Alan B.

Alan B.

Experienced IT Leader with years of referencable work in EDI, ECommerce, Oracle and SAP

, United States

Experience: 25 Years

Alan

Experienced IT Leader with years of referencable work in EDI, ECommerce, Oracle and SAP

105600 USD / Year

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25 Years

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About Me

~ Administered $25.5MM budget, directing staff of 25 employees, and managing 5,000+ trading partners and 7500 business processes

~ Consolidating 50 sites into 1, generating $1MM in sales, and saving $2...

~ Consolidating 50 sites into 1, generating $1MM in sales, and saving $2MM in web hosting costs

~ Orchestrated implementation of system as EDI Manager at Capitol Light and Supply, saving $750K+ in less than 1 year

~ Key contributor to $2MM cost saving at Thomson Publishing, $2.5MM at Smithfield Foods, $1.5MM at Huffy Bikes, $4.5MM at Firestone, and $3.25MM at Hanes Brands via use of Cloud applications

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Portfolio Projects

Sr. Specialist Cyber Risk and Advisory

Company

Sr. Specialist Cyber Risk and Advisory

Description

Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory helps organizations navigate a variety of risks to lead in the marketplace and disrupt through innovation. With our insights, you can learn how to embrace complexity and accelerate performance.

 

Responsible for working with the E-Commerce software development team in a Java-based IBM WebSphere Commerce Server environment to ensure proper application security, as well as drive various projects to successful conclusion. Responsible for all data integration projects that bring from customer facing websites directly into Oracle/SAP/Epicor ERP systems. Focus is on the design, and construction of all integration points, including our feature-rich Internet presence.

  • Manage various sized teams (usually 3-15) Developers/Analysts working on both Production Support and new Project Development
  • Lead intermediate and large size projects, create project schedules, and oversee task assignments to project resources.
  • Work closely with Product Managers to assess technical requirements of new projects; assists with project analysis, design, and system documentation.
  • Perform application coding/debugging as well as both Technical/Functional documentation.
  • Support the QA Testing Team in developing test plans and test scripts.
  • Ensure smooth support continuity through effective process documentation and handoffs.

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Tools

java

Sr. Software Engineer

Company

Sr. Software Engineer

Description

Prasco Brands, a family owned Pharmaceutical Manufacturer/Distributor of leading generic formulary products. Prasco is the leading Generic manufacturer/distributor in the US with a marker share of over 72%. Prasco sells to Drug Stores, Hospital Systems and will the first to sell directly to consumers.

 

Responsible for working with the E-Commerce software development team in a Java-based IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, and drive projects to successful conclusion. Responsible for all data integration projects that bring from customer facing websites directly into JDE ERP system. Focus is on the design, and construction of all integration points, including our feature-rich Internet presence.

  • Manage 5 Developers/Analysts working on both Production Support and new Project Development
  • Lead intermediate and large size projects, create project schedules, and oversee task assignments to project resources.
  • Work closely with Product Managers to assess technical requirements of new projects; assists with project analysis, design, and system documentation.
  • Perform application coding/debugging and both Technical/Functional documentation.
  • Support the QA group in developing test plans and test scripts.
  • Ensure smooth support continuity through effective process documentation.
  • Interview existing user focus groups and Industry think tanks to complete future planning of ERP system, to account for the constantly changing FDA rules and regulations.

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Lead Software Engineer

Company

Lead Software Engineer

Description

Cornerstone Brands, a family of leading home and apparel brands including Chasing Fireflies, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, and TravelSmith. Cornerstone is a division of HSNi (Nasdaq: HSNI),a $3 billion interactive multi-channel retailer that offers an innovative, differentiated retail experience on TV, online, via mobile, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. 

 

Responsible for working with the Oracle OMS product and E-Commerce software development team in a Java-based IBM WebSphere Commerce Server environment, and drive projects to success and will responsible for customer facing websites with focus on the design, and construction of our feature-rich Internet presence.

  • Manage 10 Developers/Analysts working on both Production Support and new Project Development
  • Lead small, intermediate and large size projects, create project schedules, and oversee task assignments to project resources.
  • Work closely with Product Managers to assess technical requirements of new projects; assists with project analysis, design, and system documentation.
  • Handle coding, debugging and documentation.
  • Support the QA group in developing test plans and test scripts.
  • Troubleshot ASN issue in WMS system and allowed receipt of over 2700 stuck containers in stockyard.
  • Ensure smooth support continuity through effective process documentation.
  • Interview existing user community and document the processes and testing the process as recorded to find any missing gaps.

 

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Skills

Oracle

Tools

Websphere MQ

Sr. Software Engineer

Company

Sr. Software Engineer

Description

Family Owned Consulting company focused primarily on Staff Augmentation and Information Technology Custom Solutions

 

Sr. Software Engineer, Prasco Brands, LLC, Mason, OH (09/2017 – 03/2019) – JDE ERP, Sterling B2B Integrator

Responsible for working with the E-Commerce software development team in a Java-based IBM WebSphere Commerce Server environment, and drive projects to successful conclusion. Responsible for all data integration projects that bring from customer facing websites directly into JDE ERP system. Focus is on the design, and construction of all integration points, including our feature-rich Internet presence.

