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Supply Chain Sourcing Manager

Oakland, CA
June 01, 2023

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Vicky Wu



15+ years of Supply Chain experience in Global Commodity Management, Supplier, Program or Project management, Strategic Sourcing, demand planning, and procurement in Cloud Data Centers and Compute Chip validation

10+years’ experience in Global Commodity Management in Semiconductor Supply Chain and understanding of the Semiconductor technology market, Manufacturing Processes, Cost Saving, and E & O reduction.

Responsible for strategic sourcing, customer demand forecasting, capacity planning and management, supply chain planning and execution, capacity provisioning, and decommissioning and dispositioning of MSFT Datacenter assets worldwide.

Experience in Cloud Data Center Compute, and Storage Server hardware product manufacturing management in complex semiconductor and hardware supply chain experience

Deep understanding of Semiconductor technology, Manufacturing process, Cost drivers, Operations, Supply/Vendor Management, Supply Chain Management, and/or fulfillment Demand Planning and Procurement Execution in a new product introduction (NPI) role.

Expertise in Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, and Supplier Performance review

Experience in Supplier Selection, Supply Demand, and Quotation Analysis Skills.

Excellent Communication, Cost Negotiation, and Leadership Skills in supplier management and Contract negotiation.


Supply Chain Management

Program/Project Management

New Product Development/Introduction

Manufacturing/Supplier Management

Commodity Sourcing Interface

BOM/AVL cost analysis

Cost Negotiation Skill

Improvement Process

Communication and interpersonal skills

Material Supply vs Demand Planning

Six Sigma methodology /Lean Manufacturing

Leadership Communication

Process Development/Technical Skills

Risk Mitigation

Procurement Management

Contract Manufacturing Management

Product Strategy

Data Analysis/Analytical Skills

Contract Manufacturer (CM), ODM, OEM, SIs Management


Microsoft Corporation

Sr Strategic Sourcing Manager/Sr. Supply Chain NPI Program Manager Mountain View, CA July 2016- May 2023

(Achieved two promotions due to great performances)

Drove a Board & System BOM cost savings program amounting to $40M+ for Cloud Compute, Cloud Storage, and Microsoft Search, incorporating multisource readiness, second source qualification, E&O reduction, and Logistic Strategy Saving.

Developed a process to manage Contract Manufacture supply chain risk that met 100% of Microsoft’s Time to Market Datacenter schedules.

Recognized with a Microsoft Kudo Award by the Microsoft Azure Cloud Management Team in acknowledgment of my hard efforts in resolving critical components shortages to meet Data Center schedules.

Defined and established Microsoft’s Board & System BOM Sourcing strategy for data center hardware, silicon, and software to drive competitive advantages for Microsoft cloud offerings.

Early engagement with our suppliers and engineering teams to identify optimization opportunities and drive product solutions around design for availability.

Establishment of appropriate sourcing strategy with relevant partners to drive long-term goals of Technology, Continuity of Supply (COS), Cost, Quality, and Sustainability

Provided thought leadership and managed strategic initiatives with internal stakeholders and suppliers to support cloud supply chain objectives and strategies.

Engaged with cross-functional leadership including engineering, quality, and business teams to determine the best design solution and supply base to deliver that solution at optimal Supply Chain, COS, and cost.

Managed the Datacenter multi-source board & system BOM technical sourcing process, partnering with design engineering teams on high-visibility technology developments and delivery of innovative solutions.

Built component multi-sourcing strategies & Geo diversification strategies to mitigate risk and drive appropriate competition.

Identified cost reduction opportunities and drove supplier competition with cost modeling and other sourcing tools.

Identified commodity sourcing strategies to align with the cross-function team for Boards and System Supply Chain.

Developed and managed supplier relationships and conducted business reviews that improved supplier performance.

Negotiated Master Service Agreement, cost reduction strategies, lead-time reduction, incremental Manufacture build capacity, and quality improvement.

Ensured component supply assurance and inventory flexibility programs that increase flexibility and minimize liabilities.

Drove and delivered a supplier risk management system, Board & System BOM alignment accuracy, and materials risk mitigation strategies.

Early supplier engagement to implement a multi-source component strategy at the board and system bill of materials (BOM) level and a geo-diversification component strategy to mitigate component shortage risk and deliver innovation on project timelines.

