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Supply Chain Manager

Brentwood, CA
October 20, 2018

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Rodney Watterworth

Senior Supply Chain Leader

**** *** ****** *** ********* Bay, CA 94505 925-***-****


Executive Level Manager with extensive hands on experience in Lean Manufacturing as well as building Supply Chain organizations from the ground up. Strong supplier strategic alliances with a Fortune 100 supply base and Tier 1-2 contract Manufacturers. Extensive use of metrics for continuous quality improvement in manufacturing/supply chain as well as employee motivation and career enhancement. Reported to CEO/ VP of OPS/MFG/Supply Chain for past 12 years.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Raw to FGI Inventory Management

Commodities Managed: Sheetmetal, Machined Components, Casting, Forging, Plastics (Molded/Injection) PCB’s and PCBA’s

Asset and Budget Management

6 Sigma TQM

Lean Manufacturing Principles

Value Stream Mapping

Detailed Business Case Analysis

Planning and Master Scheduling

Sales &Operations Planning

Supply Chain Management

Contracting/Terms and Conditions

Negotiations/Spend in Excess of $50-300M

Low Cost Country Sourcing

Mentoring / Staff Development

Logistics and Traffic Management

Relationship builder internal and external C-level executives

Kateeva Flat Panel Display Capital Equipment 2014- Present

Sr. Supply Chain Manager Newark, CA

First Materials Executive. Managed supply chain and strategic supplier selection, management and development to ensure an agile and flexible supply chain support full rate production

Negotiation of multi-million dollar Corporate Contracts, Manufacturing Services Agreements, Design Services Agreements (ODM) that result in Cost Reductions and Supply Assurance.

Manage 6 Procurement Professionals accounting for $150M in overall COGs spend and $35M Indirect Spend.

Created a Supply Base that was able to achieve Lead times of Sheet Metal and Machining of less than 7 calendar days as Kateeva Products are constantly changing

Implementation of 2 different ERP systems (Netsuite and Coupa)

Managed an explosive growth in Supply Chain that went from an annual spend of $6M to $150M in less than 3 years

Managed NPI and production Supply Chain Organization (Commodity Managers, Buyers, Supply Chain Engineers)

Ability to perform with little to no structure as well as extreme structure (Fortune 500 and 7 Startups)

Form Factor Probe Test Cards 2013- 2014

Sr. Purchasing Manager Livermore, CA

Provide leadership to and manages the day-to-day activities of the Purchasing team, including effective recruitment, hiring, performance management, coaching, and career development.

Establish metrics and standards that are data driven to ensure quality, cost, delivery, and service levels are Maintained

Manage supplier relations and supply agreement compliance while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.

Risk mitigation of all types of supply chain risks (logistics, 2nd Sourcing, stock outs, contingency plans, etc..)

Array Power

Solar Inverter Start Up

2010 – 2013

Director of Supply Chain Sunnyvale, CA

Managed PLM, Operations, Contract Manufacturing selection and negotiation. Managed supply chain and strategic suppliers to ensure an agile and flexible supply chain support full rate production

Negotiation of multi-million dollar Corporate Contracts, Manufacturing Services Agreements, Design Services Agreements (ODM) that result in Cost Reductions and Supply Assurance.

Implemented strategic component agreements with major IC suppliers yielding >100 days of lead time reductions, reducing cost,

Developed a shipping frequency optimization tool to identify the lowest cost shipping multiples and min/max levels

Hands on Planning and development of Master Schedule with Sales Executive Team

Directed S&OP Planning with Executive Team (Sales, CEO, Engineering, Marketing)

EIQ Energy

Solar DC Boost Inverter Start Up

2009– 2010

Materials and Supply Chain Manager San Jose, CA

Managed NPI materials management and transition designs from Engineering concept to full production. Ensure the highest value material, manufacturing method, and tolerances were applied to achieve the functional requirements at minimal cost. Monitored both materials and currency markets to develop short and long term sourcing strategies. Balanced conflicting objectives of achieving low cost country pricing, maintaining technology rich suppliers, and minimizing supply chain risk.

Achieved a 20% net material savings by:

o Management of Critical Supply base (transformers, cables, Connectors (MC3/4 compatible) MCU, PWM,

DSP, PCB’s, Metal/Plastic enclosures)

o Out-sourcing sheet metal to India

o Lower cost alternatives or modern alternatives were available that would provide equivalent or superior performance

o Largest savings came in PCB, Magnetics, and using the 80/20 rules the Diodes and Mosfets

Logistics management of supply chain (China, Pacific Rim, India)

o China to Philippines

o India to US / Philippines

o Mexico to US /Philippines

o Germany to US/Philippines

Improved the supplier assessment and manufacturability review process for overseas suppliers via QBR (Quarterly Business Reviews)

Directed S&OP Planning with Executive Team (Sales, CEO, Engineering, Marketing)

CALIX Networks Telecom Pre-IPO 2005-2009

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager Petaluma, CA

Strategic point of contract for PCBAs with Tier 1 Contract Manufacturer (CM) that accounts for $155M in annual spend

Management of Strategic Alliance Partners (Intel, AMCC, Texas Instruments, LSI, Broadcom, etc..) that account for 80% of total company spend

Negotiated several multi-million-dollar Volume Purchase Agreements with average size of $10M with the largest being $200+M (Contract Manufacturer)

Reduced STD costs by 4-5% quarter over quarter increasing Gross Profit Margin by almost 2% through exhaustive negotiations and Supplier Management (alternate sourcing, competitive bids, extended forecasts, LOI’s)

Implemented Pull systems (Lean) at Contract Manufacturer in Shanghai and Guadalajara that lead to reduced “LT from order to delivery” from an average of 14 weeks to less than 8 weeks

Authored Cost Savings White Paper articulating the 2 different calculation methods (Cost Reductions vs. Cost Savings) for SOX compliance

Implemented. Monitor and Manage business continuity, supply chain robustness, and lead-time agility processes/procedures

Responsible for coordination and C-level presentations in Supplier Quarterly Business Reviews with Strategic Suppliers

Oracle ERP Process Leader (Materials Leader)


Log Management -Start Up


Manager of Operations Santa Clara, CA

Transitioned Product Manufacturing and Order Fulfillment from CM in Midwest to Local CM

Managed revenue growth from $1M to $10M over 12-month period (no employee adds)

Metrics implemented to monitor and improve CM’s performance

o OTD improved 10%

o Cost Reduced by 25%

o Quality 99%+

Implemented and managed new hardware material process (policy & procedures, procurement/planning)

Hands on Planning and Production Control

Directed S&OP Planning with Executive Team (Sales, CEO, Engineering, Marketing)

Other Relevant Experiences:

Sanmina (Director of Materials) 1 year

Intel Corporation (Capital Equipment Commodity Manager) 4 years

Lam Research (Materials Manager and Sales Account Manager –Intel) 5 years


Michigan State University

BA -Materials Logistics Management


Santa Clara University

MBA - International Business


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