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Supply Chain Sales

San Jose, California, United States
August 27, 2018

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David Paul McKinnon

cell 408-***-****

San Jose, CA. 95124

Available to start immediately


I have strong exposure to Global Partnership Operations, Supply Chain/Material/Production Control Planning expertise, Procurement, Sales Contract Management, Revenue Recognition evaluation, Change Control, Document Control, Engineering collaboration specific to Bill of Material accountability, Item Designations and Assignments, COGS and process improvement changes, Effective date management, Systems Implementation and Integration processes and data entry always adhered to with 100% accuracy and integrity during testing instances, conversions and in production environment. Corrective actions, SCAR’s/TAR’s generated, planned, collaborated on and resolved. FIFO and UTE focus, extensive Supplier Contract Negotiation, Maintenance and Management, Inbound and Outbound Logistics, Carrier and Freight Selection, New Product Introduction (NPI), Manufacturing and Engineering Change Control Process Implementation, Forecast Alignment Integration with Sales, Account Managers, Marketing and Finance Collaboration, Supplier EDI System Implementation, Supply Pipeline, Trusted Consulting and Advisor designation, Customer Service/Order Administration Expedite Escalation Approvals, EULA Coordination, Retail and NFR Sales Order, MRP Item Attribute Configuration, BOM Generation and Definition Management. Commitments to professionalism, business etiquette, exceeding expectation, data/information accuracy, integrity, team audits, quality assurance, performance, corporate initiatives, KPI’s and customer service.

I have developed and created production relevant processes, extensive reporting tools and collaborated releases of executive summaries to provide recurring deliverables to management to support the business plan, revenue recognition and month/quarter end requirements. Ensured all system dependencies, requirements are meticulously maintained for my organization and others. I am driven to help others achieve their positive contributions. Providing structure, encouragement and resources for others on my team, report to me, cross functionally within our organization to be successful. Passionate, intrinsically motivated in all facets of my life. Always have customer number one mindset, putting others ahead of myself, generous, considerate of other priorities and their best interests. Helping the team and entire organization overcome obstacles and challenges to help drive themselves to meeting their goals. ‘One Team, One Dream’ mentality with encouragement and positivity to motivate and achieve one's ultimate objectives, plans and dreams. Have managed teams of 1 up to 45 in my organization. Been fortunate to have the opportunity to make positive impacts.

I have a strong ethical and positive reputation, excellent work practices and hold high standards for my organization, staff, suppliers, team, facility, organization, public, investors and company. I pursue how I can improve upon just steering and anchoring the ship and operating my employees and myself. My drive is fue led by the passion and love for what I do. I have managed and maintained flexible, effective, and dependable supply planning pipelines in coordination with global suppliers, procurement, logistics, engineering, new product introduction, change control and finance teams.

I am an experienced Business Management Professional with Global Operational experience. My career has covered both Software and Hardware industries including Symantec, Logitech, Speck, Creative Labs and Tesla. I am proud to say over two decades made up of three companies. I am a person who appreciates loyalty in staying with one employer. The building strong business relationships and camaraderie amongst colleagues. During those opportunities I have been fortunate to work alongside some highly respectable professionals and coworkers where I’ve gained experience in business development directly and via multiple channel partners. Some strong character traits and professional etiquette has come from the mentorship and positive input from my previous coworkers and colleagues. This process has given me the tools to focus on real client needs to help develop and foster strength in our relationships, greater cross training abilities, internal and external customer confidence, teamwork collaboration and building a greater sense of self-worth and very strong integrity. I offer a track record in customer/supplier retention, mergers and acquisitions in the private and public sectors as well as expertise in planning strategic growth. Was graciously granted Worldwide Operational Excellence Award during my 13 years at Symantec Corporation. Supply Chain Management, COGS initiative savings, Efficient Resource Allocation and Business Relationship Collaboration ie; Suppliers, External/Internal Customers, Coworkers, Business Associates, Personal and Professional Colleagues and overall positivity in all relationships are an integral part of my motivation which I continue to develop on a daily basis. Efficient and productive time management skills.


