Miodrag Mijailovic, Project Manager in Belgrade, Serbia
Miodrag Mijailovic

Project Manager in Belgrade, Serbia

Member since August 30, 2018
Miodrag has over a decade of experience as a project and PMO manager in several industries—from manufacturing and logistics to telecommunication and banking. He has worked with project teams in both mature enterprises on technology-driven process improvement projects (e.g., WMS implementations) and with new and innovative market players such as Telenor bank who changed the banking industry in Serbia with innovative digital banking services.
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  • Senior Portfolio and Project Management Expert

    2018 - PRESENT
    Telenor Serbia
    • Managed the process for selection, evaluation, prioritization of projects in the company portfolio.
    • Monitored and reported on the execution of a project portfolio to the stakeholders.
    • Continuously improved the portfolio and project management process.
    • Managed complex project/programs.
    • Oversaw the development of project management competencies.
  • Portfolio and Project Management Manager

    2017 - 2018
    Telenor Serbia
    • Managed the process for selection, evaluation, prioritization of projects in the company portfolio.
    • Monitored and reported on the execution of a project portfolio to the stakeholders.
    • Continuously improved the portfolio and project management process.
    • Managed complex project/programs.
    • Oversaw the development of project management competencies.
    • Managed the internal innovation incubator program.
  • Senior Project Manager

    2016 - 2017
    Telenor Serbia
    • Managed the enterprise Agile change initiative.
    • Delivered project management training.
    • Mentored other project managers.
    • Continuous worked on the project management process improvement.
    • Organized and hosted the project management award events.
  • Project Manager

    2014 - 2016
    Telenor Serbia
    • Managed the delivery of innovative digital services for a mobile and web application for Telenor bank.
    • Provided project support to less experienced project managers.
    • Improved the tools and templates used in the project management process.
  • Director of Strategic Projects

    2011 - 2013
    Beohemija Business Group
    • Established project management and business process management office by defining and implementing roles, tools, processes, and KPIs, and recruiting experts to support both fields.
    • Managed an enterprise-wide implementation of Lean Six Sigma together with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified colleagues.
    • Managed the company strategic project portfolio by selecting, evaluating, prioritizing, executing, monitoring, and controling the projects in the portfolio.
  • Logistics Project Manager

    2009 - 2011
    Delta DMD
    • Managed the entire implementation of logistics services for a key supplier from the definition of processes, hiring staff to system implementation, procurement of equipment, and more.
    • Oversaw the implementation of the complete logistics operations for an HoReCa chain including defining and implementing new systems, acquiring a warehouse, and hiring and educating staff.
    • Continuously improved the performance management system for the logistics department.
  • Logistics Analyst

    2008 - 2009
    Delta DMD
    • Managed a warehouse management system implementation and introduced full paperless warehouse operations.
    • Implemented, prepared, and interpreted logistics KPIs.
    • Supported the projects and new business opportunities by delivering relevant analytics about logistics area.
  • Assistant Logistics Manager

    2007 - 2008
    Delta DMD
    • Managed the warehouse management system implementation and introduced full paperless warehouse operations.
    • Prepared reports about the logistics performance.
    • Worked in a team for the ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP standard implementation.

Project History

  • Scaling Agility
    Led a cross-functional team of experts in the process of scaling agile practices and values in an enterprise environment.

    This company—which had been practicing agile principles and values in a limited number of scrum teams—decided to scale their agile practices, gain even more flexibility, and learn and adapt even quicker.

    I mentored and facilitated a cross-functional self-organizing team to identify and ensure key enablers for enterprise agility for this program. Several experiments were conducted in terms of team organization, KPI management, leadership, and decision-making mechanisms, which provided valuable insight into key success factors to scale in an agile way. An external agile coach also significantly helped the team in terms of progress on our agile journey.

    Additionally, together with the external agile coach, training in agile and scrum were provided to more than 200 people in the organization.

  • Front-end Development
    Led the implementation of multiple innovative banking services provided over iOS, Android, and web applications.

    A telco provider had invested in the financial services industry by creating first fully online bank in Serbia. This front-end project aimed to deliver a set of innovative digital services on iOS, Android, and web platforms. During this time, I oversaw eight project releases with a team of more than 100 people and all done within a year and a half, I also managed the delivery of several services which were all driven by an omnichannel approach.

    I planned and managed the full project lifecycle together with internal stakeholders as well as the dependent projects and vendors. I also worked with a significant part of the project team working from remote locations in three different countries.

  • Implementation of Lean Six Sigma
    Together with a team, I identified all of the drivers affecting one of the most significant strategic KPI.

    A manufacturing company had identified a need based on an excellence model assessment that its process management improvement capability was vital for its future growth and efficiency. Based on this assessment, the company invested in Lean Six Sigma certifications of key talents across different manufacturing divisions.

    For this program, I led a team of 13 certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts in the process of identifying all of the drivers across four companies affecting the most critical strategic KPI.

    Based on this assessment, needed changes were identified in terms of processes, business models, or capabilities.

  • Implementation of Logistics Services for a Key Supplier
    Led the introduction of third-party logistics services (warehousing, inventory management, and delivery) to a key supplier.

    An FMCG distributor and logistics company had been providing logistics services to different partners. Then one of the key suppliers demanded additional services in terms of inbound logistics for its goods.

    I led the project which aimed to deliver a transparent overview of the inventory owned by the supplier which was handled according to strict regulations and was fully traceable.

    Additionally, the project had to provide to the supplier the capability of overseeing the reception of the goods as well as the delivery to its distribution partner.

    I also defined the complete processes in the warehouse from hiring the warehouse workers to the system implementation (ERP and WMS) and the procurement of necessary equipment (warehouse racks, handheld terminals, and more).

  • Implementation of Logistics Operations for an HoReCa Channel
    Led the establishment of the full logistics operations for a new HoReCa distribution channel.

    An FMCG distributor had decided to expand its product and channel portfolio into HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, and cafés) distribution channel.

    I led the project which aimed to deliver an end-to-end logistics capability to ensure that the proper products were sourced, delivered to the warehouse, were managed and delivered to the clients within a very strict and short delivery time.

    I also ensured the leasing of a proper warehouse, purchased the necessary equipment, recruited employees, and designed and implemented a software solution which was used to manage the flow of goods.

  • Warehouse Management System Implementation
    Led the implementation of a system which introduced paperless warehouse operations.

    For this project, I worked both as the product owner and project manager for the implementation of a warehouse management system (WMS). The system would be used to manage all of the operations from receiving goods to storage, replenishment, picking, and preparing for dispatching.

    This project encompassed all of the phases from a process redesign to development. This included integrating a new internally developed system with the existing environment, testing, implementation, and training.

    WMS has been incrementally developed over the course of two years in order to address changing needs of product portfolio managed by the distributor (e.g., a food product company needs to be compliant with different standards to ensure that there is full product traceability).

Education

  • Certificate in Strategy Execution Programme
    2017 - 2017
    Insead - Online
  • Diploma in General Management
    2010 - 2010
    Mokra Gora School of Management - Mokra Gora, Serbia
  • Master's degree in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
    2005 - 2007
    University of Sheffield - Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    1999 - 2005
    University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering - Belgrade, Serbia

Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
    MAY 2017 - MAY 2021
    Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Master
    MAY 2017 - MAY 2021
    Scrum Alliance
  • Insead | Telenor Strategy Execution Online Programme
    MARCH 2017 - PRESENT
    Insead
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    JUNE 2013 - JUNE 2022
    Project Management Institute (PMI)

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