  • Manage 5 Developers/Analysts working on both Production Support and new Project Development
  • Lead intermediate and large size projects, create project schedules, and oversee task assignments to project resources.
  • Work closely with Product Managers to assess technical requirements of new projects; assists with project analysis, design, and system documentation.
  • Perform application coding/debugging and both Technical/Functional documentation.
  • Support the QA group in developing test plans and test scripts.
  • Ensure smooth support continuity through effective process documentation.

Interview existing user focus groups and Industry think tanks to complete future planning of ERP system, to account for the constantly changing FDA rules and regulations

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Tools

JDeveloper

Enterprise Architect

Company

Enterprise Architect

Description

  • Managed project team of 4 FTE, 12 Consultants and 3 Off-shore programming resources
  • Led implementation of Oracle Fusion v12. Installed and configured IBM WebSphere to handle all data integration points to Oracle Cloud ERP.
  • Addressed web interface issues through network implementation plan.
  • Performed analysis on existing Financial reports to assist with development of new reports in Cloud reporting tool.
  • Implemented Oracle Fusion ERP, including configuring SmartView, OTBI and FSR modules.
  • Created OTBI reports as well as SmartView reports.
  • Tracked budget of $12.4m, ensuring project completion stayed 12% under budget.
  • Designed, installed, implemented, and tested all data integration points from IBM mainframe.
  • Defined work to be performed forall new web development for both external web sites and internal intranet site.
  • Performed SharePoint development as well as installed and integrated new SharePoint for ONFS.
  • Performed ETL development for new data processes that moved data from IBM Mainframe to Oracle Web ERP.

 

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Skills

Oracle

Tools

ETL

IT Manager

Company

IT Manager

Description

  • Maintained staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; ensured a safe and secure work environment; developed personal growth opportunities.
  • Managed workload for 13 direct employees and 17 indirect employees/contractors, ensuring project timeliness and budget tracking.
  • Provided mentoring, coaching and direction setting to team members and managed 3 University of Cincinnati IT Co-ops by teaching and mentoring in best practice of IT.
  • Facilitated the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas.
  • Developed methods to monitor project or area progress; and provide corrective supervision if necessary.
  • Defined and reported best business practices, performed testing server upgrades, and retested all integration points for June software release.
  • Contributed to additional $1.3M in revenue through redesigning website for better ecommerce experience.
  • Worked as Project Manager for:
    • 8 SAP coding projects to enhance current SAP functionality.
    • 3 major infrastructure projects.
  • Analyzed current phone system and performed new Cisco Phone System Implementation, changing 328 phones from digital lines to VOIP
  • Performed analysis work on new Laser Cutting Platforms and help rewrite PLC code for future changes
  • Managed and administered internal SharePoint site including creation of knowledge base WIKI
  • Performed analysis and chose new web security platform tool, Zscaler, and managed the implementation as well as worked as Administrator of the tool.
  • Managed and migrated 52 servers from physical to virtual.
  • Purchased and installed new EMC backup solution
  • Managed 38 Trading Partners and performed mapping work on over 700 maps.
  • Designed and managed ITAR/EAR VLAN for new ITAR business won by Bilstein
  • Managed implementation of new 10Gb Infrastructure backbone at two locations
  • Managed and migrated 12 SQL servers and 38 databases from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012

 

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Skills

SAP

Tools

Windows

Sr. Support Engineer

Company

Sr. Support Engineer

Description

  • Upgraded EDI software from GIS 4.2 to Sterling Integrator 5.1 on Managed Services platform
  • Managed 7 employees, with 24% performance and productivity improvements
  • Tracked budget of $2.1m, ensuring project completion stayed 12% under budget
  • Designed, installed, implemented, and tested all data integration EDI system as SaaS
  • Worked as Project Manager that led planned migration off AS/400 to Windows based architecture

 

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Tools

Windows

Sr. Consultant/Technical Architect

Company

Sr. Consultant/Technical Architect

Description

  • Managed all E-Commerce activities between Oracle EBS and SOA tool and built all new trading relationships in Oracle EBS comprising 752 customers.
  • Saved $750K in less than a year by automating and eliminating redundant processes, reducing shipping errors, and reducing accounts receivable by 8 days.
  • Managed a staff of 6 FTE/Consultants and launching growth and development of an e-commerce model during expansion phase.
    • Orchestrated integration of new SOA system into existing applications.
  • Generated OTBI reports and custom forms.
  • Participated in new Oracle ERP installation project as SOA architect
    • Successfully integrating invoice payment, forecasts, shipping notices and sales history through backend office systems
  • Executed successful upgrade of SOA application to version 5.4.2 within record 73 days (usual 180-day job).
  • Supported Oracle EBS version 11.5 while preparing for migration to R12.2

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Tools

Oracle 11g