Experience

More than 10 years of experience · English Advanced/Fluent

I have worked as general manager and later as project manager for EEU region at HERE technologies, since 2009. Company is owned by BMW, Mercedes and WV (ex Nokia subsidary).
My responsibility as PM has included planning and budgeting for EEU region, projects coordination and reporting to higher management. Projects we aimed at creation of geodatabases and map products. Projects budgets were quite significant, multimillion euro size. This activity required an accurate planning, budgeting and flexible management in multicultural environment in many timezones simultaneously. Coordination of scope and risk with stakeholders were critical factors in my projects: automotive industry is very demanding due to human safety. I worked with managers and leads who in total managed >100 HERE employees, mostly located in EEU but also USA and India.
Also I worked with PMO managers and trainers in HERE HQ in Chicago to introduce PMI and Agile methodologies upon EMEA management request. This job was quite challenging as required cultural changes and transparency. Use of templates and best practices is particularly efficient. We used the following PM software: Clarity, Excel, MS Project and Visio. Also shared documents, meeting meetings recordings and project documentation were efficiently used.
Also I did contracting of data vendors according to Nokia internal policy (T&M but mostly fixed price contracts), actively cooperated with Nokia procurement managers, this experience might be valuable too.
Also in the past I have worked as project manager for UK customer doing R&D, worked for European Commission, United Nations, USAID and other international projects as project manager.
I'll be glad to share more information and offer the best project management experience as they do in in companies with> 7000 employees.
References are available upon request.
Best regards,
Yaroslav

Skills

Project Management, Business Processes Optimization, Strategic planning, Risk management, Startups, IoT

Highlights

Launched few new organizations, developed a digital map of Ukraine and EEU for global automotive industry, managed large international projects with >10mil Euro budget

Looking for

A challenging project in international environment, startup or a growing business. Preferably in GIS or geolocation area.



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