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Steve
cobbersm@msn.com
904-434-5047
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Technical Director / Senior Project Manager
18 years experience W2
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Summary

30 year information technology professional within the rail transportation/logistics industry, with emphasis on transportation and logistics systems, commercial systems, strategic development, process improvement, automation, mobility and analytics. Strong people and vendor management skills include team building, RFI/RFP, employee coaching and career development.

Experience
Technical Director - Commercial and Intermodal Applications
Transportation
Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
Jacksonville, FL
  • Directed application development for CSX Commercial systems (CRM, Pricing, Disputes, Sales and Marketing, Campaigns, Commercial Forecasting) and Intermodal (Trucking Operations, Bid Management, Analytics).
    Rapid investment growth over a 3 year period ($4M > $7M > $14M).
  • Staff of 40 (Employees/Contractors).

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Designed and initiated a Customer Experience program for Intermodal
  • Rebuilt fading IT-business relationships
  • Built and maintained multiple vendor relationships (NTT, CSC, Infosys, Nagarro, SAS, IBM)
Project Management Application Development Analytics Program Management Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint SAS Clarity Project Management Budget Management Business Analysis Business Case Preparation Vendor Management Agile Methodology Cross-Functional Team Management Team Build UAT CX
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Technical Director – Rail Applications
Transportation
Jan 2006 - Jan 2013
Jacksonville, FL

Directed application development for CSX Transportation, supporting Yard Inventory and Switching, Locomotive Operations, Inspection Automation (Mechanical Train Inspection and Track Inspection), Mobile solutions.

Advanced strategic initiatives: Application Modernization and GPS. Managed Locomotive systems, including Inventory Management.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Implemented locomotive centric solutions for improved fuel efficiency and Positive Train Control (Train Control Module and locomotive backoffice integration). Member of the PTC Steering Committee.
  • Championed GPS across the enterprise, formed the GPS Advisory Council. Built strong alliances with the Graphical Information Systems (GIS) team to drive innovative business solutions
  • Built best-in-class FRA Inspection and Mechanical Train Inspection applications
  • Named Program Director for Asset Group Alignment focused on delivering to the enterprise asset management vision.
Project Management Program Management Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Business Analysis Analytics Budget Management Vendor Management Business Case Development Data General Iterative (Iterative Methodology) Asset Management Application Development Cross-Functional Team Management UAT MS Visio
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Technical Director
Transportation
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
Jacksonville, FL

Technical Director – Technology Process Improvement, 2003 to 2005

Data driven process improvement analysis focused on track inspection, mechanical operations, safety, training, help desk and medical.

Process Improvement Analysis Training Project Management Data General Six Sigma
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Education
Master's in Business Administration
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY, 2002 - 2003
Bachelor's in Management Information Systems
FLORIDA STATE, 1979 - 1982
Minor: Computer Science
Skills
Project Management
2017
12
Analytics
2017
10
Application Development
2017
10
Budget Management
2017
10
Business Analysis
2017
10
Cross-Functional Team Management
2017
10
Microsoft Excel
2017
10
Microsoft PowerPoint
2017
10
Program Management
2017
10
UAT
2017
10
Vendor Management
2017
10
Data General
2013
9
Asset Management
2013
7
Business Case Development
2013
7
Iterative (Iterative Methodology)
2013
7
MS Visio
2013
7
Agile Methodology
2017
3
Business Case Preparation
2017
3
Clarity Project Management
2017
3
CX
2017
3
SAS
2017
3
Team Build
2017
3
Analysis
2005
2
Process Improvement
2005
2
Six Sigma
2005
2
Training
2005
2
RFP
0
1
Awards
CSX Award of Excellence, 2003
CSX Award of Excellence, 2007
CSX Award of Excellence, 2009