Kirsten E M E.
New OrleansLA
89% Job Success

Expert Project Manager (PMP) - Smartsheet,, Asana, Trello

Hey there! I'm Kirsten. :) I am an expert project manager (13 years' worth of experience) focusing on: -building out project management software tools to reflect internal business processes. -creating PMOs within organizations in order to streamline project management efforts & realize success in project completion. -project management guidance and coaching, including all PM methodologies and inclusive of adult learning theory, emotional intelligence infusion, and organizational behavior best practices. -project management and leadership of complex projects where I specialize in motivating team members to work together in a cohesive way to achieve project goals. Highly skilled in process extraction & writing, managing projects, and implementing project management tools (ie, ClickUp, Smartsheet, Asana, Basecamp,, TeamWork, and Trello). I help companies reduce cost with efficient project management & tools using tailored approaches based on resources (people & systems), communication, and proven, proprietary methodology. Strengths contributing to my job performance include strong organizational communication, a strategic mindset, and the ability to creatively tackle problems with an upbeat attitude. How I add value: Strategic consulting that provides value to the bottom line while developing people resources, ensuring lasting results. Treating cost savings like a treasure hunt within operations via resource deployment and process implementation. Recognizing and empowering existing resources, both people and systems. Keeping up with project tool updates and ideas. With solid experience in managing projects in Marketing & Branding Agencies, Supply Chain & Distribution, Tech, Oil & Gas, Organizational Operations, Culinary, Consumer Packaging, and Retail Chains, I am able to integrate multiple disciplines and serve across industries. Achievements include: -Serviced 500+ clients globally across industries with process extraction, process refinement, project tool builds (mainly, Smartsheet, Asana, Trello, ClickUp, & Teamwork), training, and continued guidance from 2018 - 2023. -Received the "Caffeine in our Cup" award July 2022 from job performance in project management of major initiatives at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf corporate. -Created & implemented Smartsheet restaurant visit tracking, including reporting of KPI's, visit scheduling, automated notification, and automated formulas. -Created & Implemented Smartsheet project process for notification, integration, and execution of all major gas station digital campaigns. -Created & handed off Smartsheet project process for notification, integration, and execution of all people & building resources for a housing non-profit in San Francisco. -21 Successful business plans created for clients that received funding by means of investment, lending, and grants (2006 - 2018) -Sysco's Distinguished Customer Award (2017) -$950K USD reduction in transportation costs (2017) -$2M USD food / non-food cost savings (2017) -5% reduction in distributor case cost (2017) -Managed 15+ project team members to successfully implement 50+ projects over 3.5 years (2013 - 2016) -Created, implemented, & managed a PMO utilizing waterfall (Stage Gate) project processes, templatizing project plans by category, and implementation of Smartsheets. (2015) -Created, implemented, & managed Smartsheet integration within a restaurant organization to manage projects across 700+ restaurants. (2014) -Introduced & organized 27+ distributors to successful LTO project integration (2013 - 2018) -Weekly 15% reduction in Canadian Franchise food cost (2013) -$30M client spend portfolio successfully managed by developing process for sales forecasting and seasonality across Canada (2010 - 2013)

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