High level PM Launch NPI Collaboration Engineering, Production Control, Procurement, Finance, Logistics, Supplier Mgmt., I am proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office, Data Manipulation, Macro Management, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP’s, Oracle 10.7-11i Implementation/Tech Support Facilitation, Warp Drive, SAP, ERP/MRP, MES (WMS), JD Edwards, Netsuite system implementation, Act! 2000, Notes, OMNIS 7, Business Objects, AS400, ASK MANMAN, Strong Enterprise Forecasting strategy, Sales/Marketing Forecast Alignment including resets, Major Retailer Account Management experience, Daily KPI engagement and accountability towards meeting Corporate Objectives, Time Management.

Operations Excellence, Shipping Manifest Systems, Receiving, Construction Management, previous forklift operation, certification achievement, First Aid, CPR, Emergency Response Team member- Symantec Corporation/Aegis, Extensive Volunteer and Charity involvement/leadership participation, over 20 years of mentorship, coaching, training, guidance, support, conditioning amateur, youth, high school, college, traveling tournament, semi-professional and professional athletes.


15+ years of Global Supply Chain Management experience including NPI, Trusted Advisor and Consultant, Production Readiness and Supplier Selection Process, Supplier Management Designation, Global Electric Vehicle Consultant and Market Analysis Associate, Supplier EDI Release Manager, Planning, Purchasing, Document Control, Engineering Liaison, ERP System Implementation Specialist, MRP System Manager, Logistics, Warehouse Management and Distribution.

De Anza/West Valley/Mission Colleges, UCSC. Supporting Bachelors in Business Administration/Management applying relevant coursework in the workplace. OEM/Commodity/Costs/Logistics Coordination, Continuous Improvement & ISO Quality

Management, Total Quality Management.

PLI Success Seminars Zig Ziegler ‘Helping Others Reach Their Purpose’, Superior Service Skills I/II, Contract training. ASK courses. Oracle Mfg., Distribution, Inventory Control, Order Mgmt and Purchasing modules, AMA (American Manufacturing Association) coursework and extensive training.

APICS member, Santa Clara Chapter.

CPIM completion of 6 entire modules.


University of California at Santa Cruz, Degree Business Management Associate's

APICS Northern California Chapter, CPIM Certification WIP 6/7 Modules

BA TBC 10/18


Global Leaders in Client Relations, Consulting and Advisor Specialists & Business Development Oct 2015 – July 2018

#1-GuidePoint Global, #2-Third Bridge, #3-Alphasights, SF Bay Area/World-Wide

Sr Advisor and Consultant Electric Vehicle Startups and Enthusiasts/Sr Production Readiness/Planner/Purchasing/Buyer Guidance

Top notch leadership in client knowledge search.

Connecting with global corporate investment groups and top professionals to provide them support, guidance, market analysis and information helping them improve critical decisions, sharper thinking to drive their businesses forward.

High level focus on system integrity, data management, 100% accuracy and efficient audit process during system implementations, upgrades and conversions.

Corporations, consultancies, investment firms and non-profits rely on these firms to connect them efficiently and intelligently with experts across all industries and regions.

Consulted with staff regarding NPI production readiness including Production and Material Planning, Procurement, Supplier Management, Logistics etc.

Developed recurring production readiness data to share during with Executive Staff and review collaboratively. Delivered specific criteria to production associate staffs and other organizations.

Provided presentations for data uploading, logistics, trucking, distribution, warehouse management, procurement and directed maintenance updates.

Prepared monthly reports in Microsoft Excel to provide guidance to department leads.

Tesla Motors Inc., Fremont, CA Jun 2011 – Oct 2015

PM Launch/Production Control Readiness Mgr./Sr Material/Production Planner/System Integration Coordinator/Supplier EDI Mgr./Sr Buyer

Pre Model S Launch-one of initial 10 at factory. Reported directly to Senior Director of Operations working very closely with multiple VP’s and Executive Staff members to develop all facility requirements including Production Readiness, Manufacturing Processes, Warehouse Operations and Development, Internal Process creation, Supplier Management (acceptance, technical EDI/PO setup/management), Supply Chain collaboration, training new hires etc.

Extensive understanding of product resources (material, tooling, labor, transportation, and fulfillment) during new product introduction as well as mass production phases.

Ensuring that SAP data integrity at 100%.

Applied tactful influence in an organization that has been under major infrastructure development, management development and system integration, while being a strong communicator and team player within organization, external brokers and suppliers.

Developed, maintained & published alternative plan & contingency scenarios for at risk supply.

