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Supply Chain Manager

Fremont, California, United States
January 23, 2017

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Highly experienced supply chain with over 16 years of experiences in overall domestic and global procurement, managing contract manufacturers, strategic sourcing, cost reduction, global vendor management, logistics, finance, planning, inventory control, import / export, development, implementation, and execution from New Product Introduction (NPI) to production. Delight in being a key asset in Operations/Engineering organization!

• Responsible for RFI/RFP/RFQ activities, placing purchase orders, expediting, tracking and updating the material and build schedules, managing contract manufactures, supplier relationship development, contract initiation and review, monitor on time deliveries, R&D new supplier development, cost reduction and negotiation, inventory control, managing issues and risks. Provide timely updates and elevate critical risks to cross-functional team.

• Sourced, negotiated, and identified second sources for the critical commodities. Provided forecast immediate and future needs on long lead time components. Analyzed and participated commodity markets of specific raw material to maintain reliability, minimize risk, and cost competitiveness.

• Developed strategic partnerships with preferred suppliers and managed Approved Vendor List to optimize and meet business objectives. Drafted, executed, and managed supply agreements.

• Worked with cross-functional teams on the overall evaluation of suppliers and identified potential areas for supplier consolidation, cost reduction, development, qualification, and launch of new products.

• Selected and managed global vendors. Ensure labor cost, compliance, technology, quality, improvement, risk and communication plans are in place and carried out. Procured parts domestically and globally to support projects. Performed competitive supplier selections, reviewed bids, and continually worked with component engineers and design team on BOM updates and cost roadmap analysis.

• Liaison with Engineering, operation, and production to expedite and follow up on critical path part shortages and ensure effectiveness of material delivery to meet timelines.

• Monitored, tracked and managed budgets, review costs matrix and report on costs of prototype builds versus the targeted budget.

• Managed and controlled the inventory with factors in cost, lead time, safety stock, minimum order quantity, and physical count to maintain the accuracy and data in ERP system.

• Developed sourcing and purchasing strategies through product definition / sizing, market research, inquiry, product development, consolidation, volume production, delivery, warranty, pricing, end of life management, quality, open communication, term and condition, negotiations, cost-benefit analysis, contracting, supplier vendor relationship, data collection, spend analysis, implementation with continuous improvement, and inventory management.

• Ensure a strong link within various supply chain functions, including contract manufactures, planning, procurement, supplier quality, receiving, production control, and transfer from NPI to the production.

• Utilized total cost-of-ownership model with data in direct labor, logistic, budget, capital cost, assembly time, overhead, material cost, quality, materials-related costs of down time, warranty, disposal, future growth, and cooperation with supplier to achieve maximization in sourcing and purchasing.


06/2016 – 09/2016 Director of Supply Chain and Asset Management

Green Charge Networks, LLC, Santa Clara, CA

Summary: Managed energy storage assets and vendors, related supply chain, sourcing, ongoing logistics, purchasing, warehousing, inventory, planning, budget, and contracts

Negotiated / signed purchasing contracts for material and equipment required for 2017

Planned / procured material and equipment for Q3 - Q4, 2016 and Q1 - Q2, 2017

11/2015 – 06/2016 Logistics Manager

Jolata, Inc., Santa Clara, CA

Summary: Managed supply chain, purchasing, warehousing, inventory, planning, budget, contracts, and logistics

Coordinated and monitored mission logistics, support plans, and operations

Liaison for outsourced engineering development and deployment plans to meet critical time schedules

Developed and implemented policies / procedures for procurement, logistics, MRP, documentation, and bill of materials

Procurement: Creatively solved problems associated with operations to ensure compliance

Budget: managing, cost reduction, capital, Managed entire operating supply chain and procurement budget

Contracts: Negotiated and reviewed service, capital equipment, and procurement contracts

Logistics: Managed support and logistics requirements between customers, sales, manufactures, and partners

6/2011 – 10/2015 Supply Chain Manager

PureWave Networks, Inc. Acquired by Redline Communications in 2014

Summary: Successfully managed, analyzed, and oversaw all purchasing functions for ODM line, and strategic planning for supply chain

Reduced 25% on CPE purchases (annual savings of $1M; total $4M over four years)

Managed inventory, contract manufacturers, and quotation process for new product at Tier 1 and Tier 2 CM’s with planned business of $75M annual spend and beat cost target by 15%

Resolved problems related to ordering, delivery, invoicing; liaison with partners, vendors, customers, and internal and external teams to ensure vendors met expectations and quality standards

Oversaw employees in receiving, shipping, inventory control, warehouse, and planning functions

Sourced NPI materials by partnering with internal stakeholders (engineering, sales, production)

Fulfilled logistics for drop-ship / requirements; provided weekly inventory, costs, and budget reports

Post acquisition activities (Redline Communications, Innovations Group – 9/2014 – 10/2015):

Moved 18 product lines to new contract manufacturers and saved $3M annually

5/2006 – 6/2011 Purchasing / Sourcing Manager

Excelics Semiconductor, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

Summary: Managed warehouse, purchasing, sourcing, planning, and supply chain for production line and clean rooms in US and China

Managed purchasing process; Expedited shipments, placed purchase orders for NPI and MRO, plus raw material requirement, such as chips, devices, housings, capacitors, equipment to fulfill the needs of the production lines both in Sunnyvale and Shanghai China

Sourced with overseas vendors to reduce costs and support material needs for engineering teams

Oversaw employees in shipping, inventory control, warehouse, and planning

Scheduled planning based on production capacity, purchase orders, or forecast from customers

Resolved issues, invoice discrepancies, drafted internal and external procedures for purchasing

Prepared weekly / monthly budget report for all the departments

4/2000 – 5/2002 Purchasing Supervisor / Planner

Remec CSH, Inc., Milpitas, CA

Summary: Managing procurement specialists, inventory planning, cost analysis, fulfilled material needs for production lines in US, China, and Philippines

Lead purchasing department for entire company and direct report to VP of Operations

Full accountability for employee training, supervision, team building, budget, materials planning, forecasting, sourcing, new product lines, quality, inventory with MRP system, and purchasing

Managed six procurement specialists in purchasing department

Oversaw employees in shipping, warehouse, and planning department

Purchased products for raw material requirements (chips, devices, housings, capacitors,)

Minimized RMA returns and maintained excellent supplier / vendor business relationship

Negotiated and drafted contracts, coordinated with vendors, and selected suppliers

11/1997 – 3/2000; 5/2002 – 8/2002 Senior Accountant / Senior Buyer

Miracle Computers, Inc., San Jose, CA

Summary: Handled all accounting function and purchasing for re-sale

Prepared monthly and annual financial statements and reports (general ledger, payroll, tax, cost control, accounts payable/receivables, month end inventory cycle, bookkeeping, reconciliation)

Performed credit checks to set up payment terms for the vendors and new clients

Negotiated product purchasing deals with vendors and worked with sales department


Software: Data Pro, QuickBooks, Charts, Turbo Tax, Quicken, Net Suite, MRP, ERP, CMS (Construction), Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (Advanced-PIVOT, V-LOOKUP)

Certifications: Certified Purchasing Manager – C.P.M. (2005), National Association of Purchasing Management, Registration# 35043

Languages: English, Taiwanese, and Chinese (Mandarin)


BA, Economics, 1995, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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