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PETER BUFFORD
311 Cutter Street, Foster City, CA 94404 § 650-526-8771 § peterjbufford@gmail.com
SUPPLY CHAIN and OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
Over 15 years progressive management leadership and results in executive supply chain roles.
Expertise in medical device, electronic, and electromechanical product supply chain optimization
within industry leading companies, along with a broad range of transferable skills, MBA. Crafts a
dynamic, high performance culture to rapidly respond to both corporate and customer needs.
Selected Achievements & Key Contributions
Siemens Healthcare: Released 20 Products and Led 25 Process Improvements for Ultrasound
Extreme Networks: Launched Key Product & Increased Corporate Revenues 10%
Solectron: Improved Customer Satisfaction 10% and Inventory Turns 18% on $250M Business
Solectron: Headed NPI of World Class Switch in 9 Months – CEO Showcased Collaboration
Solectron: Defined Operations KPI, Conducted Workshops, and Raised KPI Performance 7%
Solectron: Negotiated More than a Dozen Favorable Contractual Agreements
Core Competencies: Global Team Leadership; Strategic Planning; Supply Chain Optimization; Manufacturing
Excellence; Quality Assurance, ISO9001, ISO13485 Certification; DFX Principles & Good Manufacturing
Practices; Continuous Process Improvement; Lean Manufacturing; Metrics Development & Management;
Contracts and Supplier Performance Management; Demand Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management;
Warehousing and Logistics; Program Management; NPI into Supply Chain; Product Lifecycle Management
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SIEMENS – Mountain View, CA
$75 billion company specializing in the manufacture of medical diagnostics, industrial automation, power generation, and other products.
Senior Manager, NPI Project Management (2011-Present)
Lead all NPI activities for Ultrasound products within Siemens Healthcare, managing and setting direction for a
team of 9 local and global NPI engineers to introduce new products into the supply chain.
Define goals and drive execution, interacting with the management team to ensure achievement. Conduct global
assessments of new product readiness for executive sign-off, recommending actions to the Vice President of Supply
Chain Manufacturing. Champion product manufacturability and reliability; and ensure product launch readiness.
n Led supply chain completion of 11 combined hardware/software releases, including 4 new products
and 7 upgrades as well as 9 software-only releases that involved 4 standalone products and 5 software-only
releases. Completed numerous software patches.
n Defined, developed, and spearheaded release of over 25 process improvements including PLP
(Product Lifecycle Process) modifications and establishment of NPI procedures. Personally led and drove
the most significant of these improvements while delegating less critical improvements to team members.
n Brought 4 top-performing new employees into supply chain, training each and integrating them within
Ultrasound as incumbent team members were selected for more responsibility within the business.
n Secured agreement from PLM to add supply chain requirements into the product lifecycle, including
DFX definition and scorecard, checklist items, and language to ensure manufacturability and reliability.
EXTREME NETWORKS – Santa Clara, CA
$310 million global provider of Ethernet switching products.
Senior Manager, NPI Program Management (2008-2010)
Directed supply chain management for development of enterprise-level switch under design. Collaborated with
senior management including the CEO, Vice President of Development, organizational Directors, and the Supply
Chain Management team. Established product supply chain, addressed and resolved manufacturing issues, and
managed product launch.
PETER BUFFORD, 2 650-526-8771 § peterjbufford@gmail.com
n Facilitated 10% increase in overall revenues in 1st quarter of new BD20808 product shipment by
accelerating NPI to a successful early launch, one quarter ahead of schedule. Built strong internal and
external communication channels, ensured readiness of EMS provider, and coordinated all elements of NPI.
n Directly managed contract manufacturer for three quarters. Handled all demand and fulfillment
requirements within the supply chain, captured $30,000 in savings through inventory exposure reduction and
$20,000 from excellent ECO release management. Provided comprehensive supplier responsiveness to all
business needs.
