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Ebony Barnes

Freelance Business Consultant & Blog Writer

Location:Springfield, Ohio, United States
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Acquisition Program (Project) Manager

• Acquisition Program Manager, managing projects for a program with a $2.6B dollar budget
o Co-lead for a multi-functional geographically located team, multiple projects with a $340M dollar budget
o Manages design, development, and overall program integration planning
o Develop and present high level briefings and documents to senior leader officials
o Authored and coordinated program management and logistics supportability documents, gaining endorsement by company CEO’s
o Manage cost, schedule, and performance for multiple projects to include major contracts
o Lead for multi-functional enterprise team for 7 phase $23M project
o Proactively identified, managed and closed risks
• Develop risk management plans, reporting metrics, and closure criteria to mitigate risk
o Develop processes, implemented procedures and preventative metrics for reoccurring program errors
o Review technical proposals, provided technical evaluations, and lead fact-finding meetings, resulting in awarding contracts to the best company
o Prepares and presents project status during Program Management Reviews
o Develop performance work statements, statement of objectives and work, bullet background papers, memorandums of agreement, and request for proposals for projects
o Led working groups consisting of engineers, logistics, configuration, finance and contracting managers, tracking progress of projects for the entire program

Acquisition Logistics Manager

• Managed logistics for a $17B dollar high profile acquisition program
o Developed combined Program Objective Memorandums/Budget Estimate Submissions
o Secured, executed, and managed over $495M dollars to support research, development, production, test, and evaluation, engineering, manufacturing, software and hardware development, fielding to support worldwide operations.
o Ensured requirements were identified, acquired and met for the program
o Developed pricing activity data, analyzed technical and cost proposals, employed effective risk management, action and resolution plans to prevent schedule delays, technical risk and cost overrun
o Researched, analyzed, and implemented customer requirements, foreign business practices and developed and implemented global agreements
o Led research, identified common business practices that minimized unforeseen impacts and achieved cost savings of millions of dollars for the program.
o Developed and presented countless quarterly briefings to an audience of 300+ senior level officials, and private sector contracting companies
o Managed multiple configuration projects, often succeeding in closing a project up to 12 months earlier than estimated date
o Led and Co-led working groups for numerous large projects that I managed
o Led process investigations, omitted critical delays in product support and planning, expedited implementation of critical logistics support and avoided supply chain bottleneck of hardware development
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Business Consulting
Blog Writing