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Resume for Karl D. for Project Manager / Transportation & Warehousing in Dublin, Ireland

Occupation: Project Manager Industry: Transportation & Warehousing
Country: Ireland City: Dublin
State: Dublin ZIP: 24

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Name Karl D.
Residence Pineview Grove,



Dublin ,


Phone Mobile
Position Preference Permanent / Contract


  • . Years experience in I.T. mainly in Project / Programme Management, Software design and development.
  • I.T. Experience primarily in the supply chain / retail industry
  • Project / Programme management experience in many IT projects. Last major projects / programmes had an IT implementation budget circa €+ million.
  • Project Managed implementations across many Countries mainly within the EMEA region e.g. Poland, Nordics, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, Holland, Australia.
  • Experience in Business Relationship Management across all functional areas and with clients.
  • Experience in creating a Project Management Office for a large multinational
  • Experience in IT budgeting & resourcing
  • Experience in managing third party suppliers of software and hardware.
  • Trained IT professionals to become Project Managers across many countries.
  • Prince accredited .
    Technologies used
  • Languages Progress GL, Java, PhP, Javascript, C, C++ . years
  • Systems worked with,
  • Customers ERP systems years
  • DHL’s Web based visibility tool . years
  • Clients / Vendors  WMS & Transport systems years
  • Web based applications & visibility toolsets . years
  • Varity of Integration applications Websphere etc...
  • – March :  

      DHL Senior IT Project Manager: 

    DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specialising in providing innovative and customised solutions from a single source. I worked in the customised solutions and Project Management Office delivery area. 

    As an EMEA IT project manager in DHL I reported to the EMEA IT Project delivery director. I was responsible for the specification, development and implementation of software solutions for clients such as EMPiK, Kyocera, Diageo, DELL, Motorola, Colgate as well as many internal DHL projects. I was involved in the full cycle of projects from the define stage to implementation with responsibility for all I.T. resources within these projects 


    EMPiK Project Aug – Sept

    Role – Senior I.T. Project Manager

    Description – EMPiK is retailer of books and multimedia products. EMPiK’s key market is Poland but they have also expanded into the Ukraine and Russia. It was my role as Senior I.T. Project Manager to design & implemented a Warehouse Management System & Transport system in their new Central distribution centre in Poland with full integration to customers ERP system across EMPiK’s + retails stores in Poland.

    Size – FTE, million SKU’s

    I.T. Budget €. million. Revenue per annum to DHL was € million

    Responsibility –

  • Agree the project scope
  • Recruitment of internal and external I.T. resources plus
  • Modify base system to agreed scope sign off
  • Identify issues / risk and perform route cause and resolution
  • Remotely managing different teams in different countries
  • I.T. budget owner
  • Scheduling
  • Remote Vendor / supplier management
  • Project reporting to Project board
  • End user training
  • Full I.T. Planning including Test plans & execution
  • Full I.T. implementation until operational handover

    This customer was extremely unstructured and a lot of my time was devoted to educating the customer on how to work smarter and in a structured way following the correct software lifecycle. This was a difficult project requiring many + hour weeks and foreign travel but was executed well and is used as a show case for potential clients. 

    Phase II is a web based retails system. I have also worked on the web workshops to understand the requirements and outline a proposal.  

    Systems Used – DHL’s Vendors system “Manhattan” modified, customers ERP system, DHL’s integration application, Bespoke SKU’s visibility tool. 


    Kyocera Mita Programme Nov – Aug

    Role – Senior I.T. Project Manager

    Description – Kyocera is a global manufacturer of printers and MFP’s. Kyocera decided to move to a central European distribution model with Regional distribution centres across Europe Germany, Italy, Spain, UK & Sweden. It was my role as I.T. Programme Manager to manage the role out of the RDC’s Regional Distribution Centres across Europe at a programme level.

    Size – sites, FTE,

    I.T. Budget €k. Revenue per annum to DHL was € million

    Responsibility –

  • Agree the project scope at country level
  • Recruitment on internal and external I.T. project managers reporting to myself
  • Ensure countries legal requirements were satisfied
  • Ensure scope was inline with the programme vision
  • Project level governance
  • Priority management
  • Issues and Risk resolution
  • Change control
  • Project reporting to Project board
  • Scheduling & budgeting
  • Vendor / supplier management
  • Agreement on additional modifications
  • Full I.T. project implementation until operational handover

    Systems Used – DHL’s Vendors system “Prologs” modified, DHL’s TransIT, customers ERP system, DHL’s integration application. Again this project as with all large DHL project required remote vendor management. Again the customer was challenging and dealing with their unique customs / working requirements from Asia required a different approach than standard project implementations.


    DHL Project Management Office Nov Nov Still involved from a steering committee perspective

    Role – Senior I.T. Project Manager

    Description – DHL due to several takeovers had many small Project Offices catering for different sectors in different countries. I was part of a management team that designed and implemented a standard PMO initially across Europe and eventually Globally within DHL. The system is web & database enables with a suite of reports for management dissection.

    Size – Global across DHL, Project Manager Contributors, authorised users.

    I.T. Budget – internal resources

    Responsibility –

  • Agree scope with steering committee
  • Agree reporting format & outputs
  • Spec system
  • Day to day project management of implementation
  • Change control
  • Project reporting to Project board
  • Pilot system
  • Role systems out across Europe.

    Systems Used – DHL’s Lotus notes databases, DHL’s EMEA data centre. 

    Diageo Sept – Jan

    Role – Senior I.T. Project Manager

    Description – DHL won a new contract to store and distribute Diageo’s spirits and liquors across Dublin. DHL was also tasked with creating all Diageo’s promotional packs for the export market. It was my responsibility to Design a system to warehouse and make these promotion products with full integration to Diageo’s SAP system and provide all relevant reports for customs.

    Size – FTE, , SKU’s

    I.T. Budget – €k

    Responsibility –

  • Agree scope & system fit
  • Agree customs reports
  • Agreed and spec integration for development for our EDI team
  • Day to day IT management of project until operation handover
  • Manage all levels of testing
  • Change control
  • Management of our international I.T. team. system hosted in UK, EDI team in India, SME’s from Italy

          Systems Used – DHL’s Vendors system Unison modified, customers ERP system, DHL’s integration application. 




      Exel Bought by DHL Programmer:

    Worked with the development team to analysis requirements and develop a WMS system with web functionality. Software used – Progress, Java, HTML 


  • Developed a fully functional WMS system with web based reporting for customer across EMEA and US for customers like Motorola, DELL etc...


    Projects Unlimited   Personal Trainer:

    I worked with various clients in the fitness industry as a personal trainer. I provided comprehensive initial assessments followed by detailed programmes which were constantly monitored. 


  • June       BSC in Computer Science
  • June       HDip in Leisure Management
  • Training
  • Prince Registered Practitioner
  • MSP
  • DESC Project Management Depict
  • DESC PM, PM In house Project Management courses
  • Computer Systems Design
  • Data Analysis
  • Programming


    Sports of all kinds, I regularly attend the gym, and still play GAA. I also manage a juvenile GAA team locally Thomas Davis.  

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