Supported the inventory E&O process to achieve minimal inventory exposure while maintaining safety stock levels. Stock balanc ing optimized by managing supplier shipments, cycle counting and quality inspections.

Interviewed, facilitated onboarding activities and all required training of new hires in Production Planning, Material Planni ng and New Product Introduction teams.

Led a planning team inside a highly vertically integrated manufacturing environment.

Operated, documented and monitored pertinent risk buffering strategies for key component categories and collaborated with the Procurement team to implement them.

Developed Process for Material Tracking/Engineering Engagement.

Participated in Change Control Meetings and Reviews with key stakeholders to review delivery and flexibility performance and improvement plans.

Implemented process for tracking all changes during all early stages and creation of Engineering Bill of Material during Alpha, Beta, Release Candidate, Launch and Production.

Managed all vehicle supply chain for over 400 suppliers and 4000 part numbers during Pre-Production phases of Model S launch.

All material management during resource infrastructure including; facility, staff, tooling, system implementation and program management development prior to any NPI organization was envisioned. Supply Chain Operations Manufacturing, Procurement and Production Control department ’s were being developed at this time of company’s infancy.

Initiated a recurring Material Review Board disposition meeting.

Created and maintained relevant reports and executive summaries on a regular (weekly/daily) basis, as required by management. Materials provided support of the transitioning business model, build plan and infrastructure horizon in the works.

Generated process for the creation of a new change control department.

Built change control boards from scratch and facilitated process flow.

Purchasing engagement i.e.; RFP, QBR, RFQ, PO management and process development.

Purchase Order processing meticulously maintained while collaborating with Senior Procurement VP, Director, Managers, Agents and Suppliers.

Highly effective business management and relationship behavior with multi-cultural and multi-location teams.

Initiated Sales and Marketing inclusion process to inspire forecast alignment with Program Management, Exec Staff, Production and all of Supply Chain.

Management in areas including material packaging, BOM management, product implementation and release, ECO/CDO coordination, M RP/MPS item specific attribute production release and maintenance, supplier shipment coordination including global deliverables by ocean, air, rail, expedite and counter to counter, AR/AP billing and outside processing, inventory control, warehouse management, mechanical/robotic final assembly, sub-assembly processes, ie; plastic molding, paint, PCBA, cable assembly, transducer assembly, and complex automated testing.

Speck Products, Palo Alto, CA Apr 2010 – Apr 2011

Sr Supply Chain Material Planner/System Integration Specialist

Managed material demand (FC/SO) purchase orders through a highly volatile and fast paced environment and monitored product availability to support worldwide distribution centers.

Coordinated and implemented complex ERP system setup (NetSuite).

Go live success 100%.

Implemented Mexico production facility including system set up for new employees.

Set up packaging/distribution, all associated training of material.

management, logistics, warehouse management, inventory control procedures, SOP’s and export documentation.

Logitech Inc., Fremont, CA Sep 2006 – Apr 2010

Sr Allocations Analyst/Supply Chain Material Planner/Buyer

Responsible for strategic allocation of merchandise to distribution, retail and OEM customers to meet sales and profit objectives.

All aspects of supply chain, supplier management, and logistics support honoring sales delivery requirements.

Allocated merchandise based on thorough, ongoing analysis of inventory, sales and geographic/seasonal needs of each customer while monitoring inventory flow to ensure optimum efficiency.

Executed distribution of product to fulfill key item and/or promotional plans and followed up with postseason/promotion analysis of results.

Preparation of Executive reports as necessary.

Communicate effectively with Account Managers.

Creative Labs, Inc., Milpitas, CA Dec 2005 – Sep 2006

Master Scheduler/Sr Supply Chain Material/Production Planner/Sales Alignment & Forecasting/Contract Manufacturing Liaison/Buyer

Planned and managed MP3 production and ensured product availability against sales forecast.

Minimized material exposure and worked very closely with counterparts in Asia and Europe as part of a worldwide material allow cation and product family distribution.

Provided support for Product Marketing to ensure products were launched as planned.

Was continuously involved with Order Administration, Operations, Logistics and Sales.

Generated and reviewed various reports for inventory analysis.

Maintained purchase order accuracy and work with Purchasing and Receiving to provide priorities and status of incoming materials.

