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Process improvement oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

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Valerie L.

Valerie L.

Data Analyst & Process Improvement Specialist

United States - Last active: 07/30/2013 - Tests: 4

I have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA. I spent 5 years working as a bridge designer/structural engineer and 4 years doing process improvement, six sigma, and data analysis at a bank. I have strong analysis, process modeling, project management and writing skills. I am very comfortable using the Microsoft suite, specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio. I am also skilled at creating graphs and charts to deliver your data concisely to your audience.

$55.50 /hr
814 hours
5.00
Natali Hetzroni

Natali Hetzroni

BizData Analyst, Strat Planning/Forecasting/Proces...

Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I specialize in Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Sales Forecasting and S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning). My mission is to satisfy my clients by bringing significant changes to their organizations which increase productivity, decrease cost and save time. I am passionate about improving business processes and motivating new businesses. This is the main reason I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business analysis and consulting company. If you are intending to improve your Supply Chain processes or/and create new efficiency standards of work for Inventory Control, Production, Sales and Operations or just forecast your sales/demands for any purpose, I can help you. You just need to provide me with relevant data and I will analyze it and give appropriate solutions in a short time. I have over 12 years of successful work experience in manufacturing and consulting companies. I do not only analyze, but can make summaries and conclusions based on the real and specific situation, like company nature/mission, market/production trends, competitive position, raw materials price increase, profit prospects, etc. precisely emphasizing the problems/faults root and points for improvements. - I implement the process improvement changes in the organizations by writing the standard operating procedure manuals and ensuring the duties/operations are performed correctly and efficiently. I am a good technical writer. - I am proficient in Forecasting. I build sales forecast based on historical sales data applying statistical models, events, dynamic regression and judgmental approaches. I also develop sales/cash flow forecast for products combining statistics and financial modelling knowledge. - I help startup companies with their marketing plan, costs calculations, and all the aspects of the supply chain management. - I particularly specialize in B2B marketing and selling funnels. I advise companies on how to get industries, increase responsiveness of prospects, close deals, generate leads, build a network, an effective content and more. I lead B2B development projects creating the most practical sales strategy and plan with a track/measurement of performance, return on investment and success. - I am competent with Zoho CRM software. I am experienced in customizing the software to any organization structure and requirements streamlining and automating business processes. I am experienced in integrating Zoho CRM and working with other apps within Zoho suit, such as Campaigns, Reports, SalesIQ, Survey, Projects, Docs and Invoice. - I also help organizations to work efficiently saving a lot of money on not purchasing big and complicated software systems. I have already successfully completed four projects on oDesk of streamlining business processes through Google Sheets. - I have performed many Market/Niche researches while working on different projects for different industries. I conduct researches for startup companies with all the market analysis involved. I research data for developing sales/revenue forecasts, if I don’t have the data from internal companies’ resources. - I am also very experienced in designing and analyzing Surveys for making decisions from qualitative and quantitative data on customers’ needs and expectations collected in the surveys. I have completed online courses in business strategy, business development, business analysis, operations management and marketing from Udemy and ed2go. I am certified in Lean Management and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. I have strong analytical, making decision, planning and organizational skills with ability to lead projects independently. I am very practical and realistic while working on projects. I always use advanced methodologies and software to perform assignments. My areas of expertise: * Business Process Modeling *Business Process Re-engineering * Strategic Planning * Business Strategy * Sales Strategy * Business Development * Startup Consulting * Marketing Plan * Product Pricing * Market Research * Market/Marketing Analysis * Cost Analysis * Lean Management * Six Sigma * Process Improvement * Sales Forecasting * Revenue Forecasting * Demand Planning * S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) * Inventory Management * Supply Chain Management * Operations Management * Procurement * Purchasing * Data Analysis * Business Intelligence * Business Analysis * Zoho CRM * Google Spreadsheets * Google Analytics * Survey Design * Survey Analysis * Benchmarking * Financial Analysis * Technical Writing When working as Lean Leader and Business Consultant I have led tens of continues improvement and efficiency projects in different departments of organizations which included measurements, analysis, improvements and controls. These projects saved thousands of dollars to the organizations on a monthly basis. I am also skilled and experienced in ERP Systems: BAAN, SAP, AS400, QAD and SERADEX.

$42.22 /hr
627 hours
4.68
Swati P.

Swati P.

Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process...

India - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

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.

$38.00 /hr
1,700 hours
4.99
Sally William Ibrahim Awad

Sally William Ibrahim Awad

Systems Analyst, ITIL , PMP & Six Sigma Process Im...

