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CV, USA based Operations Prod Dev Manager Seeks Role in Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7820

List top 5 skills: change management, electronics products, leadership skills
Short Bio:

After graduating with a BS degree in Electrical/Electronics degree from the United States, I joined Hewlett-Packard Co. in California where I got many opportunities in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Procurement, Product Development and Design and New Business Development. I led many high visible initiatives and assignments. I managed an organization of over 60 associates and a product portfolio that generated over $1B in revenue. During my tenure at HP, I earned an MS degree in Electrical/Electronics as well as an MBA degree. I transitioned to join Spectrum Brands, HHI group to expand and lead a new organization to grow their electronics product line and revenue.

Current location: 

California, United States - View on map

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, qatar, United Arab Emirates



Objective: A business and technical leader seeking a senior management role in a company that would benefit from my extensive experience in business development, marketing, supply chain, procurement, operations, manufacturing, and product design to meet company sales targets and customer features with high quality products on schedule and within budget.

Key Skills & Experiences

Leadership & Strategy

• Created a group vision, mission and short-term and long-term strategies in partnership with other leaders in the organization

• Successfully met company goals, customer requested features and quality targets

• Led a cross-functional financial, marketing, sales and program teams across the company to create and evaluate new projects, associated tenders (RFI and RFQ) and selected the most effective suppliers

• Directly led and supervised managers, business professionals, Engineers, manufacturing personnel in multiple locations across several geographies

• Partnered with channel sales/marketing to identify new business opportunities and qualify new sales channels

Business Acumen & Customer Focus

• Created new business models to increase company sales and new sources of revenue

• Successfully created new business plans with future five-year projections and growth estimates

• Employed market trends, competitive information, customer requirements and business analysis to create new customer concepts and value

• Established and managed new strategic business relationships with strategic customers and suppliers (ex: ST Micro, TI)

• Excellent leadership, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, analytical and organizational skills

• Customer service oriented with high level of integrity

Goals Oriented & Continuous Improvements Focus

• Established and regularly monitored annual objectives, goals and metrics (KPIs) at the group and individual levels

• Identified new product cost improvements, efficient operations and processes in an effort to manage cost and continuous process improvements

• Directly administered employees’ performance evaluations, compensations and development Management Breadth

• Managed Engineering Electronics projects and programs from initial customer requirements through and customer delivery

• Created and successfully delivered business and technical presentations to executives, customers and production staff

• Experience in working with companies in: USA, Europe, China, Singapore, Malaysia regions

Employment History & Experiences

Spectrum Brands, Hardware & Home Improvements Group, Lake Forest, California, USA

(Was a division of Stanley Black & Decker)

Research & Development Engineering Director: Jan’12 to present

• Joined Stanley Black & Decker in an effort to setup an organization focused on electronic security systems, lead the organization and enable future growth opportunities in the home security and home automation markets

• Reporting directly to the Engineering Vice President, I am leading a team of engineering professionals and working on multi-disciplinary projects with marketing, sales, channel marketing, finance, manufacturing, quality assurance, supply chain, and planning.

• I am leading the team to expand the product category and create growth, enable new customer requirements, establish an organization to meet an ongoing changing customer needs

• Responsible for $1.5M department annual budget

• In partnership with Sales/Marketing, won a new business worth $10M in the next 3 years with over 40% Gross Margin and positive Return-on-Investment (ROI)

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, California, USA

Research & Development Group Manager 2010 to 2011

• Reporting directly to the General Manager, I recruited a talented team and led the organization of over 45 cross functional team members from marketing, customer experience, business development and engineering professionals

• Led the creation of a new business plan with 5-year growth projections with marketing, finance and the general manager.

• Successfully delivered a new product concept to the executive leadership team that was considered a “game changer” for the business in attracting new customers and generating new revenue/sales

• Transforming new concepts into a new product category using customer insights, technology trends and competition to deliver value added customer experiences

• Direct management of an organization annual budget of over $16M

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, California, USA

Research & Development Group Engineering Manager 2008 to 2010

• Led and managed a product line that generated over $100M in annual sales – Photosmart Appliance Photo Printer

• Led a cross functional team to identify new business opportunities and business models to generate new sales and profit

• Created new product categories of technologies that can be reused in multiple locations and products across HP

• Recruited and led the Mobile Software Applications Program Management Team to set an overall strategy, development model and the selection of outside developers and contractors

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, California, USA

Research & Development Group Engineering Manager 2007 to 2008

• Accountable for the scoping, development and launch of multiple HP Photosmart Multi-Function Printers and Single Function Printers from early customer requirements through manufacturing with projected sales of over $1 billion

• Responsible for delivering strategic technology product categories across the company to enable

• Led a group of over a 100 cross functional global team members from marketing, sales, finance, operations, supply chain, engineering, and manufacturing. Team members were spread across multiple locations (China, Singapore, Spain, USA)

• Champion for an Engineering Community across the organization, managing staffing, compensations, promotions, initiatives and discipline specific issues

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, California, USA

Research & Development Project & Program Manager 2004 to 2007

• Led multiple cross-functional teams as a Project Manager to take products from Business Objectives and early concepts to manufacturing – 5 projects

• Managed a team of 14 Engineers to deliver new 12 products

• Accountable for organization wide initiatives and processes: staffing, budgeting, employee learning and development, recruiting

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, California, USA

Operations, Supply and Procurement Engineering Manager 2002 to 2004

• Assembled a new and strong team for the organization and managed a diverse team of Buyers, Business Commodity and Procurement Managers

• Established new processes to improve the effectiveness of the product teams and enable a smoother transition between organizations so customers are not impacted and quality is maintained

• Led several group wide strategic initiatives to gain improvements in technology, quality, responsiveness, delivery, cost, and the environmental impact of the suppliers

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, California, USA

Electronics Engineer Positions in R&D and Manufacturing 1993 to 2002

• Held multiple R&D Engineering positions as an electronics designer and system lead architect for more than 10 products

• Experience in multi-geography development teams and multiple development models with local and Asian suppliers

• Held multiple positions in Manufacturing as a New-Product-Introduction, Quality & Test, and Cost Reduction Engineer

• EE lead delivering a break-through cost structure that enabled HP to offer a competitive and profitable $99 All-in-One Multi-Function Printer

• Always designed for manufacturability, product assembly, cost efficiency and evaluated design and supplier choices to effectively use economies of scale

Computer Skills

• Microsoft Office Products: Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access, Visio

• Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, Unix

• Creation of software algorithms, flow charts, user interface flow and software testing – HTML, C/C++, Assembly

• Online Software Packages: QuickBooks, Google, Yahoo, eCommerce Shopping Carts, website development

• Created new programs to improve team’s efficiencies – MS Excel Macros, Power Point Templates, Access Database

• Comfortable with new software packages, ability to pick up new software quickly: Drafting, Wiring, Schematics, Layout

• Managed software and firmware developments with department staff and contractors: Android, iOS, BlackBerry