Optimized IT strategy in alignment with organizational needs and designed the strategic plan for infrastructure upgrade Optimizing Service Support activities with focus on customer’s needs. Negotiated the acquisition of equipment, software and services, focused on TCO Developed various IT/Security/DRP policies, processes and procedures and managed the annual IT budget of over 250,000 euro, with constant focus on cost control Project manager for the implementation of various solutions and improvements such as: − Charisma HR and Payroll – acted as lead for interdepartmental team − Sales portal for optimizing reporting − Backup electrical power generator − Development of company ERP and BI (SAP and Business Objects) in line with business changes Audited various IT systems, including the company ERP Managed and mentored the IT team in all company’s sites and 8 subordinates across the country, including a Helpdesk Manager with 3 subordinates, 2 SAP consultants and 2 IT specialists Key Accomplishments: − Proposed and developed medium-term IT strategy to maximize the use of virtualization technologies − Developed and implemented large-scale power generator to protect the data center and all other company locations from power outages − Optimized costs by building vendor partnerships and signing highly advantageous supplier contracts
Implemented from scratch the IT infrastructure for 5 sites and more than 200 users: − Over 10 servers and private cloud (VMWare ESX, since 2008) − Based on Microsoft, Cisco, F-Secure and VMWare technologies − Includes Active Directory domain, Exchange servers, SharePoint portal, Application servers, File and Print servers, ISA/TMG server, VPNs etc. Administered the respective IT Infrastructure with over 10 servers and more than 200 users. Effectively implemented various systems and solutions including: − Arcserve Backup solution for servers − SAP and Business Objects solutions − IT ticketing system − F-Secure Antispam Appliance Developed various IT policies and procedures and managed the IT budget. Negotiated all equipment, software and services contracts. Key Accomplishments: − Successfully implemented since 2008 complex and complete IT system and optimized costs through server virtualization. − Proposed and developed ticketing system for issue tracking and support system optimization; system is also used for setting IT department KPIs.
Consistently offered technical assistance and support to over 300 users in 3 sites across the country Developed IT infrastructure and procedures for the company’s Romanian production sites and administered respective infrastructure (5 servers, routers, switches, phone centrals, VPN, WAN) Effectively managed computers using Altiris and Microsoft SMS; ensured improved performance and usability by migrating equipment and software to newer versions Ensured compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), by maintaining IT documentation updated accordingly at all times Project manager for several ventures including: − Centralizing printing across the Romanian sites − Cost cutting solution for fixed lines communication − Implementing backup telecom suppliers and VOIP for communication between company sites Key Accomplishments: − Successfully implemented the voice communication optimization project and subsequently drove a monthly cost reduction of over 2000 Euros − Developing from scratch two data rooms for the company's new production sites
Project manager for a wide array of implementations of structured networks, security systems, servers and phone centrals; also in charge of technical aspects of configuring servers and phone centrals Offered continuous support to users of client companies, pertaining to IT issues Key Accomplishments: − Effectively contributed to network expansion, as outsourced IT Specialist at Lear Corporation Romania − Successfully managed the implementation of a complex motion/smoke-detecting security system for a military unit