Work Experience

Transition and Transformation Project Manager

July 2017-Now

IBM

London

Project manager on T&T outsourcing accounts. An outsourcing contract typically consists of three phases of service delivery: Transition, Transformation and Steady State. The transition phase covers the service take-over activities, followed by the transformation phase where projects are undertaken to enhance the technical and business environment to the agreed level before moving into Steady State.
I lead both Transition and Transformation projects, mainly in the Service Management space.

T&T Lead Service Management Project Manager for TSB

Process Implementation Project Manager for Vodafone
(T&T Project Manager)

Tooling Project Manager at a UK Distributed Network Operator
(T&T Project Manager)

Project Manager at Capita TVL (T&T Project Manager)

Defect and Incident and Problem Management Project Manager
(T&T Service Management)

Graduate Business Specialist - Global Technology Services

March 2015-July 2017

IBM

London

GTS Strategic Outsourcing Graduate Scheme, which involves four rotations over the course of two years.

Defect and Incident and Problem Management PM
(T&T Service Management)

T&T Service Management Programme Coordinator

RFS Manager, SAB Miller

Programme Management Officer, Williams & Glyn (RBS)

Marketing Trainee

October 2013-April 2014

KaVo Dental

Madrid, Spain

Collaborated as key user in CRM implementation (Microsoft Dynamics) and elaborated a guide for sales reps to ffacilitate CRM use. Other relevant duties: 

  • Edited and created Web Content

  • Translated specialized texts and marketing materials from English to Spanish

  • Social media management and newsletter redaction

Human Resources Intern

October 2012-July 2013

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Madrid, Spain

Repositioned and managed the INCP's (Nebrija Institute of Professional Competencies) Online Presence Program, including the creation of web content. Other duties:

  • Recruitment (primarily: identifying candidate sources, CV screening, phone interviews)

  • Elaborated reports and programs for formative actions, as well as reports for Tripartita

Marketing Intern (Multilevel Marketing, ACN)

May 2012-July 2012

Ron Bee and Associates

San Diego, USA

Proposed and facilitated ACN’s presence at orientation events organized by the International Student Center (SDSU), which resulted in a source of new clients. Other duties:

  • Researched and contacted potential clients

  • Participated in client and recruitment meetings

  • Conducted market research of international students in the San Diego area

Marketing Intern  
(Student Assistant)

March 2012-May 2012

International Student Center - San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

Participated in the development of the International Student Association’s Budget and defended its increase before the Student Council, resulting in its approval. Other duties:

  • Created marketing materials for the International Student Center

  • Community manager for the International Student Center and the International Student Association

  • Coordinated and facilitated events and gatherings

 

Personal Branding

IBM Career Corner

Jan 2019 - Now

IBM

London

The Career Corner is a giveback initiative I created in 2019 focused on providing career advice, articles, workshops and tips on achieving success within IBM and beyond. This lets me bring my passion for helping others develop and my Personal Branding expertise to the wider IBM community.

Within the Career Corner I have organized and collaborated with several events; some key ones highlighted below:

  • Building Your Personal Brand: On the 13th March 2020 I led a "Building Your Personal Brand" session as part of the IBM Careers Academy, where I was able to share what personal branding is with over 90 young professionals, teaching them how to identify, develop and communicate their personal brands, and helping them do this through practical exercises.

  • Online Personal Branding Workshop: created and delivered a session on Online Personal Branding for the Foundation Females Christmas Workshop, finishing with 1-2-1 LinkedIn Reviews to help attendees apply what they had learned.

  • LinkedIn 1-2-1 Reviews: to date we have been able to provide over 30 one-to-one individual profile review sessions. During each session I review their LinkedIn profile with them, help them improve it on the spot and come up with an action plan for further improvements; I also provide articles and tips to support them in this process.

Lecture

11 Dec 2014

Universidad de la Rioja

Logrono, Spain

Personal Branding: a winning job-search strategy

 

On 11 December 2014 I gave my first lecture on Personal Branding as a job-search (and career) strategy, at the University of La Rioja.

