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Edgar Ortega


Last update: 29.01.2021

Business Consultant | Financial Controller | Project Manager

Company: Cardinal Consultores
Graduation: Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, Master of Facilities Management
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Limited professional) | English (Full Professional) | French (Limited professional) | Italian (Limited professional) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)




Microsoft Office, Excel, Hyperion, Business Objects, Power BI, ERPs, SAP, Oracle, SAGE, Movex, EDI, cost analysis and control, financial planning and analysis, process development and optimization, strategic initiatives, project management, cost reduction, improvement projects, finance and business controlling systems, interim management, small and medium enterprise consultant

Project history

11/2017 - 05/2020
Group Business Controller | Project Director
Grupo ALUMAN (500-1000 employees)
Architecture and civil engineering
* Managed a 100 + MEUR construction projects portfolio with direct responsibility on results and deviations. * Coordinated new ERP and analytical accounting environment project implementation. * Designed and deployed relevant KPI’s and managerial reporting. * Promoted effective cost control and working capital-oriented practices. * Managed finance and accounting areas including team development.

07/2017 - 11/2017
Business Controller Industry Division
DOMINION (1000-5000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
* Worked with business units distributed in 26 countries to ensure achievement of financial objectives
* Developed strategic plans for process improvement, cost reduction and working capital management
* Created an effective control environment through defining and implementing proper KPI´s and reporting systems
* Continuous improvement of financial and business processes through benchmarking and best practices implementation

02/2014 - 08/2016
Senior Financial Controller
Alcoa / Maaden Aluminum JV Saudi Arabia (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
* Participated in project management team for an 18 billion USD industrial complex. * Coordinated Oracle and Hyperion project implementations for sales, procurement, production, and finance modules. * Managed finance and accounting areas including developing a local finance team, and coordinating strategic planning and budget preparation. * Oversaw effective cost control and working capital-oriented practices. * Developed and implemented cost and profitability systems with related reporting. *Defined and strategically implemented new financial processes, internal controls, and best practices.

08/2007 - 01/2014
Financial Controller
Alcoa (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
* Managed a 200 MEUR project portfolio including environmental and production production plant upgrades at two locations. * Supervised continuous improvement projects directed to meet operational and financial goals. * Coordinated accounting efforts in keeping with USGAAP and Spanish GAAP. * Acted as main contact point for internal and external audit programs. * Coordinated financial shared services center activities. * Managed all aspects of finance and accounting domains. * Supervised an 8-person team and provided investment analysis, project management, and advising directives.

12/2006 - 08/2007
Operations Manager
BRISA Lines S.A. (500-1000 employees)
Transport and Logistics
* Managed hiring and negotiations in vessel chartering process.
* Created and implemented a new analysis model that effectively determined vessel and project feasibility based on specific ship features.
* Provided effective investment analysis, customer service, and project management support.

11/2005 - 12/2006
Logistics Manager, Demand Planner
SONAE Industria Germany (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
* Developed and steered Supply Chain Monitor, a new process that supports production planning and generates reliable sales forecasts that led to service level increase, lead-time reduction, and stock decrease within the first quarter of application.
* Created and enacted Stock Control, a tool that tracks stock levels across an increased number of warehouse locations.
* Pioneered a follow-up process for ex-works deliveries, this result was a generating savings of warehousing costs.
* Provided production planning, effectively negotiated with suppliers, supervised a team of 5, and acted as project manager.

10/2003 - 11/2005
Controller, Supply Chain Manager
SONAE Industria (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
* Designed and instituted Orderbook Firewall, a tool that successfully identified non-profitable orders within the first month of application.
* Pioneered a new tool, Scorecard, that identified and tracked improvement opportunities that resulted in reliability index increase, reduction in transport costs, savings in combustible costs, and increased savings in temporary worker costs in the first semester
* Reimagined and designed upgraded logistics network that resulted in reduction of transport costs.

01/2002 - 11/2003
In-House Consultant, E-Business
SONAE Industria (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
* Lead an updated web-based sales platform that improved participation in total sales within the first year
* Implemented the EDI sales platform that led to improved results
* Coordinated a 10 people consultant  team in a full-lengh operations reengineering project

06/1995 - 01/2000
Logistics, Finance, Real Esate Coordinator
IBM (>10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
* Managed inventory froms operations and finance standpoints
* Coordinated distribution activities
* Managed real estate projects including full implementation of new office buildings
* Managed contracts and outsourcing projects for logistics and facilties management activities

Time and spatial flexibility

Available for travel and remote assignments.


Seasoned Financial Controller with deep experience in financial processes and initiating cost control measures. Focused high-level project manager engaged in procuring innovative processes and tools to consistently increase service levels, sales, and participation, while finding opportunities to effectively reduce associated costs. Adept at strategic initiatives for new financial processes and best practices. Possess strong analytical and problem-solving insight developed over 20+ years of professional experience.

Professional qualifications and skills: Cost Analysis and Control, Business Management Consulting,
New Process Development, Strategic Initiatives, Regulatory Compliance, Languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Relationship Building, Team Leadership, Project Management.

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