Aegis Fire Systems Incorporated, Pleasanton, CA Sep 2004 – Nov 2005

Sr Distribution and Procurement Manager/Head of all Supply

Led, coached, and mentored my entire organization of 31, direct reports to ensure alignment with their roles and responsibilities in communicating their schedules and plans.

Reinforced functional capabilities of each individual, cross training, one on one reviews.

Mastered the Resource Planning and Capacity tools, and other systems required to deliver the achievement of budgeted targets.

Successful implementation of PO consolidation to leverage freight and handling costs.

Ensured individual development and succession plans are in place, meet the personal and professional growth needs, while aligning with and supporting the objectives of the business, sales targets and corporate goals.

Symantec Corporation (13 yrs) Mar 1991 – Jul 2004

Sr Supply Chain NPI Mgr/Sr Production Control Planner/Mergers & Acquisitions Coordinator/Systems Integration Specialist/Sr Sales Order

Coordinator/Inventory Analyst/Procurement Specialist/Buyer

Managed material demand and purchase orders through a highly volatile and fast paced environment.

Coordinated and implemented complex Oracle 11i purchasing system change.

Recruited internally to manage a large division in the company by Director of Operations and Executive Staff members including Sr

VP of Supply Chain Operations.

The Order Administration Organization including Sales Order Entry, Expedite Management, Customer Service and Technical Support teams which consisted of ~500 employees.

Drove to completion new process involving Sales, Finance and Marketing in New Product Introduction phase and other significant product releases.

Implemented inclusion of Enterprise Sales Channel OTB reports during product launches to meet corporate financial objectives and sales goals.

BOM definition/related documentation required for manufacturing release of assigned Consumer, Hardware and complex Enterprise product lines.

Tracked Western Hemisphere parts meeting time critical deadlines ensuring material availability promise dates including localized Int’l artworks.

Worked with Product Management, Marketing, and Sales on definition of products.

Chaired recurring New Product Release Operations Readiness Review meetings, monitoring all global cross functional action items to meet time critical deadlines. 100% success rate meeting First Customer Ship dates.

Coordinated cross functional meetings for action items and issues needing to be resolved if approaching at risk stage.

Supported all product release issues including writing change orders for the complete product life cycle.

Worked with the Master Schedulers to determine effective dates and coordinated entry into ERP with Document Control.

Supported mergers and acquisitions defining packaging and bills of materials for acquired products.

Working knowledge of planning production in a high volume, short LT environment.

Responsible for products with increasing volatility and/or complexity requiring increased planning involvement.

Drove product build schedules and material demand. Scheduling and maintenance of recurring MRP run.

Monitored Sales FC, material flow based on MRP & Sales & Marketing indicators.

Established Supply Chain improvements to reduce labor and material costs which immediately made impact to productivity and manufacturing lead time.

This ultimately had a sizeable and significant overall operations cost reduction.

Implemented engineering changes to ensure minimum production delay within an ISO certified corporation.

Implemented FIFO supply chain process utilizing UTE methodology to eliminate E&O. Removed all non-value add activities and all duplication of effort in material handling activities, ie; Receiving, Staging, Additional Special Handling, Freight Carrier Loading, Cycle Counting and Sales Order Fulfillment etc.

Daily interaction required across all functional areas of business including Executive Staff.

Highly visible responsibility of all orders being processed and shipped out of the Distribution Center.

As many as 15k global sales orders including customer expedites fulfilled daily.

Managed all cycle count analysis and reconciliation of material in pipeline accounting for over $100 million of inventory ie; on hand at supplier, raw material, FGI, in transit, retail, NFR, educational and enterprise distribution channel inventory.

Received awards including World Wide Operations and Supply Chain Excellence Award selected annually by Founders and Executive Staff Personnel.

Hughes Supply Corporation (2 yrs.) Apr 2004 – Sep 2005

West Coast Supply Manager/Purchasing Agent/ Inventory Control Specialist

Monitored forecast and product availability supporting west coast distribution centers.

Managed Sales and all west coast material pipeline. Generated transparency by scheduling daily collaborative meeting.

Implemented FIFO and supply chain process utilizing (use to exhaust) material planning experience to eliminate E&O.

Positively impacted revenue by implementing the removal of any and all duplication of effort in distribution activities saving operational costs.

Implemented new sustainable receiving processes increasing inventory turns saving time at all 9 branches on the west coast.

Established overall operations reduction in material exposure, excess and obsolescence and improved resource time management.

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