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     Date Submitted:18-07-2012
     Last Modified:19-07-2012 (07:28)
    Job information
     Current job:Business Development professional
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsProgram Integration, Business Development, Lean Six Sigma, Marketing/Sales

    Career Summary and Goal
    Project Manager and Process Improvement Consultant with over 15 years experience building customer aligned organizations through focused business strategies, improved operating processes and culture change. Known for building customer loyalty by listening for and responding to the Voice of the Customer. Proven success operating both independently and as a team member consistently meeting stretch goals, on time and within budget. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, I’ve applied the most effective tools and methods to design, implement and continuously improve client facing business processes.

    Career Goal:
    Project Management position with an opportunity to build value, improve productivity and create a clear line of sight between project results and increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

    ICRC Solutions, A Subsidiary of VSE Corporation Huntsville, Alabama July 2010 - June 2011
    Business Development Professional
    - Networked throughout the Huntsville business community to identify new clients work for current clients.
    - On-boarded new clients on board with the correct contract architecture contract architecture and the right “account managers.”
    - Identified new clients and developed business relationships with VSE Corporation’s markets. Engaged regional public and private sector executives whose organizations might benefit from VSE Corporation services.
    - Developed Teaming Agreements with clients. Interfaced with corporate business capture department on any related activities to new business, past performance or searching for viable companies for organizational fit.
    - Provided corporate alignment to support client’s business needs. Served clients as their “Voice of the Customer” to ICRC/VSE.
    - Collaborated with clients and the firm’s engagement leaders to frame up new opportunities.
    - Applied a strong understanding of SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) in evaluating both internal and external environments.
    - Prepared and presented new business proposals to key ICRC/VSE and client decision-makers.
    - Participated in local professional and community organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Society of Military Engineers, Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association, Dothan Alabama Aviation Economic Committee and Marshall Prime Contractor Supplier Council.
    - Participated in trade-shows, conferences, seminars to represent VSE and remain current on market changes.
    - Leveraged detailed knowledge of business operations at MSFC and Redstone.
    - Networked and established relationships with regional executives and key decision-makers who might benefit from VSE Corporations products
    - Maintained constant contact with clients and proposed clients
    - Identified federal proposal work via federal agencies, and strategic committees.
    - Provided coordination among teaming partners for cycle of work completions to final proposal submittal.
    - Worked directly with VSE, VP of Veterans Outreach for business opportunities in Dothan, AL. We served on Dothan Airport Aviation Committee.
    - Served on Marshall Space Flight Center Prime Contractor Committee.
    - Member of SAME (Society of Military Engineers) Engineering, Science and Technology Services (ESTS) –

    Qualis Inc./ICRC Inc. Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Alabama March 2006 - June 2010
    ILS Project Analyst
    - Supported NASA’s Ares Upper Stage Logistics Support Infrastructure (LSI).
    - Provided Project Management support for Integrated Logistics Support planning, analysis, implementation, and administration.
    - Managed projects to improve strategic and tactical business processes using Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. Savings to MSFC were two million dollars over two years.
    - Actively participated in implementing and assessing Lean Events for Vertical Assembly Tool for MAF 103 High Bay, Ares pre/Post Green Run 3p/FMEA Boeing Event, Integrated Vehicle Ground Vibration Test Product Development Kaizen, Acceptance Data Package for OCFR At MAF and CoF VSM. I was key participant in post-event assessment, flow documentation and reporting results to MSFC Lean office and onward Project Manger Ares 1.
    - Provided IT support for Boeing transition of phones/computers until job vacancy was filled, frequent coordination with Boeing and NASA ODIN was required.
    - Participated as single point support for US 101 classes in coordination and logistics of class during time covered under Logistics Sub-Element, to include US Contracts Class and US All Hands Meetings.
    - Developed Logistics SharePoint site with SME’s and performed daily maintenance.
    - Authored IAGE Requirements Review Documentation and actively participated as member of GSE working group team and quarterly Technical Interchange Meetings.
    - Was an active member of MAF Transition Working Group that derived requirements for US at MAF. Task required frequent, near daily, contact with MAF counterparts for analysis and implementation of requirements. This process was ongoing with the recent MAF MSFOC contract award and transition occurring under new contractor (Jacobs).
    - Developed and provided status of Transition activities at MF to Ares I VI office.
    - Supported Kick off meetings at MAF and US MAF TIM.
    - Participated in numerous High Bay Design Review meetings at MAF
    - Provided support as new member of the Tri-Program Supportability Council supporting the NASA US Project representative.
    - I was responsible for successful establishment of a new Wind-Chill site for the council.
    - Integrated activities performed by dozens of projects and engineering groups within the LSI Integrated Support and Product Team.
    - Performed as the Ares Upper Stage representative for interface with NASA, other Government agencies, industry, and academia.
    - Served as the Project Manager for the test plan to validate Ares Inter-stage Access Ground Support Equipment. Developed detailed schedules, and milestone review plans, while leading the customer interface for identification and capture of subsystem requirements.
    - I was the LSI representative for coordination of dozens of facility requirements for transition of the Michoud Assembly Facility from a Government Owned, Contractor Operated to a Government Owned, Government Operated facility. Developed plans for an effective and timely transition of selected Logistics tasks to the US Production Contractor.
    - Planned and coordinated Upper Stage training classes and events for new hires and current employees, across MSFC.
    - Developed and maintained an innovative logistics Share Point site. Provided review and oversight of Earned Value Management analyses for logistics project performance.
    - Supported project milestone reviews.

    AFLAC: Independent Sales Representative Huntsville, Alabama 1999-2006
    - Sold supplemental insurance products & services to businesses within the North Alabama area.
    - Sales volume increased 40 percent.
    - My responsibilities included collection, interpretation and preparation of information for presentation to internal and external customers to meet sales goals.
    - Served as liaison via AFLAC Corporate, business leaders, and employee’s to facilitate flow of communication and processes.
    - Responsible for constant account management monitoring for successful milestone processes.

    Teledyne Brown Engineering: Program Analyst Huntsville, Alabama 1996-1998
    - Manufactured, distributed and marketed a product for the severely disabled, Imperium 200H.
    - Provided scheduling, and cost/analyst data to management.
    - Coordinated & supported all trade shows and service demonstrations to VA Hospitals.
    - Provided customer support via internal engineering/management and outside vendors and end users.
    - Provided customer feedback/functional hardware data to aid in product upgrades.
    - Product was discontinued due to increasing cost of research & development with limited market base.

    M.B.A., Marketing Concentration - July 1995, Alabama A&M University
    B.A., Economics / Industrial Relations - May 1987, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Certification and Continuing Education:
    - NASA Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: 06/08
    - UAH – Earned Value Management: 06/10
    - NASA - Over 40 Leadership and Project Management courses completed, 2006-2010

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