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     Date Submitted:05-11-2011
     Last Modified:08-11-2011 (10:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Administrative Controller
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsManagement, supply chain, optimization, quality, ranking


    September 2010– today - ESA-European Space Agency (ESTEC) - Noordwijk


    Business and Administrative Controller  - Technical and Quality Support Directorate (TEC) – Operations & Recourses Support Unit

    -   Support the management, administration and control of the main TEC managed activities and resources.

    -   Monitoring and maintaining up to date Mission data, performing data analysis, identifying deviations w.r.t. plans/targets and issuing of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers.

    -   Support to the planning, preparation, execution and follow-up of technical activities (including projects/programmes) and associated progress in terms of output/schedule/resources, and of related procurement actions.

    -   Monitoring and controlling of all administrative actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including monitoring of commitments and payment milestones, invoicing, etc.

    Definition of new and improvement of existing processes and tools.

    Trainee in Budgeting Control - Technical and Quality Support Directorate (TEC) – Operations & Recourses Support Unit

    -   Development of efficient strategies for optimizing  budget processes and tools.

    -   Maintaining the coordination between the IT Unit and TEC units in order to define new and improve existing budget processes and tools

    -   Support the preparation of Targets settings.

    Monitoring the current status of TEC activities w.r.t. the Beginning Of the Year (BoY) target.


    Sept 2009 – Nov 2009 - WindJet S.P.A. - Catania - Trainee in Vendor Rating  -  Quality Department


    -   Definition of a Quality Evaluation model in order to establish proper indexes to be associated to each Supplier analysed.

    -   Weighted Performance Supplier’s evaluation on the basis of  WindJet main quality drivers (Supplier’s timing and  reliability and deliverables quality and cost)

    Definition of a Supplier evaluation Ranking to minimize time and cost of the company’s procurement/purchase process.

    March 2007 – May 2007 - WindJet S.P.A .- Catania

    Trainee in Vendor Rating  -  Quality Department

    -   Definition of a Quality Evaluation model in order to establish proper indexes to be associated to each Supplier analysed.

    -   Weighted Performance Supplier’s evaluation on the basis of  WindJet main quality drivers (Supplier’s timing and  reliability and deliverables quality and cost)

    Definition of a Supplier evaluation Ranking to minimize time and cost of the company’s procurement/purchase process.

    March 2007 – May 2007 - WindJet S.P.A.- Catania

    Trainee in Reliability Management – Engineering Department

    -   Updating and Critical Review of Quarterly Reliability reports.

    -   Definition of potential actions in order to minimize process timing 

    Ten-year experience - La via della seta SRL  – Fashion Sector - Catania

    Cooperation in the family business 

    -   Experience in the evaluation of Suppliers and supplied products.

    -   Market resource, Marketing analysis, product positioning, customer needs and satisfaction.

    Academic Education

    Fall 2007 –Spring 2009 - Master Degree in Industrial Engineering - Catania

    -   GPA: 110/110 “ cum laude”

    Graduation Thesis Subject “Dynamic Design of a Supply Chain with production waste recycling” (Supply Chain Management)

    Fall 2004-Fall 2009 - Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering- University of Catania

    -         GPA: 110/110 “ cum laude”

    Graduation Thesis subject: "Database management system for master data and  rating of component suppliers for Airline Companies” (Quality Management)

    Managerial Education

    Budgeting & Control, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Statistics, Database, Marketing, Production Planning, Operative Research & Optimization, Quality & Safety, Business Management, Organizational Behaviour, Result Orientation, Innovation Management, Reliability &Conformity.

    Certificates and Publications


    -   “Controlling and the controller” (40  hrs) – Controller Akademie in Munich (Germany) – October 2011

    -   SAP Training on Report Management (8 hrs) – ESTEC (The Netherlands) – February 2011

    -   Engineer qualification exam - July 2010

    -   “Quality Management Systems (QMS) Evaluator “according to Standards UNI EN ISO: 00 and AS/EN9100 - April 2007

    -   “Aeronautical Legislation” and “Dangerous Goods” - April 2007

    -   “JAR OPS 1“, “A3217A320 CAT III-BRNAV-RVSM” – April 2007

    Personal skills and competences

    Excellent social skills and teamwork attitude acquired during several academic group assignments and traineeships. Excellent organizational skills.

    Excellent social, interpersonal, organizational and skills acquired during several work cooperation ad university team works. Good ability to establish positive and constructive working relationship with team members and colleagues.

    Driving licence A and B

    Software skills

    ERP (SAP modules CO and advanced reporting), Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, Visio), AutoCad, Matlab, Microsoft Project, Lingo, Minitab, VBA.








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    -   Tunesi Luca Head of the Resource Management & Programme Control Unit TEC-OST (ESTEC); email: luca.tunesi(at);

    -   Prof. Ing. Coco Salvatore; email:  coco(at)  

    -   Prof. Costa Antonio; email: costa(at)  


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