Egypt - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

I am Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Professional who is thinking and talking in terms of creating business solutions, not just building software systems.Creating viable solution that unites the business and IT on projects. I am a modeler of business processes using the process/workflow software to create process models which can be simulated, analyzed, and even executed directly by the business,helping the business executives in decision making by modeling/simulating “what-if” scenarios. The most important responsibilities of mine are to act as a communication conduit between the stakeholders and the team . I represent the stakeholder community to the development team and translate the business needs for them. I am usually perform the following on any traditional software development project: 1. Scope the system. Work with key project stakeholders and business people to formulate and communicate the business vision for the project, map out initial requirements and the scope of the project. 2. Interpret business Processes and needs. work with project stakeholders to translate their requirements into something that developers can understand as well as to translate the resulting questions that the developers have into something the stakeholders can understand. 3. Translate technical issues. Breaking down technical and architectural complexities so that project stakeholders can easily understand any issues that crop up. Explain what the developers are doing and why they need to do it, including explanations. 4. Spell out the project details and requirements. work with project stakeholders to identify, model and then document their requirements and business domain details. 5. Test and validation. Work with project stakeholders to validate their requirements and analysis models via techniques such as reviews, walkthroughs and play acting,writing user acceptance test (UAT) cases and be a liaison between project stakeholders and testing team during UAT. 6. Represent project stakeholders throughout the process. the developers treat the BSA as the 'customer' from which requirements, domain information and business priorities are provided. The BSA, in turn, will work with the stakeholders to obtain information and to verify decisions. My responsibilities are to: 1- Identify and model process requirements using Visio , Itp-commerce and I grafx tools 2- Identify and model data requirements 3- Identify business rules requirements ; and test requirements which includes many levels of testing. 4- Manage requirements 5- Help scope the project 6- Write use cases 7- Improve business processes 8- Design screens (or prototypes) 9-Write system technical specifications 10- Determine benefit/cost 11- Lead and manage projects I believe that my strong technical experience and education is making me a very competitive candidate for any Business process and system analysis position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include, but are not limited to, the following: ► My experience is over 16 years as business process and system analyst ► I have extensive experience in business & systems requirements analysis with detailed documentation using various methods like process flow diagramming, use-case/ UML diagram, ERD, Screen mockups and Data flow diagramming using Balsamiq, Visio and Smart Draw and multiple process diagramming tools. ► I apply my experience as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Business process and software requirements analysis continuous improvement for business processes based on Agile/Scrum Methodology. ► I apply all the technical skills such as Critical thinking and Problem solving for identifying improvement opportunities. ► Solution-focused professional with excellent interpersonal and rapport-building skills. ► Responsible, loyal, reliable, and independent with high level of enthusiasm and creativity. ► Self-motivated professional achieve results and have superior ability to coordinate and perform several projects simultaneously. Skills and Competencies · Strong writing skills · Strong logical and analytical skills · Excellent oral and written communication skills · Proficient skills in process and project management Using Agile and Scrum Methodologies · Practical knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean or other process improvement methodologies · Proficient System Analysis and Critical thinking skills · Strong knowledge of industry best practices · Proficient PC skills · MicroSoft Word .Excel, PowerPoint & MicroSoft Project · Database applications like Access, SQL · Strong knowledge of Screen Mockups like Balsamiq, Visio, Smartdraw · Excellent customer service skills · Strong presentation skills Please Review also My LinkedIn Profile :http://eg.linkedin.com/pub/sally-william/22/b84/9bb

$38.89 /hr
3,639 hours
4.88
Alexander Kozlov

Alexander Kozlov

Top level professional Architect and SW engineer

Russia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 4

Make things done! I'm a professional C/C++ developer with more than 12 years of experience. I have been working both for a companies from Fortune 500 list, and a small local companies. My core competency lies in the world of mobile applications, SaaS and PaaS, desktop software and games development. I love to do my work right and really enjoy being respected for the things i do.

$55.56 /hr
1,772 hours
5.00
Supraja Subburaj

Supraja Subburaj

Consultant / Project Mgr /Operations Mgr / Market...

