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Supply Chain Manager

San Jose, California, United States
September 14, 2018

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Ultan Byrne

San Jose, CA • 408-***-**** • •

Senior Business Management Professional

Global Supply Chain Procurement Business Leadership Commodity Management Continuous Improvement

Demonstrated career directing the global operations, procurement and supply chain management initiatives for renowned Automotive and High-tech industry organizations that achieve ambitious performance goals.

Process-oriented leader for multimillion-dollar operations and processes with a track record of success leading end-to-end supply chain and continuous improvement initiatives that directly result in profitability and cost saving. Resourceful and visionary for accelerating the value chain through the strategic and tactical development of networks and process enhancements. Successful in driving a consistent approach towards all sourcing, purchasing, and negotiation activities ensuring value for money and cost efficiency. Possesses strong expertise in strategic analysis and forecasting with ability to maintain supplier/vendor relations to guarantee smooth delivery. Influential leader for building, training and motivating cross-functional teams towards highest standards of excellence.

Areas Of Expertise

Strategic Planning & Analysis

Procurement, Vendor/Supplier Relations

Team Training & Development

Cost Containment Strategies

Contract Negotiations/Administration

Regulatory Compliance

3PL Supply Chain Management

Logistics/Transportation Operations

SOPs/KPIs Development

Process Re-engineering/Optimization

New Technology Implementation

MS Office Suite

Professional Experience

Tesla, Inc. Fremont, CA

Group Manager – Global Service Supply Management Feb 2016 – Jun 2018

Leveraged strategic and leadership insight managing a team of Global Supply Managers (GSM) to spearhead all aspects of Purchasing, strategic analysis/planning and cost reduction for Exterior and Chassis material.

Directed the end-to-end outsourcing for MY2016 Model S, including capital-intensive plastic components no longer on the new MBOM.

Led the successful execution to support the last two Worldwide vehicle recalls, affecting over 100,000 vehicles including Ebrake and Steering gear replacement.

Successfully optimized the parts fulfillment, overall supply chain visibility, and availability by driving the strategic transition to supplier direct sourcing.

Steered the team to achieve over 95% parts availability by identifying and devising robust team KPI's and Metrics to help determine critical pain points and providing effective solutions.

Drove the team to attain an annual cost reduction of $4-5 million, exceeding department targets.

Collaborated closely with NPI/IT/Engineering to identify and react to complex sub-system and component enhancements.

Rendered support to over 8000 different parts ensuring availability of correct part at the right time.

Staff Buyer/Planner Feb 2010 – Feb 2016

Directed the forecasting, planning, and procurement of material to support the global service parts requirements.

Acted as Commercial Lead for Tesla's winter wheel/tire program leading supplier relationships, negotiating pricing, assuring capacity planning and confirming supplier execution with a yearly spend of $10M.

Led cost-effective the procurement of over 4000 parts achieving over 90% of parts in stock to meet customer requirements.

Managed all Roadster material while providing overall support including planning analysis, ordering material and coordinating with in-house suppliers for proprietary complex assemblies such as a battery, motor, and chargers.

Initiated a successful "direct to service center" program, reducing logistics and handling cost with expected savings of over $5M in the first year.

Effectively negotiated $250,000 yearly in cost reduction.

Conducted rigorous analysis to determine “End of Life” parts to support up to 10 years of Service requirements.

NUMMI Fremont, CA

Senior Buyer Nov 2003 – Jan 2010

Led the negotiation of long-term and short-term transactions with vendors while planning and incorporating strategic purchasing plans company-wide.

Spearheaded the kanban program for 2008 Corolla model change, which resulted in a very successful vehicle launch.

Managed the Corolla, Vibe and Tacoma critical spare parts inventory with approximately $25 million annual spends.

Negotiated annual price review and APR, achieving more than $1M in cost reductions.

Effectively coordinated the negotiation of an $80M annual intermodal transportation contract for logistics.

Successfully implemented an e-purchasing system with the spare parts supplier, reducing supplier headcount and company cost. Negotiated IT and service contracts, reducing cost by $300,000.

ASML Scotts Valley, CA

Buyer Mar 2002 – Apr 2003

Introduced a program to outsource assemblies, reducing cost while ensuring quality.

Achieved >97% of orders available to ship within 24 hours of expedited request.

Negotiated a 20% cost reduction with key suppliers.

Represented department at daily shortage meetings, improving on-time shipments by 50%.

KLA-Tencor San Jose, CA

Buyer-Planner May 1995 – Feb 2002

Led all NPI procurement of sheet metal, machining and optic material for the largest manufacturing division.

Developed and executed outsourcing plan on mainframe assembly, 40% under budget and on schedule, reducing material and labor cost.

Managed scorecard metrics for quarterly business reviews to drive the performance of key suppliers.

Oversaw inventory management, providing monthly E&O reports.

Drove the continual process of cost reduction, reducing the overall cost of product to the customer.


Associate of Arts in Business

Dundalk Technical Institute – Ireland, Dundalk

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