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Matt Studie

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Name:   Matt Studie
Title:    Business Project Management 
Organization:    Bayer U.S. - Crop Science
Sector:   Product, Strategy & Transformation


1)   How did you get started in project management?

It has really been a part of my career from the very beginning. I started working at Target in Logistics right out of Undergrad. Fortunately I had a leader that was experienced in project management and helped me understand how each process was really its own project with specific stakeholders (Customers, Employees, Vendors…), budgets (payroll) and scope of what needed to be done. Once that was understood she taught me to think about how to level resources across processes, get buy in from teams by taking special interest in the people you work, motivate and promote and give/receive feedback from team members and how to create safe/ highly efficient teams. I've carried and refined these lessons ever sense.


2)   What is your favorite project that you worked on or would like to work on?

I truly enjoy the global digital transformation projects. First of all working on a global team is so exiting. Getting to learn and leverage very diverse ideas and cultures. Digital transformation is also rewarding brining new technology to make processes and/or giving our company a completive advantage. Some of the latest technology is simply amazing, real time insights to make decisions better, faster and more agile is a game changer. 


3)   What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I think the most rewarding pieces of my job are around teaching/training and taking very complex projects and simplifying them. Teaching new members on the team, getting them familiar with teams and the organization is exciting and grounding. It allows me to step out of the day to day and tie back to the fundamentals. Some projects are very complex and our organization is very large and can sometimes be hard to understand it all.  I really enjoy diving deep into an area  that may be unclear and documenting/breaking it down so that it's easy to understand and make a clear path for success.


4)   Where do you see yourself professionally in the next 3-5 years?

I see myself continuing to work in transformation projects maybe in a more strategic role. I would like to continue to learn from great leaders and continue to work to be a better leader myself.


5)   What three words best describe you?

Adaptable, Efficient and Inclusive

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