It was an enriching experience I look forward to repeating.

You can download the presentation I used in the lecture here.

Dissertation (Advertising Degree)

Oct 2014

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Madrid, Spain

Final Project/Dissertation: Personal Branding for Career Advancement, a step-by-step guide for achieving success in the workplace.

This project (which I'm now turning into a book) sought to address professionals in the workplace, an underrepresented group in personal branding literature, by elaborating a guide that provides clear, step-by-step instructions for personal branding within an organization, with more than 50 exercises to help any professional build their brand.​

 

Education

2009-2013

Bachelor in Business Management and Administration

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

  • With honors in Development of Professional Skills (III)

  • Clubs: Nebrija Entrepreneurship Club​

Madrid, Spain

2011-2012

Study Abroad: International Business

San Diego State University

  • Clubs: International Student Association, Circle K 

San Diego, CA

2009-2014

Bachelor in Advertising

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

  • ​With honors in Strategic Communication Planning

Madrid, Spain

 

Leadership & Community Service

Mentor

Aug 2017 - Now

IBM

London

I've been mentoring both young professionals and new Project Managers to help them in their development at IBM and beyond since 2017.

As part of this I work with them to develop improvement strategies, suggest training programs, and offer advice and guidance. I have also created exercises to help some of my mentees improve soft skills areas, such as public speaking, assertive communication and organization.

Mentoring is an extremely rewarding way to give back, and I'm proud to have become an IBM-recognized mentor in 2019 through the IBM Mentor Badge.

Intercultural Ambassador Program

Feb 2012 - May 2012

International Studies Teacher Education Project (ISTEP) and International Student Centre, San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

As an Intercultural Ambassador, I visited San Diego public schools to help young children gain a deeper understanding of intercultural issues and relations. ISTEP provided training in public speaking, intercultural communication and leadership development.

The programme:

"[...] the Intercultural Ambassadors are carefully selected and trained during the fall semester to make a series of visits to K-12 classrooms during the spring semester. The Ambassadors share their cultures and languages through personal stories, literature, geography, visuals and artifacts, and other interactive activities, planning ahead with their assigned teachers [...]."

President of the International Student Association

2011-2012

San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

As acting president of the president of the International Student Association (ISA) I was in charge of planning and promoting workshops, events and meetings for more than 1.000 students, with weekly events of more than 100 participants. I also presented the association to students and other organizations, contacted professionals that supported the organization, and lead an executive board of 12 members from different countries.

One of the main events we introduced and organized in 2012 was the now annual International Spring Prom, for which we managed to double the expected budget in order to bring an American tradition to internationals students.

Club de Emprendedores Nebrija
(Nebrija Entrepreneur Club)

2009- 2013

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Madrid, Spain

Every year the Nebrija Entrepreneur Club organizes the Enterprising Youth Award (Premio Jóvenes Emprendedores) with the aid of its members; we tutor business projects, evaluate them, assist in the selection of the finalists and the organization of the grand final that takes place in Madrid. We also participate in talks, lectures and meetings throughout the year on entrepreneurship, crisis management and corporate social responsibility.

Circle K International

2011-2012

San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

As a member of Circle K International, I participated in the weekly feeding the homeless initiative, beach cleaning efforts, and volunteered at a local retirement home.

Circle K International:

"Kiwanis-affiliated organization of college and university students which promotes community service, leadership development, and fellowship and counts over 13,000 members worldwide. "

 

Skills

Certifications

PRINCE2® Practitioner

Mentor (IBM Badge)

BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

Associate Project Manager (IBM Badge)

ITIL® Foundation certificate in IT Service Management

IBM Design Thinking Practitioner

Languages

English (bilingual - Certificate of Proficiency in English

Spanish (native)

French (basic)

My Philosophy

Be the best you can be, learn all you can learn,
do all you can do; life's too short for anything else.

© 2020 by Isabel Albelda Ros. All rights reserved

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