Micah Strong is a driven IT professional with a background in Retail management, SAP procurement, Agile/Kanban Practice, with a proven ability to master new applications and possesses strong analytical and planning skills.
Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
Soft Skills: Highly Communicative, Analytical Problem Solving, Service Oriented, Risk Assessment, Dedication to Quality, Flexible, Project Coordination.
Relevant Experience: Management, Agile, Purchasing, Logistics, Data Entry, Staff Development, Training, Process Improvement, Project Planning/Coordination
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Version One, Service Now, Everbridge, GitHub, SharePoint.
Agile Scrum Master Certification
End User: Social Engineering
Professional Experience Highlights
Scrum Master utilizing Agile/Kanban methodologies for two different operations and analytics teams in a Dev-ops environment.
Scrum master for an on-call Incident management cross product infrastructure team with the express purpose of cross training production operational personnel in incident resolution.
Work closely with product owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
Educate and reinforce scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and stakeholders.
Tracked and managed product backlog, burndown metrics, velocity and task breakdown.
Addressed problems through risk management and contingency planning.
Continuous training in journey mapping, backlog management, story creation, cross role functionality, role blending and agile/ product ops models
Business Systems Procurement Analyst
Partnered with Project Management for SAP Purchase requisition creation, review and analysis.
Resolved or presented issues to Data standards, Sourcing, Cost center, or Category management. Trains BU partners on SAP processes as needed.
In a real time, integrated business environment, start procurement process in the supply chain management process.
Enables material/service fulfillment requirements to be met through BU processes. Understands flow of demand to inventory, master agreements, and other purchase transactions. Executes PRs accurately and in a timely manner.
Store Manager/Project Supervisor/Business Development Manager
Prepared a variety of reports such as bookkeeping reports, daily balance sheets, front-end performance measurements.
Audited and maintained records to ensure integrity and accurate report information.
Supervised department personnel to ensure satisfactory performance of all job functions and compliance with company policies, operating procedures, safety standards and governmental regulations.
Coordinated storewide Kaizen efficiency improvement effort utilizing employee engagement and organizational techniques, a Special needs task revision process, VOC (Voice of the Customer) storewide implementation initiative and multiple United Way charity drives.
Coached, mentored, motivated and led direct reports to accomplish goals of the location plan and personal goals for each staff member.
Reviewed financial performance reports and analyzed and interpreted data to identify opportunities to obtain cost savings objectives through efficient planning of resources, including labor.
Coordinated internal and external communication in a multinational organization with both private and public entities.
Utilized market trends and client feedback to provide tailored computer software to individual product needs.
Evaluate competitor pricing and conduct appropriate price comparisons.
Coordinated and oversaw several marketing initiatives resulting in an increased client base.
Education & Training
York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management
Minneapolis Community and Technical College – A.S. – Information Technology (in process)