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Facility Director Resume

Desired Industry: Property Management SpiderID: 20657
Desired Job Location: Chicago, Illinois Date Posted: 4/14/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 04/15/2008
Desired Wage: 95000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: MBA Willing to Relocate: Yes

To obtain a position utilizing my diversified management experience including Facilities Management, Travel Management, Purchasing and Accounting. Proficient in vendor negotiations and cost-effective spending strategies. Advanced leadership and analytic abilities. A proven problem solver.


W.W. GRAINGER, INC., Lake Forest, Illinois 2000 to 2008
Facility Manager
Reported to Director, Facilities. Directed operation of companys 650,000 square foot headquarters facility including maintenance engineering, food service, cleaning, mail services, landscaping, snow removal, roads and grounds, and multiple other activities including interim responsibilities for three other company owned facilities

Authored Facilities Disaster Recovery plans, updating and evaluating to keep current
Prepared and managed budgeting, planning and implementation of plans within approved department budget of $14.2 million on a consistent basis
Introduced and implemented new technology ideas including EMS self service conference room reservation system and Pitney Bowes Ascent and Arrival shipping and receiving automation systems in the mailroom
Oversaw use of building automation and computerized maintenance management systems using management reports to determine areas requiring corrective action
Identified and completed numerous building improvement projects to enhance safety and
efficiency of HQ building and reduced or eliminated likelihood of operational disruption
Ensured best value received by the company during the project design process by evaluating alternatives and identifying opportunities for value engineering to reduce costs
Key participant in planning and executing space management strategy with Director and Facilities Planning Manager to make best and highest use of HQ facility premises
Coached & developed direct reports to assume positions of greater responsibility
Conducted periodic RFP exercises for awarding significant goods and services contracts valued in excess of $2.8 million
Conducted benchmarking of operating expenses and business processes with peer companies both formally and informally

AERIAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Chicago, Illinois (Acquired by VoiceStream Wireless)
Provider of wireless telecommunications services with annual revenues in excess of $250 million.
Director of Facilities 1998 to 2000
Responsible for all facets of facility management and office services function for offices, warehouses and call centers totaling nearly 600,000 square feet. Supervised two Facility Managers. Reported to Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Directed site selection, broker relationships, coordination of space planners, architects and engineers; selected and managed general contractors performing tenant improvement work on seven regional offices and two call centers. including demographic studies, site search, space programming and interface with external counsel on commercial lease transactions
Negotiated job creation incentives for call centers, nearly $1.4 million in Kansas and $1.5 million in Florida.
Established furniture standards and negotiated national contract for office furniture.
Coordinated moves, adds and changes within offices for telecommunications and data; supervised on site technician from external vendor.
Served on parent company (Telephone & Data Systems) Travel Quality Improvement Team. Led initiative to audit incumbent agency, then RFP process leading to change of agency.
Published Corporate Hotel Directory and Company Travel Policy on company Intranet. Provided travel summaries and exception reports to senior management.
Standardized company access card system to allow remote administration of office security systems and allow authorized staff to use single card at multiple locations.
Organized and established database of all company commercial leases including nearly 125 retail locations, seven regional offices, two call centers and five warehouses.
Facilities Manager 1996 to 1998

ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO., S C, Chicago, Illinois 1992 to 1996
Global professional services firm providing tax, audit and consulting services to clients worldwide.
Section Head, Microcomputer Purchasing
Supervised five Computer Buyers and Executive Assistant, purchasing over $30 million annually. Managed relationships with manufacturers and resellers providing microcomputer hardware, software and related services. Reported to Director, Firmwide Purchasing.

Negotiated and administered national and global contracts with hardware and software vendors.
Developed and implemented strategies to accomplish firmwide office automation efforts, including centralizing distribution of firm standard software, outsourcing microcomputer maintenance to third party service providers, and maximizing manufacturers warranty coverage through improved asset management.
Established procedures to export high technology products to offices outside the US, while ensuring domestic and foreign trade regulations were followed.
Strategized, negotiated, and implemented a global microcomputer purchasing contract with a single manufacturer involving over 90 resellers in over 80 countries. Saved $9 million annually on purchases of $80 million worldwide.
Identified and analyzed global contract opportunities for common and firm standard technology items, capturing purchasing volume data from internal and external sources.

PANSOPHIC SYSTEMS INC., Lisle, Illinois (acquired by Computer Associates) 1979 to 1991
Multinational independent computer Software Company with annual revenues of $250 million.

Manager, Corporate Purchasing (1985 C 1991)
Established company-wide purchasing policies, procedures and plans. Centralized purchasing of all furniture, telecommunications, personal computers and office equipment. Managed a staff of five and PC hardware and software budget of over $2.5 million per year.. Maintained inventory database for PC hardware and software valued at over $7.5 million.. Reported to Vice President, Controller.

Managed the construction of a 212,000 square foot headquarters building and relocation. Developed and monitored construction and furniture budget in excess of $15 million, completing project on schedule and $500,000 under budget.
Established Facilities function, managing leasing activities, office relocations and required renovations as well as disposition of excess office space. Created and maintained database for 600,000 square feet of leased space. Negotiated 60 office leases.
Coordinated rental escalation review of major company office leases by outside accountants realizing $75,000 in refunds of overpayments.
Centralized all travel nationwide through single on site agency, achieving $200,000 in savings on $10 million annual travel budget.
Implemented standardized corporate travel card program and eliminated direct billing for airfare. . Coordinated audit of agency performance with independent airfare auditors.
Established an outreach program to minority vendors and small businesses.

Supervisor, General Accounting (1979 C 1985)

BS in Business Administration- University of Illinois- Champaign
MBA - Finance Depaul University, Chicago

International Facility Management Association, CFM Designation
Building Owners & Managers Assocaition

Word, Excel, Access, MS Project, PowerPoint, SAP, Business Objects

Available upon request.

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