Freelance Interior Designer
Miami, FL 33139 • ------------ •------------
Freelance Designer / Project Manager
Expert freelance designer and project manager currently available to assist with client projects and providing interior design and all the furnishings, lighting, artwork, and accessories for homes. Assists with job site visits, onsite meetings with clients and builders with and without owner, conducts sourcing, meets with vendors, makes orders, schedules deliveries and onsite installations. Accountable company agent that is detail oriented, driven, professional, organized, friendly, and maintains a positive attitude, good work ethic, excellent communication and problem solving skills. Comfortable meeting with clients, have executed installations, comfortable working with receivers and delegating directions and instruction to installers. Always maintains client confidentiality and privacy and reflects the values of the organization.
CORE COMPETENCIES/AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Project Management | Digital Strategy, Advocacy, & Transformation | Global Stakeholder Communications
Business Innovation | Vendor Management | Competitive Brand Positioning | Customer Success & Satisfaction
Cross-Functional Team Leadership | Empathetic Coaching & Consulting | Cultural Diversity & Sensitivity
Customer Journey Roadmaps & Benchmarks | Emerging Trends | Training & Mentoring | Scope of Work Planning
Quality Assurance | Testing | ROI Analysis | Requirements Gathering | Process Improvements | Data Analytics
Technology Profile: CRM, MS Office & Project, Primavera, HTML, SharePoint, Photoshop, SAP, Agile & Waterfall
OMNIE, LLC, Miami, FL 12/2015–Present
Small Woman-Owned Business financial services firm that guides business development and expansion projects to identify and secure relationships in new markets throughout Europe. Developed project goals, schedules, benchmarks, and timelines, as well as, assess resources and capacity to determine allocation. Wrote marketing content for both digital and traditional platforms. Collaborated with vendors for integration of digital and automation solutions to business partners, showcasing value propositions to firms. Communicated daily with stakeholders via email.
Partnered with business owners, vendors, and other key stakeholders, helping companies accelerate the implementation of digital solutions, automate processes, and improve operational excellence.
Leveraged financial work experience in Latvia to negotiate relationships with financial institutions in Poland, the UK, and other regions in the EU.
Managed project in MS Project and Primavera software to combine CRM and other business tools with daily operations systems, launching a single data center to streamline transfer of content.
B/E AEROSPACE, Miami, FL 2/2013–11/2015
Led production and prototype buildout projects from concept through delivery, coordinating with Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Certification, and Purchasing to monitor projects and ensure timely delivery.
Selected to act as Project Director in Hamburg, Germany to turnaround a project between Airbus and Etihad, resolving existing roadblocks and monitoring operations for FDA conformance and quality.
Collected and analyzed large sets of data, and distilled reports into actionable insights
Introduced MS Project and Primavera scheduling system to reduce and mitigate risks related to project delays, which provided team with live data and updates on project milestones and reduced substantially delays.
Recognized by leadership team for ability to integrate process improvements and new technology.
CENGAGE, Farmington Hills, MI 11/2010–12/2012
Digital Project Manager
Managed end-to-end digital products for educational publisher, including negotiating vendor relationships, assigning and monitoring tasks, and communicating with clients throughout projects to ensure satisfaction. Maintained adherence to Agile and Waterfall principles. Provided quality reviews and feedback to team, as well as, facilitated coaching and training. Identified and implemented process improvements focused on optimizing workflow prioritization. Wrote training materials to ensure consistency of performance.
Directed cross-functional innovation initiatives to improve content creation pipeline and drive automation, which resulted in moving 90% of content to the digital space.
Reduced waste and increased efficiency by creating content reuse workflows that leveraged digital solutions for multiple platforms, cutting production time in data repository by 20%.
Built bridges between technical and nontechnical teams, working collaboratively to define requirements for digital eBook solutions and systems.
Spearheaded QA efforts and testing during pre-launch phase for new digital products and platforms.
Cultivated relationships with diverse stakeholders, including internal team members, IT professionals, clients, vendors, and subcontractors, generating consensus and creating open lines of communication.
ZELEDYNE, Allen Park, MI 2/2008–11/2010
Oversaw daily program operations for auto glass replacement program, including financial leadership, vendor relations, and communications strategy. Maintained partnerships with Hertz retail locations and auction facilities. Processed and tracked vendor payments and invoices. Collaborated with Material Planning team on forecasting, product availability tracking, and stock replenishment.
Launched program focused on reducing number and cost of dealer buyouts for company, resulting in increased profitability of more than $200K annually.
Reduced past due invoices by $300K through strategic vendor interventions and collections efforts.
Served as primary point of contact for call centers, vendors, customers, and district leadership.
THOMSON GALE, Farmington Hills, MI 1/2007–1/2008
Developed comprehensive project plans for a cross-functional team leadership in a variety of digital and technical projects, overseeing all elements of the project lifecycle from scope of work planning, budget, schedule creation, and client communications. Managed vendors, ensuring compliance and adherence to requirements. Wrote and implemented corrective action plans for vendors, team members, and partners when projects strayed from schedule. Resolved application errors and testing defects at the content level and partnered with IT on preventing recurrence of errors.
Led the conversion and data upload to move content to Gale Virtual Reference Library, which improved access and production of more than 1K eBooks.
Integrated XML and monitored quality assurance, acting as troubleshooting expert for project teams.
Career Note: Additional experience as Media Buyer Assistant for Media Period in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator at Lateko Bank in Riga, Latvia.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
MASTER OF SCIENCE, FINANCE
Walsh College—Novi, MI
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Latvian State University—Riga, Latvia
Project Management Professional (PMP), In Progress
Certificates in Advertising Practices, Strategic Planning, & Brand Management
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