High-performing leader with a "can do" attitude and proved success leading cross- functional teams from concept to commercialization of products. High-energy, results- focused professional with over twelve years Product/Project Management, process development, and new product introduction experience. Organized and diligent, with excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Core Qualifications Strategic Planning Cross-functional team management Budget Administration Training Development Complex problem solving Policy/program development Analytical Skills Sound Judgment
Global Product Manager October 2005 to CurrentALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES － Naperville, Illinois
Worked effectively in a heavily cross-functional, fast paced environment.
Led cross-functional teams on multiple projects consisting of new software product launches of high complexity products.
Created and maintained comprehensive lists describing product offerings.
Created value propositions for marketing, technical sales teams, and customers.
Collaborated with marketing and promotion managers to create product information brochures.
Contributed to several sub-committees with a focus on moving towards One-Wireless Business and process improvement.
Prepared and presented status of critical deliverables to various levels of the organization, ensuring timely decisions and significant contribution to program successes.
Presented department road-map at customer meetings.
Led bi-weekly product engineering sessions with the System Engineering Team on the OA&M and Reliability product road-maps.
Prepared meeting materials, captured and logged notes.
International Product Manager October 2000 to October 2005LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES － Naperville, Illinois
Managed products going into international markets.
Forecasted customer hardware needs.
Partnered with project teams and Regional Program Managers to coordinate product deliveries.
Led cross-functional team to create product development and delivery plans Devised creative and innovative solutions to expedite time-to-market and ensured product readiness to meet customer schedules.
Reviewed customer requests for features and worked with them to ensure their requests were clearly stated and all customer requirements were documented.
Identified and implemented process changes achieving ~30% improvement in on-time delivery.
Negotiated mitigation plans to address product availability issues allowing the customer to proceed with market plans and securing significant additional sales revenue.
Interfaced with Customer Teams and factories on product demand plans and ramp-up schedules.
Security Manager October 1996 to October 2000Fermi National Laboratory FNAL － Batavia, Illinois
Managed the all aspects of the Site Asset Protection Program in accordance with U.S.
Department of Energy guidelines.
Directed the Site Security Department and Communications Center which included Security Professionals, Switchboard Operators, Emergency Dispatchers and Security Sub-contractors.
Worked with Contracts and Legal teams to prepare contract bid packages (RFPs, RFQ).
Created training materials and delivered training for Fermi personnel and Security contractors.
Developed and implemented a comprehensive asset protection training program that was recognized, by the Department of energy (DOE), as a model for other DOE facilities.
Created and submitted five year budgets plans to DOE for approval.
Managed yearly budgets of 30M+, successfully staying within budget, year-over-year.
Identified and facilitated implementation of Department quality improvements.
Advised Department management on ways to cut spending without compromising the safety.
B.A: Computer Science : BusinessAurora University － Aurora, Illinois
Strategic Leadership training C, C++ Programming Project Management training Certified Trainer Microsoft Office Applications
National Association of Professional Women
AWARDS AND HONORS
Outstanding Contribution to Business Success - Lucent Technologies
Excellence in program direction and execution, Outstanding Performance - U.S. Department of Energy