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Program Manager Supply Chain

Santa Clara, CA
November 26, 2018

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Deepa Nagaraj

A Program manager with over 9 years of experience in the industry with technical blend. Proficient in product lifecycle, networking, engineering and supply chain management. Ability to lead and mange teams, vendors to fulfil customer needs through immaculate project management. An effective and efficient communicator with strong team player, leadership qualities coupled with analytical reasoning. Versatile in board design, electrical validation, system level testing and debugging. Experience Summary


Core Competencies

• Project and Program Management

• Supply Chain Management

• Vendor Management

• Procurement and Logistics

• Team Management

• Stakeholder Management

• Inventory Management

Tools and Technologies

• Collaboration Tools – Smartsheet, SharePoint

• Routers and Switches – Juniper PTX-5K, MX-

2010, SRX-5K

• Various organization specific tools

• Languages-Verilog, C, C++, HDL, Python and Shell scripting.

• MS Office Suite


Feb 16 – Feb 18 JUNIPER Networks Bangalore

Program Manager – Engineering

Responsibilities include management of high technology products such as routers and switches from concept to first customer shipment (FCS). Define and align project objectives with business needs through strategic planning of time, cost and scope. Collaborated cross-functionally across Mechanical, Thermal, EMC, Safety, Power teams to meet the project objectives.

• Prepare and manage project plans including allocation of resources (labor and non- labor hardware), schedules, milestones and budgets.

• Managed, executed and delivered over 20 projects budgeted at over a million dollars from concept phase to production

• Prioritize requirements to align with business needs and ensure timely delivery.

• Raise awareness of issues proactively and guide or influence the work of multidisciplinary development team to meet goals of the assignment

• Demonstrated high energy, initiative, analytical skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, team work, communication and organizational skills. Feb 2016 – Feb 2018



Program Manager

Sep 2012 – Feb 2016

Cisco (Wipro)

Supply Chain

Program Manager

Sep 2010-July 2012

Intel (Wipro)

Sep 2008 – July2010


Project Engineer

B.E. - Instrumentation


R.V. College of Engineering



Post Graduate- MS Microelectronics

• Quality Assurance - Defined test strategy, Planned the flow of testing activities and subsequent execution. For all the 20 projects.

• Program collaboration: preparing meeting agenda and collaterals, conducting effective to the point meetings followed by MoM, tracking action items, conducting reviews and issue escalations.

• Program Finance Management

o Managed budget for each NPI program including labor and non-labor. Worked on cost optimization by better utilization of resources, leverage existing inventory, alternative approaches to solutions thereby saving hundreds of thousands of dollars across all the projects.

o CAPEX and OPEX details (Labor, non-labor such as hardware)

• Risk Management – identify risks, develop mitigation strategies and buy-in from stakeholders

• Inventory Management - Determine and optimize the HW requirements by leveraging and managing inventory

• Project Schedules – Demonstrated visible effort to meet schedules by holding to on to dates on phase gates and track slips and delays

• Stakeholder Management:

o Across various phases of projects manage stakeholders and cross functional teams through Concept Commits, Concept Phase, Execution commits and closure

o Project readout to management – set expectations with multiple teams and report metrics and status to management and stakeholders o Successful phase exits – diligently worked on the deliverable checklist for each phase and ensured successful phase exits. Was a key player in representing my team on phase exits.

Sep 12 – Feb 16

Cisco Systems (Wipro)

SCPM (Supply Chain Program Manager)

Client – CISCO Systems

Responsibilities included Program management, project deliveries, customer relationship, risk management

• Successfully completed over 4 products as a SCPM for the customer whilst gaining extensive knowledge of coordinating all the entities involved in supply chain

• Received Best project award from CISCO for one of the projects executed out of the 4.

• Received appreciation award for significant contribution for IOTSSG program

• Worked with Electrical product engineers and design/architecture team to decide upon the design and correspondingly prepare purchase order instructions

• Pricing - Worked with GSM and suppliers to negotiate best possible strategic pricing

• Planning – Extensive involved in planning across functions involved in the product lifecycle viz. procurement, production, inventory control, logistics and distribution

• Vendor Management - Managed over 10 vendors locally and internationally

• Budgeting and Finance-

• Handled PO’s collectively worth over 8 million USD across 4 product lines.

• Work with EPM to ensure we have Purchase requisition in place to support the build

• Request for Quote (RFQ) and Release Purchase orders to Vendors

• Manage the budget and proto costs

• Engage with Contract Manufacturer to procure material to support Proto builds

• Risk Management - Engage with EPE, MPE and hardware team to design out any risk parts. Prepare mitigation plans for all single sourced parts

• Review required components, device the BOM for supply chain continuity and run BOM risk

• Help expedite the material if needed

• Coordinate with EPE and MPE to release mechanical and fab files

• Help expedite and track proto shipments

• Preside over meetings with cross functional teams Sep 10 - Jul 12 INTEL Technology (Wipro) Bangalore Responsibilities encompassed performing of electrical Validation of Intel SoC related, at client location

• Rated amongst the best performers for the Intel account from Wipro

• Worked on LVDS and HDMI technologies

• Characterized Process, Voltage, Temperature parameters of silicon using scopes

• Compliance testing for various display standards

• Performed silicon testing – Bench DV, HVM

• Extensively used various scopes and analyzers (Tektronics, Agilent)

• Understood the product specifications and functionality and correspondingly performed QA

• Created test matrices, test cases and published associated test reports

• Performed test equipment troubleshooting and identified problem sources

• Maintained and updated documentation for all tests

• Ensured test performance compliance with product specifications in coordination with other teams

Sep 08 – Jul 10

Wipro Technologies

Project Engineer

Responsibilities includes performing platform/board level testing and debugging

§ Worked on USB and UART technologies

§ Understanding the product spec and functionality

§ Created test matrices, test cases and published associated test reports

§ Reviewed schematic and board files, and correspondingly referred to them for debugging

§ Performance/Regression testing on product


• Date of Birth 22 August, 1986

• Languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu

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