Julie McManus

Julie McManus

Principal, LEC, Certified Change Management Professional

Location
Columbus, Ohio Area
Industry
Management Consulting

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Julie McManus's Overview

Current
  • Principal at LEC
Past
  • People Solutions Director at Alexander Proudfoot Company
  • Principal and Managing Partner at Leadership Excellence Center
  • Vice President, Strategic Projects at Nash Finch Company
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Julie McManus' Summary

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Internationally-accomplished senior executive with 20+ years demonstrated results as a consultant, leader and practitioner in enterprise learning and development, change management, organization effectiveness, executive coaching and strategic management.

Proven success in training facilitation/measurement, team effectiveness, project and change management and performance improvement. Key executive roles and accountabilities reporting to c-suite executives. Consistently optimizes operating results through organizational development, operational efficiency, and application of best practices to yield world-class business solutions.

Recognized by associates and clients as a visionary leader who supports, trains, encourages and nurtures teams to deliver consistent and high-quality customer service. A motivational, lead-by-example change agent and advocate of empowerment and accountability providing diplomatic and participatory leadership ensuring efficiencies in process, control, compliance, profitability and shareholder value.

International work in South Africa, Botswana, Brazil, Peru, Trinidad, Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK and New Zealand

CRITICAL SKILL SET
* Executive Training and Development
* Organizational Development
* Change Management
* Certified Leadership Coach
* Training and Development
* Leadership Development
* Strategic Planning
* Six Sigma Black Belt
* Process/Performance Improvement
* Program/Project Management
* Operations Management
* Logistics and Distribution
* P&L Management


CONTACT
Phone: 937.210.0409
Email: executve1@gmail.com

Julie McManus' Experience

Principal

LEC

April 2014Present (6 months) Global

Trainer, coach, leader, entrepreneur, innovator, creator......

People Solutions Director

Alexander Proudfoot Company

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Management Consulting industry

2011April 2014 (3 years)

Reporting to the EVP of Operations, leading a team of specialists responsible for the training, alignment, coaching and communication in support of multiple domestic and international projects.
* Manage multiple domestic and international projects with a cumulative multi-million dollar training budgets. The People Solutions Teams deliver training, coaching, communication and coaching solutions for a wide range of clients and industries.
* Developed and delivered leadership and strategic direction for the Brazilian People Solutions Unit resulting in improved group collaboration, communication and cohesiveness.
* Managed a $5.2M performance improvement intervention, in support of a key Botswanian client initiative to increase diamond mining production.
* Delivered leadership development curriculum to a global executive team in Africa, creating efficiencies in site performance and group collaboration.

Principal and Managing Partner

Leadership Excellence Center

20092011 (2 years)

Managed and directed leadership development strategy and training solutions in support of a diverse range of performance improvement interventions across multiple industries and verticals. Partnered and counseled clients to assess needs, align interventions with objectives, develop strategy in support of organizational goals and establish program delivery parameters for senior client executives.

* Designed and implemented business sales and marketing strategy to deliver robust leadership training and development solutions to global sales and service enterprises.
* Performed organizational analysis of corporate Fit for Work, Fit for Life volunteer programs in South Africa, resulting to improved services for constituents, greater ability to replicate program and improved ability to meet program objectives.
* Coordinated fundraiser to raise capital to build a safe house for minors who were victims of human trafficking.

Vice President, Strategic Projects

Nash Finch Company

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NAFC; Wholesale industry

20082009 (1 year)

With direct accountabilities to the EVP of Operations, core responsibilities in the pre-acquisition due-diligence/assessment and on-boarding of four newly-acquired companies. With indirect leadership and project management responsibilities for IT, HR, warehousing, purchasing and transportation served as the point person for all people, systems and business process integration and on-boarding. Further responsibilities in the strategic and tactical oversight of enterprise sales and customer service.

* Implemented supplier consolidation program resulting in $330K reduction in annual operating expense.
* Analyzed and consolidated transportation lanes and logistics resulting in a $250K savings in transportation expense.
* Implemented product procurement, delivery, warehousing and process enhancements to Increase service levels of acquired company by three basis points, including a $900K increase in annual sales.

