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					                             KUMAR S. RATNAM
                     kratnam@ewizit.com ● +1-416-294-7770



          ERP PROJECT MANAGER & DIRECTOR
       BIG-4 CONSULTING ● MULTI-INDUSTRY ● FORTUNE 100


A highly successful ERP Project Manager & Director who has demonstrated the ability to
lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive
industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments.

Impressive track record of more than 15 years hands-on experience in strategic planning, system
integration, training & change management, IT projects and product management.

Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify
opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance competitiveness,
control cost, and improve customer service.

    C-Suite stakeholder engagement                   Project & Program Management
    People, Knowledge & Change Management            Strategic Planning
    JDE ERP System Integration and IFRS              Quality Assurance & Risk Analysis
    Off shore & Vendor Management                    Global assignments




                                Professional Experience

Consulting Project Manager                                              Jan 2011 to present
Reporting to Project Steering Committee
Enersource Corporation (on contract)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Managing Phase 1 of a JDE 9.0 upgrade project. Scope includes documentation of as-is
processes and to-be requirements and development of technical architecture in a new hardware
platform. The team involves 7 consulting and 15+ non-reporting internal resources.

Planned activities include managing and working with technical architects and vendor resources
to develop AS400 to Oracle Database hardware/ software integration processes and maps.
Kumar S. Ratnam                                                                             Page 2 of 5



Project Manager                                                               Oct 2009 to Dec 2010
Reporting to Project Steering Committee
Hydro Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Successfully completed project management responsibilities of a JDE ERP Upgrade / IFRS
implementation initiatives of a public sector utility corporation. Managed budget of $2 million
dollars and 15 consulting, technical and internal resources.

     Efficiently streamlined a project of complex and growing organization with multiple
      visions and objectives
    Managed technical upgrade from JDE Xe version to 9.0 in a Oracle / Microsoft based co-
      existing environments
    Managed development of IFRS componentization and process enhancements to suit
      public utility business requirements
    Developed project charters, plans, implementation methodologies, cost management
      tools, resource optimization schedules and executed activities with on-time and on-
      budget tracks
    Identified enhancement opportunities and implemented within the project’s time line
      thus providing added-value and best return on investment
    Managed technical resources (DBA and CNC) to develop and maintain Oracle Database
      and platform and integration to other auxiliary platforms across the company
Reason for leaving: Successful completion of project


Consulting Project Manager                                           June 2005 to June 2009
Reporting to ERP General Manager
Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA, USA
World’s fourth largest energy company with over 10,000 Upstream ERP users

Designed, planned and executed Enterprise Resource Planning projects for Chevron’s upstream
operations located in 8 countries. Resourced, managed and empowered 10 to 25 business
analysts and project resources. Managed budgets up to $25 million dollars.

       Led and managed the design and evolution of Global Standards for Finance and
        SCM applications of Chevron’s Upstream Business
       Spearheaded management of JDE ERP systems - 8 full life cycle - end-to-end
        implementations and upgrades in multiple geographies (Asia Pacific, Latin America,
        Mid Africa, Eurasia, Australasia) around the globe
       Instituted project, change management methodologies and knowledge management
        tools and guidelines to improve ability to meet business objectives, timeline and budgets
       Managed several teams of technical resources (technical solution designers, DBAs, CNC,
        developers and programmers – in house and outsourced) to develop, maintain and troubleshoot
        Enterprise level shared & franchised server farms, standalone environments to meet regulatory
        requirements, satellite applications and integration of on & offshore communication utilities
     Successfully trained and transitioned 4000+ users from multiple systems to single
      ERP system with global standards, data warehouse and client server technology
    Built empowered and competent teams to enhance business’ ability to sustain
      knowledge and self serve support needs
    Designed and built robust support groups to provide 24/7 assistance from offshore
      locations that minimized lead-time of open issues and met defined SLAs.
    Proven hands-on configuration experience in implementation of JDE ERP modules:
      GL, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Job Cost, Manufacturing Accounting, Procurement and Sales
      Order Processes
Reason for leaving: Successful completion of project
Kumar S. Ratnam                                                                            Page 3 of 5



Senior Consulting Manager                                              Sept. 1999 – May 2005
Reporting to VP, ERP Practice
Capgemini Consulting, New York, NY, USA
One of the World’s largest consulting firms with over 50,000 employees

Sourced, planned and managed ERP projects for Fortune-100 Manufacturing and Energy vertical
companies. Developed and enhanced project methodologies and guidelines to align industry and
multi-national regulatory requirements. Supervised, evaluated and empowered 6 direct reports
and 20+ project resources. Managed budgets in the range of $2 to $10 million dollars.

