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  1. Alvis Lazarus

    Alvis Lazarus

    Award Winning SupplyChain Business Consultant | Lean SixSigma MBB | PM

    India - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    Award Winning Supply Chain & Business (Financial) Consultant; Senior Management Professional from 'IIM Calcutta' a premier B School which ranks top 20 globally. Start Up & Supply Chain Specialist; Expert in Financial Modelling, Lean Canvas, Business Plans, Supply chain and Logistics. Certified Six Sigma Champion & Program Management Professional with 13+ years of experience in E-Commerce, Project Management, Lean/Six Sigma, Financial analysis and Supply Chain. Hands-On experience in developing complex Excel applications, VBA, Macros, MS Access, Statistical analysis & project management MS Project. Completed more than 1000 Hours of Corporate Training with hands-on & Live Industrial Case studies on Lean Tools, VSM, Project Management, MS Project, MS Visio, Business Presentations, MS Access, MS Excel and 5S. Service Description: +Financial Consulting ~Business Plan - Delivery within 3 Weeks ~Lean Canvas - Delivery within 2 weeks ~Business Proposals - Delivery within 1-3 days ~Financial Modelling, Simulation, Scenario Manager +Supply Chain Consulting ~Transportation Modelling & Network Design ~Warehouse Design & Cost Model development ~Supply Chain Simulation & Warehouse Concepting (Slotting Simulation) ~Inventory Cost Analysis ~Freight Cost Analysis +Ecommerce Start Up ~Market Place set up ~Digital Marketing ~Ecommerce Operations set up ~Last Mile Operations Set up ~Ecommerce Cost Model ~Ecommerce process Design ~Ecommerce KPI and Dashboards +Open Office/ Microsoft Office: ~Excel: VBA, Macros, SQL, Spreadsheets, Formulas, Pivot Tables, Macros, Forms, Controls, VBA coded sheets & books ~Word: Reports, Technical writing/documents, format conversion, Macros, VBA ~Access: Simple databases, Forms, Queries, MSSQL, VBA ~PowerPoint: Powerpoint projects of all complexities, including charts graphs tables, you name it. Macros, VBA, video, hyperlinks, etc. ~Visio: Flowcharts of every kind, building layouts, Structure System diagrams, hierarchical diagrams, etc. ~Project: I can get your project going! Gantt charts, PERT, Critical path, scheduling resources, early and late start/finish, project buffer(s), simulation, macros +Process Improvement/ Analysis ~Probability & Statistical Tests, Analysis ~Cogent Interpretation of Data ~Charts, Graphs, Summaries, Technical Reports/Documents ~Statistical & Analytical Tool Building ~Qualitative information analysis ~Data/Process modeling ~Regression ~Correlation ~ANOVA ~Design Of Experiments ~LEAN ~Six Sigma +Process Engineering +Industrial Engineering +Operations Research +Supply Chain Content writing +Excel & Access Automation +Project Management - Continuous support +Supply Chain Consultation - Continuous support +Lean and Six Sigma - Continuous support +Personalized Training - Continuous support +Content Development - Continuous support *** Alvis Lazarus's Profile *** +Senior Leader with 13+ years of Pan India Operations Management experience in Logistics and Supply chain. Core Expertise areas are E-Commerce, Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehousing, Transportation, Lean, Six Sigma, Budget / P&L, 3PL / Contract Management, Business Finance Functions, Program management and Process Excellence. +Holds the distinction of working with various industries such as E-Commerce, Automotive, FMCG, Health Care, Manufacturing, IT, Heavy Machinery, Medical, Mining, Defence, BPO, & Industrial. +Global Exposure on handling Operations and leading Supply chain, Warehousing & Logistics Projects across EMEA, APAC & AMERICAS Regions. +Expertise in spearheading Logistics & Supply chain strategy, planning, Design and Execution and designing internal control systems towards accomplishment of corporate Goals. +In depth understanding in formulating Pan India budgets (CAPEX & OPEX) & implementing systems / procedures, conducting ageing analysis, preparing key reports to exercise financial control and enhancing overall efficiency of the organization. +Adept at End-to-End Transportation model design, Warehouse Design & start-up, Supply chain Simulation & Parts replenishment & Distribution strategies. +Expertise as ‘Change Agent’ in driving corporate level Strategy change & initiatives, ‘SOX Compliance lead’ in testing existing controls & ‘Global Financial Standards (GFS) agent’ in driving adherence. +Extensive knowledge & experience on Lean, Six Sigma (DMAIC & DMEDI), 5S, TPM and Kaizen. Lead multiple Global supply chain projects as ‘Program Manager’ & Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. +Possesses Leadership experience & excellent track record, resulting in better financial performance and enhanced systems for higher performance of the team. Lead team size of ~300 people. +Enterprising leader with a strong record of contributions leading to lowered risk; increased productivity & enhanced internal controls as well as managing overall business operations.

