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Manager Engineer

Livermore, California, United States
January 04, 2018

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Neil B. McCue

Cell: 925-***-****



* Cost Management * Supply Chain Relationship Management * Strategic Sourcing * Project Management *

*Spread Sheet Analysis * Budget Planning *Global Contract Negotiations

Twenty years’ experience in the technology industry with a solid track record within operations & global strategic sourcing roles. Led multimillion dollar contract negotiations for fortune 500 companies & exceeded price reduction targets. Worked with R&D & IT organizations to understand the overall technical requirements to help identify the best sourcing decisions that will allow for positive overall results.


Supply Chain / Sourcing: Supplier Strategy, Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Transformation, RFP process for high dollar projects, Drafting & Negotiation Contracts, Lead Commercial Negotiations, Demand Management, Make vs. Buy, Low-Cost Country Sourcing

Business Operations: Business Process Outsourcing, Design for Cost Reduction, Total Cost Modeling, Facilities / Capital Construction, Drive to complete yearly & quarterly KPI’s

Category Management: IT hardware / software, Dedicated IC’s, Engineering & Test, Facilities, Construction, Telecom / Networking, Consulting / Professional Services, MRO & HR

Software Experience: SAP, Oracle, Live link, SharePoint, Ariba RFP, contract & PO modules, Microsoft office products, Cognos & Concur

Negotiations: Have saved millions of dollars in each assignment by establishing sourcing strategies & aligned with key internal stakeholders in order to execute commercial & contract negotiations in a timely manner


October 2017 – PG&E Corporation

Dec 20117 Sr. Contracts & Sourcing Lead – Consultant

Drafted & negotiated software agreements for key SaaS corporate requirements.

Key involvement in the transition & implementation of ARIBA purchasing & contracts systems in 4Q17

Negotiated with key sole source suppliers to meet PG&E overall short-term peak demands for contract services & meeting work order deadlines

October 2016- Barrick GOLD NA

May 2017 Sr. Contracts & Sourcing Lead -Consultant

North America sourcing of multimillion dollar IT (hardware/software) & capital equipment for various US and Canada mining sites.

Delivered negotiated savings of excess of $2M YoY on the key SaaS agreements & $400K on key IT hardware & technical support requirements in 1H17.

Prepared & negotiated formal RFP/RFQ for high dollar capital equipment, consulting & IT requirements.

Engaged with internal stake holders to establish clear sourcing strategies, project timeliness & establish cost targets.

Sept 2015- Micron Technology Inc, Milpitas, CA

Sept 2016 BU & Engineering Business Partner – Program Manager

Engaged with the 3 different engineering organizations (NVE, DEG & ACG) and identify opportunities for procurement to capitalize on for key strategic projects to lower overall supplier risk & cost.

Coordinate & lead key internal meetings between different BU (MBU, EBU, and SBU & CNBU) & 3 engineering organizations to identify potential supplier gaps & areas to explore new sourcing opportunities for various reasons.

Currently work with procurement teams to influence early R&D design involvement & maximize overall savings

August 2014- KLA-Tencor Corporation, Milpitas, CA

Sept 2015 Sr. Global Strategic Sourcing Manager

Managed & negotiated sole source robotics requirements across the full range of product life. Yearly negotiations with key strategic partners exceed $40M.and managed all contracts (PA, NDA, and SLA & DA).

Manage quarterly business review and continuous improvement for strategic suppliers.

Responsible for proactively sourcing new suppliers to meet short & long-term technology requirements and insure a minimum of 10 years integrated supply chain for our customers.

May 2013- Aerohive Networks, Sunnyvale, CA

August 2014 Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing

Managed contracts and negotiated with strategic suppliers for radio chipsets, CPUs, switch & phy IC’s for AP, router & switch platforms. Quarterly negotiations resulted in ~3%-4% chipset price reduction

Responsible for all new legal documents (procurement contracts, license agreements, confidentiality and development agreements) with critical IC & ODM strategic partners

Manage all software Direct & Indirect commercial and contract negotiations to support CLOUD requirements.

Responsible for sourcing all required hardware & customize software requirements to meet R&D needs.

April 2010- Ericsson R&D Facility, PA IP & Broadband Division, San Jose, CA

May 2013 Staff, Global Strategic Sourcing Manager

Responsible for ASSP, ASIC, FPGA & Microprocessor global supplier negotiations (>$125M).

Prepared & evaluated dedicated IC’s RFI/RFQ’s for new routers aligning with ASIC engineering teams.

Managed supply of new products through wafer fab & assembly to meet key product dates.

Provided business support to ASIC engineering teams for foundry related issues.

Closed global contracts (GPA, DA, SPA, NDA, SLA, etc) with critical IC & software partners.

Achieved $12M-18M yearly cost savings across all responsible devices.

July 2005- Qualcomm Corporation, San Diego, CA

April 2010 Staff, Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Saved ~ $30M through contract negotiations & supply chain inventory management in 2009 during semiconductor downturn with multiple key foundry partners.

Responsible for managing foundry suppliers to meet development chipset schedules and cost targets.

Managed cost models for IC’s (wafer cost, defect densities, test times, wafer yield, final test yields, packaging issues, etc.).

Responsible for negotiating supplier contracts on a timely basis (PA, NDA, and SLA & DA) to meet business needs.

Identified chipset cost reduction opportunities on a quarterly basis with each supplier. Developed and managed strategies to minimize inventory.

Responsible for $200M of memory products (NOR/NAND FLASH, DRAM) used in MSM Qualcomm chipsets. Achieved $5-10M yearly savings.

March 2004- CarrierComm, Encinitas, CA.

July 2005 Operations Manager, R&D facility (Wireless products)

Responsible for local contract assembly house activities such as builds, negotiations, materials, manufacturing instructions, inventory levels, etc.

Achieved a 46% cost reduction in chips, PCB & hardware from pre-production to production.

May 2000- Intel Corporation, San Diego, CA

Oct 2003 Manager/Sr. Material Program Manager - R&D facility- San Diego, CA (Wireless Products) 8/01-10/03

Coordinated new product development of 802.11A/B cards from development to production.

Engaged in early development with key RF suppliers to meet current/future product schedules.

Managed day-to-day operations for 10-12 worldwide buyers & planners.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Dupont Washington (Server products) - 6/00 – 8/01

Project manager for development organization & manufacturing sites to drive closure for open board-manufacturing engineering issues.

Ensured Design for Manufacturability guidelines/rules are met by the board development team to allow for the highest possible yields.

Responsible for transferring complex server boards from NPI factory to Far East factories.

Additional work History:

May 1995 - Ericsson, R&D Facility, Research Triangle Park, NC

Sept 1999 Sr. R&D Commodity Manager

July 1989 - IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

May 1995. Manufacturing Engineer - OEM - Networking Hardware Div. RTP, NC - 8/94 - 5/95

Software Contract Specialist & Buyer, Integrated Procurement Solutions (IPS) RTP, NC - 1/93 - 8/94

Sr. Cost Engineer, Corporate Component Procurement Division –E. Fishkill, NY - 10/90 - 1/93

Industrial Engineer, Electronic Card Assembly and Test (ECAT) Austin, TX – 7/89 - 10/90

EDUCATION: Fairleigh Dickinson University-Teaneck, New Jersey- 1987

B.S., Industrial Engineering. Dean’s List student

REFERENCES: Available upon request.

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