Resource Profile – Gary

garyResource Profile – Gary Alexander

 

Overview

  • Solutions Architect
  • Project Manager
  • IT Director
  • All-rounder with systems, business and IT consultancy experience

Primary Project Roles

Dynamics NAV

Systems/Solutions Architect: experience in overall solution design including integration of third party systems.

Product Consultancy:

  • Financial Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Pebblestone Fashion
  • PDM/PLM
  • Time & Attendance
  • Payroll
  • Service
  • Resource Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Administration

Technical Consultancy:

  • System Specification
  • Software Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • End User Training
  • Troubleshooting
  • Go live support

General skills

Project Management

  • Project managed a multi million pound software implementation across a global business.
  • Project managed development and release of new eCommerce website.
  • Project managed full tender process for voice picking system from initial stages through review to awarding project.
  • Evaluation, integration and implementation of selected voice picking system.
  • Project managed full tender process for handheld warehouse solution from initial stages through review to awarding project.
  • Evaluation, integration and implementation of selected handheld solution.
  • Project managed IT cabling and all other technology requirements for a large scale office refurbishment.

Requirements Analysis

  • Business and system requirements analysis
  • Scoping project

Business/Systems Analysis

  • Business process analysis
  • System health checks and recommendations
  • Conducting “day in life” analysis

Software Documentation

  • Writing user guides for software supported/developed
  • All user guides tailored to customer’s specific requirements

Microsoft Applications

  • Advanced knowledge across Microsoft suite of products

General IT Knowledge

  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Application Software
  • Online Applications
  • Cloud Based Technology
  • Telephony
  • Mobile Phone Contracts
  • Integration of Third Party Software
  • EDI
  • eCommerce

Recruitment

  • Liaising with Recruitment Consultants
  • Reviewing Candidate Profiles
  • Interview Candidates
  • 9 roles filled over a 2 year period

Recent Projects

Project Summary: Head of IT Department managing a team of 13 personnel.

Project Roles: To manage three sections of the IT department, IT Support, Dynamics NAV Development and Web Development.  To interface with the Board and report on all activities concerning the IT department.  To agree and manage the IT budget (£2m).  To create and manage all aspects of the company’s IT strategy.  To instigate and plan projects as part of the overall IT strategy.

Project Summary: Replacement of entire business system with a new implementation of Dynamics NAV throughout the whole organisation.

Project Roles:

  • Solutions Architect
  • Project Manager/Mentor
  • Business/Systems Analyst
  • System Specification and Scoping
  • Implementing rigorous UAT strategy
  • Coordinating fault resolution
  • Training Manager
  • Resource planning
  • Go-live coordination
  • Reporting/presenting to Board of Directors
  • On-site go-live support.

Please contact Gary by email if you would like to discuss your IT or business requirements.