Senior Director of Military Markets

Nash Finch Company

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NAFC; Wholesale industry

20052008 (3 years)

Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Military Operations, integrated a division of a recently acquired $783M company. Managed four divisions outside of the headquarters office with a total of 12 associates responsible for 40% of military sales. Developed framework for the cultural and process integration of multiple divisions to ensure efficiencies in service standards and product distribution.

* Ensured the successful delivery of $300M in supplies for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) through comprehensive staff development and process enhancements.
* Saved $6M annually and reduced receiving time through the collaboration and implementation of Six Sigma processes.
* Increased service level by six basis points and commissary distribution by eight basis points.
* Reduced exposure by $580K annually through the implementation of Perfect Order Process systems and procedures.
* Successfully integrated and launched market expansion plan to achieve $120M in new business.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Management Consulting industry

19982000 (2 years) Global

Analyzed and assessed client organization's operations and provided recommendations for optimization and improvement. Worked with executive members of Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries (consumer goods, chemicals, financial services) and issues (marketing, customer satisfaction and retention, distribution, supply chain). Designed and implemented multiple client-specific surveys and analysis tools. Instrumental in generating impactful analysis findings.

Julie McManus' Certifications

  • Certified Change Management Professional

    • Prosci
    • September 2014
  • Certified Energy Leadership Coach

    • iPEC Coaching
    • February 2011
  • 6 Sigma Black belt

    • US Six Sigma
    • December 2008

Julie McManus' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Julie McManus' Publications

  • Professional Career Website

    • January 1, 2013
    Authors: Julie McManus

    Julie McManus is an Internationally-accomplished senior executive with 15+ years demonstrated results as a management consultant, leader and practitioner in enterprise learning and development, operations management, retail, logistics, executive coaching and strategic management. Julie has proven success in training facilitation/measurement, M&A, budgeting, Six Sigma/Lean principles and performance improvement management and has held key executive roles reporting to c-suite executives. She consistently optimizes operating results through organizational development, operational efficiency, and application of best practices to yield world-class business solutions. Recognized by associates and clients as a visionary leader who supports, trains, encourages and nurtures teams to deliver consistent and high-quality customer service, Julie McManus is a motivational, lead-by-example change agent and advocate of empowerment and accountability providing diplomatic and participatory leadership ensuring efficiencies in process, control, compliance, profitability and shareholder value.

  • http://psp.sagepub.com/content/17/2/133.abstract

    • April 1991
    Authors: Julie McManus, John B Pryor, Glenn D Reeder

Julie McManus' Skills & Expertise

  1. Change Management
  2. Strategy
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Organizational Development
  5. Leadership
  6. Training
  7. Executive Coaching
  8. Management
  9. Coaching
  10. Program Management
  11. Performance Management
  12. Team Building
  13. Employee Engagement
  14. Project Management
  15. Process Improvement
  16. Strategic Planning
  17. Operations Management
  18. Customer Service
  19. Management Consulting
  20. Business Strategy
  21. Human Resources
  22. Executive Management
  23. New Business Development
  24. Performance Improvement
  25. Workshop Facilitation
  26. Retail
  27. Public Speaking
  28. Organizational Effectiveness
  29. Analysis
  30. Six Sigma
  31. Business Process Improvement
  32. Team Leadership
  33. Employee Training
  34. Budgets
  35. Business Planning
  36. Culture Change
  37. Logistics
  38. Recruiting
  39. Organizational Design
  40. Interviews
  41. Talent Management
  42. Business Coaching
  43. Succession Planning
  44. Employee Relations
  45. Time Management
  46. Fundraising
  47. Competitive Analysis
  48. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  49. Business Analysis
  50. Executive Trainer

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Julie McManus' Education

PROSCI

Certified Change Management Professional

20142014

Became a Certified Change Management Professional. Will expand my work with organizations focusing on the people side of change.

Illinois State University

Masters, Industrial Organizational Psychology

19851988

Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University

PhD Management Studies, ABD, Management/Organizational Development

19982000

Activities and Societies: Taught Management classes to graduating seniors to pay for coursework.

Northern Illinois University

BA, Psychology, minor Business Administration

19791983

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)

PCC, Business and Professional Coaching

20092009

Completed 300+ hours of training and practical work to become a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner.

Centacs

Big Five Certification, Personality Theory

20132013

Julie McManus' Additional Information

Interests:

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