Operations Management, Sales and Marketing professional with twenty-four years of experience developing high-level client relationships focused on driving profitable growth. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt with proven skills in sales, marketing, operations consulting, process improvement and team-based leadership.
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I get a kick out of solving problems and shaping new businesses. It's one of the key reasons I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business consulting company. The more complex the problem, the more interesting it is and the more gratifying it is to solve. If you have a business problem that is hampering your ability to generate more revenue, streamline your operating costs, not bringing in as many customers as you'd like or isn't positively impacting your brand, then we should talk. I will work with you to understand your issue, partner with you to determine the best possible solution and work with you in implementing the solution. Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs accomplish what they set out to do is a passion that has not petered out in the many years I have been consulting. If anything, it has grown stronger with more success. Having a brilliant business idea and setting up a business around it are two very different things. One needs creativity, passion and critical thinking while the other requires discipline, follow-through, pragmatism, innovation and systematic implementation. I understand this very well and I can work with you to establish an organization and business that is set for long term sustainability. As an entrepreneur and consultant, I learn as much from my client and they do from me, and I apply what I've learnt on future projects. Over time, this has helped me become a better consultant and develop knowledge and skill across a wide range of industries. I work collaboratively; I simply do not believe in working any other way. My focus areas: 1. Business Planning and Market Research - I provide business planning and market research services for a wide range of budgets depending on the needs of the client. 2. Sales, Marketing and Business Development - Right from strategy development to the creation of sales and marketing collateral, implementation and project management of sales and marketing plans, I provide end-to-end services. 3. Business Process Design/Improvement/Reengineering - Whether you want to establish business processes for your new company or are looking to streamline and improve your business processes, I can work with you in developing robust and sustainable processes for your business. 4. Quality Management (Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9001) - Are you looking to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or get consulting support to prepare for your ISO 9001 audit? I can help. 5. E-Business Management/E-Commerce (Non-IT) - Whether you have an existing e-commerce business that you want to scale up or you're setting one up from scratch, my experience in setting up a wide range of e-commerce businesses will add value. 7. Project Management - Whatever your business landscape, my extensive project management experience will make sure that your project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. I am very comfortable managing virtual teams and managing freelancers. I've delivered over ten successful projects in the last year alone. 8. Learning Strategy and Instructional Design - Whether you're looking to get expert opinion on the effectiveness of your training curriculum or want to develop a framework for trainer effectiveness, my experience heading training functions of large global corporations will come in handy. Right from developing content for ILT to delivering training programs, you will find a partner for all your training needs here. Industry Experience: 1. Publishing - I know the ins and outs of Amazon, Nook and other POD and e-book publishing platforms. I know what it takes to run a successful publishing business. 2. International Trade 3. Contact Center Operations - Having managed various contact centers throughout my career, I have in depth knowledge of how to set up, manage and scale any contact center operation. 4. Financial Services 5 - E-Commerce
Seasoned Business Analyst, Business Analysis Trainer/Mentor and Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients (of varied size and industries). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the India, U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia. Experience of training in Business Analysis and CBAP preparation across individual or small batches from the US, UK. Also have experience of training large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. Proud to be Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and happy to be ODesk endorsed as Top Rated Consultant. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.
