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Bsc Computing Science

 
 

ABOUT

I am an experienced project & business 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.

Sarah Verity
 

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Paul Greenlees

Senior Proejct Manager - TfNSW

Daphne O'Brien

GM - Product  & Production - SFG

JOY BOWDEN

National Manager - Private Label

GXL Ltd 

"...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."

DENISE PURCELL

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. 

MELVYN BOLUS

TEST & COMMISSIONING MANAGER

Downer Australia

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."

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.

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.

KEY EXPERIENCE
 
 2020-
Senior Business: Project Manager

TRANSPORT for NSW (TfNSW) 

Finance Systems & Programs | Group Finance - Statutory Finance & Corporate Services (formerly RMS) ASBITS Pty Ltd - contract


Compliance, Statutory Finance & Corporate Services
• Project management, governance and delivery - to ensure compliance in the adoption and implementation of new accounting standards FY19-20/20-21 through (RACI) roles, responsibilities, process, policy, and implementation with cross agency stakeholder management for TfNSW - critical high project value. 
• New accounting standards compliance - ‘Farebox’ concession services & GST operating service recovery management accounting and reporting project.
• [SAP] Leasing solution review & implementation - across thousands of individual leases - 3 specific leasing stages (incorporating complex diminishing depreciation).

• Project reporting to director level.

2019 - 2020

 Process Lead - Business Finance Analyst

TRANSPORT for NSW -  Roads and Maritime Services

Senior Project Coordinator

 

Finance Systems and Programs | Group Finance - Program Delivery
Group Finance Program for: Evolving Transport Finance and Business Systems Transformation Project; and Property Optimisation Project RACI policy review & update.
Transformation of agency finance reporting systems to global cluster system.

Skilled Experience in;
- Project control and governance within a large complex environment.
- Stakeholder engagement and communication skills
- Large scale environments, and responsible for multiple projects and work streams
- Program governance and framework - creation, development and maintenance, reporting creation, formatting and distribution.
- Strong working knowledge of the project life cycle. Project standards and methodologies
- Skilled in reporting for large projects, for executive level, steering committee and project control groups, briefing notes and policy documentation review.

Contractor with ASBITS Pty Ltd

2019 

Contractor:Program Jnr. Project Manager

Projects & Reporting - Program Management Office

Sydney Trains

Operational Delivery - Planning & Delivery GPMO:

Senior Project Coordinator -Project Controller for PoC 
- FLIR Frontline Incident Response Program: encompassing standup for POC NIRT (Network Incident Response Team) & POC ERU (Emergency Response Team).

Future Network Delivery: Digital Systems Transformation Office. PMO Business Development - Reporting Analyst - Program Coordinator
- New program for the digitisation of signalling - replacement of line-side signalling equipment with the latest cab signalling technology.
- Transforming the future of rail in Sydney by changing how the network is managed and controlled, by replacement of legacy signalling and train control with modern, internationally proven, intelligent systems. 

Future Network Delivery Operational Readiness - Rapid Delivery: New Fleet Implementation. Program: Jnr Project Manager - Program Coordinator
- Sydney Growth Trains (SGT) - Waratah Series 2 / B Sets deployment
- New Inter-City Fleet (NIF)
- Tangara Technology Upgrade (TTU)
Directorate - Future Network Delivery (FND) / Strategic Planning, Projects, & Performance (SPPP PMO)

Skilled Experience in; 
- Project control and governance within a large complex environment. 
- Stakeholder engagement and communication skills
- Large scale environments, and responsible for multiple projects and work streams
- Program governance and framework - creation, development and maintenance, reporting creation, formatting and distribution.
- Strong working knowledge of the project life cycle. Project standards and methodologies
- Skilled in reporting for large projects, for executive level, steering committee and project control groups. 

Contractor with ASBITS Pty Ltd

 
KEY SKILLS
KEY TECH EXPERIENCE
FORMAL EDUCATION
 
 
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR? 
Professional Memberships

ASSOCIATE MEMBER 

DIA - DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER

AITD - AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

WORKING WITH ME
 
 

HonourS

2012

Awarded Sponsorship Incentive 

FASHION ACCESS

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. 

HoNours

2012

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

Honours

2011

NSW State Group Finalist for casting.

‘TOP DESIGN’ Television show

Granada Global Productions.

Nine Network

HONOURS

2008

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE 

for the

Certificate IV in Design

The International School of Colour & Design - ISCD

CONTACT ME

sarah.verity@asbits.co

P.O Box 964 Wahroonga NSW 2076 Australia

+ 61 402 304 602

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