Services

Operations Management

We have a keen understanding of business priorities, genuine team player committed to managing operations, with a proven track record in enhancing customer satisfaction levels resulting in increased on-going service revenues.

Leadership of critical change management initiatives.  We have designed & implemented sizeable cultural change programmes across diverse groups.  Complex organisation and multi-cultural team restructures.

Projects Management

Successful project implementations, delivered through goal focused delivery of bottom-line results through effective continuous process improvement techniques. Exceptional skills in implementation of teams and systems to provide business solutions, which increase operational efficiency.

We work with our clients to plan out and manage projects from start to finish, delivering them in a most cost effective manner while not sacrificing quality.

About Us

Maurício Vás - Experienced Technology Operations & Projects Manager

I am a delivery focused Technology Manager with 25+ years’ experience in comprehensive, cross functional operational, project management and implementation.  I strive to achieve set goals using a practical & systematic approach to delivering quality projects in excess of NZ$20 million.

I have led large diverse technical teams of up to 6 direct reports and 60+ indirect reports across major projects in multiple countries, and liaised with diverse stakeholder groups - building and maintaining relationships with key suppliers, vendors and customers.  International business has included projects and operational experience across New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, Brazil and Argentina.

A leader who serves the best interests of their team members to achieve team success.  I am passionate about what I do, and I love to help people.  Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests, and an organisation that values its employees.

Most recently I have been engaged by Glory Global Solutions Limited in banking and cash handling automation projects that utilised my technology background in industrial automation (Robotics) software development and team leadership expertise.  Project Manager for New Zealand Series 7 - $5, $10, $20, $50 & $100 new bank notes upgrade/rollout (Polymer Notes) on 5000+ cash handling machines nationwide.

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Recent Projects

Project Manager for New Zealand Series 7 - $20, $50 & $100 new bank notes upgrade/rollout

January to April  |   2016

Client: Glory Global Solutions NZ Limited. Project Manager for New Zealand Series 7 - $20, $50 & $100 new bank notes upgrade/rollout (Polymer Notes) on 5000+ cash handling machines nationwide.

Nationwide rollout now completed.

Project Manager for New Zealand Series 7 - $5 & $10 new bank notes upgrade/rollout

July to October  |   2015

Client: Advanced Transaction Systems Limited. Project Manager for New Zealand Series 7 - $5 & $10 new bank notes upgrade/rollout (Polymer Notes) on 5000+ cash handling machines nationwide.

Planned, developed and implemented the nationwide rollout, on time and within budget.

Project Manager for New Zealand wide cash handling machines major rollouts

2013   |   2014   |   2015

Client: Advanced Transaction Systems Limited. Project Manager for major banking customer rollouts of cash processing machines nationwide, on time and within budget.

Deployed machines numbers:
2013 = 280+   |   2014 = 500+   |   2015 = 800+

Operations Manager for New Zealand's leading supplier of cash handling equipment

September 2010   |   April 2016

Client: Advanced Transaction Systems Limited. As Operations Manager, completed the strategic/business process review and improved operational efficiencies by restructuring various departments and staff re-training for both in-house, telephone help desk and on site teams.  I also held various key sub-roles which had a project delivery focus.

 

Company Director & General Manager for New Zealand

August 2006   |   September 2007

Client: Total Contact Solutions Limited. As an international Company Director & General Manager for New Zealand, successfully established an operational systems development business in New Zealand with appropriate technical and administrative staff.

Successfully established a new product development project for bio-metric fingerprint time capture device with roster, time & attendance via a web based application, on time and within budget.

Company Director & Management Consultant

January 2000   |   Current

Ulysses Solutions Limited. As owner/operator of the business and Senior Business Consultant, I develop & maintain business relationships with customers, sign up for project work which includes: oil and gas consultancy, web development projects and IT based small business applications.

Designed and developed a remote monitoring & tracking solution for a hazardous oil based liquid materials collection and disposal/recycle in city areas to meet local council compliance requirements.

Other Earlier Key Projects

1998   |   2004

Client: Cardlink Systems Limited (1998). International projects manager for development & implementation of Loyalty Systems in South America (Buenos Aires & Sao Paulo), on time and within budget.

Client: Geac Computers (NZ) Limited (1999). Setup global software support and software quality assurance departments for a Canadian ERP corporate in New Zealand.

Client: Advantage Retail Solutions Limited (2002). Software projects & development manager for a New Zealand based petrol station automation solutions company operating internationally.

Client: Task Transactions Limited (2003-2004). Project managed multiple large hardware automation & banking ATM systems rollouts, nationwide in New Zealand, on time and within budget.

Contact

64 SUNRISE AVENUE, MAIRANGI BAY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

mauricio@ulysses.co.nz

+64 21 743 780