Proposal Lead and Writer, Cost Savings Technologist, Project Manager, Project Planning and Strategic Thinker. Business and Executive mentoring, personnel development and trainer. Consultancy services including: • Commercialization and Innovation • Business Transformation and Planning • Business growth strategies and development • Project Management • Risk Identification and mitigation planning • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability • Business Capture Management • Proposal Architecting and Writing I am a recently retired experienced Senior Program Manager with over 30 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry looking to help others with their projects. Specializing in program management, technical management and subcontract management team leadership. I have led program management development programs that has trained and certified program managers for large aerospace company. I have led large proposal teams for management and cost volumes for proposals with value greater that $250M USD. Relevant background and program experience in defining and managing the work scope for subcontracts and teammates in large distributed development environments. Strong managerial skills with proven success in project definition, project planning, negotiation and execution Earned Value Management Systems. I am a proven highly effective team leader with excellent interpersonal, coaching and mentoring skills, communication, and team building skills. I am an experienced and trained Black Belt-Six Sigma Facilitator. As my profile shows I currently have oDesk contracts with five major IT companies that utilize my skills and expertise to assist with project management and proposal writing consultancy. I had a past client who has left me somewhat questionable feedback due to unhappiness he experienced. I learned from this experience to only communicate with the hiring client on proposal requirements. He had delegated daily communications with an employee of his who provided conflicting guidance. I followed his employee's guidance, which wasn't the strategy that the hiring client had. Let these four active oDesk contracts and my past experiences be your guide on my abilities and experiences. Linked In Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jhoxsie
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A strong business leader, I have 15 years of senior management experience with several Fortune 500 companies. In addition, I am a top performer and contractor for oDesk Enterprise Solutions and a recipient of the oDesk Top 10% Award. My expertise includes: -Business strategy/pitch decks -Business plans & proposals -Financial Forecasts, Analysis, Business Valuations -Marketing Strategy and Plans -Project Management & Six Sigma My objective is to build a consulting practice and deliver to you, the client, the best knowledge, expertise and results that our team has to offer. I am energetic, dedicated and will deliver 100% to each and every project. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, sharing my expertise and making us both a success! Skills Summary: Business Strategy/Business Plans; Start-up consulting, Business Plans, Investor plans, Pitch decks, Market Research, Executive and Investor presentations Finance; Financial Budgeting and Forecasting, Business Plan Development and Financial Analysis, Margin, Income Statement & Balance Sheet Management, Month End Closing, Analytical Expertise, Audit and Internal Control, Marketing; Online Channel Management, Strategic Planning, Brand Development, Mass Media Strategy and Execution, Management of Direct Marketing and Telemarketing Channels, New Product Development, Market and Consumer Research, Retail Marketing, Marketing and Statistical Analysis Project Management: Recruitment, Business Process Development and Facilitation, Vendor Management, Team Management, Lean Six Sigma, Senior Project Management
Hi there, like my title line says I do have a PhD in engineering, but I consider it a mission in life to take the complex and express it in more basic terms. Simply put: I take all those fancy $10 words and replace them with 5 cent words that anyone can understand... while still getting the same point across. I do this quickly and professionally and I can do it for you. So, if it's new writing, engaging blogs, web content, white papers, research papers or pretty much anything else, I am ready and willing to help you capture more readers and improve your business. I did product development for many years with some of the biggest companies in the game like: Johnson and Johnson and Flextronics, but also many others. I understand the ins and outs of the technology space and I am ready to apply these skills to your projects and help you be successful Here's some of my most recently published articles enjoy and thanks for reading. Ebola Test Approvals by FDA http://www.meddeviceonline.com/doc/ebola-outbreak-necessitates-use-of-unapproved-diagnostic-test-0001 Recent advances in Graphene Biomaterials http://www.meddeviceonline.com/doc/serendipitous-discovery-may-lead-to-graphene-based-drug-delivery-0001 New Technologies to Diagnose Skin Cancer http://www.meddeviceonline.com/doc/will-spectroscopic-exams-replace-biopsies-0001 Earbud Based Biometric Sensors http://www.meddeviceonline.com/doc/earbuds-for-medical-monitoring-unconventional-design-yields-unique-benefits-0001
I am a freelance consultant and an Excel expert offering my services on the areas of Business Plan, Supply Chain Management, Six Sigma and Business Process Improvement, Strategic Planning for start-ups and on data processing and analysis using Excel and Minitab. I am an internet savvy professional. I am well experienced in a lot of data processing and analysis, powerpoint creation and presentation. I am a professional trainer, engineer, and project manager. I am well versed in English with two graduate degrees in Science (PhD) and in Business (MBA).
Thank you for viewing my profile! Here's little brief about self.. MBA graduate with 3 years diverse experience in agriculture, chemical & retail industry with functional experience in Brand Protection & Consumer Awareness, Project management and Supply Chain, in real word. And recently began my virtual career with Odesk. Successfully completed seven projects (in various field of work) with 5 star rating. An effective communicator with excellent relationship building & interpersonal skills. Also carry strong analytical, problem solving & organizational abilities. I am a detailed and thorough professional believe in delivering quality services with good writing skills. Also carry hands on experience with MS office tools, Word Press
During my career, I have been a designer, a manager of an interaction design team, a project manager, and a technical project manager over a development team for an ATM software application. My design skills are highly regarded, and I have extensive facilitation, business analysis, and project management skills as well. I work well with others on a team to provide a unified and cohesive application, based on a client's vision.
I am a retired Licensed Professional Engineer looking to contribute my skills as a Quality Engineer to businesses. My background is in process engineering to improve business processes internally and externally with suppliers worldwide. I have experience in technical writing, training and statistics with a Black Belt certification in Six Sigma. I also have a Material Management Certification from the University of Phoenix. I am currently working with start-up companies to develop business plans and establish their internal processes.