Keen Project Manager / Financial Analyst with 13+ years of progressive experience within a large Fortune 500 company (Boeing), including extensive experience managing multiple concurrent Information Technology projects (data analysis, software integrations, hardware modifications, etc). Possess time management techniques and a savvy thought process to prioritize & manage workload, perform analytics, and solve problems. Strong experience using MS Offsite Suite Tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Word and Access as well as Oracle databases and Sharepoint applications to track project status. Work cohesively with team members in a cross functional environment with little to no immediate direct supervision. Communicate and interact with professionals at all levels of the organization through exceptional written and sound verbal communication skills. Possess a conceptual and logical understanding of the four (4) party payment system model.
Business Analyst/Project Manager/ Cost Estimating, 07/2011
to Current Boeing Company – Saint Louis,
At the Boeing Company, the Engineering Operations & Technology (EO&T) business unit supports the business by delivering high-quality technical services in areas of information technology, research and technology, and test and evaluation.
These services ensure that technology is ready when needed, competitively protected, and environmentally progressive.
As a member of the Cost Estimating and Project Pricing team within the Finance function, our main responsibility is to develop and deliver high quality and compliant cost profiles and customer proposals developed using world-class procedures.
The technical service proposals are developed using a life cycle approach in order to adequately satisfy the customers' needs.
This alliance is critical ensuring that customer driven requirements can be defined and budgeted in such a manner that demonstrates our products and services meet the highest standard of quality and reliability.
Manage the technical project's proposal development phase using a Waterfall approach.
Contractual projects include efforts associated with manufacturing re-designs, software implementations, hardware integrations, laboratory test support, operational performance testing, and in-field oversight support.
Manage between 3-7 multiple projects (Data Analysis, Performance Testing, Laboratory fabrication support, Software Integrations, and Hardware instrumentation & modifications) at any given time.
Developed and managed cost estimating projects ranging in value from $50K up to $8M.
Lead and facilitate the proposal development process by establishing due dates, developing action item trackers and priority task lists, convey the project expectations of program management to the project team, and find solutions for help requests or risk roadblocks identified during status review sessions.
Collaborate with other Business Analysts, Contract Administrators, and Program Management to establish concise project guidance ensuring the technical engineering team has sufficient information to flawlessly execute their assignments.
Develop comprehensive and adequate Basis of Estimate (BOE) documentation justification in order to develop a compliant and first-time quality priced proposal package.
Develop detailed cost estimates using data driven methodologies resulting from historical cost profiles generated from internal Oracle web-based applications and databases.
Manage project workflow by designing tools (MS Excel based metrics, project priority lists, and ad hoc activity reports) to track targeted value and project due dates.
Establish weekly recurring communication opportunities for team members to share statuses, request help needed, identify project roadblocks, and discussion future actions.
Utilize MS Excel and MS PowerPoint to develop detailed presentations and convey final projected cost on proposed new business in front of financial management and technical leadership.
Utilize MS Access database for proposal status tracking and ad hoc performance report generating.
Propose budget range profiles (high & low) for future projects by following the proposal "estimate to budget baseline" process whereby a variety of cost factors are populated into cost modeling tools to generate what-if scenarios and projected price points.
Design in-depth technical presentations with MS PowerPoint and MS Visio to support project deliverables, such as, proposal cost projections, "Birds on a Wire" milestone schedules, headcount profiles, and risk & opportunity analyses, which are presented to senior management.
Conduct web conferencing meetings through tools, such as WebEx and Lync, to provide clarity to the technical teams during the initial project kickoff as well as during the Customer's Statement of Work (SOW) documentation reviews where all the terms & conditions (T&Cs) of the project are outlined.
Performed duties as the Face-to-Face Sub Team Committee Lead supporting the organization's annual offsite.
Responsibilities include writing and publishing communication bulletins, establishing vendor relationships, analyzing vendor quotes, develop event agendas, develop PowerPoint presentation material, and facilitate segments of the offsite through vocal leadership in front of a large audience.
Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on proposal log database system releases ensuring a satisfactory level of end-user navigability and usage.
Notable Projects Proposal Workload / Backlog Management Initiative Supported the development a common process allowing the finance cost estimating focals from various sites to provide project status in a public forum in order to improve the proposal delivery cycle.
This process fostered individual credibility by ensuring the company procedural manual was adhered to and that risks were minimized through the attention to detail.
Created MS Excel views that allowed analysts to view proposal status and grades.
