence for Leadership Team as requested
  • Prepare/reconcile expense reports for Vice President, Site Lead and Leadership Team
  • Leadership Team Staff Meetings - coordinate, set up, and record minutes for week VP Military and Seating Staff meetings
  • Update divisional forms as needed
  • Primary back up to Human Resource Senior Assistant
  • Organizational Chart updates
  • Actively involved in several committees
  • Run CRD weekly reports
Jan 2014 - Present

Buyer I

UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors
  • Evaluate vendor quotes and services
  • Purchase items, materials or services of a technical and specialized nature in relation to aerospace production
  • Analyze inventory-identifying areas of opportunities to optimize all levels of material within the facility
  • Schedule supply chain deliveries to support production while optimizing inventory
  • Administer pull schedules to optimize supply chain inventory while supporting customer requirements
  • Manage purchase order release process
  • Purchase card holder for entire facility
  • Establish and maintain order policies and lead times for product
  • Day to day management of supplier tracking visuals and reports utilizing SAP
  • Support/maintain established inventory policies and procedures including, cycle counting, point-of use, FIFO inventory, returnable containers procedures and engineering change affectivity control

  • Maintain filing system, ISO requirements and related industry requirements

  • Reduction in on hand inventory of 10% without impacting delivery to customer requirements

  • Negotiations and purchase order issuance 
  • Manage costs in a fast paced program requiring negotiation skills
  • Travel administrator for local site colleagues
  • IT contact between third party vendor and UTAS
  • Process Business Visa's and Passport applications 
Jul 2002 - May 2011

Executive Assistant and Purchasing Manager for the Vice President for Information Management

The Colorado College
  • Responsible for overseeing Information Management's 1.5 million dollar annual budget
  • Manage communications, expenditures and professional development activities for a staff of 45
  • Collaborate on the yearly update of the Capital Equipment guideline policy with specification updates and pricing 
  • IT consultations and relationships with the administrative and academic communities at the College and with the College's IT vendors
  • Coordinates and manages the College’s computer and peripheral purchasing process tracking the deployment for beginning to end support, including relationships with suppliers and vendors, as well as monthly tracking of approved capital equipment purchases and those purchased with departmental funds
  • Procurement of all hardware and software for campus
  • Work with members of Educational Technology Services to ensure deployment time line and technology meets the needs of the user
  • End-user documentation and support
  • Coordinate, manage and payment of Information Management maintenance contract renewals including tracking, negotiation and bidding
  • Contract and billing for Telecommunication function for the campus
  • Update purchasing links and website for Help Desk, Information Management digital newsletter and website
  • Blackboard coordination and training, podcast seminars, digital photography lunch and learns
  • On team that implemented and coordinated campus outreach and training for the new campus financial system
  • Manage budget for professional development requests
  • Active on the College's Staff Council as Co-chair and a volunteer for the Staff Mentoring Program 
  • Actively serve on search committees for new hires
Dec 1997 - Oct 2001

Business Office Manager

Adgrafix Corporation
  • Responsible for 11 million dollars revenue, annually and for oversight of the billing department
  • AP/AR, finances, collections, merchant accounts
  • Processing and set up of new web hosting accounts, support request
  • Innovator for driving revenue and profit increases through web presence by developing strategic partnerships and capitalizing on emerging technologies
  • Manage client portal and billing system with digital updates
  • Monthly client billing and customer relations
  • Manage online marketing campaigns to drive brand and client awareness
  • Assisted in building a strong base of repeat business for brand reputation
  • Member of finance integration team and Human Resources Rep for branch office
  • Employee of the year for 2000
Jun 1997 - Nov 1997

Executive Assistant

University of Buffalo

• Oversight of accounting for five managers in a medical billing environment

• Extensive financial accounting and reporting activities

• Technical training and documentation for office staff (Microsoft Office products, internet search procedures, database maintenance and building)

Jun 1996 - May 1997

Council Assistant

Metro Regional Government

• Assistant to councilors - worked on confidential creation, implementation and analysis of Metro policies

• Oversaw community relations regarding questions and issues about Metro issues

• Attended council meetings to record and transcribe sessions

Aug 1994 - Jun 1996

Claims Technical Assistant

Colonial Insurance Co.

• Assistant to nine claims adjustors

• Processed incoming claims, created and implemented new called-in claims system

Jun 1991 - Apr 1994

Office Manager

Northwest Lien Service, Inc.

• Management over eight staff members, administrating evaluations and other supervisory

duties

• Extensive customer service relations with general public and client companies

• Daily interaction with city and county governments

• Payroll, AP/AR, title and legal description investigation, corporate officer, banking and

inventory/purchasing

Education

Education
Apr 2013 - Jun 2014

Masters

University of Southern New Hampshire

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2009 - Present

Certified Master of Business Administration

International Certification Institute
Oct 2011 - Oct 2015

Colorado State Notary

State of Colorado