Geza Molnar, Project Manager in Budapest, Hungary
Geza Molnar

Project Manager in Budapest, Hungary

Member since August 2, 2018
Designing and supporting projects is a challenge that Geza takes on every day—the incubation of an Industry 4.0 startup, business development of a geophysicist company, or product development of a mailbox manufacturer. His experience ranges from business process management to organizational development, from application specification to risk management and financial planning. Hard data and human intuition are equally important in his workflow.
Geza is now available for hire

Project Highlights

Expertise

  • Budgeting
  • Business Analysis
  • CRM Systems
  • Contracts
  • IT
  • Needs Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Requirements & Specifications

Select Certifications

Employment

  • Project Manager | Consultant

    1998 - PRESENT
    Expert Solutions
    • Made development plans and led developer teams.
    • Created tailor-made methodologies for process documentation and optimization and led discovery, re-engineering, and workflow automation.
    • Prepared project proposals, presented technology solutions and business cases for customers, and led contract negotiations.
    • Provided audit, evaluation and consultancy of projects and implementations on both customer and delivery side.
    • Evaluated risks and proposed mitigation measures.
    • Evaluated project delivery efficiency and proposed improvement actions.
    • Created Industry 4.0 development plans for manufacturing plants.
  • Founder

    2016 - 2018
    Haris Digital
    • Created the application specification and design, including the GUI.
    • Implemented problem and solution validations.
    • Developed products and designed features.
    • Contributed to mobile and web application development.
    • Created business and financial plans.
    • Pitched to investors.
  • Founder

    2009 - 2012
    Newsbreakers Communications
    • Provided support for the company's startup.
    • Handled the business planning, budgeting, and supervision.
    • Supervised strategical measures.
    • Established internal and Customer project administration.
    • Setup a CRM.
  • Chief Operations Officer

    1995 - 1996
    OSB Direct Marketing
    • Oversaw the overall operations including order processing, packaging, warehouse, shipping, IT, back-office.
    • Business and budget planning.
    • Prepared proposals and plans for customer projects.
    • Managed projects.
    • Supervised daily operations.
  • IT Administrator | Programmer

    1993 - 1995
    OSB Direct Marketing
    • Planned and coded the CRM, order processing, operations, billing and shipping application and the respective reports.
    • Maintained the client-order-shipment-billing-return database.
    • Reported to marketing, operation and management.
    • Ran the IT infrastructure.
    • Managed projects.

Project History

  • Haris Digital OEE Mobile Industry 4.0 App | Startup Incubation
    Led a project that was funded by an investor within two years.

    As a founder of the startup, I collaborated on the application specification and design, prepared the business plan, and pitched to investors.

  • Analyses of a Laser-welding Robot's Product Quality by Machine Learning Methods
    Coordinated the collaboration of the team and client; also handled the sales and account management during implementation.

    The automotive supplier produces several complex metal parts; one of them is the suspension of the steering wheel. The robot welds the 26 seams in 4.5 seconds—the feedback data is collected from a photodiode. Three years' worth of data was used to engineer features and feed them to various machine learning (ML) models. As a result, several functions and two models were selected to build an operational level system that will be integrated into the production process.

  • Development and Deployment of a Data Gathering and Visualization Platform which Connected 1,000+ Data Sources | Glencore
    Served as a project manager and scrum master—establishing a daily routine and internal communication to grow productivity.

    Glencore's oil mill plant is a modern facility—now prepared for the Industry 4.0 journey.

    The data platform was architected and developed according to the unique requirements of the plant and the production process. The high amount of data sources required a robust and scalable data pipeline that would gather, stream, store, and analyze incoming data in real-time. The various business and engineer scenarios—where data is consumed for daily operation or decision making—were served by flexible and user-controlled visualization and analysis features.

    The back end was developed in Python and front end built over Django and HIghcharts with the web-GUI coded in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Implementation of the First Step of an Industry 4.0 Solution | Nordikal
    Managed the project and specifications of the Industry 4.0/IIoT system for a custom aluminum-doors-and-windows manufacturer.

    I implemented the first step of an Industry 4.0 solution. The system gathers and stores the measured electrical consumption and other attributes of the manufacturing machines, CNC workstations. The system calculates production-specific indicators (uptime-standby-downtime, OEE) that are used for scheduling and production planning. Specific dashboards are configured for the shop floor and for the needs of engineers and managers.

    Besides the sales procedure and project management, my role was analyzing the business case, UX/UI, and to ensure compliance with the user specification.

