Program Manager

Name : Brian Barry
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Bartlett,IL
Job Title Program Manager
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : Program / Project Manager
Resume :  

966 Longford Court
Bartlett, IL 60103

Accomplished professional with increasing responsibilities in business operations focusing on program/project management, product life cycle, client relationships, supply chain and process improvements. Successful leading cross-functional domestic and international teams in meeting customer deliverables for products produced in the computing, automotive, telecommunications, consumer and medical industries.
Core professional competencies:
Internal & external customer communication and satisfaction.
Manufacturing processes in sheet metal fabrication, stamping, injection molding, board integration, powder coating and assembly.
Financial management, budgeting & contract reviews.
Forecasting, MRP, outsourcing and vendor selection.


FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL, Elk Grove Village, IL 12/2005 8/2009
Leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial and medical OEMs worldwide.
Program Manager
Successfully managed new product introductions from concept through production using gate system tracking on multi-million dollar projects for Sun Microsystems, Tellabs, Cisco, Nortel and Ericsson.
Led all interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of all commitments made relative to program scope, schedule, engineering changes, supply chain and quality in order to keep projects on time and within budget.
Consistently held customer satisfaction levels above 93% by providing overall guidance and communication to customers and acted as escalation for multiple projects that ran simultaneously with revenues of more than $10 million per year.
Coordinated with estimating group on quotations for new programs, maintained and reviewed bill of materials and specifications, NRE costs, P&L and facilitated terms and conditions of contracts.
Developed and integrated updated processes used for tracking projects by program management team and facility that lead to higher customer satisfaction scores and increased on time delivery.
Supported transfer of projects and migration of processes to world wide facilities including Mexico, China, Canada and Poland resulting in cost savings and increased efficiencies.
Participated in factory continuous improvement initiatives by assisting in the implementation of lean manufacturing and six sigma methodologies resulting in improving inventory turns by 40% over a 6 month period.
Led Kaizen events and compiled monthly 5S scores in order to improve factory metrics.
Created procedures and supervised a team of 5 people in order to become a local repair center for over 50 products produced in multiple world wide sites resulting in $500,000 revenue for a 1 year period.
Awarded the Quarterly Supplier Performance Award from Juniper Networks for working through critical issues by providing leadership and direction between multiple facilities during end of quarter requirements.
Recognized by co-workers and management for Above & Beyond performance for work completed with internal and external customers.
Certified ISO 9000 and TS auditor and assisted in facility UL registration.

TREND TECHNOLOGIES, Elk Grove Village, IL 8/1998 12/2005
Contract manufacturer specializing in engineering, tooling, sheet metal fabrication, molding, assembly and testing capabilities of enclosures for computing, networking, telecom and automotive industries.
Program Manager
Guided the overall management of programs and acted as primary liaison for key global accounts including HP, Dell, DirecTV, TRW, NCR and Hughes Networks from initial concept through formal production and end of life.
Communicated customer requirements, specifications, project schedule and budget constraints to cross-functional teams, including engineers, purchasing, quality and senior management.
Successfully managed program transfers including production assembly lines, metal and plastic tool qualifications and on-time deliverables to Mexico facility resulting in $30 revenue.
Participated in continuous improvement implementations by incorporating lean manufacturing, Kanban and APQP practices.
Supported the global business organization in preparing quotations, reviewing product costs, presentations and end to end project support.
Certified internal ISO auditor. Worked on and implemented documentation for ISO 9002 procedures.

COMSAT RSI WIRELESS ANTENNAS, Des Plaines, IL 3/1994 8/1998
Designs and manufactures a wide range of microwave, cellular and antenna products and systems, serving the wireless and microwave global markets
Product Manager/Technical Adviser
Managed over 100 products from product planning and development through product introduction and production stages.
Evaluated market potential for new products and determined customer needs by interfacing with sales, and attending trade shows.
Developed and implemented new product programs such as product announcements, sales literature, pricing and sales training for product line of 300 parts.
Conducted product review meetings, updated sales tools, reviewed customer requirements and analyzed product costs in order to increase profit margins.
Prepared quotations and proposals for customers and following them through delivery of product resulting in sales of $5 million over 2 year period.
Served as technical liaison between sales personnel, customers and engineering department to provide technical and sales support.
Managed large accounts such as Sprint, Lucent, AT&T & U.S. Government that produced over $10 million in sales each year.


MS Office, Microsoft Project, Power Point, Access and Visio
Database Mgmt: Access. AGILE, Visual Manufacturing and BAAN
Quality inspection requirements, CARs, 8D, FMEAs and RMA procedures
Packaging design and testing

University of Iowa (Economics)
Harper College Associates Degree

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