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Douglas Struthers

Project Manager

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  • 8200-291 Albufeira Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Prince2 - Practitioner; AgilePM - Practitioner
  • Hourly-/Daily rates:
  • Languages: English (Full Professional) | Dutch (Limited professional) | Portuguese (Elementary)
  • Last update: 08.06.2021
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SKILLS
I have the project management qualifications:  Prince2 - Practitioner and AgilePM – Practitioner.
To this, historically, I have a degree in financial accounting 

In my career I have developed in two key areas:
1. Project Management – system modifications and upgrades; controlling testing; and procedural documentation and processes and procedures development. 
2. Business Management / Operations – extending past pure accounting I cover the day-to-day running of businesses, including End User ownership of operating systems
 
KEY STRENGTHS (summary of achievements avaiable)
As PM, I have managed international projects in Europe, UK, S Africa and USA.  While, as a financial controller I have worked for / dealt with clients in Europe, UK and S Africa
1. Change Management – project manage systems deployments and upgrades and finance migrations
2. Business Operations / Finance 
2.1 Management of finance and project teams.
2.2. Financial reporting and production of financial accounts
2.3 Business operations management

 
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 04/2021 - Present

    • Gone West Global
    • 10-50 employees
    • Other
  • Consultant Business Analyst / Project Manager
  • Review of company operations and design / record / deploy business processes and procedures; for both business operations and business activities

  • 07/2019 - 02/2020

    • Agility Logistics
    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Insurance
  • Business Analyst - process and procedure

  • 12/2010 - 04/2017

    • SPX FLOW EUROPE LTD
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Banks and financial services
  • Project Manager
  • SPX Flow Europe Ltd Nov 2010 to April 2017

    1. SPX - Project Manager:

    -      Initiating, monitoring, controlling and reporting on projects: scope, project planning, risks and issues    and lessons learn
    -      Identifying and engaging members of the project teams, Business leaders, IT technical groups    and 3rd Party system providers
    -      Communications: team meetings, status updates, presentations to Steering Groups and interested parties, and project milestone gate reviews

    Projects that I managed and controlled:                                                       Deployed in:

    1. Tymetrix - 3rd Party Legal Case Management system                     USA
    2. Concur – 3rd Party expense management system                           Europe & UK
    3. European Intrastat reporting – SAP                                                 Europe & UK

     

    1. New spare parts distribution centre – SAP deployment                    Poland
    2. proALPHA  - Manufacturing facility operating system                       Germany
    3. eSales and eSelect                                                                         Europe, UK & USA
    4. Microsoft Dynamics -Customer Relations Management  / SAP         Europe & UK
    5. Global Master Data – SAP                                                              Europe, UK & USA

                  Summary of the projects’ scope, location/s, teams, key challenges and results are in Annexure 1

    1. SPX - Business Process & Technology Analyst – Projects
    • Migrating Business operations  –   project team member for the migration of accounting duties from EMEA Business Units to the European Shared Services Centre in Manchester.
    • 3rd Party IT packages               –   assessment and presentation on “best fit” of 3rd Party service offerings against business requirements (storage system; IT query management system)
    • Global Master Data                  –   updating and standardizing procedure documentation for master data process flows for Customer and Vendor master data records.

  • 12/1998 - 06/2010

    • JLG Industries Inc
    • 500-1000 employees
  • As listed below -
  • JLG Industries Inc. Dec 1998 to June 2010

    1. JLG Industries - Business Consultant
    • Designed, developed and deployed finance and administrative system and procedural solutions for the European Shared Services Centre, in The Netherlands, and for the Company’s Sales & Services Organisations in EMEA. Reporting to USA.
    • Led and managed the regular engagement between European Business Stakeholders and USA IT department
    • Project control:
      1. Gathering and defining End User requirements;
      2. Assessing requirements from a development perspective;
      3. Preparing and securing approval of Project Charters;
      4. System design – from a business view. Development and testing
      5. Deployed the completed product – including End User training and Hyper Care
    1. Access Financial Solutions Europe - European Funding Manager:
    • Developed documentation and processes / procedures for our funding programmes (floor plans and Dealer support), with Funders in UK; France; Netherlands; Germany; Spain
    • Designed and implemented process improvements of our accounting and procedural reporting systems and controls.
    1. Access Financial Solutions Europe - European Operations Manager:
    • Client systems                    –  Designed, implemented and controlled systems and procedures to track and monitor applications for 3rd Party finance.
    • Departmental systems         –   Designed and developed procedure and system efficiency improvements.

  • 12/1990 - 12/1997

    • Mercantile & General Reinsurance Corp Ltd
    • 50-250 employees
    • Insurance
  • Financial Controller - General Division
    1. Lead the migration of accounting and admin from Cape Town to Johannesburg:  Accounts dept; claims department; underwriting department
    2. Provided accurate and timely reporting of department’s results and technical reserves to the Group Accountant on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    3. Training and supporting Underwriting Teams on cash collection and credit control duties
    4. The successful adaptation of the JD Edwards accounting package for the Division

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Available to work at clients' locations throught-out Europe, USA, UK and S Africa
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My experience in financial accounting and reporting and project management enables me to build project teams where the technical IT members and Business team members understand each other - their requirements and their challanges.  This allows the Team as a whole to understand "both sides of the coin" - identifying and providing solutions to project risks and issues in the shortest possible time.
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