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Kevin (COO)

Soquel, CA Category: Other Employment Type: any

COO / President / General Manager / International / Strategy / Six Sigma High Tech Software Scientific Medical Global Non-Profit Real Estate I offer a record of restructuring domestic and global multisite operations driving high productivity and bottom-line performance. A committed leader inspiring large teams to exceed targets and deliver dramatic results. As a business partner, I build trust by calmly steering expansion and consolidation through cycles of economic uncertainty. Have experience setting up, hiring, and directing sub contract manufacturing, supply chain and strategic procurement organizations throughout the US and Asia. I cut my teeth in operations as an 8-year-old at my father s capital equipment company, tagging along to executive meetings at Ford, GM and others. Growing up around manufacturing engineers, creative solutions for efficiency and cost cutting are in my DNA. Besides operational effectiveness, my father instilled in me this central tenet: Successful negotiations happen when both sides of the table win. While driving efficiencies at global companies, I ve served as an Advisory Board Member for Oracle (eProcurement and Enterprise Procurement) and the Gerson Lehrman Group (High Tech and Supply Chain).
Transformed tactical procurement group into a streamlined global strategic enterprise team with >$1B in spend. Consolidated fragmented commodities, leveraged global requirements, and delivering 33% in bottom-line cost reductions.
Led 20-member matrix team at semiconductor company through global sourcing overhaul. Introduced first geo-based strategies for sub-contract manufacturing & material management that measurably drove down costs and increased margins.
Delivered $28M in bottom-line savings, achieving 330% to goal at Fortune 500 computer hardware company.

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