Achieved industry in leading time-to-market, establishing supplier selection criteria and alternative suppliers, qualifying new suppliers and being responsible for the RFQ process, and driving supplier selection in partnership with Engineering and the internal functional teams.

Provided global supplier leadership across North America, Asia, Mexico, and Europe for project schedules and milestones.

Run weekly, monthly, and quarter reviews with the team on cost and operations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); develop and enable new suppliers.

Ensure on-time supplier delivery of corrective actions from a business review.

Support and meet business cost metrics through the development process.

Early supplier involvement to implement multi-source component strategy at the BOM & System level and Geo diversification strategy to prevent component shortage risk and deliver innovation on project schedules.

Manage large-scale, complex NPI programs per year that deploy servers and components into the Microsoft Cloud environment by collaborating closely with cross-functional teams such as Design Engineering, Quality Management, Capacity Planning, and Program managers.

Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA April 2006-May 2016

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Recognition award by Intel management for significant Cost Savings on PCB and Semiconductors materials by reaching $40B in Intel revenue reflects the brilliance and dedication of the people of Intel.

Expert in Semiconductor Components experiences, managing the technical commodity strategy for Semiconductor Components for multiple programs from design start to end in collaboration with design engineering, NPI operations, legal, and suppliers, and handoff to sustaining team.

Developed commodity sourcing and negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.

Identified optimization opportunities and drive product solutions around design for product availability and delivery schedule by early engagement with our partner manufacturers, Suppliers, design team, and other functions.

Identified risk and mitigation plans, and clearly communicated them to project stakeholders and senior leadership.

Drafted and implemented an NPI Pilot Risk Buy Process that assessed BOM Risk and placed POs over the horizon to mitigate supply chain disruptions to reduce lead times.

Resolved complex engineering and supply chain issues while managing the supply base for optimal quality, responsiveness, delivery, and cost.

Collaborated with Planning and Program Management to assess current and future Material requirements and collaborated with Engineering to influence technical design decisions to meet expectations, technical capabilities, and business objectives.

Assisted suppliers with initiatives such as annual cost reductions and shorter material lead times.

Collaborated closely with the Product Development, Manufacturing, and Planning teams to fully understand demand and supply needs and balance them against operational goals, ensuring that new products are released on time, Manufacturing partners can meet product schedules, and elements are in place to ensure a successful transition to full production.

Managed materials on BOMs/AVL, including PCB, PCBAs, and Semiconductors; met with assigned suppliers on a regular basis to review forecast and material build status, supplier selection, RFQ, qualification, and price negotiation.

Helped manage all aspects of day-to-day operations, including supplier communications, track material schedules and deliverables, and alignment with technical subject matter experts and engineering teams.

Present the organization's sourcing and negotiation strategies to the executive team.

Develop and maintain a sourcing strategy for the assigned commodities in coordination with business stakeholders to meet current and future product requirements.

Foxconn Inc/Hon Hai Precision (Contact Manufacture) San Jose, CA Feb 2003 - Mar 2006

Sr, Strategic Sourcing

Partners with Engineering, Program Management, and Supplier Quality to ensure suppliers meet program milestones, deliver material on time, fulfill quality requirements, and follow proper change management procedures to maintain control of costs.

Tracks the BOM cost for assigned components as the program/design progresses.

Participated in the development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, and programs.

Responsible for all Planning, Quotes, and Purchasing functions to ensure that the group’s objectives and processes align with the overall business direction.

Oversaw all Supply Chain Quotes, and procurement and provided various complex reports, analyses, and recommendations as defined by management.

Managed logistics, distribution, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management, and product development.

Owned the Commodity Strategy and all aspects of supplier relationship management including all technical, delivery, and quality while working across the supply chain partners.

Worked closely with material planning and fulfillment teams to track inventory and ensure continuity of supply. This included lead time management, Strategic Inventory Planning, and purchase proposals.


Master of Science in MBA Major Texas Southern University, TX, US

Bachelor of Science in Economics Major Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

Language Skill: English, Mandarin

Tool Skill: SAP ERP Tool, OnePDM BOM Tool, Microsoft 365, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Presentation Tool,

Visio, Power BI

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