IT Infrastructure Project Manager


Last Updated: 13th June 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English

Summary

Strategic, results-driven IT professional with 20+ years’ experience implementing and supporting infrastructure services for agriculture, finance, retail, oil & gas and public sector organisations. Proven track record of successfully delivering full change programmes, whilst managing local and global teams, 3rd party vendors and stakeholders at all levels.

Education

APMG
ITIL v3 Foundation

   Nov 2008
— Nov 2008

APMG
PRINCE2 Practitioner

   Oct 2008
— Oct 2008

University of Westminster, UK
BSc (Hons) Computing

   Sep 1993
— Aug 1996

2:1

Experience

Cargill Inc., Netherlands
IT Infrastructure Project Manager (Contract)

   Jul 2015
— Aug 2018

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial & industrial products & services to the world. They have 149,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact & improving the communities where they live and work.

● Worked exclusively on Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestures & Joint Ventures projects,
● Comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity & with potential conflicts,
● 3 Year Programme / programme value up to 10 Million Euros / 80+ resources,
● Operated at both the Programme & Project level:
 ●  Programme - project & resource planning (resource forward planning, requests &
   escalations), utilised SharePoint lists for RAID logs & deployment scheduling/
   tracking, led lessons-learned sessions, substituted in for the Programme Manager
   on steerco's, programme status calls & programme related escalations, when unavailable,
 ●  Project - managed Workstreams / Integration activities in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile
   & Vietnam, utilising local / remote / vendor cross-functional teams (based in India, Latin &
   North America & Europe),
● Led technical workshops & detailed cut-over planning sessions for LAN standardisation,
  client/ server replacements & application migration activities,
● Led Go/ No-Go readiness calls ahead of all major activities,
● Regularly liaised with the Project's Technology Governance Risk and Control representatives
  to ensure integration activities did not pose a security risk.

Activities (600+ users, 16 sites, 5 countries):

☒ Active Directory (AD) account / Exchange mailbox creation & migration
☒ SharePoint & Skype for Business implementation & roll-out
☒ Windows client (Windows 7 & 10) / server (Windows 2008R2 - 2016) replacement
☒ Migration of applications to Cargill’s regional data centres
☒ LAN / WAN standardisation
☒ Migration of data from legacy servers
☒ Transition of procurement from local to regional team

✪ Please contact me for full CV ✪

Cennox PLC, UK
Interim Head of IT / IT Project Manager (Contract)

   Aug 2011
— Jun 2015

Cennox is a global leader in banking and retail support services, such as providing Field Services and Specialist Parts to Security Solutions & Branch Transformation.

Responsible for over 350 users, spanning three offices in the UK including field-based staff, and internationally (France, Germany, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Australia and North America).

● Accountable for all aspects of Cennox's ICT infrastructure including servers, switches,
  firewalls, telephony, mobiles and networked devices, in the UK and Internationally,
● Vendor selection, rates/ contract negotiations and management,
● Licence and Asset management,
● Procurement of hardware, software and IT services,
● Hardware and software installation, maintenance and repair,
● IT strategy (forward planning, resource planning, standardisation, improvements &
   changes), budget development & capacity planning,
● Extensive preparation for annual audits, covering PCI DSS, IT Governance, ITIL &
   ISO27001, incorporating PEN testing,
● Maintained and ensured adherence of Information security policies,
● Developed and ongoing staff education on Digital security threats,
● Developed and maintained documentation for ICT procedures, security and disaster recovery,
● Regular testing of disaster recovery processes,
● Evaluate, test, advise, train and manage all I.T. related projects,
● Incident/ crisis management, alerts and reporting.

Projects:

☒ New IT Infrastructure design & migration
☒ Switches, firewalls & routers (LAN / WAN) replacements
☒ Windows client (Windows 7) replacement
☒ Microsoft Dynamics NAV (ERP) upgrades
☒ Information security policy development & roll-out (with implementation of
relevant controls and processes)
☒ IT Services portal (SharePoint 2013) implementation
☒ Removable Media Protection (USB encryption) implementation & roll-out

✪ full CV available ✪

Cennox PLC, UK
Interim Head of IT / IT Project Manager (Contract)

   Aug 2011
— Jun 2015

Cennox is a global leader in banking and retail support services, such as providing Field Services and Specialist Parts to Security Solutions & Branch Transformation.

Responsible for over 350 users, spanning three offices in the UK including field-based staff, and internationally (France, Germany, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Australia and North America).

● Accountable for all aspects of Cennox's ICT infrastructure including servers, switches,
  firewalls, telephony, mobiles and networked devices, in the UK and Internationally,
● Vendor selection, rates/ contract negotiations and management,
● Licence and Asset management,
● Procurement of hardware, software and IT services,
● Hardware and software installation, maintenance and repair,
● IT strategy (forward planning, resource planning, standardisation, improvements &
   changes), budget development & capacity planning,
● Extensive preparation for annual audits, covering PCI DSS, IT Governance, ITIL &
   ISO27001, incorporating PEN testing,
● Maintained and ensured adherence of Information security policies,
● Developed and ongoing staff education on Digital security threats,
● Developed and maintained documentation for ICT procedures, security and disaster recovery,
● Regular testing of disaster recovery processes,
● Evaluate, test, advise, train and manage all I.T. related projects,
● Incident/ crisis management, alerts and reporting.

Projects:

☒ New IT Infrastructure design & migration
☒ Switches, firewalls & routers (LAN / WAN) replacements
☒ Windows client (Windows 7) replacement
☒ Microsoft Dynamics NAV (ERP) upgrades
☒ Information security policy development & roll-out (with implementation of
relevant controls and processes)
☒ IT Services portal (SharePoint 2013) implementation
☒ Removable Media Protection (USB encryption) implementation & roll-out

✪ full CV available ✪

Vivere Technologies Ltd
IT Consultant

   May 2008
— Current

Provided IT consultancy, project management and training services to finance (Cennox), media (Channel Four Television Corporation), oil & gas (BP Oil International Limited), pharmaceutical (Otsuka Pharmaceuticals), food & agriculture (Cargill) and public (such as Health Safety Executive, Local Government Councils) sector organisations.

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