  • Innovation of Safety Work Shoes with IoT Functionality | Tiszacipő Shoe Factory
    Contributed to the UX/UI and complied with the user specification along with overseeing the sales procedure and project.

    I supported the innovation of safety work shoes with IoT functionality.

    Besides the sales procedure and project management, I contributed to the analyses of the business case, UX/UI, and compliance to user specification, mapped use cases, and drafted production and service processes.

  • Preparation of the RFP for the Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Project | Budapest Bank (GE Money)
    Led the team and coordinated the collaboration with the customer; prepared also the report.

    The financial institute decided to collect their relevant data in a data warehouse (DWH) and serve the business units' information needs by providing a business-intelligence (BI) service above it. The task included gathering the technological and functional requirements, creating a catalog, and listing the evaluation criteria.

  • Entreprise Architecture Mapping in CIB Bank (Intesa Sanpaolo)
    Developed the methodology and led the mapping of the bank's IT architecture in the ARIS toolset.

    During the project, the IT assets were listed and documented in the ARIS toolset. That provided the option to navigate visually among the assets, read their attributes, and access the repository by queries. The repository served as a CMDB for ITIL.

    The Map:
    • Application systems along with the apps and modules
    • Data connections between them
    • Functionality and main users (business units and processes)
    • VMs and hardware

  • Integration of a Workflow System with the eLearning Platform | Generali Insurance
    Led the project and created the specifications.

    I ensured that the corresponding eLearning content was linked to the activities of the workflow system.

  • Deployment of the CRM and Workflow System | Prevention Insurance Broker
    Led the project and created the user specification and test cases.

    Praeventio decided to support its field staff with a flexible CRM system that was extended with workflow and document management.

  • Deployment of a Workflow System and CRM | Árindex
    Led the project and created the user specification and test cases.

    Árindex, an application support company, decided to support their field staff and back office with a flexible CRM system that was extended with workflow and document management.

  • Business Process Mapping and Optimization | Hungarian Development Bank
    Led the project, developed the process documentation methodology, and discovered and documented processes.

    The Hungarian Development Bank needed a process map of the controlling directorate extended. The methodology developed supported mapping enhanced with risk factors
    concerning the business processes in ARIS Toolset.

  • MATÁV (now T-Com) | Preparation of the Continuity and Contingency Plan (BCP) for the Critical Processes of Y2K
    Took part in interviews with managers and experts and in the design of the BCP processes.

    MATÁV, as well as all of the major players in the world, evaluated the risk of Y2K and made decisions on what to cover with BCP and DRP measures. Our team was responsible for the delivery of BCP solutions in all areas of core business and support activities.

  • Prime Minister’s Office, Directorate for Central Public Procurement and Logistic Management | SAP Deployment
    Led the business process reengineering subproject and defined the BPR methodology.

    The Directorate choose SAP as their ERP system. Before setting up the system the "as-is" business processes were mapped and then optimized with the new IT features in mind.

  • MVM (Hungarian Power Company) | Review of ISO 9000 Compliance of Business Processes
    Developed an app that created the written standard operational procedures (SOP) from ARIS Toolset diagrams.

    The Hungarian Power Company redesigned its business processes and had an ISO 9000 compliance review. To make the creation of SOPs more streamlined, we developed an app to transform the process flows to written procedures.

  • Preparation of Web Developer Course Material | Job Market Intervention Center of Budapest
    Delivered the project on time with the desired results.

    As a project manager, I was responsible for capturing the project goals, planning and scheduling the activities and resources, and communicating with the stakeholders. I also compiled part of the web-developer course material.

  • Development of a Manufacturing System and Investment Workflow | Hydro Aluminium Foundry
    Led the work on the new investment and project management workflow.

    The manufacturer decided to extend its SAP ERP with a custom-made manufacturing management system and a tailor-made application at a work cell on the shop floor.

    Besides that, the new investment and project management process was enhanced with a workflow and document management solutions. These solutions covered the conceptualization, planning, approval, and follow-up features.

    I led the sub-project and interviewed the stakeholders to collect requirements, specified the features of the application, put together test cases.

  • Development of the Market Price Information System | Agricultural Economics Research and Information Institute
    Wrote the user manuals.

    The Institute collects market prices of agricultural products from all corners of the country—from village open-air markets to product exchange. That's párt of the EU data collection workflow. The developed software supported the collection of data, storage, visualization, analyses, and reporting.

