Paddy O'Gorman - Marketing & Design Communications

Program Manager at Microsoft

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Marketing

Education

Masters/PostGrad

Marketing & Design Communications professional with 7 years experience contributing to project initiatives for multinational enterprises across diverse industries. Respected creative professional and trusted advisor to conceptualize & deliver marketing communications campaigns to reinforce and build brand presence. Strong ability to engage with people in a large-scale coordinated fashion, using diverse media driven by creativity and innovation.

After 5 years experience in design communications, up skilled to achieve 1st Class Honours MSc in Marketing, specializing in value co-creation and continue to nurture this interest at Business Operations, Microsoft where goals in innovation, thought leadership and collaboration are being achieved.

Paddy O'Gorman's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Microsoft - Program Manager

Program Manager for Microsoft Operations Global Project Management Office (PMO) rebranding and work process alignment. Responsible for the creation of standardized templates, training materials, Microsoft Operations knowledge base and the co-development of change management & simplification services. Work closely with senior leaders within Microsoft Operations to help drive transformative change. Notable accomplishments:

Design & Creativity:
• Designed User Interface for new Global Microsoft Operations Compliance Framework tool
• Co-submitted a business proposal, strategy and budget to Microsoft Corporation SharePoint Business Group for a new Social Enterprise Network & Innovation Application
• Developed a 'dual scorecard' process with the PMO management team to ensure shared services groups voice are heard by project sponsors. The initiative is currently being piloted at Microsoft EMEA.
• Created training course material for Work Smart MS EMEA to help people design a branded SharePoint
• Currently co-developing change management & simplification services for PMO, focusing on communications and strategic alignment

Thought leadership:
• Trusted advisor for MSIT Ireland, assisting them with the development of a value proposition for Microsoft Corporation to invest in the Irish site
• Assisted Microsoft Finance’s Compliance and Controls to shape their vision, mission, brand statement and value proposition
• Developed a new process for PMO to assess risks and impacts collectively by leveraging team experiences within an internal self serving Knowledge Base
• Led and facilitated value proposition workshop for Commercial Operations PMO

Collaboration:
• Co-authored two white papers shortlisted for Microsoft Operations Innovation Week 2012
• Designed and co-developed EMEA Showcasing marketing material
• Member of the EMEA Project Management Community with responsibility for communications
• Contributed to the annual PMO Strategic Summit, Redmond, Seattle, April 2012

Key Skills
EMEA finance Marketing PMO Project Management sharepoint strategy
2008 - 2011

Irenses Design - Co-Founder and Owner

Lead client support role with full responsibility for coordinating all design, marketing and sales projects. Additional management responsibilities include business development, preparation of tenders, setting budgets and time lines and other business administration duties.

Clients secured included: PepsiCo International, EMC, Bank of Ireland, Athletics Ireland, Financial Innovation Services Centre and a range of SMB's.

Key Accomplishments:
• Provided the creative input to sales pitches that successfully brought over €100,000 worth of business to the company from high profile companies like PepsiCo International, Athletics Ireland, Financial Services Innovation Centre, Bank of Ireland, and ELC Technologies.
• Developed & designed Worldwide Quality Management System internal communication and promotional material for PepsiCo International.
• Designed Branding and Online UI for EMC for customer and partner requests and questions.
• Consulted steel fabricators IPW (Irish Pioneer Works) to specifically target wind electricity firms and offer their services online resulting in a major contract for the firm.
• Assisted in the development of a promotion and sales campaign for Leasing Company of Ireland (LCI) to activate their customer database leading to an 8% increase in leasing for LCI.
• Won recognition for Café Blasta design from a book publisher who wishes to feature the logo.
• Illustrated storyboards to help Phare Creation e-learning win a major contract with a New York Global Food & Beverages Company worth over $75,000.
• Formulated offline advertising campaign for the re-launch of medical recruitment service Locums.ie to increase recruitment enquiries by over 30%.
• Commissioned by Jonathan Siegel of ELC Technologies to design a family monogram, Smart Phone application graphics, website and book design.

Key Skills
Administration Business Development EMC Financial Services Marketing promotional recruitment

Paddy O'Gorman's Education and Qualifications

2011

Masters/PostGrad - 1st Class Honours, MSc in Marketing

Dublin Institute of Technology

• The Pat O'Brien Memorial Gold Medal, First Place MSc in Marketing DIT 2011
• The Philip R Flood Award for Best Dissertation for the MSC in Marketing DIT 2011
• Semi-Finalist in the global Google Online Marketing Challenge 2011
• Received athlete of the year award from the Munster Athletics Association in 2005. Also Munster Championship under-23 and senior 400m record holder.
• Leading position on the CIT Athletics organising committee, which won the host inter varsity of the year award in 2002. Received four sports scholarships for athletics from Cork Institute of Technology and captain of the CIT athletics team from 2002-2005.

• Designed T-shirts, posters, application forms and organized a charity run for the victims of the 2004 Asian Tsunami to help raise over €10,000.

2005

Bachelor/Degree - 2.1., Design Communications,

Cork Institute of Technology

Paddy O'Gorman's Additional Information

Interests

Graphic Design, Typography, New Technology, Photography, Athletics, Cycling, Art and Reading

Awards

• International winner of People Potential Think Week white paper for Microsoft Operations
• Business Operations Employee of the Quarter at Microsoft EOC (October - December 2011)
• The Pat O'Brien Memorial Gold Medal, First Place MSc in Marketing DIT 2011
• The Philip R Flood Award for Best Dissertation for the MSC in Marketing DIT 2011
• Semi-Finalist in the global Google Online Marketing Challenge 2011
• Received athlete of the year award from the Munster Athletics Association in 2005. Also Munster Championship under-23 and senior 400m record holder.
• Leading position on the CIT Athletics organising committee, which won the host inter varsity of the year award in 2002. Received four sports scholarships for athletics from Cork Institute of Technology and captain of the CIT athletics team from 2002-2005.
• Designed T-shirts, posters, application forms and organized a charity run for the victims of the 2004 Asian Tsunami to help raise over €10,000.