Communicated timelines when weekly data would be collected and analyzed from MS Access Encouraged timely and routine data population of the Workload database.
The implementation of this initiative has provided insight and reassurance to the finance leadership and our technical management that our deliverables are passing internal customer reviews and are compliant to our external customer.
Implementation of a Streamlined Cost Proposal Quality Review and Submittal Process The Financial Acquire side of the business had a need to demonstrate that our proposal deliverables were current, accurate, and complete, and fulfilled the technical requirements at the grassroots level.
Collaborated with technical team to build confident, long-lasting, and trusted relationship so they knew their technical competencies where not overlook in the development of future work proposals.
Designed Developed presentation templates that provided high level analysis of the work scope to the senior management audience.
Trained engineering team members on proper usage of MS Excel macro based estimating tools that supported the initiative of clearly identifying technical work scope and defined requirements.
Established a bi-weekly review cycle for leaders to review workflow and gain confidence on the throughput of proposed future work.
EO&T Estimating & Procurement Finance Website Redesign Team Effort to give users a common sense approach at finding resources and to be able to quickly reference procedural information, as needed, during their cost proposal developments.
The redesign called for a single repository where analysts could find various types of information, as reference or usage, such as manuals, cost model tools, process bulletin boards, and latest rate structures, that sped up their proposal cycle time and removed waste from the development process.
Identified broken or non-practical data points on the website that provided confusion to the user.
Located all owners of the data and assigned routine website maintenance reviews.
Surveyed the user audience to identify areas or concepts that should be made available on the site.
Eased navigation by shortening the webpage into collapse and expand windows.
Supply Chain Financial Cost Analyst, 09/2007
to 07/2011 Boeing Company – Saint Louis,
Managed material cost and schedule performance data for subcontractor procured production material on various Aircraft programs in order to develop accurate and timely Estimate at Complete (EAC) metrics and presented data to Senior Management during reviews.
Performed data analysis and data integrity validation to create program budget baselines profiles.
Utilized Pivot Tables and V-Lookup analysis to identify historical cost trends from suppliers' quotes and for variations in pricing from supplier material purchase order (PO) quotes.
Developed Earned Value (EV) metrics on time-phased budgets and associated performance.
Performed risk analyses utilizing the 5x5 Risk Cube method to identify the likelihood of supplier risks and potential cost impacts, while developing mitigation strategies from areas of opportunity to project cost and schedule are met.
Documented work flow and EAC process steps in a desk reference manual for training purposes.
Engaged in Value Stream Mapping (VSM) lean initiatives within the Finance organization to streamline the procured part pricing contract close-out process.
Prevented closed accounting books of record from collecting unnecessary cost.
Supply Chain Financial Analyst (FA) - Core Functional Organization, 09/2007
to 04/2009 Boeing Company – Saint Louis,
Within the Transaction & Compliance Home Office Core Group, managed the supplier cost audit waiver database and waiver request process.
Engaged with Supplier Management Senior Leadership to restructure the approval process.
Modified the internal guidance package for Boeing to achieve success at acquiring the right to audit supplier cost factors.
Wrote and published command media with the objective to communicate organizational news pertaining to the implementation of procedural updates and organization policy changes.
Hosted quarterly educational training opportunities and awareness sessions on process updates and tool training.
Facilitated the St.
Louis Joint Contracts Pricing Estimating & Procurement Finance (CPE&P) Council monthly meetings by organizing, coordinating, and planning presentation data.
Maintained files and access through the team's SharePoint website.
Senior Business Analyst, 08/2001
to 09/2007 Boeing Company – Saint Louis,
Provided leadership, functional support, & guidance to Control Account Mangers (CAMs) and Senior Management for the Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM) DFARs contract.
Conducted business planning, budgeting, & forecasting operations.
Determined weekly & monthly variances; and implemented the appropriate corrective actions.
Coordinated extensively with Integrated Product Team (IPT) members & customers.
Developed program schedules utilizing a waterfall project management approach that fully integrated all phases of the project from Requirement Definition and Design through Verification and Delivery.
by using predecessor and successor logic relationships.
Performed trend analysis to develop forecast budget profiles and staffing levels.
Developed, integrated, and analyzed complex business & financial plans in support of Program goals.
Additional experience available upon request.
to 12/2002 The Boeing Company – St. Louis,
Masters of Business Administration, MBA: 1 2004 Webster University - St. Louis,
Bachelor of Science: Business Management & Finance,
Truman State University - Kirksville,
MO Business Management & Finance
BS: 1 2001
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