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Manager Program

Los Angeles, California, United States
August 30, 2019

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AMIR MEHRAN ***** Wilshire Blvd. Apt. #B****

Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-***-****


I am a Program Manager with seven years of experience in successfully leading high-impact technology projects with an ability to leverage technical, business, and financial acumen to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders. I have a proven track record of uncovering opportunities and directing trailblazing strategies to improve operations, develop cutting-edge products, and increase the profitability for forward-moving companies. WORK EXPERIENCE

HARMAN International

Manager-Global PMO at Harman Professional

Los Angeles, CA

August 2018 – March 2019

• Consulted executive management in post-merger integration activities with Samsung Electronics

• Collaborated with the cross-functional global and NA new product development (NPD) teams to achieve successful and efficient organizational transformation and supply chain integration

• Improved time-cost-quality trade-offs in the stage-gate model to manage the global product development process; launched 8 new products 35 days ahead of schedule

• Developed and maintained project schedules, statuses, timelines, resources, deliverables, costs, budgets, performance metrics, as well as risk mitigation and contingency plans; provided weekly reports to the PMO and presented to the management steering committee

• Conducted risk-benefit analysis of sourcing strategies to accelerate new product introduction (NPI) process; decreased production ramp-up time by 30%

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

Senior Program Manager

Irvine, CA

February 2014 – December 2017

• Led cross-functional team effort to design, develop, test, and integrate connected (IoT) sensor solutions from initial concept to mass production; launched 35 new products and services; pioneered autonomous sensor for the test and measurement industry

• Collaborated with customers to convert business requirements into technical specifications to identify scopes and objectives; resulted in defining use cases, product requirements, specification constraints, and tradeoffs

• Drove the successful execution of projects across cross-functional teams (leadership, product, engineering, QA, manufacturing, operations, marketing) and outside resources; led executive presentations and reviews to communicate progress of projects

• Managed program costs, budgets, schedules, quality, performance, processes, supply chain, and subcontract activities; employed EVM metrics, risk management, and project management methodologies to ensure projects remained within scopes, schedules, and budgets; achieved 85% customer satisfaction rate

• Partnered with Finance, Operations, and Sales departments to monitor sales reports, sales forecasts, sales trends, and pricing trends; increased gross margins by 10% through operational efficiency and improving resource utilization

• Directed strategic development projects focused on innovation generation, new markets/products, and growth initiatives; raised the firm’s revenue by 20% in 2016

• Assessed potential acquisitions, partnerships, investments and licensing, both qualitatively and quantitatively, evaluating strategic fit, industry competition, financial valuation, and impact; helped develop complete business plans to support entry if appropriate

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. Irvine, CA

Senior Engineer Manager November 2011 – February 2014

• Managed cross-functional team effort to design, develop, test, and integrate new electromagnetic sensors from initial concept to mass production; launched 12 new products

• Delivered an invention for process improvement and product integration during New Product Introduction (NPI)

• Supervised three direct reports as well as leading a cross-functional team from various departments, which included quality assurance, manufacturing, engineering, and sales to deliver the required results

• Provided technical guidance on product and process specifications, verifications, validations, test protocols, and engineering drawings, which included mechanical, hardware, firmware, and software

• Developed and maintained comprehensive project plans, work schedules, and budgets; monitored projects to ensure adherence to timelines, cost constraints and quality standards; provided weekly progress reports to the management

• Ensured on-time delivery of strategic customer orders by synchronizing production planning, manufacturing, and logistics; increased on-time compliance from 66% to 95% within a year

• Established and enforced SOW, budget, and deliverable acceptance criteria for all suppliers to facilitate inventory management, merchandising, and vendor capacity planning; improved on-time delivery rate of vendor-supplied materials by 30%


University of California San Diego-Jacobs School of Engineering Master of Science in Engineering Science

San Diego, CA

September 2010 – August 2011

• Graduated Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 4.0/4.0

University of Tehran-School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

• GPA: 4.0/4.0

Tehran, Iran

September 2005 – July 2010


• U.S. Patent 20,150,135,855: “Load and Torque Sensing Systems Utilizing Magnetic Key for Mechanical Engagement,” November 15, 2013

• U.S. Patent 20,180,058,969: “Torque Sensing System with Wireless Two-Way Communication,” August 23, 2016 ADDITIONAL

• Software Skills: Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, Tableau, SQL, SAP, Oracle, and Python

• Core Competencies: Project Management, Project Portfolio Management, Program Management, Change Management, Scope Management, Performance Management, KPI Reporting, Budget Management, Cost Management, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, SWOT analysis, New Product Development, New Product Introduction, Production Planning, Kanban Methodology, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Vendor Management, Contracts and Negotiation, Quality Management, Process Improvement, Lean Methodology, Continuous Improvement, ISO 9001, Root Cause Analysis, and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

• Interests: Astrology, Basketball, Music, and Greek Literature

• Work Authorization: US Citizen

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