Strategic Planning * Enterprise IT Initiatives * Program Management RESPECTED IT LEADER OFFERING WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE GUIDING ENTERPRISE-WIDE BUSINESS AND IT INITIATIVES THROUGH STEADFAST LEADERSHIP OF WORLD-CLASS, CROSS-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS. TRUSTED TECHNICAL AUTHORITY WITH SUBSTANTIAL ACUMEN LEVERAGING FIRST-RATE TECHNOLOGIES TO SHAPE LEADING-EDGE IT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS. FINANCIALLY SAVVY AND SKILLED AT FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION OF MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR BUDGETS. EXCEL AT NAVIGATING THROUGH CHALLENGING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS TO WIN MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AGREEMENTS AND AT FORGING BENEFICIAL CLIENT / VENDOR PARTNERSHIPS. CORE COMPETENCIES Vision-driven Leadership Change Management Infrastructure and database management Business Intelligence Collaboration Systems Project Management Life Cycle Technology Migration & Integration C-level presentations Industry seminars and presentations Business Relationship Management ERP Systems SAP/Oracle/Workday BI Systems Cognos/SAP BW/Oracle IT Demand Management P&L Management Capital Budgets Mentoring & Coaching Vendor management IT Strategy Internet Applications PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AXIALL - Atlanta, Georgia 11/2010 to Present Create and cultivate deep business partnerships in developing strategies enabling business processes and procedures with technology utilizing Lean Six Sigma and Agile program and project management methodologies and managing a team of 40+ with an annual budget of $6mm+ delivering solutions to a Fortune 500 chemicals manufacturer. Director Enterprise Applications Partner closely with executive business leadership in developing and executing business strategies. Cultivate relationships, and negotiate with vendors in securing best-fit and cost-effective technologies and services. Deliver presentations to executive management gaining business buy-in and funding for business transformation and technology development projects. Acting in key role in developing and delivering multi-year IT strategy to transform both IT delivery capabilities and business effectiveness. Key Contributions: Orchestrated development of business transformation strategies for HR, Environmental & Safety, Finance, Supply Chain, Legal/Admin, and Manufacturing Operations to deliver multi-year plans and supporting technologies managing and optimizing a portfolio of 600+ applications including; Workday HR & Payroll, ERP Consolidation Roadmap consolidating on Oracle JDE & SAP, Oracle Supply Chain, SAP Business Warehouse, Cognos Business Intelligence, Google Applications, Manufacturing Applications, Enablon EHS&S Applications, and Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Partnered with business groups to develop multi-year strategies for business process transformation and enabling technologies including Reporting & Analytics and Enterprise Information Management, HR, Finance Consolidation, Environmental Health & Safety, Legal, Intranets, Company Internet, and Manufacturing Operations Developed concepts of Enterprise IT governance and implemented procedures and processes for an Enterprise Program Management Office for IT, Business Program Management Office, IT Quality Assurance, IT Resource Management, IT Project Management and Agile Methodologies, IT Service Desk Management, Budgeting, and Collaboration. Led merger activities developing strategies for integrating and implementing applications and managing IT change management and communications for a multi-billion dollar business merger and supporting a portfolio of 650+ applications.
Senior Director, 08/2003 to 06/2010COX COMMUNICATIONS － Atlanta, Georgia
Introduced IT Business Relationship Management personnel and concept to business groups and executive leadership; HR, Finance, Procurement, Legal & Administration, EHS&S, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Operations, and Sales Participated on a $50m SAP project as team leader for Reporting & Analytics and Data Conversion and was able to significantly decrease timelines to deliver both and maintain quality Developed BI Competency Center and enterprise reporting strategy and led consolidation of Reporting and Analytics for enterprise with IBM Cognos BI & TM1 tools, SAP Business Warehouse, and Longview consolidation, delivering business insights to management and employees via desktop, web, and mobile Deliver adept strategic and tactical leadership to top-flight team of 50+ in design and deployment of enterprise resource solutions while managing an annual capital / expense budget of $12M+.
Liaise closely with executive leadership and cross-functional departments in formulating and executing short- and long-term business strategies.
Cultivate relationships and negotiate with vendors in securing cost-effective technologies and services.
Deliver presentations to management to gain buy-in and funding for technology development projects, and with clients / business partners to secure commitments for sales of future products.
Establish, update and ensure compliance with processes, procedures and guidelines.
Orchestrated planning and execution of several large-scale enterprise projects that were consistently completed ahead of schedule and under budget including several PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle WebCenter and SharePoint installations and upgrades.
Triggered substantial increase in department productivity, improved morale and increased productivity through restructuring of team responsibilities and appropriate coaching to ensure full utilization of individual skill sets.
Managed six separate Program Management Offices including HR Systems, Finance and Supply Chain, Communications tools, Commissions tools, Contingent Worker Management Systems, and Project and Portfolio Management tools.
Project Manager / Director, 09/1996 to 08/2003SIERRA-CEDAR － Alpharetta, Georgia
Orchestrated concept to actualization of enterprise-scale projects shaping business solutions tailored to the needs of clients ranging from mid-sized businesses to Fortune 500s, joined the company very early as one of the first 10 employees, now 2000+ employees Partnered with clients on 20+ engagements implementing and improving PeopleSoft HR/Payroll and Financial systems and help develop the applications management capability as the internal IT director Acted as project manager or project lead on 20+ engagements implementing ERP systems, mainly PeopleSoft, at Healthcare companies, Hospitals, Financial companies, Manufacturing companies, and higher education.
Created initial IT director role growing the home office from the ground up implementing technologies to support an ever expanding distributed organization and later partnered with senior executives to build a very successful outsourcing organization with people, tools, and processes many still persisting.
Consulted on enterprise-scale projects shaping business solutions tailored to the needs of customers Partneringwith customers to determine, document, and provide agreed upon business solutions on 4+ engagements focusing on PeopleSoft HR/Payroll and Financials.
Acted as project lead on 5 engagements providing business consulting and implementing ERP systems at a utility, an insurance company, and a staffing company.
Accounting Supervisor, 08/1987 to 04/1995GEORGIA-PACIFIC － Atlanta, Georgia
Assisted on the development of the first shared service center developing tools and business processes Developed and managed general accounting processes and managed and implemented payables, receivables, and capital functions and developed divisional and executive reporting.
Implemented multiple enterprise applications to automate accounting functions for general ledger, payables, receivables, reconciliations, and capital management.
Developed reporting functionality for plant personnel, divisional management, and executives utilizing enterprise reporting engines.
Business Analyst Intern, 01/1985 to 04/1987UNISYS － Atlanta, Georgia
Developed systems and processes to manage capital assets in multiple data centers and assisted with managing customer receivables.
Master of Science:FinanceGEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY － Atlanta, GeorgiaFinance
Bachelor of Business Administration:AccountingSTATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA － Carrollton, GeorgiaAccounting
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
accounting, general accounting, automate, budget, business consulting, BI, business processes, business solutions, business strategies, coaching, Cognos, concept, Certified Public Accountant, CPA, clients, Data Conversion, ERP, Finance, Financials, Financial, functional, general ledger, home office, HR, Hyperion, IBM, insurance, leadership, team leader, Legal, director, managing, 2000, enterprise, Oracle, payables, Payroll, PeopleSoft, personnel, presentations, processes, Procurement, Program Management, project lead, quality, Relationship Management, reporting, Sales, SAP, shared service, staffing, strategy, strategic, Supply Chain, upgrades
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