       Successfully managed ERP and Risk Management projects for oil & gas,
        manufacturing, distribution and multi-national companies
       Developed and implemented change and knowledge management policies, tools and
        procedures
       Effectively facilitated productive sessions with senior management and key project
        stake holders
       Identified business opportunities, developed and managed through phased project
        methodologies
       Developed Project Plans (task, resource and cost) and managed, executed and
        monitored to successful closures
       Client: Oil Giant - Managed several teams of technical resources (technical solution designers,
        DBAs, CNC, developers and programmers – in house and outsourced) to develop, maintain and
        troubleshoot Enterprise level shared & franchised server farms, standalone environments to meet
        regulatory requirements, satellite applications and integration of on & offshore communication
        utilities
     Liaised with internal customers and outside vendors
     Assured quality of functional and technical deliverables
     Executed recruitment plans, resource retention, deployment, monitoring, mentoring
      and personal development
    Provided hands-on configuration support for JDE ERP financial, SCM and
      manufacturing applications and integration needs
Reason for leaving: Entrepreneurial advancement


Senior Consultant                                                       Nov 1997 – Sept 1999
Reporting to Partner/ JDE Practice Lead
KPMG Consulting, Washington DC, USA
A big-4 consulting firm with over 75,000 employees and operations in 100+ countries

Efficiently performed as team leader of many consulting assignments and developing solutions
for multinational clients. Managed and mentored 5 direct reports.

  Successfully served as financial team leader of projects implementing JDE ERP
   modules for steel & metals and paper machine manufacturer and distributor with global
   presence
 Designed, built and implemented shared service accounting and knowledge sharing
   centers that provided clients with cutting edge market reaction opportunities
 Managed resource capacity plans, and mentored diverse resources to enhance
   capability and expertise
 Spearheaded and managed add-on revenue for the consulting practice
 Spearheaded Y2K compliance across multiple satellite systems
 Developed effective and efficient solutions to meet tax and regulatory requirements of
   multiple regulatory bodies
Reason for leaving: Career advancement
Kumar S. Ratnam                                                                      Page 4 of 5


Senior Financial Accountant                                       June 1994 – Nov 1997
Reporting to Director of Finance
CCL Industries, Toronto, ON
A conglomerate with over $2B in revenue with diverse business operations in manufacturing,
distribution and service industries

  Served as internal financial project leader of a JD Edwards World system integration
   project. While leading a team of 6 financial professionals and external consultants the
   project engaged complete success in building standardized chart of accounts, accounting
   procedures & controls, integration with manufacturing modules, enhanced consolidation
   reporting abilities with multi-currency and regulatory compliance.
 Designed and developed automation processes for cost accounting, inventory control
   and bank reconciliation
 Developed business plans and forecasts, prepared financial statements, schedules,
   business analysis reports, budgets and forecasts for manufacturing, retail & distribution
   companies.
 Supervised and empowered staff of 5 accounting personnel, processed performance
   reviews, developed, implemented and administered operational procedures and controls
Reason for leaving: Career advancement


                                      Other Experience
Accounting Administrator                                                Jan 1989 – June 1994
Damark Packaging, Toronto, ON
[Manufacturer of Packaging Equipment]

Accounting Clerk                                                        Sep 1987 – Jan 1989
Toronto Gears Ltd., Toronto, ON
[Manufacturer of gears and pulleys]
Kumar S. Ratnam                                                                     Page 5 of 5




                                          Education

          Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from the Baruch College of
           City University of New York, USA
          Active member of the Association of Management Consultants, Ontario, Canada
          PMP credentials in progress: Completed 5000+ hours of required project management
           documentation. An exam to be completed to obtain credentials.


                                     Technical Expertise

 Project Management Methodologies: CHPDP, ACES, PMI, RUP, etc.
 Risk Management Tool: RCTS
 Knowledge Management Tools: OnDemand, UPK, Sharepoint, HPQC
 ERP: JD Edwards – Enterprise One
      Financials: JDE Enterprise One 9.0 GL, AP, AR, Credit/ Collections and Auto Cash,
         Fixed Assets, Job Cost, Manufacturing Accounting and Enterprise Report Writer
      Distribution: JDE 9.0 SOP, Inventory Management and Procurement
      Other: JDE Workflow Management, Address Book, and User/ Menu configuration and
         security and interoperability processes.
 People Soft
      Financials: 7.50 GL, AP, AR and Billing
 Operating Systems and Utilities
      Data base query tools, SQL, Crystal reports
      Heterogeneous environments: AS400, Oracle, Microsoft, Sun, Dell, Windows 2000, NT,
         MacOS, MS Access, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel.


                                         Personal Info

Nationality:      Canadian

Tel:              +1-416-294-7770

Email:            kratnam@ewizit.com

				
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