    $33.33 /hr
    533 hours
    5.00
  2. James H.

    James H.

    Program Manager, Proposal Writer, Business Plans & Strategic Thinker

    Thailand - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 7

    Proposal Lead and Writer, Cost Savings Technologist, Project Manager, Project Planning and Strategic Thinker. Business and Executive mentoring, personnel development and trainer. Consultancy services including: • Commercialization and Innovation • Business Transformation and Planning • Business growth strategies and development • Project Management • Risk Identification and mitigation planning • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability • Business Capture Management • Proposal Architecting and Writing I am a recently retired experienced Senior Program Manager with over 30 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry looking to help others with their projects. Specializing in program management, technical management and subcontract management team leadership. I have led program management development programs that has trained and certified program managers for large aerospace company. I have led large proposal teams for management and cost volumes for proposals with value greater that $250M USD. Relevant background and program experience in defining and managing the work scope for subcontracts and teammates in large distributed development environments. Strong managerial skills with proven success in project definition, project planning, negotiation and execution Earned Value Management Systems. I am a proven highly effective team leader with excellent interpersonal, coaching and mentoring skills, communication, and team building skills. I am an experienced and trained Black Belt-Six Sigma Facilitator. As my profile shows I currently have oDesk contracts with five major IT companies that utilize my skills and expertise to assist with project management and proposal writing consultancy. I had a past client who has left me somewhat questionable feedback due to unhappiness he experienced. I learned from this experience to only communicate with the hiring client on proposal requirements. He had delegated daily communications with an employee of his who provided conflicting guidance. I followed his employee's guidance, which wasn't the strategy that the hiring client had. Let these four active oDesk contracts and my past experiences be your guide on my abilities and experiences. Linked In Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jhoxsie

    $33.33 /hr
    1,648 hours
    4.95
  3. David A.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,126 hours
    4.93
  4. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,742 hours
    4.99
  5. Kale Nostrand

    Kale Nostrand

    Freelance SEO/SEM * Webmaster * Account Manager * Data Analyst

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    Multifaceted, efficient & reliable manager of projects, accounts and escalations with extraordinary interactive people skills, intuitive customer service and 100% resolution via management or coordinator roles across consumer and B2B entities. Cultivate, fortify and validate multiple technical skills including SEO, SEM, webmaster, web analytics, data analysis and a wide range of technical support topics. Consistently and creatively, execute strong leadership abilities within diverse groups as well as facilitate all affairs cross-functionally & cohesively.

    $27.78 /hr
    120 hours
    4.85
  6. Mary T.

    Mary T.

    Expert Writer-Editor-Proofreader / Financial Services SME

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

    A proven Native English professional looking for an opportunity to assist you by using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over a successful 30-year career . I previously performed in highly-visible management and subject matter expert (SME) positions that required research, writing, proofreading, fact checking, and editing technical and non-technical material. I have extensive experience working effectively in a remote environment. I have technical expertise in the bank/financial services industry and a deep and broad understanding of private business, government, and quasi-government activities. Some examples of past responsibilities are: * Authored a monthly column for national trade magazine. * Served as Managing Editor of a bi-monthly corporate newsletter distributed to thousands of clients, industry partners, trade organizations, and federal and state regulators. * Served as singular SME, course development consultant, and newsletter copywriter for a client providing training modules to banks, credit unions, and other financial services companies. This position required distilling convoluted, complex regulatory announcements and publications to straightforward, understandable messages. Applied APA writing standards. * Created and edited written communications to ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content and overall editorial quality. Applied the highest standards of spelling and punctuation and made effective and concise suggestions to improve deliverables. Managed and exceeded expectations for timing and quality of deliverables. Types of written documents included, but were not limited to:  Training modules; Internet websites;  Regulatory summaries;  Federal Reports of Examination (ROE);  Customer service scripts and advertising;  Policies and technical procedures;  Briefs, summaries, and reports to executive management;  Executive presentations; and,  Engagement proposals and contracts.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.82
  7. Richie Zubiri

