Melinda Samuelson

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Freiberuflich, Freelance Consultant: Global Business Project / Process Manager, M.Samuelson

Abschluss: Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Zurich, Switzerland

About me

• As a Project Management Specialist, I offer 20+ years expertise across industries in delivering international business projects & solutions, including 11+ years in customer-facing roles. • I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and I hold a Master’s Certificate in Project Management. • I have led numerous multi-cultural & cross-functional global project teams of subject-matter-experts based in different countries, regions, & time zones. • A “networked thinker” who naturally sees organizational dependencies, I build bridges across various domains, link high-level strategy to executional details, and drive collaboration globally across the business, regions, & functions. • Passionate about dynamic process design & optimization with creating value as the goal, I am a collaborative, innovative, & naturally curious personality, who brings a unique structured & flexible problem-solving approach to my daily work.

Skills

Project Management
Process Development & Improvement
Business Process Management
Change Management
Business Transformation
Team Leadership
Communications
Supplier Management
Quality Management
Account Management
Operations
Global
International
Multicultural
Information Technology
Financial Services
Banking
Consulting
Pharmaceutical
Strong global business acumen
Oversight of strategic concepts to detailed execut
Conceptualizing & designing organizational change
Collaborative - innovative - naturally curious
Leading matrix & remote project teams
Driving multiple workstreams concurrently
Logical & impersonal problem-solving
Analytical & critical thinking
Quality- & deliverable-focused
English Language
International Project Management
IT Project Management
Project Planning
Project Manager
Project
Projects
project
Process
Processes
Process Optimization
Process Development
Business Processes
Customer processes
Process Design
Business Process
Process Improvement
Process Management
Business Process Development
change Management
Change Management Processes
Organizational Change Management
Change Communication
IT Change Management

Timeline

Professional experience for Melinda Samuelson

  • Current 6 years and 5 months, since 2018

    Freelance Consultant: Global Business Project / Process Manager

    M.Samuelson

    Contract, interim, & personal development projects: – Holcim | Zug, Switzerland | 2020 - ongoing – Roche Diagnostic (HAYS) | Rotkreuz, Switzerland | 2019 – Real estate investment | Lungern, Switzerland | 2018 - ongoing

  • 2010 - 2017

    Global Business Project Manager (Assistant Vice President)

    Credit Suisse

    2014 - 2017 Supplier Agreement Manager | Global Payments Program 2014 Project Manager | Global Market Data 2011-2013 Communications Project Manager | Process, Project & Quality Management Team 2010-2011 Quality Manager for Projects | Global Front Solutions

  • 1997 - 2008

    Senior Global Project Manager

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    2007-2008 Senior Global Project Manager | Volume Direct Operations 2003-2007 Global Operations Manager | Volume Direct Operations 2001-2003 Global Deployment Manager | Volume Direct Operations 2000-2001 International Project Leader [Compaq] 1998-2000 International Project Coordinator [Inacom] 1997-1998 Intern: International Division [Inacom]

  • 1998 - 1998

    Intern: U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service

    United States Embassy | Bonn, Germany

    – Supported Embassy trade specialists & assisted US companies conducting business in and/or exporting goods & services to Germany

Educational background for Melinda Samuelson

  • 2022 - 2022

    Gallup StrengthsFinder Top 5

    Gallup

    – ACTIVATOR (Influencing): making things happen by turning thoughts into action – COMMUNICATION (Influencing): putting thoughts into words – INPUT (Strategic Thinking): craving to know more – INTELLECTION (Strategic Thinking): appreciating introspection & intellectual discussion – RESTORATIVE (Executing): dealing with problems, figuring out what is wrong, & resolving it

  • 1996 - 1997

    Betriebswirtschaftslehre (BWL) / International Business & German

    Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

    - Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Scholarship Exchange Program / Year Abroad

  • 1992 - 1998

    Bachelor of Arts: International Business Management & German

    University of Nebraska at Omaha

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Intermediate

Interests

Traveling (Thailand - Nicaragua - Tunisia - Croatia - Maldives - Jordan - Zambia - Japan - Hawaii USA)
Charitable volunteer work (Habitat for Humanity: Global Village Programme - Zambia / SOS Children’s Village - Romania)
Dog walking
Reading non-fiction
Yoga & meditation

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