- Chester, GB
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Graham Halsted MCMI
Business Analyst / Project Manager with wide experience and proven success working for 3 Employers underlined below. Diverse range of business, finance &more...Graham Halsted MCMI
Business Analyst / Project Manager with wide experience and proven success working for 3 Employers underlined below. Diverse range of business, finance & technical knowledge; project, analytical & IT skills. Self-reliant, flexible all rounder, commits to targets, rises to a challenge. Personable, smart appearance, MOD Security cleared. Seeking contract role or joint business venture (property maybe)?
KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
Halsted Projects Ltd - IT Services, Management Services & Project Management (5 Sep 06 ongoing)
Systems Support Analyst (5 Sep 06 ongoing) Contractor to Airbus UK to provide management information re aircraft manufacturing issues, business-case data re lean working initiatives and resource effectivity.
Write SQL database extract queries using SAP, Excel & Access; convert data to KPI charts & dashboards for 74 Heads & Managers. Project Support, IT go-to for 178 colleagues, track costs & savings. Focal point for QA, ‘working-time regs’ and utilisation reports, analysis of trends & problems.
Estate Agent (May 08 - Sep 09) Eve’s & weekends - property valuer / inspector for WOWProperty.co.uk.
Business Analyst (Apr 07 - Jun 07) Business case / market assessment report for Moneysupermarket.com.
Chester & District Housing Trust - RSL / Housing (2 Apr 01 to 4 Sep 06)
Partnership & Business Manager (May 05 - Sep 06) Focal point for performance against SLA / Contract.
Business Development - partnering, stakeholder satisfaction, PQQs, Bids. Deliver best value & practice, continuous improvement and performance aware culture. Monitor 92 staff / 4 x team budgets & KPIs. Data Analyst & Business Objects Writer. Project Manage IT implementations; Tech Maint of Servitor & Optitime IT Systems. Write UATs and progress to sign off. Process manage and cost account for vehicle fleet / builder logistics / supply chain (70 staff) - out-sourced £0.6M stores; £70K 1st year saving.
Property IT Systems Manager (Apr 01 - Apr 05) Establish & manage structured work / IT environment
Servitor System Administrator & IT Help Desk; train 65 users raising 50k jobs £5M pa. Business Objects expert, develop KPI Reports for Trust Board. Manage builder stores & accounts. Troubleshoot / change processes, develop & implement lean working for trading a/c best value. £K ex-gratia award/ recognition.
Ministry of Defence – Military Electronics Engineering (1980 to 31 Mar 01)
Business Process Re-engineering (Oct 99 - 31 Mar 01) Process Consultant in £50M IT implementation.
PRINCE 2 controlled Project. `Baan ERP` system to a £500M turnover Agency, 4 sites, 6,500 staff. Undertook process mapping & re-engineering, gap analysis, skills assessment, data migration, change-management. Work now scheduled to meet demand, materials advance ordered/kitted, £££Ks savings pa.
Business Analyst (May 99 - Sep 99) Change Agent for MoD Maintenance Agency (part) rationalization.
Reduced 3 sites to 1 … investigated working practices & options, collected facts & figures, authored Business Case report and complex excel cost-benefit analysis. Union negotiations & redundancies, 30% staff saving, £2.6M cash savings. Report approved by Treasury / financial Auditors and Minister.
Bid Manager (Jan 99 - Apr 99) Business Development, bids / tenders for avionics maintenance work.
Sole author of commercial bid to BAe Systems for £95M electronics / radar repair & logistics subcontract for `secondary radar`. Multifacet bid, complex supply chain & risk management, 25-year pricing strategy
Contract Manager (Oct 95 - Dec 98) Trail-blazing commercial sub-contract with large USA Aerospace Co.
Bid Proposal based on complex figs & scenarios, then 6-months T & C negotiations. I set up UK logistic base for support of Missile Counter Measures. Authored Management & Quality Plans. Managed team of software engineers writing test programs, controlled User Acceptance Tests (UAT). Daily use MS Project to report work schedules to USA. Negotiated several `post-contract` additional income streams.
