Senior IT Consultant/Business Partner @ Contract role
Senior IT Project Mananger @ SCS Consultants
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science, 2:1 @
Nottingham Trent University
My strengths include; Strong leadership and decision-making skills; Excellent stakeholder engagement/management with an ability to actively listen and understand customer needs and requirements; Manage complex strategic initiatives and IT projects; Identify improvements to the delivery of IT and develop and manage effective relationships within teams. Acknowledged as a subject matter expert (SME) at a senior level. I
My strengths include; Strong leadership and decision-making skills; Excellent stakeholder engagement/management with an ability to actively listen and understand customer needs and requirements; Manage complex strategic initiatives and IT projects; Identify improvements to the delivery of IT and develop and manage effective relationships within teams. Acknowledged as a subject matter expert (SME) at a senior level. I can, and have influenced the decision making process when needed. I champion IT as an enabler to business customers and evangelise quality services when delivered.
I drive forward change and support transformation through better IT solutions, paying attention to detail and deliver quality service within timescales and budgets. I introduce leading-edge solutions and benefits by utilising my experience with a focus on ROI within cost-sensitive environments. I have a proven ability in delivering sustainable advantage and am a proactive, innovative, commercially aware individual with a positive and open management style.
I am a dynamic customer-focused professional with excellent strategic and project management skills gained in both the private and public sectors. I employ a commercial acumen with IT expertise to drive beneficial change aligned with longer-term business needs, aims and objectives. A SME (Subject Matter Expert) to senior management and business leaders.
I plan, develop and implement robust IT solutions within diverse enterprise environments. Map business needs, requirements and objectives within business systems to identify key priorities. Liaising with key project managers, business areas and partnerships to increase customer satisfaction, delivering a quality service and ensuring targets are met through the project life-cycle.
IT Manager @ As IT Manager at Accounting Technicians Ireland I am responsible for the management of the IT team(s) and infrastructure ensuring available on a 24 x 7 x 365 basis. Develop technology infrastructure to support the business and its evolving needs and drive the IT strategy and long term business growth. From March 2015 to Present (8 months) DublinSenior IT Consultant/Business Partner @ Currently working on a variaty of contract IT Consultant roles within the Public sector. From March 2013 to March 2015 (2 years 1 month) UK & IrelandSenior IT Project Mananger @ Senior LEP/BSF Project Manager Wolverhampton City Council / LEP.
Contract role to deliver a ‘eLearning Platform’ across the ‘City Learning Partnership’ following a failed attempt to implement the platform by previous supplier. This involved a strong project lead to identify resources, budgets and successfully drive a implementation program to present school information (cohort of 28 schools) and pupil attainment at a single point. School Staff, Pupils and Parent/Carers would need to securely access relevant information from any location.
I identified project objectives and aims, engaged with key stakeholders to understand requirements and manage customer expectations.
Setup a robust governance structure to agree project plans, outcomes and manage deliverables with stakeholders.
Developed a phased plan with targets/milestones within agreed objectives and rigid timescales.
I managed £4m budget to implement a VMware Data Centre hosted solution (with secure data links), negotiated licensing and in-year support contracts to reduce in-year support costs and identified revenue to self-fund internal support.
I managed relationships with business leadership, suppliers and internal IT Depts to ensure the successful delivery of program.
I successfully delivered project 2 months early, delivered cashable saving on external contracting, supply/support costs. From September 2012 to January 2013 (5 months) Wolverhampton, United KingdomCorp IT Business Partner @ Responsible for 4 Critical functions within the Council Services Areas – A Business Partner; Client Relationship Manager; Business Relationship Manager and Strategic Business Partner.
Initially a senior project manager, I was promoted after six months to matrix manage 18 staff and developed the IT Business Partner role within each of the core service areas. I became the pivotal point of contact, aligning IT solutions to strategic business needs. A key partner when dealing with third party and external suppliers. A trusted consultant to senior business managers and directors, consistently driving best practice through the use of effective and efficient IT solutions.
I worked collaboratively at all levels and managed large and diverse projects. I managed third party tenders and documented/managed SLAs, KPIs with each business area.
Acknowledged as a SME to business areas and customers, both internal and external. From October 2009 to August 2012 (2 years 11 months) NottinghamBusiness Development Manager Solutions4elearning @ Appointed to develop a deliver a strategy for new web-based learning platform (MLE) aimed at the education market. Developed business plans and promoted the company’s online eLearning solution through regional LEAs at events. Pinpointed potential market, installed Sales team, presented and demonstrated product then signed contracts with high schools. Sourced and launched pilot reference sites, sold solution to enterprises training and guiding students for university.
Introduced a clear branding strategy and built beneficial relationships with regional partners. From September 2008 to September 2009 (1 year 1 month) NationwideNetwork Manager @ From January 1995 to January 2000 (5 years 1 month) East MidlandsAnalyst Programmer Midlands Software @ From January 1994 to January 1995 (1 year 1 month)
Growth 100, Business Management @ University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business School From 2012 to 2014 Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science, 2:1 @ Nottingham Trent University From 1986 to 1989 Southwell Minster From 1979 to 1985 Michael McKinney is skilled in: Public Sector, Local Government, Stakeholder Engagement, Performance Management, Change Management, Organizational..., Business Transformation, Business Planning, Government, Strategy Development, Process Improvement, Customer Relations, Problem Solving, New Business Development, Social Media, Customer Service, Stakeholder Management, Business Process..., Supplier Risk Management, Strategy, ITIL, Project Management, Marketing Strategy, Business Development, Leadership, Data Center, Training, CRM, Program Management, PRINCE2, Project Delivery, SDLC, Outsourcing, Enterprise Architecture, Management Consulting, Service Delivery, Governance, Management, Consulting, Information Technology
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