He was born to Dr. Ravindra Nath Mukerjee and Mrs. Chanda Mukerjee in Kolkata on 22nd March 1978. He finished his Bachelors in Electronics & Communciation Engineering from BIT Mesra, Masters in Information & Communication Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany & MBA in General Management from ESSEC-Mannheim Business School in Germany and France. After working for companies like Infineon Technologies, Qimonda , Kobil Systems he joined Lam Research in Austria and presently working for Lam Research out of Tualatin, Oregon as a Sr. Manager in Supply Chain. Download PDF version of the Resume here

Professional Summary

Proven supply chain leader with over 17 years expertise in architecting strategic sourcing roadmap, high performance team development, supplier management (specially contract manufacturers) and leading multi-million dollar cost reduction strategies collaborating with engineering, product groups and suppliers/partners across US, Europe & Asia to meet or exceed customer trust

Skills

Cross Functional & multicultural team leadership
Process ImprovementBusiness/Financial acumen
Business IntelligenceProject/Program ManagementBusiness Fluent in English,German, Hindi & Bengali
Multimillion-dollar cost reductionsAnalytical & Data ManagementAdvanced Excel Skills
Effective CommunicationAdvanced MRP/ERP skills

Work History

Sr. Manager Strategic Commodity Management

Lam Research Corporation – Austria and USA (August 2011 – Present) 

Leadership of diverse & global cross-functional supply chain teams in Europe, US and Asia with annual spend of ~$500M 

  • Started as Supplier Business Manager managing ~$30M spend for Spin Clean division in Europe 
    • Achieved ~2M annual cost reductions by negotiation of cost-plus models 
    • Brought cost transparencies and trust to product group by rolling out cost tracking processes through the life of the order cycle. 
    • Promoted for leadership of the European contract manufacturer team effectively managing ~70M annual spend and leadership of 10 people (supplier business managers, buyers, project managers)
    • Instrumental in providing high level leadership in areas of strategic & tactical supplier management (electrical, mechanical and fluid delivery) 
    • Played a crucial role in streamlining capacity planning & management ahead of demand 
    • Brought in competitive tension by dual sourcing effectively achieving additional ~$5M in savings 
    • Rolled out best in classes approaches for process improvement in line with global processes 
    • Negotiate new Global Purchasing Agreements with contract manufacturers in Europe
    • Analyzed and reported metrics to site and global executive management 
  • Promoted and moved to US to manage global wet supply chain accountable for ~$90M annual spend 
    • Achieved ~$2M annualized savings using dual sourcing and moving manufacturing to LCR
    • Rationalize supply base to concentrate spend into high quality, actively managed suppliers effectively achieving ~$3M annualized savings 
    • Work with Product Group through the product life cycle management 
    • Work actively with planning on forecasting, scheduling, pegging, fulfilment
  • Promoted to manage overall etch gas delivery contract manufacturers (overall annual spend to ~$500M)
    • Achieved greater than $12M annualized savings by negotiating better cost models, fair value analysis, Best BOM analysis, as well as enabling Inventory programs (e.g. Kanban )
    • Develop, communicate, and maintain vision & sourcing strategy based on data & business intelligence 
    • Lead strategic commodity reviews presenting metrics and roadmaps to executives 
    • Enabling demand driven manufacturing (as well as mixed model production lines) to prepare suppliers for capacity ahead of ramp 
    • Deliver insights through analyzing and presenting business metrics

Head of Supply Chain & Production

Kobil Systems GmbH Germany (Jan 2010 – July 2011) 

Managing overall operations (planning, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics) in Europe and Asia managing annual spend of ~$7M 

  • Achieved annual cost saving of ~$500K by optimizing production lots in operations (line design instead of bay builds), outsourcing production to Germany for NPI builds & China for HVM builds and utilizing mixed mode transport 
  • Reduced lead time by 50% by optimizing production, mix mode transport, setting up 3PL for optimized end to end logistics (cross docking) and direct customer logistics 
  • Enabling operational method sheet at internal as well as outsourced production sites for repeatable and better-quality products 
  • Doubling of production volume to meet ramp by enabling second manufacturing site  in China for HVM builds without affecting cost , quality and delivery

Project Manager

Qimonda AG (Infineon Technologies AG), Munich, Germany (Nov 2002 – December 2009)   

  • Started as a project managing selection (specification, vendor selection) of Next Generation Wafer Test Systems (testers, probers, probe cards ) for memory division of Infineon Technologies 
    • Successfully enabling next generation wafer tester with 512 channels (double capacity of older generation wafer test system) , probers for next generation wafer test system
    • Instrumental in specifying and design of world’s first full wafer touch probe card on 300mm wafers
    • Reduced lead time on probe cards by 20% by technical improvements, bringing new technologies together with supplier 
    • Achieved total cost of ownership reduction >20% by introducing dual sourcing and bringing technical differentiations
  • Promoted as team lead for the wafer test equipment team 
    • Lead a team of 3 people in wafer test equipment specifications, vendor selection, cost reductions & quality assurance effort
    • Representation in international conferences on technical and commercial issues

 Education 

MBA: General Management ,2012

Mannheim Business School & ESSEC Business School | Mannheim, Germany & Paris, France

  • Received Mannheim Business School scholarship 
  • Successful defense of entrepreneurial project “Integrated Health and Wellbeing solution for Corporations”
  • Successful graduation with Grade A

Master of Science: Information & Communication Engineering ,2002

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Thesis: Modeling and Simulation of Tele traffic Management in Future Coupled Wireless Systems
    • IEEE Communications magazine & multiple international paper publications based on the above 
  • Recipient of Siemens Y&K Scholarship

Bachelor of Engineering: Electronics & Communication Engineering ,2000

Birla Institute of Technology| Mesra, India 

  • International Conference Presentations

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