Continuous Improvement Coordinator (Feb 94 - Sep 95) Implementation TQM & lean working practices.
Coach to 1600 staff & change agent towards culture of improvement & self-help. Set up an infrastructure then facilitated 120 CI Teams to self-assess, motivate and `quick win`. Map processes (Visio), document SLA with customers followed by reduction of non-value added & waste activity. Monitored costs (2,800 training days 1st year) & quantified benefits in £££s - evidenced £95K net 1st year savings.
Graham Halsted MCMI
Building / Facilities Manager (May 92 - Jan 94) Project Manager of refurbishment & new build.
Complete strip (incl. asbestos) & refit existing workshops & offices. New build - specified / equipped & furnished £11M electronics repair workshop. Planned & managed the relocation of 600 staff & £££M equipment; complex data gathering exercise. Challenged assumptions re SHA Regs. Completed to cost & ahead of programme (just!) with 40% space saving compared to previous. Opened by Defence Minister.
QA (Sep 84 – Apr 92) Quality Manager (2 years) for 300 avionics repair & maintenance technical staff.
QA focal point, Exec Board member to escalate QA failures. Chairman of promotion panels; mentor.
QA Auditor (5 years) of ISO 9001 Accredited work systems including software development and Manager’s QA Logs. Authored many reports re improvements; monitored adoption across organisation.
Performance Analyst (Jan 84 - Aug 84) Time studies, synthetics, activity sampling. Method Study using process / travel / activity charts, video analysis. Tact and diplomacy to negotiate with Unions over cut times.
Technical Manager (1980 - Dec 83) 28 staff working on electronics repair & maintenance - RAF Avionics.
Customer focus and team work was vital to deliver scheduled maintenance to time, cost & quality targets. Lives depended on us. Responsible for KPIs, technical training, staff welfare, budgets, health & safety, COSHH, facilities, supply chain / resources, risk management and continuous improvement.
Partner in Garage Business (eve’s & weekends as 2nd income) my prime role was car buy, sell & financial.
I was main mover / brains; accounts, back / front office. Shaping & valuable experience early in career.
QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self-taught & numerous courses (full details on request) to improve & broaden skills & knowledge to reinforce professional ability in BS EN ISO 9001 / 14001, TickIT & IIP Accredited Organisations. Briefly:-
1. ABBE Diploma in House Construction - BRE & Bristol Uni distance learning (Gov. aborted HIPs!)
2. Assessed by Membership Panel of Chartered Management Institute (awarded full membership)
3. Chartered Management Institute - Level 4 Diploma in Management (2 year, Credit)
4. Royal Military College of Science - Management Services Practitioner Certificate (13 wk res’l, Pass)
5. City & Guilds - Full Technological Certificate in Telecommunications (3 year, Credit)
6. MoD - Avionics / Telecommunications Technician Certificate (2 year, Merit)
7. GCE - 6 x O-levels, 3 x A-levels - pure & applied maths, physics, engineering drawing
24 individual Management Courses, including:
Staff - maximising potential, discipline & efficiency, appraisal & welfare counselling.
Projects - management, planning, problems & decisions, tactical & financial planning, PRINCE.
Pro-active & time management, maintaining momentum, team motivation & leadership.
22 individual `Functional` Courses, including:
Quality - assurance & control, cost measurement & analysis, contractor assessment.
Bid proposals & contract negotiation, risk, health safety & environmental, numerous IT,
enterprise resource planning (ERP) - sales & operations, MRP II, business excellence.
GENERAL PROFILE & INTERESTS
Presentable appearance with a cheerful and engaging personality - easy to get along with. Versatile and resourceful character; enjoys variety and fresh challenges - particularly when outside previous experience. Likes to see an `output` for time spent. Job interest more important than just high salary level.
Designed, managed & worked on self-build family home. Done loads of hands on building work - all trades, handbuilt conservatory. Self-taught homedesign CAD, web designer / developer (below - ctrl+click to open) and Accounts for Ltd Companies. Manage own portfolio of stock investments. Healthy lifestyle, diet & nutrition.
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