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Finance Vice President Resume

Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 7062
Desired Job Location: San Jose, California Date Posted: 5/24/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 06/15/2006
Desired Wage: 170000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: MBA Willing to Relocate: No

Financial Planning & Analysis / Business Process Development
Cost Management / Regulatory Compliance

Recognized leader for key analysis affecting supply chain
performance, regulatory standards, and management of multifunctional
teams to achieve strong profits and operating cost reductions.
Characterized as a versatile consensus builder skilled in developing
corrective actions to complex issues. Fluent in French.

FLEXTRONICS, San Jose, CA 2000 - Present

Electronics manufacturing service company providing custom products
for Dell, Microsoft, Nortel, and other clients.


Oversee financial management and planning, including budgeting and
forecasting, as financial controller for 240-member Global
Procurement Group. Manage compliance with regulations including
Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements. Administer global initiatives
including Global Inventory Materials profitability analysis, Global
Accounts Payable, Supplier Rebate plans, and indirect procurement for
employee travel. Manage 12 direct reports.

Selected Achievements:

* Key finance team member and procurement/finance liaison on data
warehousing project providing review of $13B in yearly materials
transaction activities and $100M annual reduction in materials costs
with resulting cost management initiatives.

* Task force leader of initiative to drive greater materials
profitability using data warehouse and Cognos tools for profit
tracking. Chaired weekly meetings to review performance, run
comparisons to target figures, and take corrective action for

* Reduced agency travel costs by more than 50% with selection of
new travel agency partner charged with expenditure tracking. Led team
initiating RFP for partner search and revising policy to require
agency use.

* Showcased Global Procurement Group achievements to senior
management with development of scorecard containing key operating
metrics used to monitor performance.

* Cut forecast cycle time 20% by creating worksheet templates to
simplify and expedite forecasting process.

* Created program to assess and monitor supplier compliance to
internal and customer code of conduct as member of Flextronics
Compliance Council.

* Spearheaded successful implementation of customer pricing data to
drive greater understanding of profitability in various dimensions.
Presented policy change recommendation to Senior Vice President of
Finance that outlined strategy for loading pricing into general
ledger for subsequent use in valuing inventory.

SOLECTRON, Milpitas, CA 1990 - 2000

$12B global provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated
supply chain services with more than 50,000 employees.


Oversaw Americas region, consisting of 11 sites including Mexico and
Brazil, with three direct reports. Administered forecasting, annual
operating plan, region performance monitoring and comparisons to
plan, and corrective performance action plans. Served as financial
advisor to general managers with sites undergoing financial

Selected Achievements:

* Slashed revision time to consolidations tool input 50% and cut
Annual Operating plan cycle time by two weeks with development of
worksheet templates allowing Americas region to gather and review

* Built and developed finance team and related processes at
Guadalajara site.

* Improved inventory accuracy 25% within six-month period,
implementing cycle-count program for North Carolina warehouse in
response to materials process analysis.

PROGRAM MANAGER (1996 - 1997)

Supported top-10 ranked customer, serving as program manager and
primary point of contact instrumental in oversight of business
planning, pricing negotiations, and support strategies.

Selected Achievements:

* Grew revenue 50% from key customer over two-year period with
leadership of customer support including tactical and strategic
problem resolutions.

* Increased account profitability 20% while raising customer
satisfaction 30% within same period.

* Retained existing and future business with dissatisfied top-tier
client by leading team to review pricing strategy and managing
creation of new plan in collaboration with engineering, operations,
finance, and sales teams.

* Resolved logistics process issue to remedy supply chain and line
stoppage with full-problem analysis.


Developed new team and related process while managing 5 direct and
15 indirect employees.

Selected Achievements:

* Achieved up to 20% profitability for major accounts, developing
group focused on materials supply chain efficiency, including
supplier strategy and customer pricing. Streamlined supply chain to
reduce disruptions and increased corporate leverage with supply base
resulting from improved supplier roadmaps.

* Maintained business with critical account by creating program
review process to coordinate pricing strategies.

* Expanded revenue 30% with next generation program award by
conducting customer review to evaluate global support capabilities.
Developed account support plan after site visits to Europe, Mexico,
and Asia.

CONTROLLER (1991 - 1994)

Served as financial advisor to general managers of operation units,
with involvement in all areas of financial and operations planning
including new programs, capacity expansion, cost management, and long-
range planning.

Selected Achievements:

* Reduced manufacturing disruptions 50% and raised customer
satisfaction levels with implementation of new process of materials
and information transfer within circuit board production cycle.

* Saved $40K annually by eliminating overtime expenses associated
with physical inventory preparation and execution. Developed and
implemented cycle count program for operations warehouse allowing
exemptions by external auditors for physical inventory requirements.

* Enhanced profit levels 15% and improved customer satisfaction
with increased accuracy in quotation process, developing new
quotation model adaptable for all programs within division.


Gathered and reported financial performance information by managing
monthly and quarterly financial closing processes, creation of annual
operating plan, and corporate support departments. Managed staff of

Selected Achievements:

* Produced 10-point Customer Satisfaction Index increase and
increased accuracy of expenses within P&L statements for operating
units, creating methodology to directly relate cost allocations to

* Recognized by CFO for leadership in intermediary role between
operating units and external auditors.

MBA - Concentration In Finance
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Bachelor Of Business Administration In Accounting,
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

* P&L Accountability
* Key Performance Metrics
* Pricing Strategy
* Supply Chain Management
* Budget Management
* Staffing & Team Building
* Business Process Reengineering
* Contract Negotiations
* Change Management
* Inventory Control
* Cross-functional Teams
* Contract Oversight

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