Bsc Computing Science
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
National Manager - Private Label
"...Whilst working with Sarah at Petbarn Retail she used her vast experience to launch exclusive brands into the business, which were very successful and improved efficiency and increased profitability.
Through process improvement and developing new ranges Sarah provided a platform to deliver long term results and embed new ways of working. Sarah always demonstrated a very friendly, professional and welcoming personality to all."
Technology Chnage Manager -
Sydney Trains - TfNSW
Working with Sarah on the Sydney Trains Sydney Growth Trains (SGT) project was a pleasure. Sarah's professionalism, responsiveness to tasks and actions, follow up, and high quality of output made the project easier for the entire team. Sarah co-ordinated and facilitated all project team meetings, assisted Project team members with communications, project planning and co-ordination of training and presentation materials and scheduling. Sarah's planning and co-ordination skills contributed greatly to the success of the delivery of the Sydney Growth Trains Project. When Sarah joined the SGT Project team I was immediately impressed with how quickly she came up to speed on the Project Plan, and adopted her responsibilities with professionalism and timeliness. I recommend Sarah in any Project management role she wishes to pursue, and would happily work with her again in the future.
TEST & COMMISSIONING MANAGER
Sarah and I worked together on the Waratah Series 2 rolling stock project, valued at $1.7B. She was responsible for preparing the Operational Plans and had to ensure that the details were 100% accurate in order for our Test Trains to operate on the Sydney Trains network safely. Sarah often had to meet tight deadlines to prepare the Ops Plans and faced the pressure of obtaining signatures from all the key stakeholders of Sydney Trains, Downer and TfNSW. She did an outstanding job, always delivering on time, which allowed us to maintain our delivery schedule. I do not hesitate in recommending Sarah and it would be lovely to work with her again in the future.
"...I worked with Sarah on a project that she led with with one of our customers. Sarah managed the project very well with good, clear communications and maintained an excellent relationship with the customer throughout. Happy to recommend her services."
Senior Proejct Manager - TfNSW
Sarah operates at a level far beyond anything expected of the project coordinator role for which she was hired. Sarah competently addressed all requirements of the role and then applied her formidable organisational skills and experience to rescue our most important project from certain chaos. Sarah pulled together stakeholder identification, communications and meeting organisation in an impossible time-frame to ensure their buy-in and cooperation. Sarah is also genius at managing difficult personalities and is an asset to any team. I recommend Sarah highly.
GM - Product & Production - SFG
'Sarah is a highly motivated team player,outstanding in her awareness and identification of commercial opportunities to expand and extend product lines specific to the brands she services ...
She thinks outside the box,is passionate about her product and excellent at driving sustainable high margin business through her both selection of appropriate new sources along with building and maintaining long term relationships with existing key vendors.....Sarah will be a wonderful asset in any business where pressing the boundaries is a way of life.'
I am an experienced project & business product professional who has spent over 15 years working in roles as a brand developer, production manager, buyer, product & category manager, educator and trainer, and through to internal PMO. Across multi-tier & channel organisations - SME's and ASX listed large corporates, and amongst traditional retail and pure-play eCommerce.
Most of my career has been spent working in an end-to-end PLM model where I was able to work on a brand, product or process from its inception to its launch and through to 'in-market life'. Following the 'in-market life' as BAU and managing it until 'out-of-season' or at 'quit-life' in a range or business review process.
From the vendor partner's manufacturing plant - walking-the-floor, to shipping yards, to head office and through to the warehouse and stores. My time & experience through businesses in retail, manufacturing & production - has seen me work through many facets of the product life cycle and enabled me to understand many areas that are often not considered when implementing a new project, process, and training.
One of the key skills I bring to my work is being able to access and advise from my body of experience, not only in the positive, but also being able to advise where I have seen less than successful outcomes be it due to a combination of strategic, process related tech and people issues.
In 2018, I made the decision to work primarily in a free-lance capacity taking advantage of the flexibility offered through technology. I am available to consult through a number of organisations via both fixed, retainer and adhoc consulting arrangements.
This site has been built to provide a snapshot of who I am and some of the key experiences that I believe provide the basis of what I offer. My LinkedIn profile offers another perspective, and I'm always keen to talk through - over the phone - any aspect of what you see here.
TRANSPORT for NSW:
Contractor:Program Jnr. Project Manager
TRANSPORT for NSW: SYDNEY TRAINS - Sydney Growth Trains (SGT) for Future Network Delivery (FND)
Projects: Program Jnr Project Manager - New Fleet Implementation
Project management across:
activities that contribute to the development and delivery of a range of programs and projects within the Future Network Delivery Portfolio.
complex transport rail infrastructure projects involving multiple inter department and agency stakeholders and interface working groups, within Transport for NSW, to deploy new trains into the network revenue service.
[and to] facilitate and manage key project activities with the Snr Project Manager and Director through reporting and steering committee actions - in consultation with schedulers, finance partners, training, safety & change managers, program and project groups - across multiple sites within NSW.
KEY TECH EXPERIENCE
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?
WORKING WITH ME
Awarded Sponsorship Incentive
HONG KONG 2012
Fashion & Accessories Trade Fair, Hong Kong PRC from the APLF Ltd HK for Materials, Manufacturing & Technology, PRC.; in conjunction with TCF Australia/ TCF Belmont WA Business Centre.
Awarded Sponsorship Incentive
48TH IIGA/IIGF & TEX-TRENDS
Fashion & Accessories Trade Fair
NEW DELHI INDIA
From the APEC [Apparel Export Promotion Council] The Ministry of Textiles India; in conjunction with TCF Australia/ TCF Belmont WA Business Centre.
NSW State Group Finalist for casting.
‘TOP DESIGN’ Television show
Granada Global Productions.
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Certificate IV in Design
The International School of Colour & Design - ISCD