A business and technology expert in the logistics and pricing industries with a combined 18 years of experience in leadership, project management, data analytics, systems development and support, and corporate training.
Developed Capital Tracking Tool utilizing Microsoft Excel with formulas and macros to monitor project budgets, approval, and expenditures; The tool provides real-time information for project managers.
Advocated with management to provide training and user acceptance to ensure the successful launch of the tool.
Project Management Obtained 6Sigma Black Belt Certification by simultaneously leading numerous project teams to analyze, improve, and implement cost savings solutions for the company.
Through the implementation of the 6Sigma methodology, successfully facilitated team meetings across various business roles, hosted stakeholder updates to various levels of management, and met with Project Sponsors throughout the project lifecycle.
Additional responsibilities included updating project plans in Microsoft Project, identifying and managing resources, and reducing or eliminating project risks to the company.
Supported internal Caterpillar and external client facilities worldwide performing budget management, data analysis, facility design and layouts, definition of process flow, and participation in facility go-live activities Leadership Developed and supervised a geographically diverse team of management employees, delivering aftermarket data analytic services to business partners across multiple organizational levels throughout the company.
Responsibilities included ensuring the team provided quality deliverables under tight deadlines as well as implemented and managed an after-market data warehouse utilizing SAS and Tableau analytical tools.
Prioritized and assigned workloads between geographically diverse teams.
Working closely with customers, constructed a culture based on trust and communication with business partners across organizational lines ensuring highly functional team relationships.
06/1998 to Current
Inventory Management Data Analytics SupervisorCaterpillar, Inc － South Milwaukee, WI
Developed and instructed classroom and distant learning courses in information technology and business across multiple disciplines including SAP (10 unique courses), ABAP (Programming language), SAS (Analytical Programming), COBOL, JCL, SQL, DB2, and mainframe tools.
Attendees included internal management employees across various organizational levels.
Facilitated the construction and maintenance of the SAP Knowledge Warehouse and IDES Training servers for corporate training and SAP class instruction.
Developed and led a train-the-trainer course for 13 geographically diverse system Super Users.
Further developed end-user training materials covering logistic warehouse processes, as well as related systems interactions.
This included the development of a hands-on Simulation Training Program, which was replicated to multiple logistics facilities worldwide.
Technology Provided primary systems support for the Corporate Pricing Systems (CPS), a financially significant application utilizing Sarbanes Oxley controls.
Ensured a stable system exceeding the corporate up-time goals, analyzed pricing discrepancies, provided customers with timely and accurate reports, and was considered the system expert for pricing process and data structures.
Developed a Microsoft Access database utilizing tables, queries, forms, reports and visual basic macros automating the end-user experience of tracking project priorities across multiple systems and resources.
Masters of Business AdministrationKeller Graduate School of Management
Bachelor of Science Degree: Computer Information SystemsDeVry Institute of Technology － Addison, ILComputer Information Systems