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+20 years of working within the Defence, Aerospace & Marine Industries delivering challenging projects with tight timescales and budgets succesfully.
Experienced, motivated and professional Interim Project, Programme, Business Manager and Director with leadership skills and ability to inspire staff who has worked in Land, Sea, Air and Space Arenas. Fully accredited in PMI, APM, MSCIPS and a good working knowledge of PRINCE 2, MSP & Agile. A proven track record in the management of profit & loss and the ability to establish and maintain long profitable relationships with customers. Lead business development and marketing. Leadership in training, mentoring and development of staff to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and career ambitions and able to direct and inspire excellence. Working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels within the business with excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Ability to think out of the box in solving issues with minimal risk and short timescales. Also, can work inside IR35.
Roles & Responsibilities
April 2013 - September 2016
INTERIM PROJECT MANAGER/ DEPARTMENT PROCUREMENT REPRESENTATIVE (DPR - LAND BATTLE SPACE SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT (LBSD)/ PLATFORM SYSTEMS DIVISION (PLS),
DEFENCE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (DSTL)
Managing of Complex Integrated systems through the full Project Life Cycle from bid management through to end of product life disposal. Setting Product Development process strategies.
Project Management Trainer and coach to Project Management Professional level.
Areas of Expertise in Requirements Capture, Project cost modelling, Risk Management, Production and Supply Chain Readiness.
Chairing Project Review Boards. Reporting in at Board Level.
Managing multi functional internationally collocated and virtual teams of up 60.
Full Product Lifecycle Management.
Products include Aircraft Electrical Systems, Military Communications Systems, Power Generation, High performance motors. DO160, DO178b.
Airport Baggage Systems. Design, development, integration of software systems
Developing and managing contracts with Customers and Suppliers.
Negotiation and bid preparation to £8m in Aerospace and £6m in Defence.
Developing and winning new business off existing contracts.
Cost and Liability avoidance. Risk Management – never been caught for penalties.
Managing Supply Chain Development to ensure consistent, reliable deliveries.
Implementing Production Readiness/Production Preparation Process.
Implementing Supply Chain Improvement Projects based on Aerospace & Defence methodologies.
Reviewing implementation and Action plans.
Developing Corporate strategy in Continuous Improvement and Project
Executing Supply Chain improvement programmes and Production Preparation Process.
Reporting in at Corporate level and participating in Corporate CI board reviews.
Understand Six Sigma, Lean Practices, Lean Product Development & Value Stream Mapping.
Specialist Lean focus on New Product Introduction.
Control of multi million annual budgets up to £15m, on projects with future sales worth $300M.
Preparing and maintaining business cases, P&L, IRR, NPV, and Earned Value Analysis.
Expert at product cost modelling, and recovery eroded product.
Sales margins, by reducing product costs through lean events up to 30%.
Presentations made to Corporate Level.
Monthly presentations to Senior board level at Customer sites.
Strong stake holder management with customer facing skills.
Able to sell an idea or strategy.
Reporting in at Board Level.
Implementation of EASA requirements.
Lapsed UK SC Clearance
ITAR Projects in UK and US.
EVA – ETC, EAC, S Curves, CPi, SPi.
Six Sigma – SPC, CpK, DOE, DFM, DFA, DMAIC, 8D.
Lean - LPD, DFM, DFA, 3P, VSM.
GRESS – IQD, SCD.
Finance – P&L, NPV, ROI, IRR, CM.
Project Management Methodologies – PMI/PMBOK, APMP, Prince2, Automotive Gateway, Aerospace Gateway, Microsoft Project, WBS Pro, Vision, Agile, MSP.
Professionally Qualified Person
Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet