Archive for the ‘Apparel/Footwear AFS’ Category

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Apparel/Footwear Company

May 18, 2015

Led a $1m, 25-person team to implement advanced supply chain functionality to 60 end users in customer service, distribution center, and 3PL teams in China. Project consistently trended 100% on track with budget, schedule, scope and quality. Developed project operating standards in alignment with other major supply chain programs and projects for improved project health assessment, metrics reporting, and communication to senior leadership.

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Apparel/Footwear company

June 1, 2009

6/09 -11/10 – Business Process Lead / SAP Project Manager

Partnered with the CIO of a $1.4 billion global enterprise in the evaluation and selection of software. Established the initial business process and project scope through internal interviews and SAP Consulting; this step was crucial to the negotiation strategy employed and the business case. Worked with SAP Value Engineering and the Supply Chain and Finance departments to build a business case supporting the multi-year project. In the end, very favorable terms were gained in the negotiation with SAP, and Columbia took its first step toward improved processes and profitability.

Developed a number of ERP rollout alternatives, with a focus on reducing risk and cost. Then, developed and received approval for a 60+ FTE program organizational structure, including senior project leadership, business analysts, and technical staff. Established processes and standards for project tool usage, including SAP Solution Manager. Negotiated and managed external consultants for various project planning activities. Managed the installation of an ECC 6.0 Sandbox with IS-AFS and Solution Manager 7.0 system, including selection of and negotiation with an installation consultancy. Helped with the significant organizational change aspects during the earliest phases of the project by developing project communication for senior executives, the Columbia business community, and the Information Technology group.

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