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Strategized, planned, and implemented an End-to-End workflow that was utilized both internally and with global vendors to streamline the production process and realize substantial cost savings.
• Built, strengthened, and maintained partnerships with onshore/offshore vendors
• Collaborated interdepartmentally to develop and implement efficient workflows
• Prepared, distributed, and analyzed RFPs on a yearly or per-initiative basis
• Led the team of Vendor Managers to efficiently supervise the production of all End-to-End projects in the following disciplines: Computer Science, Math, Nursing, Medicine, Finance, Public Safety, Automotive, Health, Electrical, Public Health, Pharmacy, Fitness Training, etc.
Built powerful teams by collaborating across boundaries to build and maintain strategic relationships
• Identified, negotiated, and implemented cost-reduction measures by expanding outsourcing and negotiating significant savings with JBL’s preferred offshore vendors totaling $250K in 2013
• Managed the Associate Directors of Production as well as the Math/Computer Science production team along with approximately 21 indirect reports
• Responsible for helping to guide the focus of the Production Editor group by establishing team goals, fostering career development, and balancing workload across groups
Managed a team of Production Editors and Assistants to streamline the workflow for schedule- and budget-driven lists including Nursing, Public Health, Computer Science, and Math
• Balanced workload and resources across lists to address ever-shifting schedule needs
• Provided support and leadership for eight direct reports
• Brainstormed and implemented best practices on a consistent and ongoing basis
• Innovated and improvised solutions to address the ever-changing needs of the business
Sole, hands-on responsibility for the entire production process of the Math/Computer Science suite of products.
• Accountable for meeting author signing goals in an Editorial capacity
• Instrumental in envisioning and assembling the author team that subsequently wrote the number-one bestselling computer science (CS0) textbook: Computer Science Illuminated, Dale/Lewis
• Innovative problem solver responsible for developing creative solutions to the ever-evolving technical needs of computer science and math textbook production
• Developed strong, long-term, and collaborative relationships with authors, vendors, and colleagues
Mastered all aspects of the production process for the Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics Group. Applied a unique problem-solving approach to develop streamlined workflows that translated to favorable time to market in addition to significant cost savings. While employed with Addison-Wesley, I also held the following positions:
• Production Editor
• Associate Production Editor
• Senior Production Coordinator
• Production Coordinator
• Production Assistant
• Production Intern
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