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Summary

A self-motivated, results-oriented degree trained project manager with experience managing multiple project deliverables within business change functions, real estate, construction and petroleum services projects.

Able to capitalise on experiences gained in different sectors to add value to new projects.

Seeking a challenging position to broaden professional portfolio and push creative boundaries.                                                                        

Work History

Nov 2013  Jul   2014

Regional Programme Manager

Teleperformance Contact UK - Outsourcing & Offshoring
  • Held dual accountability; (i) Managed a complex scale corporate project
    delivery of 6 sophisticated visa application centres across 5 West African
    countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast , Sierra Leone, and Gambia), as
    Regional Programme Manager, (ii); Managed and stabilised operations post
    project phase as Zone Manager for Nigeria as the lead in the West African
    business development team.
  • Successfully implemented the various project stages, including site selection, fit-out (CAT A & CAT B), and spearheaded the localisation of an operational solution.
  • Identified relevant operational and processing gaps that led to upgrades in deployed IT software.
  • Contributed to the analysis, documentation and proposition of solution options, ensuring the options are based on sound commercial and financial judgement.
  • Leveraged on business knowledge and project management expertise to
    drive business process improvements.
  • Successfully managed all stakeholders to ensure prompt delivery of project deliverables..
  • Established strategies for effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Led critical path schedule items and escalate to senior management on risk potential and delays.
  • Provided accurate project status reports against milestone, project expenditure against budget and benefit realisation to all stakeholders.
Nov 2011Sep 2013

Project Director

Advantis Limited - Petroleum, Construction & Finance Company
  • Conducted financial strategy analysis that led to reduction in financing costs  by reducing interest paid and accelerating payments due.
  • Developed a comprehensive audit framework to perform current vs. best-in-class gap analysis.
  • Established competent teams for the management, supervision and execution of projects and ensure adequate resources are maintained to achieve project objectives, and within agreed budgetary limits.
  • Aligned projects with compliance to local authorities to avoid project delays.
  • Defined project procurement strategy, selected and coordinated of contractor activities and ensured that the execution of the projects are in accordance with contract conditions and job specifications.
  • Collaborated with risk manager to create a compliance programme.

Jan 2005 Oct 2011

Project Manager

Hines Homes Realty - Project & Property Consultancy
  • Planned the strategic re-organization of a family owned property portfolio with a view to making them more profitable.
  • Reviewed over 50 existing properties and 20 potential new sites for
    acquisition and development, while managing the closure and disposal of
    old properties and the onboarding of new sites once the strategy was agreed.
  • Actively project-managed the fit-out and rehabilitation of the retained
    properties within assigned time frame and budget.
  • Managed tendering process on behalf of clients and conducted full tender analysis on contractors return.
  • Facilitated steering committee and working sessions, provided regular updates to senior management.
  • Identified and generated project opportunities within organisations portfolio.
Feb 2002Dec 2005

Project Manager

Magami Properties Limited - Property Development& Management
  • Provided consultancy and advisory services to clients on property acquisition, development, financing, investment, and management.
  • Utilised selection and retention strategies to maintain high occupancy rates including securing a long lease with quality tenants.
  • Performed site investigation to determine developmental requirements for clients.
  • Provided facility management services including leading systems upgrade, vendor and contract management, safety and code enforcement, design, and construction.
  • Day-to-day supervision and coordination of site staff, subcontractors, plant and materials.
  • Performed analysis and reported on contract performance and ensured all paperwork and sites files were updated to ensure compliance of from all parties.
    Performed site investigation to determine developmental requirements for clients.
  • Coordinated site preparation, worked closely with Construction Manager to ensure all project requirements, specifications and drawings are read and understood and the building programme is agreed.
  • Ensured all works are carried out to a technically high standard and in
    accordance with building regulations and current best practice.
  • Verified that all materials meet quality specifications through physical inspection.
  • Maintained compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Maintained and developed client relationship on the basis of mutual trust and high standard of contract performance.

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