    Richie Zubiri

    Expert in Excel and Health Data Analysis

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    I currently work as a Clinical Research Analyst. What I do is handling multiple projects with multiple deadlines, utilizing multiple skills such as: * Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PPT, Visio) * Medical Coding * Tableau 8.2 * Reports and automation * Statistical Analysis * Business Process Modeling * Health Information Management and others. These skills are what I have learned from all of my previous work experiences thru consistent enthusiasm to learn.

    $4.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.70
  8. Michael C.

    Michael C. Agency Contractor

    Operations Manager, Project Manager, Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Philippines - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 4

    Recognized throughout my career for being a visionary and innovative leader, leveraging knowledge of reporting, feedback, engagement and planning to significantly increase productivity and achieve targets and long term goals and seeking a position in your company, bringing 12 years of working experience, management and leadership. I will be able to help you with the following: - Operations Management - Project Management - Lean Six Sigma / Process Improvements - Call Center Consulting / Call Center Setup / Campaign Broker - Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding - Business & Management Consulting - Reporting & Business Analysis - Customer Service, Sales Training & Quality Assurance - Workforce and Scheduling - Admin Setup (Salesforce, Five9, Zendesk, ZohoCRM, etc) - Technical Training & Product Training - Training Modules and eLearning Courses Author - Technical Skills (Level 1 - 3 Tech Support Expert) - Internet Marketing (Adlinkr, Response360, Constant Contact, PureSend etc) - Web Development (Wordpress, Joomla, etc) - Web Design, SEO, Web Hosting, VoIP, Call Center and other services Glad to be of service!

    Associated with: Performance 360 Solutions OLD, Performance360 Solutions Inc

    $22.22 /hr
    7,213 hours
    4.91
  9. Barindra Nath

    Barindra Nath Agency Contractor

    PMP Certified Project Manager,Marketing & Business Consultant

    Belarus - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I consistently achieved aggressive business and program goals. By utilizing my strategic and implementation skills, I leveraged the many planning, profit growth, cost control, HR, IT, budgeting and client relations elements of project management as the foundation for successful, broad based business leadership. I cut project management staff turnover 10% while improving project profitability 3% to 5%. The competitive skills I offer have been proven in the big leagues of business, and are readily usable by small to medium companies needing an energetic, effective leader and hands-on operational performance developer. θ Setting project cost, schedule and productivity benchmarks θ Enabling teams to consistently provide contract deliverables θ Creating productive internal and external client relationships θ Leading programs and projects to consistently successful completion

    Associated with: Self Motivated Consultant

    $12.00 /hr
    7,207 hours
    4.90
  10. Crystal S.

    Crystal S. Agency Contractor

    Project Management (Masters), Business Strategist, Branding Expert

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

    Masters Degree in Project Management Interview me, ask me anything about web development, design or project management and I will give you answers. I do voice calls over Skype or just regular instant messaging. Whatever you feel comfortable with. A little bit about me: I live in the great state of Tennessee (United States) and have my own Web Development and Online Presence Company. There is nothing I am more passionate about than providing a platform for your business or managing your self expression. What do I do that makes me a great fit for any company dynamic? * I can and have built physical businesses from an idea. Formation to actual success using effective business strategy and project management techniques. * My talent is being able to take what I have learned and teach companies to use project management and web presence to provide productivity and efficiency increases. * I integrate portfolio, program, and project management into companies that feel unorganized or out of line with their strategic goals. * I love taking an idea and breaking it down into an excellent plan then bringing it to life. * If you have any type of budget, I can layout a game plan which would include outsourcing. I have trusted reliable people to use for specific tasks all ready to go. Ex. Brick and Mortar store that wants to start an e-commerce solution. * I love helping businesses become successful in their industry. What does all of this really mean? I can seriously help you with business growth and project management. Let me consult with you and reap the benefits. My personal guarantee is that your ROI will be improved.

    Associated with: Cre8tive Ventures Agency, Cre8tive Ninjas Agency, Cre8tive Ventures

    $27.78 /hr
    3,990 hours
    4.92