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Amber Hanford

Process Engineer II at hibu

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area
  1. hibu,
  2. Bambier Designs
  1. Mount Mercy College
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Mount Mercy College

Mount Mercy College

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A results-driven, disciplined professional with over a decade of experience in global business operations in both team and project management with a proven track record in executing on-time, creative solutions to complex problems.

Specializing in: Project Management, Product Fulfillment Launches, International Training, Supply Chain/Production Planning, Data Analysis, Continuous Improvement, Strategic Planning, Graphic Design, LEAN Six Sigma Manufacturing Principles, Online and Print Publication Design.


Process Engineer II

– Present (11 months)

Process Engineer I

(3 years)Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area

Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and making recommendations to strategic plans and reviews. Define process workflows and standards for production, productivity and quality. Monitor workflows to identify trends and adjust as necessary. Identify needed system improvements. Manage existing process and implementation of changes to processes. Coordinate with marketing and various other operational departments to implement new products and processes. Create and conduct training for both local (US) employees and offshore (India, Manila, and Spain) employees. Coordinate projects across multiple international locations to ensure on time delivery and consistency across different production locations.

Owner / Designer

Bambier Designs
(14 years)Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area

Provide marketing advertising solutions by creating websites, logos and advertising portfolios for clients. Provide training for clients to enable them to maintain their own websites. Coordinate projects with contractors to ensure deadlines were met and products were designed to specifications. Complete all accounting related responsibilities.

Production Planner

(2 years)Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area

Oversee headcount and production workflows in US and overseas locations. Manage resources to support ad creation and pagination demands for shipping schedules of ~1000 annual directory publications as well as internet based products. Track, analyze and review key performance indicators and launch continuous improvement projects as needed to improve product quality and turn.

Supervisor / Team Leader

(2 years)Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area

Investigate, develop and maintain accurate methods of collecting data for department and individual productivity and accuracy performance. Participate in Lean Kaizen and Value Stream Mapping events. Perform root-cause analyses to improve productivity and reduce recurring issues on individual, team, and customer feedback levels. Audit team members on a regular basis to ensure process consistency. Discuss process variances with counterparts in other US and Overseas departments and coordinate updating of documentation. Provide coaching to direct reports to improve personal, departmental and company performance.

Company formerly known as Pindar/Yell Adworks/Yellowbook

Digital Support / Artist

(4 years)Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area

Liaised with customers and sales representatives to troubleshoot problems
with faulty artwork provided in various different electronic formats.


  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Outlook
  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Software Documentation
  • Team Building
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • HTML
  • Process Engineering
  • Problem Solving
  • Lean Operations
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Training
  • Training Delivery
  • Web Design
  • Print Management
  • Advertising
  • Online Advertising
  • Production Planning
  • Production Support
  • Process Improvement
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Blogging
  • Graphic Design
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Project Planning
  • Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
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Volunteer Experience & Causes

Municipal Liaison

(8 years)Arts and Culture

Municipal Liaison for the Cedar Rapids and General Iowa writing communities. Schedule events and provide support while fostering a community environment for hundreds of area writers embarking on a journey to complete a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Schedule kick-off and wrap-up parties before/after the event.

Opportunities Amber is looking for:

Causes Amber cares about:

  • Children
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

Organizations Amber supports:

  • Save The Children Foundation
  • American Red Cross
  • United Way of East Central Iowa


Mount Mercy College

Honors & Awards

hibu Presidential Achievement Award 2013
Yell Adworks 3rd Quarter Award 2010
Pindar Set Annual Award 2008
Pindar Set 1st Quarter Award 2008
Business Professionals of America National Competitor

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