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Robin Sofer Information consultant
Robin David Sofer [Author] PROFESSIONAL SKILLS • Exceptional business, technical, and people skills • Outstanding leadership skills • Demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships • Demonstrated ability to link services and solutions to business strategy • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to execute to best practices PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES • Strong leadership qualities • Excellent organisational and time management skills • Strong communication, interpersonal and liaison skills • Strong staff management - and mentoring skills • Innovative and creative • Courageous with ability to ask “why” REFERENCES Available upon request EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS Stanford Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals (2013) Listed Inventor of a Registered Patent Executive Diploma in Business Management (First Class) Associate and Fellow of Institute of Bookkeepers Full Accreditation to Computer Society of Southern Africa Certificate of Training in Covey, JMW and SOMA Leadership Programs Certificate of Training in Internal Controls (Sarbanes Oxley) and Auditing Certificate of Training in Project Management Office (PMO) Principles and Methodologies Certificate of Training in Developing new IT and Business Scorecards Certificate of Training in Computer Programming Diploma (COBOL) Certificate of Training in SharePoint Foundations and Power User Certificate of Training in Professional Project Management Internal Company Accreditation Project Alliance, Leadership Performance Programs, Enterprise Information Portals and various other courses CORE COMPETENCIES • Strong commercial acumen with focus on Information Technology backed with extensive local and international experience • Proven record in building multi-country high performance teams to meet strategic direction • Extensive experience in the areas of: o Strategic planning, managing delivery and operating policies to align services and solutions with business objectives o Stakeholder engagement and relationship management, requirements definition, solution design o Systems implementation, integration, data interaction and transitional process re- design with the end game in mind o CIO/board level advisory, presentation and engagement Professional Profile Passionate, results-orientated and experienced professional in Information Management (IM) and Information Technology (IT). Extensive background in leadership, global project management, strategising, requirements planning, execution and staff management. Exceptional analytical and creative problem solving abilities supported by excellent facilitation skills in delivering high quality customer-focused services. A strong commercial background, with an established track record of success in managing robust information and technology environments, having generated an estimated US$6 million in savings. An absolute commitment to: • Ensuring information and technology direction meets the organisational need; • Providing direction via leadership, guiding operations and policy implementation through strategic thinking and decision making; • Building and leading high performance teams to manage, implement and streamline operations and solutions; and • Spearheading operational and strategic delivery within tight timeframes and budgets 54 Ivory Street, Noranda WA 6062 Mobile: 0430 470 025 email@example.com LinkedIn Profile: http://lnked.in/robinsofer CORE COMPETENCIES (Cont’d) o Project management, IT delivery, risk reduction and disaster recovery o Implementation/management of IT and IM o Mind mapping “end-game” orientated development o Digital disruption/creative “out of the box” thinking o Business benefit/efficiency through technology o Information analysis, integration and management o Organisation, staff management and team building EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Information Management Team Lead – Gorgon Major Capital Project Chevron – Perth, Australia // February 2015 – Present Requirements definition, specification development, implementation and facilitation of documentation, data, records and systems handover of Gorgon Project Information – Leadership of one of the largest global resource project information handovers. • Develop requirements, implement and manage documentation, data, records and systems handover integration strategy • Manage the extraction, handover and integration of project engineering, design, support and collaboration systems • Facilitate structured project records and information transition, availability, re-use, status reporting and systems transition • Provide subject matter consultancy for information integration, retention, knowledge sharing and information technology systems • Responsible for project close-out, systems-related information extraction and decommissioning Key Achievements • Designed, documented and implemented strategies, plans and processes for identification, collection, handover, retention & re- use of both electronic and hard copy information to meet corporate retention, operational and legislative requirements • Managed systems-related information handover, integration & decommissioning • Implemented management and reporting methodologies Director – Information Management KBR – Perth, Australia // May 2011 – January 2015 • Responsible for the management of technology, information management, document management, spatial systems, project execution systems, technology initiatives, collaboration and portal environments • Developed and implemented information and technology strategies ensuring fit for purpose requirements • Owned the information and technology processes for project proposal, mobilisation, execution, handover and close-out phases • Facilitated, developed and implemented IT, IM, document management and associated processes across business undertakings • Undertook project and joint venture audits to ensure corporate governance, best practice and client contractual compliance • Managed the IM environment in order to maximise the use of cost effective standard applications and processes • Managed internal and external client and team relationships to ensure high satisfaction • Carried out global relationship building with internal and external partners at all levels to optimise technology platforms, solutions, service provision to deliver outcome-orientated cost effective solutions using technology as an enabler • Global Corporation