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A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:01-01-2014
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     Current job:Contract Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsContract Management, People Management, Service Management, Service Rationalisation, Financial Management, Business Development, Supplier Mangagement
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    SENIOR MANAGER

    Service & Operations Management, Strategic Vendor Management, Program Management Office (PMO), Business Process Management,

     

    PROFILE

    Talented and accomplished senior management professional with consistent record of success in directing international business operations, service sales support, IT infrastructure integration, outside services, process improvement, and business development programs and projects. Proven ability to improve operations, increase profitability, and reduce costs.

     

    30 years of business experience and exposure to IT Operations ·Strategic Planning ·Services Management ·Project/Program Management ·Vendor Management ·Solution Development ·Process Improvement/Re-Engineering ·Relationship Management ·Sales/Sales Support ·Contract Management ·Quality Assurance ·Risk Management ·Budget/Cost Control ·Streamlining ·Outsourcing ·Procurement ·Tech Implementation

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Harland BV, Leiden, The Netherlands                    Mar 2012 – Present

    Business Consultant

    Client - NIKAL FM Srl  (Contract Manager) Dec 2012 -Present

    Contract Manager for European Space Agency’s ESRIN Soft FM Services Contract. Assisted in bid preparation and negotiation with the space agency for the award of the contract.  Currently managing change to reflect new Operations Processes across the contract deliverables.

    Client – SERCo Europe (Bid Writer) Sep 2012 – Nov 2012

    Assisted in the production of Serco response documentation to an NGO IT Infrastructure tender.

    Client – Joraph Limited (Business Process Analysis) Jul 2012 – Sep 2012

    Examining, mapping and reporting business processes (requirements) for design modifications to increase efficiency of Oracle Database ERP functionality.

    Client – Versacloud Limited (Project Manager) Feb 2012 – Aug 2012

    Building business process and application design for an on-line sales system for Cisco Services through 2 tier business models.

     

    CISCO SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands             2001 – Feb 2012

    Business Operations Manager (2007-2012)

    Overseeing European Middle East & Africa Service Sales Organisation support ops. Managing team of 13 Coordinators and 65 Business Support Representatives. Serving external and internal customers, managing & improving booking cycles, prioritizing order throughput and acting as advocate to sales force and customer, feeding back issues and business priorities into Business Operations and IT groups. My team supported booking of $850m of Cisco Service Business per annum

    ·      Reduced sales cycle by 2.5 days on average by resolving sales process issues.

    ·      Increased 1-Tier Services C/Sat scores from 4.17 to 4.41

    ·      Based on success and satisfaction with 1 tier sales model, I designed and implemented Reengineered Operational Processes into 2-Tier route to market Sales Operations.

     

    Programme Manager, CA Commerce & IT (2005-2007)

    Defined, formalised, and managed implementation of new Procurement Methodology across Customer Advocacy (CA) and CA IT organisations. Supervised business analysts. Coordinated utilisation of ARIBA Pro-Source tool for high value engagements, including RFP/RFQ process and supplier evaluation. Designed and led feasibility studies for new methodology.

    Created programme plans, client group interfaces, templates, project plans, and training programs. Defined metrics and business requirements. Represented CA in strategy definition and process development for off-shore service vendor engagements.

    ·      Increased volume of controllable outside services expenditures from 15% to 90% of total for all outside service engagements.

    ·      Achieved annualized savings of $170M per year for 4 affected units, with savings estimated as high as $550M if implemented company-wide.

    Strategic Vendor Manager, EMEA Outside Services (2001-2005)

    Founding member of IT Strategic Vendor Management Group. Directed all IT Managed Service/Consultancy engagements for EMEA region. Designed processes and tools to manage outside service engagements. Managed supplier relationships, project engagements, and contract lifecycles. Supervised service management and programme budgets. Prepared and evaluated vendor score cards.

    ·      Developed new policies relating to outside service procurement and vendor entitlement.

    ·      Designed variety of processes and tools to support/facilitate >75 contracts per year across 9 countries. Issued 5 to 10 tenders per year valued at $1.5M or more.

    ·      Reduced costs 20% ($10M) by identifying offshore development and vendor resources.

    ·      Designed and implemented SLAs, KPIs, and service deliverable definitions.

    ·      Streamlined vendor portfolio from >60 to only 16 outside service suppliers.

    TERMA AS, Leiden, The Netherlands                                 1999 - 2001

    Business Development Manager, Europe

    Directed IT and Engineering Service Delivery teams. Supervised 12 service and development teams (75 personnel) at European Space Agency, European Patent Office, European Southern Observatory, EUROPOL, and others. Managed responses to business opportunities.

    ·      Awarded IT facilities management change management contract.

    ·      Produced additional revenues through negotiation and re-bid of existing contracts.

    ·      Reduced costs through streamlining of work processes utilised across clients.

    ·      Enhanced revenues by identifying new markets and opportunities.

     

    AMBRASOFT SA, (Eli Lilly & Co) Brussels, Belgium                            1998 - 1999

    Consultant Y2K 3rd Party Risk Management

    Carried out project management, risk management, and Y2K contingency planning for Eli Lilly. Advised Lilly personnel on SCRM activities in EMEA region.

    ·      Implemented effective Y2K methodologies for management.

    ·      Assisted with Y2K remediation for Supply Chain systems.

    ·      Coordinated JDEdwards, Office Automation, Laboratory Equipment, and other teams.

     

    TECNODATA ITALIA, Rome, Italy & Brussels, Belgium                      1992 - 1998

    Managed Service Phase-In Manager(1996-1996)

    European Business Development Manager(1995-1996)

    Programme Manager (1992-1995)

     

    CAREER NOTES: Previously held positions of Language Teacher, INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL (Italy, 1990-1992), Regional Sales Manager, HAWKER SIDDLEY BATTERIES (UK, 1987-1990,) Area Sales Manager, JACOB SUCHARD CONFECTIONARY (UK,1985-1987), Mobile Sales Manager, WHITWORTHS PLC (UK, 1984-1985), Accounts Technician, Yorkshire Electricity Board (UK, 1982-1984).

    EDUCATION

    MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, University of Liverpool (Currently studying)

    B/TEC National Certificate (Business & Finance), Huddersfield Technical College, UK

    TEFLA Teaching Certificate, Royal Society of Arts Cambridge, UK

     

    CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

    PMP Project Management modules, ITIL Service Management Foundation, DMAIC Process Improvement (Six Sigma Green Belt), Situational Sales Negotiations, Business Partnerships, Building Relationships, Process Management, LEAN, Privacy & Data Protection, Managing Projects, Negotiations, Motivation, Project Leadership, Dale Carnegie Management, Managing Programs

    AFFILIATIONS

    British Computer Society (MBCS)

    Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply (CIPS)

     

    LANGUAGES

    Mother tongue - English & Fluent  - Italian


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