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42 The Chesils, Styvechale Phone: 07737288681
Coventry, CV3 5BN Email:
IT ...
Alan Schofield
Resume, Page 2
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  1. 1. AL AN SCH OF I E L D 42 The Chesils, Styvechale Phone: 07737288681 Coventry, CV3 5BN Email: IT MANAGER / DIRECTOR A multifaceted leader and innovator with proven achievements leading global teams and guiding the entire project life cycle from conceptualisation to implementation. Regarded as an analytical and highly adaptable professional with keen expertise evaluating systems and identifying, isolating and resolving technical issues. Promote business continuity initiatives deploying innovative solutions to ensure achievement of long and short- term goals. Known for nurturing relationships across functions to drive cohesive, strategic operations and for Business relationship management at all levels. Areas of Expertise  Project Performance Analysis  Project Governance  Strategic Planning/Analysis  Quality Assurance  Logistics  Agile/Waterfall processes  Software Development  IT Infrastructure  Business Continuity Planning  Requirements Gathering  Capability Analysis  Sourcing  Program Management Key Skills Assessment STRATEGIC SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – Develop and implement strategic solutions focused on enhancing productivity and helping organizations compete in lateral markets. TEAM LEADERSHIP – Committed to leading teams through the exchange of knowledge, experience, and goal sharing to optimize strategies and achieve organizational objectives. Professional Experience SELF EMPLOYED, 2016 – PRESENT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT  Gather requirements and conduct capability analysis to develop and launch nearshore C# software development division.  Provide consultative oversight guiding teams through the project governance processes, streamlining team collaboration efforts and optimizing production.  Regarded as a subject matter expert with a history of success contributing to reliable, best-in-class integrated software solutions. ECLIPSE OUTSOURCING LIMITED, 04/2000 – 09/2015 CONTRACT SENIOR PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGER | DELIVERY DIRECTOR (for a major worldwide Express Logistics company. )  Directed the project lifecycle for several global system enhancement projects with subsequent oversight of a multi-disciplined team.  Conducted feasibility studies and established a project performance management system replete with key performance indicators to ensure proper alignment with project objectives. Defined project scope, allocated resources and monitored task management to promote timely project completion.  Performed all sourcing for both permanent and contract staff members with a focus on enhancing capabilities within the team.  Significantly enhanced technical capabilities growing team from a small diverse group within the Finance and Administrative system to a team facilitating support for 90% of the mainframe development and Java applications.  Established synergy between cross-functional in-house teams to support third party suppliers for interfaces to SAP back-end ledgers and integration of a SalesForce eInvoicing drill-down system.
  2. 2. Alan Schofield Resume, Page 2  Applied Waterfall iterative and Agile processes to analyse business requirements, define goals and execute project plans while concurrently establishing contingency planning to avoid scope and cost creep.  Maintained responsibility for up to 170 staff members across departments providing global support and 100 projects running in parallel, including four major agile developments.  Set up and established a near shore company to design and deliver java applications. ECLIPSE OUTSOURCING LIMITED (continued)  Conducted business continuity planning to ensure consistent process improvements with minimal interruptions to daily operations.  Created a standardized process for gathering project requirements implementing project workshops, business requirements document sign-off, RAG reports and regular status meetings.  Restructured the development team on-boarding a new SDM and Application Support Manager promoting increased efficiency and facilitating timely project completion.  Pioneered the introduction of an eCommerce system for Joules, the first Hybris project undertaken by Eclipse  Upgraded internal processes. PEUGEOT MOTOR COMPANY, 03/1999 – 03/2000 CONTRACT SENIOR ANALYST  Leveraged technologies including IBM, COBOL, VSAM and DB2 to develop financial applications, streamline daily operations, increase efficiency and productivity. Analysed existing systems and capabilities to identify needs and resolve operational issues.  Developed integration suites to consolidate several financial control systems and support business continuity. Additional Professional Experience prior to the above: Contract Analyst | Programmer – Provided high level technical and contract management support to several renowned communications and automobile manufacturing companies including TNT Express Worldwide, British Telecom, Jaguar Cars, Land Rover, BT (Cardiff), and Rolls Royce. Developed an innovative Worldwide Rating System converting data from an obsolete system to streamline business processes. Developed and implemented an inventory management and logistics system, Depot Management System, to enhance coordination between depots and improve efficiency. Education & Training ONC/HNC in Business Studies, Accounts, English, Statistics, Business Law Large Account Management Process, Miller Heiman ITIL Foundation Core Technologies C#, JAVA, COBOL, COBOL2, VSAM, DB2, IBM MF, Assembler, DL1, UNIX, PROIV, CICS, PL1