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Simon Metz

Global Consulting Firm & Digital Agency Experience

New York, NY, United States
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About Me

Leader and strategist with 20 years of experience combining strategic, product, technology and operational expertise transforming enterprises, optimizing and leading delivery practices, and directing mission-critical systems, looking for contract engagements. Extensive capability to lead programs and delivery on time and budget while building trusting, long-term client relationships with client leadership. Develop and lead projects to support the strategic direction of the businesses with immediate tactical needs & long-term strategy, design, and technology elements for client facing and internal platforms.
Proven adaptability to multiple business environments and domains with experience in: financial services, healthcare, media, manufacturing, telecommunications, automotive and consumer products.

  • Product Manager on many digital products in B2C and B2B space (SFDC, ERPs, Data Lake & WH...), creating vision and specs. managing, and driving delivery of technology, big data/analytics, UX and development stories in AGILE and Kanban methodology.
  • Program Management for Fortune 50 – 1000 firms, reorganizing teams, building new operating models, working to optimize and improve PMOs and working processes, aligning with COO, CIO, CMO, and CEOs
  • Analyze and develop roadmaps for digital marketing (competitive analysis, marketing ROI, analytics, and integration)
  • Digital strategy & transformation, marketing & communications planning & implementation with deep experience in user experience, digital platforms, eco-systems, technology, and PMO
  • Experience working with global clients and managing off-shore vendors/teams.
  • Experienced Big Data consultant, working closely on the sources of record, data lineage, data quality, and relevant Data Lakes, Marts, and warehouses. Optimizing data gathering and usage
  • Ability to define, map, leverage, and document data disparate repositories to drive business decisions
  • Technology strategy & management for full lifecycle design and development projects from front end CMS, micro services, middleware to ERP and EDW platforms
  • Managed multi-million dollar project revenues including P&L and staffing, quarterly margins, and forecasting
  • Extensive experience in Agile transformation, Agile Product Owner, creation of backlogs, Sprints, Stories, Tasks, MS AZURE & JIRA workflows and day to day Agile management/ Scrum Master.
  • Strong team leadership and mentoring skills managing as many as 10 direct reports.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
 Clients included: Johnson & Johnson, JPMC, General Electric, Dell/EMC, AB InBev, MetLife, American Express, Bloomberg, The Hartford Insurance Group, Wells Fargo, Hearst Digital, BarclayCard US, Liberty Mutual, Dow Jones, Christies Inc., Mass General Hospital, McKinsey & Co, Nestle Waters, U. S. Trust, Cablevision, Chrysler, Avaya, Philips Lighting and Electronics, Charter Communications, BNY Mellon and Time Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi-aventis, Roche

Work Experience
Program Manager & Agile Transformation Lead at Anheuser-Bush Inbev May 2022  - present New York, NY, USA

Working with VP to engage with mission critical GHQ project that brings real time data to marketing initiatives. Building out more formalized program management WoW, setting up and managing Azure DevOps instance with multiple boards and teams. Running multiple team standups to move Agile processes

Agile Innovation Lead, Coach, Azure Platform Manager at AB Inb Jan 2021  - present

I lead the agile practices within the ABi Innovation groups. I train and coach new and existing team members, I run the Agile process and ceremonies, I manage a number of Azure dashboards working with leaders to create visualizations of KPIs on project-specific and leadership boards.

Product Owner - Supply Chain Applications at Johnson & Johnson Medical May 2021  - Jun 2022

Working with business leaders and technology teams to manage a strategic supply chain workflow application

  • Defining Vision and Strategy for the supply chain workflow application
  • Evaluate Product Progress and plan product execution
  • Manage Application Life Cycle Management and SDLC document & release approvals (DevOps)
  • Report to business on release plans, budgets, resources, application usage, and infrastructure/environment reqs
  • Manage vendors, contracts, funding models from business units

Bachelor of Science from Columbia University in the City of New York


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