India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

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

$55.56 /hr
427 hours
5.00
Oleg Batishchev

Oleg Batishchev

Magento Jedi / Senior Web Developer / Consultant

Russia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

Hello dear customer, Yes, I'm not wrong, cause after read that you will wanna to hire me ;) Well, now seriously ... I am a highly experienced verified by oDesk web developer who has primary direction of activities in e-Commerce web-developing, in that case it's a Magento area. I'am an adept of Magento and if you don't know what is it and you wanna e-commerce site you have to contact with and I will explain how is Magento awesome. I have 3 years experience in Magento and 9 years total in PHP developing with an MVC, different CMS (Wordpress), frameworks (Yii, Zend) and other. I always stick to the coding standards and follow the best practices to provide seamless, readable and reliable code. Besides developing I have some administration skills to manage servers, automate routines and can improve performance of Magento backend and frontend as well. Also I can setup the server from a scratch. I prefer a stack for Magento consists of: Nginx, Php-Fpm, Redis, Apc, Mysql 5.5 (5.6) (Percona better), SOLR/Lucene/Sphinx. I prefer do not install any control panels but if required I would prefer ISP Manager 5 Lite. Magento related Experience and Services - Optimization, load improvements, speed up - Extension development and customization - Troubleshooting - Tweaks & tricks - Bulk importing. Do you have 100k products? It's not a problem - Store migration - AWS, Rackspace building an architecture of you infrastructure - Core upgrade - Magento recurring support - Bug/error fixing - Theme design and customization - Consultation - Code review I also have some basic skills in the desktop programming (C#) and some Photoshop skills. I'll be glad to new acquaintances and long-term cooperation. I have a team of developers and every day we are expanding. Just hard to write all things what I can do. I am easy learnable for new stuff (frameworks, custom systems, foreign code). My strong side is a backend developing and have a good knowledge of a frontend side: - HTML5/CSS3 - Bootstrap - jQuery - Ajax - WebSockets, Long polling - Prototype - ExtJS - Google API, Yandex API - many other things that I can't remember at this moment. Also in a less degree Angular, Backbone and other frameworks/libs. Communication Channel : Skype/Whatsapp/Email/Phone I have listed only a little part of my portfolio cause I have many jobs completed and I can't add every job to profile.

$45.00 /hr
1,129 hours
4.98
Shawn Phillips

Shawn Phillips

20 years of experience delivering custom software

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Over the past 20 years I have helped over 100 businesses improve their bottom line. I focus on analyzing business process and delivering solutions that make the lives of the business owners and their customers easier. I have delivered projects for small firms and fortune 100 companies. When I leave them better off than I found them and they are happy, I consider the project a success. I implement custom software using the Visual Studio suite of tools. More and More there is a web based component that is customer facing to help improve service and sales. I use HTML, PHP, .NET and other standard tools to build web based applications. I want to work with you if you have a project that will make a difference to you and your customers.

$72.22 /hr
37 hours
4.98
James H.

James H.

Program Manager, Proposal Writer and Strategic Thi...

Thailand - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7

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

$33.33 /hr
1,489 hours
4.95
Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Analyst, Manager, Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

In my 30+ year career I've picked up a wide variety of technical skills and professional experience areas. I've been successful in management and individual contributor roles. I want to help you succeed with your project goals! Here's a quick list of skills and technologies where I have at least some, and in many cases, quite a lot, of experience: Apple Xcode, Authorize.net, Back office processes, B2C e-commerce, Basecamp, Budget management, Business analysis, Business metrics, Business rules & logic, Certified Scrum Master, Change management, Client engagement, Codesion, Communication: interpersonal, written, verbal, ConstantContact, COPPA compliance, CRM, Creative problem solving, Customer satisfaction, Customer liaison & support, Data flow design, Design spec preparation, Design standards, DropBox, 8x8 phone system setup/admin, Feature rollout, GIS tools: ArcGIS, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Docs/Drive, Graphical editors, HTML, Interviewing, IT liaison, JavaScript, Knowledge management, MailChimp, MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Visio, Word, Negotiation & issue resolution, Operations monitoring, Apple Mac desktop, PCI compliance, Policy definition, Process/protocol definition, Process improvement, Program execution, Project management – traditional & agile, Quality assurance & testing, R&D, RapidMiner (novice), Requirements gathering, Requirements analysis, Resource allocation, Salesforce setup/administration, Scrum product owner, SDLC, Service delivery, SmartBear AlertSite, Stakeholder voice, Statistical analysis, Strategic planning, SugarCRM, Team member & leader, Training, UNIX shell & C, Usability/UI design, Use case depiction, User stories, User acceptance test, Vimeo, Web app dev mgmt, WordPress, Workflow analysis, Zapier integrations, Zendesk setup/administration.

$55.56 /hr
492 hours
5.00