Experienced Project Manager

Experienced Project Manager
Karla Schuning
Shawnee, KS
Experienced Project Manager

6938 Meadowlark Lane, Shawnee, KS 66226
913.461.6605              kschuning@gmail.com


Experienced Project Manager with over twenty-five years of diverse business and client exposure. Proven performance in planning, executing, monitoring and controlling integrated projects within both business and consumer markets.


Kendal King Group, Kansas City, MO
2017 – present
Manage all costing, schedules, selection of vendors, and production of POP/PDQ displays, retail signage kits, and club pallet marketing. Assist clients such as American Express, Clorox, Shell, Sony, and Microsoft with product marketing at Walmart and Target.

  • Profitably manage projects with invoicing amounts of $20K – $500K
    • Acquire multiple bids and generate quotes to acquire business
    • Choose all vendors and work with them to adhere to cost and timelines
    • Assist with shipping and logistics of final product
  • Perform on-site press, fulfillment, and shipping quality checks.
    • Litho and flexo printing on substrates including but not limited to; paper, styrene, vinyl, and corrugate
    • Fulfillment or kitting of signage, hardware, client product
  • Inventory management of client products including purchase, co-packing, and credit reconciliation.

Sandbox/McCormick Company, Kansas City, MO
2004 – 2016
Oversaw all aspects of print production for three locations; ensuring clients received the best value within their timelines
and budgets while maintaining the highest level of quality. Clients included, but not limited to: Elanco Companion Animal,
Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Pioneer, and John Deere.

  • Efficiently managed over 2,000 projects yearly with varying quantities and specifications.
  • Solely responsible for managing the execution of client communication.
    • Direct mail, collateral, point of sale, ad specialties
  • Managed production processes and developed solutions to overcome process limitations.
  • Built partnerships with vendors to maintain quality, service and fair pricing.
  • Generated purchase orders and approved vendor invoices exceeding $1.6MM annually

zeBlooms, Inc., Lenexa, KS
2002 – 2004

  • Created and managed brand standards and identity for start-up direct sales company.
    • Assisted in initial product line selection working with foreign manufacturers
  • Managed all business communications for print and two websites.
    • Secured and oversaw photography, design and production
  • Analyzed and recommended marketing mix for pricing and gross margin.

House of Lloyd, Grandview, MO
2000 – 2002

  • Managed all print media for advertising, field support and internal communications.
  • Recommended and assisted in the implementation of improvements for quality, timeliness,
    consistency, and cost efficiencies.
  • Developed and monitored all project workflows.
  • Approved final color reproduction and printing through on location press approvals.
  • Evaluated and distributed workload internally.

Graphic Services/Chroma Graphics, Kansas City, KS
1992 – 2000

  • Consulted with owners on company reorganization and merger of business units.
  • Performed mediator functions to retain customers and employees during owner transition.
  • Researched and recommended additional equipment and services.
  • Executed company payroll, payroll taxes, and employee benefits.


Mill Creek Comm. Church Life Group Leader, Nursery, Greeter, 2013 – present
Respite Parent Licensed foster parent, 2009 – 2017
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2007 – 2013
Wakarusa, Inc. Festival Warehouse Manager, 2004 – 2008
Spiritfest Marketing Committee, 2000; Board of Directors, 2001 – 2004
Salvation Army Bell Ringer, 2002
YWCA KC, KS Board of Directors, 2000 – 2002
Leadership 2000 Board of Directors, 1998 – 2000; Class XIV Graduate, 2000
KCK Chamber Ambassador, 1997 – 1999; Golf Committee 1998 – 1999


Perspectives Fifteen Week Certified Course
Quality Management Training Courses; Certified Trainer Paul Hertz Group
Professional Sales 3M; Value-Based Sales/Service Process
Northwestern College General Studies – Orange City, IA
Fashion & Art Institute Associates Degree Public Relations – Omaha, NE


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