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Director/Practice Manager

ERP/Enterprise IT executive with a proven record of launching, growing and managing award-winning consulting practices. Strong background in project management including project initiation, planning, risk management and delivery on time, on specs and under budget. Well-rounded career reflecting strong leadership qualifications coupled with “hands-on” technical and functional expertise.

Desired Positions

Consulting Manager

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
USD 150,000 - 180,000 per year  
Availability
2 Weeks  
Desired Job Type
Full Time  
Can Travel for Work
Moderately  
Highest Education Level
Masters Degree  
Current Location
North Carolina-Charlotte, United States  
Relocation
Will Consider Relocation to;
National 
Any
International
Australia
Residency / Visa
Authorized to work in this location

Skills and Experience

Category Yrs. Exp. Last Used
Dynamics AX Axapta Customer Relationship Management CRM 2 2013  
    Questionaire 2 2014  
    Sales Management 2 2014  
  Development / Technical MSSQL Server 16 2014  
  Financial Management Accounts Payable 9 2014  
    Accounts Receivable 9 2014  
    Bank Management 9 2014  
    Fixed Assets 2 2014  
    General Ledger 9 2014  
  Human Resources Enterprise Portal 3 2014  
    HRM I : Core Admin for Employees and HR 2 2014  
  Manufacturing and Distribution Enterprise Portal 3 2014  
    Master Planning 2 2014  
    Production I 3 2014  
  Project Management Project 3 2014  
  Reporting and Business Analysis Business Analysis 4 2014  
  Supply Chain Management Master Planning 2 2014  
    Trade (Sales Orders, Quotations, Purchase Orders, Inventory) 5 2014  
Dynamics CRM Customer Service Customer Service 4 2011  
  Sales Sales 4 2011  
Dynamics GP Great Plains Development / Technical Customisation Tools 5 2010  
    Integration Manager 11 2011  
    MSSQL Server 11 2011  
  Field Service Returns Management 3 2011  
  Financials Bank Reconciliation 11 2011  
    Collections Management 6 2011  
    Fixed Asset Management 11 2011  
    General Ledger 11 2011  
    Intercompany 3 2010  
    Multi-Currency 6 2011  
    Multi-Dimensional Analysis 5 2010  
    National Accounts 11 2011  
    Payables Management 11 2011  
    Receivables Management 11 2011  
  Human Resources and Payroll Direct Deposit for Payroll 11 2011  
    Human Resources 6 2011  
    Payroll for USA 11 2011  
  Inventory and Order Processing Bill Of Materials 11 2011  
    Contract Administration 5 2010  
    e.Requisition 5 2010  
    Extended Pricing 11 2011  
    Inventory Control 11 2011  
    Invoicing 11 2011  
    Purchase Order Processing 13 2013  
    Returns Management 6 2011  
    Sales Order Processing 11 2011  
  Manufacturing Capacity Requirements Planning 8 2010  
    Engineering Change Management 8 2010  
    Job Costing 8 2010  
    Manufacturing Bill of Materials 8 2010  
    Manufacturing Order Processing 8 2010  
    Master Production Scheduling 8 2010  
    Materials Requirements Planning 8 2010  
    Quality Assurance 8 2010  
    Sales Configurator 8 2010  
    Sales Forecasting 8 2010  
  Project Accounting Personal Data Keeper 3 2011  
    Project Accounting 8 2011  
  Reporting and Business Intelligence Crystal Reports 14 2011  
    FRx Forecaster 1 2010  
    FRx Professional 8 2010  
Dynamics NAV Navision Financials Accounts Payable 2 2006  
    Accounts Receivable 2 2006  
    General Ledger 2 2006  
    Jobs 2 2006  
Retail Management System MRMS Headquarters MRMS Headquarters 5 2009  

Employment History

Job Title
Principal, Functional Solution Architect
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
07/2013 to Current
Provide project management, pre-sale and implementation consulting services to Microsoft Dynamics AX partners with focus on distribution, life sciences and production industries.
Job Title
Director, Professional Services
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
01/2012 to 06/2013

Responsible for overall accountability and ownership of the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Professional Services practice. Worked closely with practice management, finance and customers.  Recruited, managed and provided general professional development direction to practice consultants and developers.  Managed third parties including subcontractors and vendors.  Directly participated in business development and pre-sales activities. 

Job Title
Senior ERP System Administrator
Industry
Industrial Products
04/2011 to 01/2012

Monitored and operated ERP systems (Dynamics AX, Shop-Floor); installed, configured, patched, upgraded and maintained enterprise applications; collaborated with analysts, designers and system owners; provided support to global system end-users.

Job Title
Senior Consultant, Client Delivery
Industry
Computing - Software
04/2010 to 02/2011
Served as the business /functional advisor to the client, supported the team to translate business requirements into solution specifications and drove the overall delivery of the solution.  Drove creation of the functional solution specifications and worked with the project team to configure the solution based upon business requirements.  Facilitated solution integration and user acceptance testing and solution deployment.  Ensured an effective implementation and rollout that maximized value from the solution.
Job Title
Project Manager, ERP
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
05/2006 to 04/2010
Responsible for initiating, planning and delivering ERP software solutions for clients.  Managed project resources, including other consultants, software developers and third-party vendors on client’s behalf.  Performed business process evaluation and analysis in relation to system features and functionality.  Assisted clients with strategic planning and system design.  Participated in pre-sale and business development activities.  Built and maintained client relationships.
Job Title
Senior Consultant, MS Dynamics
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
01/2005 to 05/2006
Implemented Microsoft Business Solutions software at client sites including evaluating business processes and performing gap analysis, configuring applications, testing software modifications, providing client support and consultation.  Evaluated business needs of existing clients to identify new opportunities and added-value services.  Participated in pre-sale activities and assisted account executives on as-needed basis.  Managed project resources.  Maintained client relationship.
Job Title
Product/Project Manager
Industry
Accounting and Finance
01/2004 to 01/2005
Initiated and launched two new mid-market ERP product line offerings. Directly participated in business development and pre-sale activities for the firm.  Managed all aspects of ERM system implementation and service delivery.  Evaluated and reviewed business processes for clients; participated in designing and implementing business process improvement initiatives; maintained client relationship; managed staff consultants on projects.
Job Title
Financial Solutions Architect
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
06/2001 to 06/2003
Played a key role in establishing and growing a successful new ERP/CRM practice.  Worked with corporate locations to promote and to develop new business opportunities.  Performed needs analysis and evaluated clients’ needs in the areas of financial/ERP systems and IT strategy.  Worked with senior level executives to develop strategic technology plans for clients.  Monitored project progress and completion; maintained client relationships.
Job Title
Senior Consultant/Project Lead
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
02/1996 to 06/2001
Administered all aspects of enterprise and financial system implementation, maintenance and customization for the clients including data migration and integrity control, financial, distribution and production modules setup, financial statement design, system security assurance, clients’ staff training and technical support.  Developed and customized accounting and business reports and queries including data repair and data mining.  Maintained client relationship and monitored project progress.  Coordinated work with outside parties on clients’ behalf.

Qualifications

Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1994 University of Toledo, Ohio MS, Accounting  
1992 Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) MS, Economics  
1985 Maritime Navigation School BS, Maritime Engineering  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
2014 Microsoft AX2012 Trade and Logistics  
2013 Microsoft AX2012 Installation and Configuration  
2011 Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP)  
2011 Microsoft Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations (SureStep)  
2007 Microsoft Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist -Dynamics  
2007 Microsoft Microsoft Certified IT Professional - Dynamics