Director of PurchasingJul 2013 - Jul 2014 TEAL Electronics CorporationSan Diego, CA
Auditing Change Management ERP/MRP Kanban Vendor Managed Inventory Hired by the VP of Global Operations as a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to create and implement sourcing strategies.
I was quickly promoted to Director to create a new Supply Chain organization and provide direction and leadership to Inventory and Materials Management, Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing in NPI, and Master Planning.
I lead and direct more than fifteen personnel in 3 factory locations (San Diego, CA Tecate Mexico and Mexicali Mexico) to support the development of Custom and Semi-Custom Power System Solutions for the Medical Imaging, Semiconductor, Flight Simulation, Military Aerospace, and Solar Photovoltaic Markets.
Strategic Organizational Development.
Successfully developed a new strategic and tactical supply chain organization model to support corporate goals.
Successfully reduced raw materials inventory by implementing appropriate purchasing best practices and improve buying patterns.
Demand Supply Balancing.
I successfully implemented a process to optimize factory planning and materials management which resulted in improving customer on time delivery and increased inventory turns.
Supplier Agreements and contracts.
I successfully negotiated and implemented supplier agreements to support Lean materials replenishment systems which resulted in the elimination of material shortages, improved logistics costs, reduced material costs and reduced liability.
Senior DirectorMay 2007 - Nov 2012 Moseley Associates, Inc CarrierComm, IncEncinitas, CA
Hired by and reported to the CEO.
Reduced Product Cost.
Successfully reduced two major product costs by more than 8% and 15% respectively while overcoming BoM (Bill of Material) increases and poor economic conditions.
I continually directed risk management mitigation in the supply chain by effectively implementing strategies and action plans.
Directed Major Contract Manufacturer.
I directed the overall contract and day to day business activity with an LCC Tier 2 contract manufacturer in Malaysia.
I successfully reduced inefficiencies in CM buying methods and rebuilt the forecasting process.
I delivered more than 37000 units in Q2 and Q3 of CY2008 representing more than a 400% volume increase over CY2007.
I managed the transition to a more cost effective LCC contract manufacturer in China during Q2/Q3 of CY2009.
This increased the business to more than $50M in CY2011.
Maintained ISO9000 Certification.
I successfully managed all external ISO audits and recertifications with zero non-conformances.
I successfully managed a major customer audit for the number two customer in the world.
This accounted for the beginning of significant volume growth in CY2008.
I also performed internal audits and rebuilt the supplier management process.
New Product Introductions.
I successfully launched multiple new products each year by implementing supply strategies and influencing the R&D design engineers early in the concepting phase.
I successfully implemented a substance tracking and reporting system that demonstrated contractual compliance to a customer's stringent requirements that went well beyond RoHS and REACH.
The system contained 100% material declarations for all BoM components.
Also advised on ISO 14000 compliance and various other regulations required by a global customer and supplier base.
Senior Sourcing ManagerJan 2000 - Jan 2007 Nokia, Inc.San Diego, CA
Directed the creation and implementation of all Supply Chain strategies for new CDMA product concepts which optimized R&D investments and assets for increased profitability.
Provided technical expertise on all tactical projects which required fast implementation to meet immediate market needs.
Member of the Senior Staff and contributed as a Specialist advising on Cost Management Processes, organizational issues, strategic planning, new process development and business scorecards.
Formulated a Product Cost Management technique that used proven statistical methods to lower/optimize costs of new product introductions and improve product lifetime profitability.
Resulted in greater than 25% cost reductions each year.
Wrote the Product Concepting Process in Product Development.
Resulted in successfully launching 9 new concepts into development 25% faster development cycle time.
Sourcing Line ManagerJan 1998 - Jan 2000 Nokia, Inc.San Diego, CA
Developed and lead the Sourcing organization and all sourcing activities for the CDMA Business Unit.
The organization included Materials Project Managers, Purchasing Manager (Commodity Specialist - RF ICs and Power Amplifiers), Supplier Quality Engineer, and Purchasing.
