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Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Director

San Jose, California, United States
January 23, 2018

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San Jose, CA 408.***.****

Director / Manager: Supply Chain Operations

process improvements inventory optimization operations streamlining people leadership

Accomplished, bottom-line oriented Supply Chain leader with 20+ year portfolio of success driving operations, product forecasting & planning, order fulfillment, program management, inventory management, and logistics. Seeking next-level supply chain leadership role. Finely honed decision-making, strategic & critical thinking, leadership, relationship building, negotiation, communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Core relevant competencies:

Supply Chain Operations Six Sigma Methodologies Manufacturing Resource Planning

Process Improvements Service Level Agreements Team Leadership & Mentoring

Inventory Optimization Forecasting & Planning Performance Management

Logistics Coordination Stakeholder Reporting Lean Manufacturing

Contract Negotiations Systems & Tools Kaizen Principles

Materials Planning Procurement Issue Resolution


Expertise in significantly reducing manufacturing lead-times, improving on-time order fulfillment, introducing new tools, enhancing efficiency, and reducing inventories.

Career history of promotions into larger-scoped supply chain management roles based on outstanding leadership skills.

Dedicated to identifying and leveraging opportunities to drive improvements across all areas of supply chain operations.

Proven ability to communicate, collaborate, and negotiate effectively with professionals at all levels of an organization.

Adept at prioritizing, multi-tasking, and allocating resources in fast-paced, deadline-driven work environments.

Experienced in directing global teams across: US, Mexico, Czech Republic, Thailand, China, and Taiwan.

Skilled in building, mentoring, training, and motivating high-performance, cross-functional teams.

Big-picture supply chain strategist, with solid hands-on tactical execution skills.

MBA, backed by Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


HYPERGRID, San Jose, CA 2017-2018

HyperGrid is the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader that simplifies IT for the enterprise by providing consumption based, full stack cloud services on premises.

Director, Supply Chain Operations

Drive supply chain operations including product forecasting & planning, order fulfillment, metric development, program management, inventory management, and logistics. Manage Contract Manufacturer relationships, and negotiate component lead-times, buffer inventories, Vendor Managed Inventory agreements, and Service Level Agreements with Contract Manufacturers (CM) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODM). Report directly to VP, Operations.

Created and updated rolling annual master build plan by product platform; negotiated with manufacturing partners to adhere to agreed-upon cost model based on Bill of Materials (BOM).

Collaborated with Product Marketing team to reduce number of orderable SKUs by approximately 80%.

Reduced manufacturing lead-times by more than 50% in < 6 months through process improvements to forecasting and manufacturing practices.

Reduced aged inventory by 50%+, from $300K+ to < $130K.

Collaborated with Finance team to ensure effective utilization of leasing partners and optimal use of investors’ funds.

Developed scalable business processes to drive better decisions in supply chain management, such as cost management, performance metrics, supplier selection, etc.


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INFOBLOX, Santa Clara, CA 2014-2017

A privately held IT automation and security company based in California's Silicon Valley.

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Collaborated cross-functionally among Global Commodity Manager, Materials Manager, and Contract Manufacturer teams to manage inventory buffers, support production requirements, and meet revenue targets. Supervised Operations Data Analyst and Materials Operations Manager.

Improved On-Time Shipment to 95%+ by introducing new production planning tool to automate demand planning process and reducing manufacturing lead times.

Introduced new Supplier and Vendor Management Inventory (SMI/VMI) programs at Contract Manufacturer for 6 critical components, and reduced lead-times from 16 weeks to < 4 weeks.

Redefined Dead on Arrival and Return Material Authorization processes, which reduced support inventory by 20%.

Reduced Excess & Obsolete (E&O) inventories by qualifying at least 2 suppliers for each critical component.

AMAZON LAB126, Cupertino, CA 2013-2014

A research and development and computer hardware company known for developing Amazon's Kindle line of e-readers and tablets.

Supply Planning Manager

Drove supply planning for Kindle Fire tablets valued at $1.5B-$2B in annual sales. Reported directly to Senior Director of Operations.

Generated monthly forecast for CM/ODM, Materials, and GCM teams.

Collaborated with Product Management and Sales teams to streamline and improve accuracy of forecast.


An American technology company specializing in data and storage networking products.

Business Operations Manager / Senior Planner / Materials Manager

Earned rapid promotions up through ranks. Directed Contract Manufacturer and Supply teams worldwide: U.S., Mexico, Czech Republic, Thailand, China, and Taiwan. Supervised 5 dotted-line reports: 2 Planners, 2 Materials Managers, and 1 Program Manager.

Improved monthly S&OP process; streamlined planning and materials processes, and managed demand forecast, supply availability, and inventories.

Generated 90% boost in annual sales, from $90M to $170M, within 5-quarter period.

Reduced annual material expedite cost by 25% by introducing buffer programs that met demand upside by at least 15% and reduced overall lead times by 20%.

Saved 400 man-hours per quarter by introducing a new planning tool, Demantra.

Enhanced supplier performance following TQRDCE metrics method during Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR).


Senior Supply Chain Manager/Director of Inventories/Materials Operations Manager, Polyclad Laminates, Elk Grove, CA, 1993-2005

-Maintained accountability for 30+ hubs, ensured fulfillment of customer requirements, and led team of 14 in production planning, customer service, warehouse operations, and inventory management.


Master of Business Administration Cal Coast University, Santa Ana, CA

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering BVM School of Engineering, India

Total Quality Management San Jose State University

Six Sigma Black Belt Breakthrough Management

Program Management UC Santa Cruz

Workshops: Lean Practices, Kaizen Strategies, Leadership & Team Building, Working in Cross-Functional Teams,

Managing & Controlling Inventory, ISO9001, MRP Implementation

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