Information Management Leadership Team Chairperson Key Achievements • Grew Australia Information Management team to 100 personnel with standard processes covering proposals, document management, information management, GIS, administration and technology management • Managed technology, information and systems proposals, strategies, implementation, execution and close-out phases for multi- billion dollar distributed projects • Implemented standard proposal requirement gathering and costing model using InfoPath and SharePoint. Included automated costing and reporting (Projected savings A$100k p.a.). This led to project knowledge sharing and standardisation • Requirements gathering, business case development and implementation of ProjectWise (Projected savings A$300k p.a.) • Facilitated BIM and digital signature direction (Projected savings A$100k p.a.) • Developed and implemented field-based environment for data capture with form-based data synchronisation to SharePoint EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (Cont’d) Director – Information Management (cont’d) KBR – Perth, Australia // May 2011 – January 2015 • Undertook mind mapping based facilitation of major project end game requirements, systems and data management implementation, execution, information close-out and handover strategies • Undertook global systems assessment of acquired company and presented recommendations (Projected savings A$200k p.a.) Manager – Information and Technology WorleyParso ns – Papua New Guinea // May 2009 – February 2011 • Designed, set up and managed the PNG office IT and IM environments including staffing, document and records management • Led design, planning and implementation of strategy, systems and processes across all IT, IM and administration functions • Implemented and managed engineering and business applications, licensing, development oversight and support • Developed, implemented and maintained collaboration sites and portals • Negotiated, implemented and managed third party service contracts and Service Level Agreements • Established and managed project commercial, finance and administration systems, processes and procedures • Established project vendor agreements, banking and payment facilities, commercial and taxation arrangements Key Achievements • Implemented and managed IT and applications environment (WAN, LAN, servers, hosting environment, desktop, systems, printing, support, plans and procedures) • Designed, implemented and project managed implementation of an IT, telecoms and AV environment for 21 building training facility. Included basis of design, negotiations with stakeholders, vendor selection, business cases, and documentation • Developed, implemented and maintained information sharing project portals using SharePoint • Developed and implemented systems to manage accounts payable, correspondence and HR/Journey management • Established and managed commercial and administration function, vendor agreements and procedures including ERP integration • Facilitated information sharing, handover and integration into client’s environment Manager – Information and Technology WorleyParsons – Perth, Australia // February 2005 – May 2009 • Implemented and managed the project IT, support and systems environment • Developed, implemented and managed document and records management direction • Developed, implemented and maintained project collaboration sites • Developed, implemented, maintained and administered Document repositories • Developed and implemented project IM/IT processes and procedures • Managed performance with providers through the establishment and management of Service Level Agreements and contracts • Ensured information interaction with client’s information management systems Key Achievements • Designed, implemented and managed the IT/IM environment across multiple projects • Implemented and managed all project engineering, business and document management applications • Developed and implemented IM/IT strategy for organisation • Established and managed appropriate service agreements • Implemented SharePoint collaboration automated environment using Microsoft InfoPath (Projected savings A$150k p.a.). Included automated project mobilisation and demobilisation functions, document number allocation and status portals • Implemented and administered Documentum repositories and document control environment (Projected savings A$150k p.a.) • Developed and implemented project IM/IT processes and procedures • Developed and implemented middleware reporting environment, integrating various disparate JV partner systems EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (Cont’d) Director – Global Information Technology KBR – Perth, Australia // May 2002 – December 2004 • Owned the global business unit IT process (4,500 users, 7 IT Managers and their direct reports) • Identified gaps in strategies and processes, proposed and implemented technologies to reduce inefficiencies, integrate information, produce significant cost savings and create business enablers • Served as bridge between the regional and global IT functions, ensuring the business and IT strategies align to the business plans • Planned and implemented all business and engineering systems. Managed all product line related projects and initiatives • Owned the information management process ensuring information integration, collaboration and security Key Achievements • Developed information and technology direction to meet the organisation strategy, Ensured alignment with corporate IT direction • Facilitated information integration, sharing and collaboration. Developed and implemented SharePoint collaboration portals • Designed and implemented web-based financial and project reporting dashboard (Projected savings A$150k p.a.) • Managed migration of proposals system to SQL (Projected savings A$100k p.a.) • Developed and introduced tablet-based field inspection solution to capture form-based data with handwriting recognition, data synchronised for reporting and analysis purposes. (Projected savings US$350k p.a.). This is patented (Serial No. 11/781,919) Manager – Australia Information Technology KBR – Perth, Australia // August 2001 – April 2002 • Responsible for company Australian IT and systems operations (2,000 users and 27 IT support personnel) • Brought innovative ways to apply technology to enhance business processes • Ensured implementation and provision of support for IT systems is provided effectively to meet business requirements • Placed IT on a commercially viable footing managing both internal