Matt Nichols                                                                           

PERSONAL PROFILE:

A highly experienced delivery focused Project and Programme Management Consultant successful in the deployment of ERP and Digital Transformations across a wide range of Public & Private (SME to FTSE100) sectors. A flexible approach ensures engagements use an appropriate balance of Prince 2, Agile and Hybrid methodologies. Roles performed are both business and IT side, reporting into an SRO, leading delivery teams and suppliers as well as directly engaging stakeholders and strategic partners. Contracts are both direct, through a fully insured limited company, and as an Associate.

EXPERIENCE:

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – ERP/ Digital Project Manager

(April 2019 – Present)

Directly engaged to manage an ECI M1 ERP upgrade and Magento eCommerce integration within this ambitious £4-5M turnover SME. Very much a hybrid role requiring complete flexibility to deliver this and other projects robustly whilst in parallel advising on potential manufacturing improvements. Project Manager. Test Manager. Hybrid Role. M1 ERP. Integrations. 50 internal users.

Avison Young – Yardi Voyager Business Readiness Lead

(August 2019 – January 2020)

NineFeetTall Associate Consultant leading on Business Readiness within a Yardi Voyager Estate Management transition from the legacy (Propware) system. Very much a hybrid role to resolve issues quickly and add most value within this Phase 1 Deployment. Role included working within a project ‘War Room’ with Yardi & Avison Young and with 33 Floors on a Future Phases Evaluation of Reporting and Configuration. Project Manager. Test Manager. Hybrid Role. 400 internal Users.

Highways England – Modern Workplace Senior Project Manager

(October 2018 – March 2019)

Cadence Innova Associate Consultant (via eaCG) successful in leading risual’s deployment of Windows 10 Laptops, Business Apps & O365 suite across all Highways England sites within the timeframe and budget set. Project Manager. O365. Windows 10. App Testing. 4,200 users.

DACbeachcroft – Digital Refresh Programme Manager

(March 2018 – October 2018)

NineFeetTall Associate Consultant successful in coordinating internal delivery of several Digital Transformations within the budget set. Included leading a Daily Standup, reporting at Programme Boards. Programme Manager. Project Manager. Prince 2. Agile. Daily Stand-Ups. Senior Stakeholders. Regulated Environment. Windows 10. App Testing. Risk Mitigation. 2,500 users.

MAXIMUSUK – Digital Project Manager

(November 2017 – October 2018)

NineFeetTall Associate Consultant successful in designing a Government Digital Service (GDS) solution for a DfE Bid that ultimately won MAXIMUSUK the Student Bursary Support Service contract. Government Digital Service (GDS). Bid Writing. Agile. Digital. Web. Supplier Selection. Supplier Management. Client Meetings. 50 internal users, 10,000 external (service) users.

South Wales and Gwent Police – Digital Programme Manager

(May 2014 – July 2018)

Directly engaged to initiate a multi-million-pound investment in the full digital transformation of frontline policing services impacting 5,000 officers. The engagement proved pivotal in ensuring both forces maintained their strong reputation in using leading edge technologies. Hybrid Role. Programme Manager. Project Manager. PMO Manager. Prince 2. Agile. Daily Stand-Ups. Senior Stakeholders. Digital. Mobile. Windows 10. Bid Writing. Supplier Selection. Supplier Management. App Testing. Risk Mitigation. Issue Resolution. 5,000 internal users.

Sanctuary Housing Association (SHA) – SAP-ERP Project Manager and PMO Manager

(April 2013 – February 2014)

NineFeetTall associate consultant successful in assisting SHA transition their large-scale SAP ERP programme from Stage 2 (Discovery) through Stage 3 (Design) and into Stage 4 (Build). SAP. ERP. Hybrid Role. Programme Manager. Project Manager. PMO Manager. Risk Mitigation. Issue Resolution.

Quadriga – SalesForce.com Project Manager

(December 2012 – March 2013)

NinefeetTall associate consultant successful in rescuing and recovering a SalesForce.com CRM project to meet previously committed timescales. Coordination of all project tasks, risks and issues. Leading the delivery team to progress activities identified in the plan whilst working within the agreed project budget. Project Manager. Prince 2. Agile. Daily Stand-Ups. Senior Stakeholders. SalesForce. CRM. FinancialForce. Supplier Selection & Management. Issue Resolution.

Malvern Hills District Council – Waste and Recycling Digital Project Manager

(December 2012 – April 2014)

Tendered for and won a contract to select and manage suppliers to fit technologies to a brand-new fleet of domestic waste and recycling collection vehicles within the timescale and budget set. Following a review of forecast business benefits an investment decision was made to fit vehicles with CCTV (protect against claims for damage/ investigation of incidents) and Vehicle Telematics (monitor fuel consumption and driver behaviour). Project Manager. PMO Manager. Prince 2. Agile. Digital. Mobile. Vehicle. Supplier Selection & Management. Risk Mitigation. Issue Resolution.

Worcestershire County Council – CRM and Digital Channels Project Manager

(December 2003 – March 2012)

Contracted in directly to implement a large-scale transformation programme delivering £10m savings through a client-driven strategy that exploited technologies including an integrated CRM (via Microsoft Biztalk) automated payments, automated phone services, online services, smart phone app and SMS text messaging. Programme Manager. Project Manager. Prince 2. Senior Stakeholders. Supplier Selection & Management. Mobile. 100 internal users, 100,000 external (service) users.

Wiltshire Police – Oracle Project Manager and Improvements Programme Manager

(September 2006 – March 2009)

Jointly reporting to the Director of Resources to project manage the implementation of an Oracle 11i RMS and Sharepoint and to the ACC to Programme Manage Policing improvements. Hybrid Role. Programme Manager. Project Manager. Oracle. Sharepoint. 2,000 Police Officers & Staff.

T-Mobile UK – SAP-ERP Project Manager

(2001 – 2002)

Voyager Solutions associate consultant at T-Mobile initially as an ERP/ MRP specialist before focusing on delivery of SAP. The project went live and on time over two phases without any disruption to the business. SAP. ERP. Project Manager. Prince 2. Risk Mitigation. Issue Resolution.

Rolls-Royce Plc – SAP-ERP & Business Improvements Programme Manager

(1998 – 2001)

Project Manager within the SAP/ ERP Transformation Programme in 1998 and then Business Improvement Programme Manager from 2000. The latter with responsibility for progressing all programme milestones and budget commitments whilst communicating with 2,000 internal users.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MSc – Manufacturing Systems Engineering – University of Warwick Business School (1993). Diploma in Production & Inventory Management (1996). Prince 2 Foundation (2003).

 

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:

As well as trying to maintain a level of fitness though activities such as cycling and walking, motor sport is my main passion whether watching, competing or active involvement in a local motor club.

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