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Chemical Engineering Manager

Chandler, AZ
April 24, 2020

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Jimmy Li, MBA, PhD mobile 602-***-****


An action and results oriented leader with extensive financial, operational, and managerial experience in startup, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies. A hard-working and dependable business partner with demonstrated track record of delivering improved performance and quantifiable financial results.


Katerra Construction, Scottsdale, AZ 2019 - 2020

Katerra is a technology-driven construction startup. $1.7B revenue, 8,000 employees Sr. Finance Manager

Managed finance and accounting of a portfolio of ~30 projects with contract value of ~$1B, with 6 direct reports. Responsibilities included turning around team performance, transitioning to different ERP systems, accounts receivable, accounts payable, auditing, compliance to industry and lender requirements, forecasting and managing cash flow. Amkor Technology Inc., Tempe, AZ 2008 - 2019

Amkor is a global leader in outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) technology services. $4.1B revenue, 29,000 employees

Sr. Director, Business Operations, 2014 – 2019

Provided global leadership and oversight in supply chain execution, materials policy, materials planning, strategic sourcing, procurement (~$2B), quality, and contract negotiation in a contract manufacturing network of more than a dozen factories

Reduced days of inventory from 72 to 62 (equivalent to $55M cash flow and working capital efficiency) by directing and coordinating with worldwide teams through lean and six sigma tools, suppliers management, purchasing process changes, factory planning streamlining, and systems (SAP and PLM) improvements

Improved P&L management through improved strategy. Contributed to 3% higher factory capacity utilization (equivalent to ~6% gross margin) of the high mix/low margin lead-frame products through planning process improvement, and changes in materials purchasing

Avoided $30M excess materials as the result of process improvement and negotiation with a major smartphone maker

Negotiated and executed Materials Responsibility Agreement with 100+ customers as well as several supplier agreements and SOW’s

Recovered cost of $15M to $20M excess materials annually (equivalent to ~$10M net profit) from customers through data analysis, process streamlining, improved documentation, and negotiation

Avoided $30M CapEx spending through demand planning and financial analytics

Set operational objectives and KPI’s with EVP-level leadership Director, Materials Management, 2008 – 2014

Turned around the performance of $1B+ materials purchased annually P a g e 1

Developed and articulated team’s new vision. Aligned with top executives on expectations. Built a team to manage worldwide materials across continents

Reduced raw materials reserve by 50%

Reduced materials obsolescence by 56%, equivalent to $125M annual revenue

Shortened data reporting cycle time from 3 weeks to 1 week through system improvement and process optimization which saved ~200 man-hours per month

Overhauled the Materials Responsibility Agreement to make it enforceable with customers

Successfully managed responses to the supply chain interruption after the Japan tsunami in 2011

Honeywell International Inc., Tempe, AZ 2007 – 2008 Sr. Manager, Global Financial Services

Led a team of 17 to deliver cost-effective and high-quality financial services to all business units. Managed and completed the transition of outsourcing financial services to India and Mexico. Improved productivity using Six Sigma and Lean principles-based tools Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ 2000-2007

Sr. Manager, Finance, Business Planning

Supervised all aspects of ~$2B per year capital spending for wafer manufacturing including forecasting, budgeting, FP&A, Close, affordability, ROI, capital purchase authorization

(CPA), control, cost management, financial reporting, quarterly and annual planning

Coordinated all capital and fixed assets related activities in a network of 12 factories worldwide with $6B annual spending and ~20,000 employees. Implemented control programs in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 and 302

Received the Excellence Award by Technology and Manufacturing Group for providing leadership to achieve $740M cost avoidance and to reduce manufacturing variable cost by 35% for the 180nm factory network

Forecasted demand for the $10B mobile division and the $500M communications business with scenario and sensitivity analyses


Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Evanston, IL MBA

Majors: Finance, Marketing, Strategy

Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH


Specialty: Chemical Engineering


Joanne Solomon, ex-CFO of Katerra and ex-CFO of Amkor Technology Erin Tucker, Sr. Finance Director of Katerra, and ex-VP of Treasury at Amkor Technology Robert Knox, Sr. VP Finance at AvAir and an ex-colleague at Intel

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