teams and service providers • Facilitated consolidation of systems portfolio. Facilitated deployment of major IT initiatives (SAP, Technology refreshes, etc.) Key Achievements • Developed budgeting, cost and recovery environments (Projected savings $100k p.a.) • Deployed collaboration technologies. Developed and implemented online travel management system (Projected savings $50k p.a.) • Facilitated and negotiated consolidation of systems and licensing portfolio • Developed and deployed financial reporting environment (Projected savings $75k p.a.) • Facilitated deployment of SAP, technology refreshes and systems standardisation Director – Global Information Technology KBR – Houston, Texas // June 2000 – August 2001 • Responsible for delivering and managing the global business unit IT, technology, systems strategies and support to meet the distributed business requirements and provide efficiency improvement (6,000 users, 10 Managers and indirectly for 200 IT, systems, radio and communications support personnel) • Managed interaction between the operating entity, IT functions and service providers to ensure business and IT strategies align • Project Management of global IT projects and deployments • Managed relationships with internal and external service providers • Responsible for global information management processes • Global CIO Leadership and advisory committee member, responsible for 50,000 user-base • Facilitated ERP transition between SAP and NBS Achievements • Developed and delivered systems strategy to executive leadership (Projected savings US$300k p.a.) • Managed introduction of web-based timesheet system with interfaces to SAP, internal project management and payroll systems (Projected savings US$300k p.a.) • Developed strategy and managed implementation of a series of global, common toolsets (Projected savings US$200k p.a.) • Created and implemented global financial management reporting environment (Projected savings US$75k p.a.) • CIO Leadership committee member with responsibility for implementation of global standards • Facilitated PMO (Project Management Office) implementation, standard project management templates and processes, re- engineering of global IT processes and charge-back systems • Facilitated cataloguing of global corporation business systems and portfolio rationalisation recommendations EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (Cont’d) Manager – Australia Information Technology KBR – Perth, Australia // April 1999 – May 2000 • Responsible for KBR and Halliburton's IT operations (1800 users and 25 IT personnel) • Led the planning, design and implementation of IT, disaster and cost recovery, standardised processes, budget requirements • Managed interaction between operating entities and the IT functions, to ensure that the business and IT strategies align • Provide effective operating entity support, financial management and recovery mechanisms • Deploy a Common Operating Environment (WAN, LAN, Servers, systems and desktop) and rationalise software portfolio • Facilitate business process re-engineering and alignment of IT with the business processes Key Achievements • Successfully set up a customer-centric, process-based IT organisation with effective support and commercialisation of the IT functionality including charge-back processes • Implemented a Common Operating Environment (WAN, LAN, servers, systems, desktop) • Successful initiation of consolidated voice strategy. (Projected savings A$100k p.a.) • Consolidated software portfolio and scripting for controlled distribution • Re-engineered processes and alignment of IT with the business processes Director – African Continent Information Technology KBR – London, United Kingdom // September 1996 – April 1999 • Responsible for IT operations and managed services in the African area (for 5,000 users, 10 direct and 100 indirect IT personnel) including strategy development, delivery, support and disaster recovery • Systems portfolio management and facilitation of information protection and re-use • Facilitate business process engineering and business facilitation to assist in strategy development • Finance and Administration Management of IT and its integration into Product Line/Business Management • Responsible for all regional outsourcing implementation, management and process alignment activities Key Achievements • Developed the strategy and set up a process-based, commercially-viable IT organisation across 18 countries • Implemented a consolidated, standardised and more integrated business systems portfolio (Projected savings US$100k p.a.) • Implemented communications systems into Algeria and Nigeria (Projected savings US$500k p.a.) • Implemented common environment across Africa (Desktop, systems, servers, email, voice, data, TV and comms). Included management and outsourcing of desktop, comms and server infrastructure (Projected savings US$500k p.a.) • Implemented service desk and disaster recovery processes • Implemented series of mobile satellite systems (Projected savings US$200k p.a.) • Implemented Inmarsat comms systems for offshore platforms and pipe lay barges plus “network in a box” Quick Deploy kit (Projected savings US$150k p.a.) • Implemented outsourced services across the region (Projected savings US$250k p.a.) • Finance and Administration Management of IT and integration as commercial partner vs being seen as an overhead Manager – Finance & Administration Brown & Root – Cape Town, South Africa and London, United Kingdom // March 198 6 – September 1996 • Finance & Administration Manager on major offshore platform design projects. Responsible for Administration, Office Facilities, Contract Management, Financial and Management Accounting, Commercial operations and negotiations, Information Technology, Procurement, Human Resources (500 - 1300 personnel). Directly responsible for 10-30 personnel depending on project complexity Key Achievements • Implemented series of major projects’ administration, accounting, HR, systems and information technology functions • Set up and demobilised project sites and design offices and supporting functions in very short timeframes • Implemented ACCPAC accounting and reporting environment (Projected savings $150k p.a.) • Developed and implemented standard joint venture accounting and reporting environment across Europe and US Projects (Projected savings $200k p.a.) • Successfully set up new company office in South Africa (Premises, facilities, IT network and business processes) ation Technology KBR – Perth, Australia // April 1999 – May 2000 • Resp