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Lisa L MacLellan

3321 Mintwood Drive


Mint Hill, NC 28227
704-746-4486
lisa@consultant4hire.com

PROGRAM AND DATABASE MANAGER

Results driven Database/Business Consultant and Project Manager, providing efficient and effective
solutions towards the achievement of best solutions/ best practices, while increasing productivity in the
market.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• JD Edwards (purchasing, estimating and invoicing software)


• IHMS/Mark Systems Certified (purchasing, estimating and invoicing software)
• FAST (purchasing, estimating and invoicing software)
• Timberline (purchasing, estimating and invoicing software)
• Trueline (purchasing, estimating and invoicing software)
• Businees Objects/Crystal Reports XI Certified
• Hyphen Solutions Buildpro and Supplypro
• HBSP-Lloyds/BRIX (purchasing, estimating and invoicing software)
• CFT
• Sales Simplicity
• AutoCad proficient
• Peachtree (purchasing and invoicing software)
• Strong Operational background
• Data-mapping
• Self-motivated, goal oriented, decisive manager
• Tenacious problem-solver
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Strong analytical thinker with a high level of concentration
• High level of integrity, self-discipline and company dedication
• Highly proficient computer skills
• Negotiated pricing for competitive bidding
• Efficient in quantity take-off estimates through all phases of construction

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RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2006 – Present Independent Consultant

• Project management.
• Implementation management.
• Organizational restructuring.
• Operational restructuring.
• Resolved application issues and determined reasonable approach to address them.
• Identified and addressed application performance and integration issues.
• Combined management experience with a keen understanding of database setup and the daily use
of software systems.
• Assessed and built logical databases that maximized maintenance efficiency for local and national
homebuilders and supply houses.
• Assessed workflow and suggested changes as needed to provide maximum performance.
• Offsite long and short term support and training.
• Customized database report writing using Crystal Reports and Excel DB Queries.
• Provided software training and database maintenance.
• Wrote custom reports using Crystal Reports.

2005 – 2007 Director of Purchasing and Estimating, Gandy Communities, Cornelius

• Managed purchasing staff. Trained them how to obtain new plan pricing, update quarterly
budgets, create start packages to the field and other in-house production, purchasing and
estimating duties.
• Consistently sought out growth opportunities in our market and innovative techniques to set us
apart.
• Constructed and managed a successful and lucrative rebate and model home program.
• Managed revisions and new designs for house plans.
• Created and managed CAD department.
• Trained new hires and aggressively educated current employees to create confident and
knowledgeable team members who were able to grow into new positions and support existing
needs.
• Member of MIS emergency team.
• Wrote custom reports using Crystal Reports and Excel DB Queries.
• Team leader and founder of regional focus group for IHMS.

2002 –2005 Purchasing/Estimating Manager, Mulvaney Homes, Inc., Charlotte

• Appointed to newly created position.


• Produced and maintained monthly budgets, proposed projects and specialty pricing.
• Sought and implemented cost-saving procedures.
• Negotiated material costs according to construction scheduled and anticipated needs.
• Produced and maintained accurate and thorough take-offs for multi-family and single-family.
• Prepared and managed all special projects outside of normal production.
• Created and managed rebate and model home program.
• Created and implemented Scopes of Work.
• Member of MIS emergency team.
• Worked closely with management team, including Sales, Marketing, Warranty, Accounting and IT.
• Reported to President.
• Consulted with architects on plan revisions and new plan designs.
• Wrote custom reports using Crystal Reports and Excel DB Queries.

2000 – 2002 Senior Estimator, Multifamily Coordinator, Mulvaney Homes, Inc.,


Charlotte

• Trained new hires in the computer homebuilding system and the house-start and management
process.
• Recruited for the improvement and expansion of multifamily division of Mulvaney Homes.
• Created and implemented multifamily scheduling and activity allocations for field Hand Held
Computers.
• Managed City/County Plan review.
• Produced and maintained quarterly budgets and proposed projects for Senior VP of Construction.
• Assisted Senior VP of Construction in identifying cost-saving techniques, materials and
procedures.
• Negotiated vendor contracts.
• Produced and maintained accurate and thorough take-offs.
• Responsible for constructing and maintaining bid contracts in database.
• Interfaced internally and externally to resolve pricing, materials management and quality
concerns.
• Instituted job walks to insure material and quality control.
• Member of MIS emergency team.
• Implemented and conducted company sponsored computer modules.

1998 – 2000 Estimator and Purchasing Assistant, Squires Homes, Beazer, Charlotte,
Columbia and Greensboro

• Trained new hires in the computer homebuilding system and the house-start process.
• Assisted in constructing winning bid for two HUD projects.
• Assistant to Director of Purchasing.
• JD Edwards implementation team member.
• Produced and maintained quarterly budgets and specialty pricing requests for Division President.
• JD Edwards and HBSP systems set-up and maintenance.
• Sought and managed national and local rebates for three divisions, ranking #1 in Beazer nationally
in 1999 and first quarter of 2000.
• Assisted Director of Purchasing in identifying cost-saving techniques, materials and procedures.
• Conducted Bid Review and Price Negotiations.
• Produced and maintained accurate and thorough take-offs.
• Responsible for constructing and maintaining bid contracts in database.
• Interfaced with vendors and field personnel to resolve pricing, quantity and quality concerns.
• Wrote custom reports using Crystal Reports.

1997 – 1998 Administrative Assistant/Contract Administrator, Squires Homes, Beazer

• Contract administration for Charlotte, Columbia and Greenville divisions.


• Addressed vendor concerns, resolved or refered issues.
• Created monthly budget reports.
• Administrative support for Purchasing and Estimating.
• Printed and processed house start packages.
• National account rebate submittal and tracking.
• Liaison to Field personnel.

1993 – 1997 Project Manger, Estimator, Consultant, A/P and Painter, Ray Sines Painting

• Team Leader.
• Cultivated and maintained client base.
• Developed relationships with clients from the initial bidding to the satisfied completion of the job.
• Prepared bids and contracted work with both existing and newly constructed homes.
• Full charge bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, workman’s comp and insurance filing.
• Client consultation.
• House painting.

ADDITIONAL COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in all of the following applications: Microsoft Office 2007 Products, Access, ODBC, Snagit,
Winest, Corporate SalesBuilder, Photoshop, Adobe, AutoCAD, Quiken/Quickbooks, Foxpro.

EDUCATION

1984 Communications - Biola University, La Mirada, CA


Ongoing – CPCC and Metrotek, software applications, computer technology and business management
** Currently enrolled in PMP Certification and Project 2007