Project Manager Coordinator, Sao Paulo, Brazil - January 30, 2013
I led a group of around 70 people (supervisors, specialists and consultants) assigned to work on site at Philips factories or at Origin's office working for Philips. I had to administer, hire, allocate, train, mentor and counsel fixed and temporary resources to provide quality service within available budget to customer's satisfaction. I had to provide all projects statuses directly to CIO or any of his plants' IT managers and report events to my managers at Origin. I helped elicit requirements, scope the projects, find ideal system architectures, discuss best design methodologies, allocate resources, ensure quality standards were met, implement solution in production and support training as needed. In addition, I was in charge of production support including system and database administration. I have learned to manage large groups in this job from observing great leaders from both companies. Many of my co-workers were old friends from years past. Despite the myriad of problems and daily activities complexity, great team members made hard tasks seem easy to work on. Furthermore, I worked and supported sales personnel to close on the sale of a Baan IV installation at Philips Components division.