- Swindon, GB
- £40 /hr
- Available now
I am passionate about IT and how I can manage the delivery of cost effective, value for money solutions that can enhance performance and in many cases provide competitive advantage.more...I am passionate about IT and how I can manage the delivery of cost effective, value for money solutions that can enhance performance and in many cases provide competitive advantage.
I have a talent for using a range of solutions and approaches in innovative visionary ways to the benefit of my employers and customers. My laser focus on managing risk, thorough planning and doing things correctly the first time drives my projects to be delivered on time, on budget and to specification.
I have international expertise in project and programme leadership, risk management, problem solving, strategic planning, and service delivery that enables me to have a consistent record of contributing to corporate success by aligning technology operations to meet business goals.
I effectively plan, deliver and direct effective change through technology and build the organisational culture to support that change resulting in quality, lasting IT solutions that provide value for money and lead to successful delivery.
I have been told that I facilitate and enable highly motivated teams who set their own high standards and meet them. I generate and maintain communications and connections among business and technical groups by building bridges and creating sustainable relationships.
IT Operations, Strategic Planning, Service Delivery, Project/Programme Management, Negotiations, Cost/Budget Control, Service Management, Resource Allocation, Process Improvement, Prince 2 Methodologies, ITIL, Infrastructure, Change Management and Staff Development
Area Covered: UNITED KINGDOM
Industry: Information Technology and Services
Summary: Talented and commercially astute, business focussed Programme/Project Management Professional with international experience and expertise in project and programme leadership, risk management, strategic planning, and directing technology deployments, managing complete project life cycles and enhancing operations through change management and process improvement. Ability to liaise among business and technical stakeholders at all levels.
Job Title: UK Liaison Development Director - Impermanent
Company: CIO Executive Council
Description: So, how did I get involved and where is the CIO Executive Council heading?
Well, I got involved quite accidentally, to be truthful having, bumped (cyber equivalent of) into a senior executive on a social media site. Once I saw the potential of the membership and knew how helpful the membership was for CIOs, as it is by the CIO, for the CIO, I felt proud and privileged to assist and further the profession by consulting and welcoming CIOs within the UK to become active members.
To the CIO, there are many memberships available but there is currently no membership available that is by CIOs, for CIOs. The uniqueness of the CIO Executive Council is that it is comprised of hundreds of leading CIOs globally, who together form a reality-tested peer advisory resource. There are no vendors, consultants, analysts, or hidden agendas, just IT leaders. The common denominator is that they are all committed to helping members save time and money, avoid mistakes and make better leadership decisions.
Can CIOs be supported better? For an answer, read - The CIOs agenda and memberships -: http://wp.me/pw27T-4m
Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Company: UK Environment Agency
Description: I was responsible for providing my expertise to projects that needed input from a senior manager with private sector expertise. I primarily managed a portfolio of projects that were encountering problems and were not providing the business benefits that they set out to achieve. I turned these projects around and ensured that they not only delivered business benefits but also ensured that they were aligned with other dependant projects.
Job Title: Programme Manager
Company: Midland Service Stations, Birmingham, UK
Description: Evaluated technologies and negotiated purchase of new tank and pump management system, CCTV with integrated EPOS, and web-based financial systems. Integrated new systems with MS Exchange, data storage, and automatic backup systems. Facilitated 10% increase in sales and 50% reduction in shrinkage. Security system facility reduced break-ins by 80%, with projected savings of £400,000 in first 3 years.
Job Title: Global Head of IT
Company: Alandick & Co., Ltd., Cheltenham, UK
Description: Directed IT operations with staff of 70 for a telecommunications company with 36 offices globally.
Job Title: Group IT Programme Manager
Company: AlanDick and Company Ltd
Job Title: Managing Consultant
Company: ITFindIt Ltd
Description: Founded and grew this boutique consultancy that provided business services to smaller firms to support their IT planning and selection of IT systems.
Job Title: Chief Programme Manager
Company: WALES INTL GEN TRADING & CONTRACTING CO, Kuwait
Description: Wales Intl is a Kuwait based company specialising in civil engineering and intelligent transport systems.
I was in charge of ensuring that appropriate systems were developed to support the company and its clients.
• Accountable for a budget of £20 million and for dealing with risks/issues/opportunities.
• Represented senior executives at team meetings and provided support and feedback.
• Managed feasibility study (£12 million) for an Intelligent Transport System (ITS). Responsible for liaising with key suppliers and the department of transport, airport authority, public transport and for ensuring that Kuwait was ready to build a multi modal fully integrated transport system.
• Ensured that appropriate UK construction companies were found to sign "agency agreements" with my employer to secure construction contracts in excess of £100 million.
• Procured and delivered appropriate IT systems (£8 million) to meet the requirements for the above projects ensuring that the system was both scalable and "future proof" to accommodate any additional products and services that Wales International might need to undertake.
Field of Study: ITIL Foundation Certificate
University / College: British Computer Society (BCS)/Information Systems Exam Board (ISEB)
Field of Study: PRINCE 2 PRACTITIONER
University / College: Office of Government and Commerce (OGC)/Association of Project Management(APM)
Field of Study: Business Information Technology
University / College: University of Wales, Newport
Field of Study: Business and Finance
University / College: University Of Wales College, Newport
Seeking position that needs my CIO, programme management, leadership and commercial skills (firstname.lastname@example.org)