Reported to the Director of Global Material Project Management and in matrix to the VP of San Diego Product Creation Center.
Developed strategic plans, lead process developments, excelled in leadership and competency development, recruited, managed budgets and monitored schedules for all CDMA products.
Collaborated with engineering R&D, operations, sales and marketing and Global Sourcing.
Developed and lead the organization to more than twenty (20) Professionals including materials managers, quality engineers and component engineers in three locations (San Diego, Dallas, Seoul Korea).
Developed a new Cost Management Reporting System that increased global cost reporting efficiency and accuracy.
ManagerJan 1997 - Jan 1998 Nokia, Inc.San Diego, CA
Hired, trained and lead a staff of eight Material Project Managers who were responsible for all supply line issues in all phases of product development.
Launched eleven major products over four product generations that were manufactured in Texas, Korea, China and Brazil factories.
Key Contributor to the Supply Chain Implementation process development for Nokia worldwide.
Process was deployed in all 6 Product Development Centers and established a foundation for Nokia product development.
VariousApr 1995 - Jan 2007 NOKIA INCSan Diego, CA
During my career with Nokia I demonstrated progressive and continuous career advancement within the Global Sourcing organization.
Beginning with a solid contribution in the commodity management of custom IC components and supplier development, to becoming a leader in the Americas and CDMA business unit.
Materials Project Manager/Commodity ManagerJan 1995 - Jan 1997 Nokia, Inc.San Diego, CA
Developed and managed CDMA products in the San Diego Product Creation Center.
Responsible for all Material related matters including Supply Chain implementation, cost management, build management, and supplier quality.
Responsible for the component development, Sourcing and Contract Administration of CDMA ASICs.
Directed two major ASIC suppliers in the development of six critical RFICs and Power Amplifiers.
Acted as Supplier Quality Director as well as Contract Administrator to qualify supplier's wafer foundries, Quality System, packaging and test facilities.
Resulted in the successful launch of Nokia's CDMA chipset and handset portfolio.
Additionally managed all CDMA ASIC development.
Developed and implemented a cost effective supply chain successfully for which more than 40 million products have been produced.
Program ManagerJan 1993 - Jan 1995 Applied Micro Circuits CorporationSan Diego, CA
Program Quality EngineerJan 1990 - Jan 1993 Hughes Aircraft CompanyCarlsbad, CA
Semiconductor Test EngineerJan 1985 - Jan 1990 Allied-Signal Aerospace CompanyKansas City, MO
Bachelor of Science: Electrical EngineeringSouth Dakota State University Electrical Engineering
Coursework in Electronics and Communication Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Communications Technology
Leader, Team Builder and Coach: While at Nokia, I hired, trained and directed a staff of 20 professionals that successfully developed over 30 CDMA components and more than 25 product programs.
Cost Reduction Focus: While at Nokia, I devised and implemented a Cost Management process that utilized statistical methods to reduce and optimize costs which improved product lifetime profitability.
Achieved greater than 25.6% cost reductions annually with modest engineering effort.
While at CarrierComm, I succeeded in reducing product costs under extreme circumstances such as poor economic conditions, frequent engineering changes, obsolescence, and low volumes.
I accomplished this by utilizing the methods I had developed in my career and adapting them to the current conditions and business model.
This activity has been successful for all commodity areas.
Component Development: While at Nokia, I wrote, negotiated and executed 6 critical ASIC COT development agreements that led to the launch of Nokia's CDMA chipset and Handset portfolio enabling a 14.1% market share.
Cost Reduction Management Supply Chain Management Strategic Sourcing Commodity Management Cost Modeling Value Analysis Purchasing Management Risk Management Supplier Development Leadership Project Management Negotiation Contract Administration Problem Solving Process Development Materials Management Inventory Management Quality/Reliability Engineering Statistical Techniques Quality Management System Development Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma New Product Introduction PPAP EMS/CM Management ISO 9000.