  • SAP Upgrade and Hardware Migration | Hungarian National Energy Company
    Provided third-party quality assurance of the project management activities.

    MVM decided to upgrade its SAP system and, at the same time, roll out the time hardware migration underneath it. It was a significant undertaking that involved several child companies.

    The customer decided that it needed quality assurance to help project management organize and coordinate activities and, most importantly, to assess risk and decide on mitigation measures continually.

  • SAP Deployment | MAVIR Rt.
    Implemented quality assurance for business process analysis and integration of the new SAP functions to new processes.

    The electrical distributor-selected SAP ERP needed to be prepared for the opening of the electrical energy market. Business processes were analyzed, optimized, and extended with SAP functions before the configuration of the new system. Working as the QA (quality assurance) engineer on the customer side, I checked the deliverables and advised the BPR team.

  • Business Process Reengineering | Central Clearing House and Depository KELER
    Defined the methodology and led the business process reengineering as part of the development of the new back-office system.

    KELER decided to step up its services by deploying a back-office system that covers all its activities. The BPR work mapped the "as-is" processes and delivered optimized "to-be" flows which were extended with IT functions. Besides leading the activities, I also ran the discovery survey and documented the flows in ARIS toolset.

  • Preparation of the Group’s IT Policies and IT Strategy of the Quaestor Financial Group
    Led the project and took part in the assessment and the drafting of the new policies and procedures.

    Quaestor as a financial service needed compliance assessment and delivery of documents that bridge the gap.

  • Defining the Business Processes of State Subsidiary Programs | Regional Development Group
    Defined the methodology and took part in the survey and interview process.

    After the legal foundation was established, the state agency decided to define the handling of applications, customer relationship management, evaluation, contracting, and follow-up processes. The workflow and document management discovery and mapping were based on an adapted version of the ARIS Toolset methodology.

  • Business Development | Sunstone RTLS
    Introduced the company to freelancer consultants and wholesalers with a wide network in the target group.

    Sunstone (OMTLab) is the original developer and producer of a real-time location system (RTLS), which is an "indoor GPS and data communication platform."

    The company is an IoT startup and wanted to succeed in bootstrapping its R&D and business development by continuous revenue inflow. The founders wanted and needed to grow their customer base.

    I supported them in networking and business development, CRM, market research, promotion, and partner management.

  • OSB Direct Marketing | Development and Operation of the IT System
    Designed and developed the IT system; also ran system administration and maintenance tasks.

    The company offered direct marketing, statistical analyses, and marketing planning services to its customers. Besides that, it also provided outsourced mail order fulfillment. The IT system covered the core operation of receiving address lists and purchase orders, creating target groups, preparing personalized emails and delivery notes, warehouse and asset management, payments, and customer claims.

  • Mentoring of NGO Leaders in Albania
    Worked together and mentored several NGOs and their leaders in Albania.

    I worked with Tirana Ekspres Art Space, Shëngjergj Regional Development, ADRA Albania, Central, Pana Design and others in Albania. Mainly on the topics of capacity development, management mentorship, project management, application writing, survey, strategy development, fundraising, administration, and networking.

  • Mentoring of NGO Leaders and Other Projects in Tajikistan
    Raised awareness of managerial approaches.

    Association of Parents of Disabled Children Tajikistan
    • Consulted on mentoring and survey approaches.

    Caritas Switzerland in Tajikistan
    • Provided entrepreneurial skills training.

    Habitat for Humanity Tajikistan
    • Fostered the capacity development of the national staff.
    • Mentored the national director and the managers.
    • Provided on-the-job training on management, project management, and IT skills.

  • Go-to-market and Feature Development Roadmap | Combit
    Consulted on the UX and market research along with organizing and overseeing the pilot of event video streaming.

    Combit developed a unique technology for the video streaming market and need to help to deliver it to the market.
    Features:
    • Parallel live video streaming of two or more streams
    • Flexible real-time selection, positioning and resizing of videos in the viewer web GUI by the user
    • Automatic indexing and synchronization of the presenter's slides with the video stream
    • Automatic indexing of slides and video by the text of slides (OCR)
    • Search and discover the video using slide-index or text-index
    • Content management system to manage and share videos, slides, and digital documents
    • Learning management system
    • Compact hardware package that supported live streaming (e.g. Facebook, YouTube) and automatic recording of slides and video at events
    Reference users are the Hungarian Academy of Science and the Óbuda University, European R Users Meeting, and several meetups.

