Skilled Project Manager with over 7 years leading software, data migration, infrastructure, and other IT/ERP projects in various software platforms, including 6 years in the Microsoft Dynamics space with Microsoft partners. Managed a five-country Infor 13.4 and Power BI transformation program for manufacturing company Petainer UK, which included travel to the US, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Hands-on experience working on multi-million-euro construction, aviation (San Diego Airport), aerospace (Goodrich Aerostructures), and wireless telecom (Siemens ICM/Nokia GSM) projects. Andrew was able to add value and help customers reach their objectives having confidence that he can be successful with any project.
Managed the UAT to Go Live phases of NAV 2018 & D365 CRM implementation, with data and functional integrations with Concur, Mattersphere, Kinetics & Coursebooker at manufacturing organisation, providing direction and impetus to re-motivate key users on project threatened with mid-stream stall and scope creep.
Re-established good communications with the partner and got agreement on scope; successfully collaborated with partner to re-plan the project running 6 months late.
Provided proper governance to RAID Log to significantly reduce issues impeding UAT.
Programme managed the wrap up of a five-country ERP transformational Infor M3 13.4 & Power BI roll out (from Sage and QuickBooks) at beer keg manufacturer, managing Czech Republic, Russia and USA UAT & Go Live Phases.
Re-planned programme running 4 months late including streamlining training and testing in multiple locations; adapted the implementations to the local cultural and business norms to get the UAT, data migration and API validation done (i.e. Inventory, Fixed Assets, AR & AP); wrote instructions for API use and error resolution.
Provided project governance and quality assurance (Data Warehouse, RAID Logs, Highlight Reports, IT Policies) to BAU transition while managing C-level stakeholders’ expectations.
Worked as Project Manager for a global (ex-US) network of independent associated companies that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines and consumer healthcare products.
Project managed and tracked in ServiceNow the upgrade of GxP validated Maximo engineering software (including RFI/RFQ), data centre/server infrastructure migration, Windows 10 and supply chain (Infor-Navision-Oracle-SAP) BAU projects at international pharma.
Managed budgeting, scheduling, and task estimation, as well as motivated and mentored team members.
Managed all project resources regarding Microsoft Dynamics NAV Finance-driven ERP implementations, including integration projects with CRM, EDI, Data Migration, Web Services, eCommerce (Hybris), Infrastructure & WMS (Tasklet Warehousing) on premises and in the cloud (Azure); providing sanity checks for reasonableness of project work breakdown structure and timeframes using agile and waterfall Sure Step methodologies.
Programme managed multi-nationals’ international Microsoft Dynamics rollouts in UK, US, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands and South Africa in the FMCG, manufacturing & financial services industries, aligning customers’ systems implementation & business transformation objectives.
Oversaw and reviewed project plans, budgets, change logs, applications of the agreed change control process, did requirements gathering & prepared governance documents for FMCG, retail, professional football, charity, pubco, financial services, and manufacturing customers.
Managed the scheduling and task completion of functional and technical consultant teams per project plans relating to solution design, unit/systems/user acceptance testing, cutover, go live and post-go live hyper care.
Forecasted project cost to completion and responsible for P&L results from order to delivery. Managed stakeholders to C-level, ensuring proper engagement for timely project Go Live within expected scope, timeframes, and budget.
Created and updated PMO governance documents for company-wide use.
Worked with the end user community to gather requirements for new development requests, analyse their needs, and suggest process improvement.
Effectively used/enhanced Navision 5 by mapping end-to-end business processes using Microsoft Visio; project managed Navision 5 customisation for business transformation changes and trained end users.
Performed troubleshooting, investigation, analysis, and evaluation of day-to-day problems to resolve system issues and track using an internally developed issue tracking system, reporting solutions as required.
California, USA Analyzed construction contract revenues, project costs and estimates on framing, plumbing and concrete jobs with contract values over $100 million using Timberline ERP project software and Oracle Financial.
Prepared variance analyses of cost of goods sold, recognized revenue, forecasted annual budgets, P&L and cash flow, identified potential issues and made recommendations to senior operations management.
nalyzed Work-in-Progress, identify cost/profits trends to explain variances with original estimating and reconciled monthly revenue and cost to the GL during closing in accordance with GAAP & SOX.
Petainer Uk Holdings Infor M3 13.4 & Power BI Greenfield Implementation converting from Sage & QuickBooks (UK, Sweden, Czech Republic, Russia, USA) - Finance, Inventory, Sales, Purchasing modules; integration with production software (Includis) for BI dashboards; data migration, validation, and cleansing. Programme managed the wrap up of a five-country transformational Infor M3 & Power BI roll out (Europe and US) at beer keg manufacturer after previous programme manager left the business; took two countries to go live; provided project governance (Data Migration/Data Warehouse/API Validation, Project Plans, RAID Logs, Highlight Reports, IT Policies) to BAU transition while managing customers’ expectations; planned training and provided impetus for key users to do UAT; successfully negotiated new contract for long term planning software (Optimity), drastically reducing licensing and maintenance costs; helped negotiate new Infor partner agreement for hypercare phase for five countries.
The project was for Arsenal Football Club Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Upgrade & Hybris eCommerce Integration (300 users) - NAV Finance, Inventory, Warehouse (WMS with Tasklet), Sales and Purchasing modules for eCommerce Retail Merchandising, Supply Chain, Stadium, Academy and Back Office; data migration, validation, and cleansing. Met customer's aggressive timeline for the initial phase to be ready for the upcoming season using an agile methodology.
Make UK Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 & D365 CRM Implementation - NAV Finance, Sales, Purchasing, and Jobs modules on-premises; CRM hosted in the cloud. Managed the UAT to Go Live phases of NAV 2018 & D365 CRM implementation at manufacturing organization, providing direction and impetus to key users and partner, after previous project manager left the business; successfully collaborated with NAV partner to re-plan the project running 6 months late.
PRINCE2 • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
Bachelor of Science, Degree in Business Administration (Finance)
California State University
Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Certification; Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Core Setup and Finance Certification; Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Financials Certification; Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Installation & Configuration Certification; Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Trade & Logistics Certification; Associate in Risk Management for Private and Public Entities (ARM-P)
Master of Business Administration - MBA, International Business