  • ERP Implementation | Ministry of Cultural Heritage
    Provided third-party quality assurance of the project management activities.

    The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and its more than 20 institutions chose to implement a common ERP (Sun System)—a project with many stakeholders, a wide scope, and a complex schedule.

    The client decided that it needed quality assurance to help project management organize and coordinate activities and, most importantly, to assess risk and decide on mitigation measures continually.

  • Crisis Communication and Image Design | Budapest-based Law Firm
    Managed the project and facilitated client communication.

    A Budapest-based law firm was suffering from serious media attacks. They had to handle an unfamiliar situation and communicate in a way they had not imagined before.

    In this crisis, we provided day-to-day management, defined the strategy, created the protocol and Q&A for the official employee communication, and facilitated the writing, and straightened out actual communication.

    Part of the project was the overall redesign of the brand and image of the law firm, which included the name, logo, website, and all the brochures and branded stationery.

  • ARIS Toolset Localization | Procont
    Handled the ARIS Toolset localization, translation, and review of manuals and the user interface.

    ARIS Toolset software was introduced to the Hungarian market and sales gained momentum.

  • Preparation for the ERP implementation | The Treasury's Property Directorate
    Modeled the property management processes with ARIS Toolset, surveyed data property, and wrote the IT strategy and concept.

    The property directorate decided to support the up-to-date record keeping and their general operations by an ERP deployment.

    The project delivered the business process definitions, the user specification, and requirements as annexes of the RFP.
    As part of the project, the IT strategy and concept were compiled.

    Key Words: Public Administration, Legal, Finance, Real Estate

  • IT Strategy and Development Plan | The Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary
    Surveyed the current situation and requirements, made assessments, and composed the IT strategy and development plan.

    The president's office decided to support the general operation and their legislation related processes by IT solutions. I delivered the IT strategy and development plan.

    Key Words: Public Administration, Legal

  • BPR and Project Management Methodologies | PMG Rendszerház
    Developed BPR and project management methodologies, created the training materials, and trained colleagues.

    The company wanted to obtain certifications that its consultancy branch their compliance with ISO 9000 Quality Management System.

    This project delivered the tailored BPR and project management methodologies considering ISO 9000 requirements. This included consultancy and compliance guidance.

  • IT Strategy and Development Plan | Ministry of Justice
    Surveyed and assessed the current situation and requirements along with creating the IT strategy and development plan.

    The Ministry of Justice decided to support its general operations and the legislation-related processes using IT solutions. The project delivered the IT strategy and the development plan.

    Key Words: Public Administration, Legal

  • Product Strategy, Business Model, and Operations Concept
    Facilitated the Product Strategy workshop. Supported the Business Model creation. Consulted and helped to draft the Operations Concept.

    A motivated theatrical costume designer decided to grow a new product group to diversify, thus stabilise her business. She had grown a product/service beside working in the theatre, she built a community and a personal brand. The daily operations were running but required optimisation and digital support. The new direction needs to be easy and cheap to start with, put together from existing skills and experience, though target a new target group, and bring immediate profit.

Certifications

  • Agile Coach
    JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    Legacy
  • Startup Management
    DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Budapest University of Technology
  • Data Science (Rapid Miner, Python)
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
    Budapest University of Technology
  • Executive and Life Coach
    FEBRUARY 2017 - PRESENT
    Coachingcentrum
  • Jira Administrator
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    META-INF
  • Agile and Scrum
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    META-INF
  • Mediator
    OCTOBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Lege Artis
  • Alfresco System Administration (Document Management System)
    MAY 2011 - PRESENT
    Alfresco
  • Communication Skills
    MAY 2008 - PRESENT
    NLP Akadémia
  • BS 7799 (ISO 17799 – ISO 2700x) Information Security Management System (ISMS)
    OCTOBER 2005 - PRESENT
    Sämling
  • EU Tender Consultant
    MARCH 2004 - PRESENT
    Sämling
  • PMI Project Management Institute PMBOK Methodology
    NOVEMBER 2003 - PRESENT
    PMI Hungarian Chapter & HP
  • ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System (QSM) - Internal Auditor
    MAY 2002 - PRESENT
    OGYS
  • Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
    AUGUST 1999 - PRESENT
    BCP-DRP Institut
  • Business Contingency/Continuity Plan (BCP)
    AUGUST 1999 - PRESENT
    BCP-DRP Institut

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