SOLECTRON – Milpitas, CA
$11 billion global electronics manufacturing corporation for OEMs.
Senior Manager, Program Management (2004-2007)
Directed a team of 11 supply chain program managers in strategic/ tactical business for 8 customers with $250
million in annual revenues. Oversaw planning, materials execution, manufacturing, quality, on-time delivery,
inventory turns, and engineering support goals. Ensured fulfillment of ISO9000 requirements.
n Improved customer satisfaction 10% and inventory turns 18%. Coached and guided program managers
to excel in leading cross-functional teams to exceed both customer expectations and internal P&L objectives.
n Led NPI of high risk, world class switch for Sun Microsystems that propelled the company into the top
three in performance capabilities within their market. Created collaborative model that transcended
organizations within Solectron for development of high-complexity products for customers.
Ø The CEO of Solectron showcased process and results at a corporate wide all hands meeting.
n Functioned as the business developer for wholly-owned subsidiary FinePitch, pulling in smaller
accounts within a brief time period. Exceeded business targets 15% and engaged 8 new select clients.
Operations/Strategic Senior Manager (2000-2003)
Served as the operations/strategic planning staff member and manager within a small team of executives who
directed manufacturing operations across 12 plants in North America. Worked closely with the SVP of operations,
managing the region on various key initiatives. Conducted full operations reviews of the overall business to pinpoint
areas for improvement. Wrote annual strategic operations plan and teamed with executives for plan fulfillment.
n Chaired the Regional Capacity Management Committee, overseeing processes for business
development, prospect engagement, and customer retention. Rationalized regional capacity, targeted low-
cost global locations for volume production, and executed seamless business transfers.
n Established Key Performance Indicators and created capabilities for measuring, tracking, and managing
each site against KPI. Conducted KPI conferences monthly with site GMs; stabilized regional performance
and achieved regional conditions that enabled renewal of business expansion.
n Authored long-range and annual operations plans that identified revenue targets by market segment and
customer. Formulated and drove top level strategies for market penetration, engaging two new markets.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Master of Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY – Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Atlanta, GA
Professional Training – Management Training & Management Workshops; Product Training & Product
Workshops; DFX Training & DFX Workshops; Team Training; Individual Training
Technology Skills – ERP System (SAP, Baan); MS Office; MS Project; MS Visio; SharePoint
Military Experience – United States Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
United States Army Reserves – 351 Civil Affairs Command, Mountain View, CA

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bufford, peter resume 160608

  • 1. PETER BUFFORD 311 Cutter Street, Foster City, CA 94404 § 650-526-8771 § peterjbufford@gmail.com SUPPLY CHAIN and OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE Over 15 years progressive management leadership and results in executive supply chain roles. Expertise in medical device, electronic, and electromechanical product supply chain optimization within industry leading companies, along with a broad range of transferable skills, MBA. Crafts a dynamic, high performance culture to rapidly respond to both corporate and customer needs. Selected Achievements & Key Contributions Siemens Healthcare: Released 20 Products and Led 25 Process Improvements for Ultrasound Extreme Networks: Launched Key Product & Increased Corporate Revenues 10% Solectron: Improved Customer Satisfaction 10% and Inventory Turns 18% on $250M Business Solectron: Headed NPI of World Class Switch in 9 Months – CEO Showcased Collaboration Solectron: Defined Operations KPI, Conducted Workshops, and Raised KPI Performance 7% Solectron: Negotiated More than a Dozen Favorable Contractual Agreements Core Competencies: Global Team Leadership; Strategic Planning; Supply Chain Optimization; Manufacturing Excellence; Quality Assurance, ISO9001, ISO13485 Certification; DFX Principles & Good Manufacturing Practices; Continuous Process Improvement; Lean Manufacturing; Metrics Development & Management; Contracts and Supplier Performance Management; Demand Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management; Warehousing and Logistics; Program Management; NPI into Supply Chain; Product Lifecycle Management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SIEMENS – Mountain View, CA $75 billion company specializing in the manufacture of medical diagnostics, industrial automation, power generation, and other products. Senior Manager, NPI Project Management (2011-Present) Lead all NPI activities for Ultrasound products within Siemens Healthcare, managing and setting direction for a team of 9 local and global NPI engineers to introduce new products into the supply chain. Define goals and drive execution, interacting with the management team to ensure achievement. Conduct global assessments of new product readiness for executive sign-off, recommending actions to the Vice President of Supply Chain Manufacturing. Champion product manufacturability and reliability; and ensure product launch readiness. n Led supply chain completion of 11 combined hardware/software releases, including 4 new products and 7 upgrades as well as 9 software-only releases that involved 4 standalone products and 5 software-only releases. Completed numerous software patches. n Defined, developed, and spearheaded release of over 25 process improvements including PLP (Product Lifecycle Process) modifications and establishment of NPI procedures. Personally led and drove the most significant of these improvements while delegating less critical improvements to team members. n Brought 4 top-performing new employees into supply chain, training each and integrating them within Ultrasound as incumbent team members were selected for more responsibility within the business. n Secured agreement from PLM to add supply chain requirements into the product lifecycle, including DFX definition and scorecard, checklist items, and language to ensure manufacturability and reliability. EXTREME NETWORKS – Santa Clara, CA $310 million global provider of Ethernet switching products. Senior Manager, NPI Program Management (2008-2010) Directed supply chain management for development of enterprise-level switch under design. Collaborated with senior management including the CEO, Vice President of Development, organizational Directors, and the Supply Chain Management team. Established product supply chain, addressed and resolved manufacturing issues, and managed product launch.
  • 2. PETER BUFFORD, 2 650-526-8771 § peterjbufford@gmail.com n Facilitated 10% increase in overall revenues in 1st quarter of new BD20808 product shipment by accelerating NPI to a successful early launch, one quarter ahead of schedule. Built strong internal and external communication channels, ensured readiness of EMS provider, and coordinated all elements of NPI. n Directly managed contract manufacturer for three quarters. Handled all demand and fulfillment requirements within the supply chain, captured $30,000 in savings through inventory exposure reduction and $20,000 from excellent ECO release management. Provided comprehensive supplier responsiveness to all business needs. SOLECTRON – Milpitas, CA $11 billion global electronics manufacturing corporation for OEMs. Senior Manager, Program Management (2004-2007) Directed a team of 11 supply chain program managers in strategic/ tactical business for 8 customers with $250 million in annual revenues. Oversaw planning, materials execution, manufacturing, quality, on-time delivery, inventory turns, and engineering support goals. Ensured fulfillment of ISO9000 requirements. n Improved customer satisfaction 10% and inventory turns 18%. Coached and guided program managers to excel in leading cross-functional teams to exceed both customer expectations and internal P&L objectives. n Led NPI of high risk, world class switch for Sun Microsystems that propelled the company into the top three in performance capabilities within their market. Created collaborative model that transcended organizations within Solectron for development of high-complexity products for customers. Ø The CEO of Solectron showcased process and results at a corporate wide all hands meeting. n Functioned as the business developer for wholly-owned subsidiary FinePitch, pulling in smaller accounts within a brief time period. Exceeded business targets 15% and engaged 8 new select clients. Operations/Strategic Senior Manager (2000-2003) Served as the operations/strategic planning staff member and manager within a small team of executives who directed manufacturing operations across 12 plants in North America. Worked closely with the SVP of operations, managing the region on various key initiatives. Conducted full operations reviews of the overall business to pinpoint areas for improvement. Wrote annual strategic operations plan and teamed with executives for plan fulfillment. n Chaired the Regional Capacity Management Committee, overseeing processes for business development, prospect engagement, and customer retention. Rationalized regional capacity, targeted low- cost global locations for volume production, and executed seamless business transfers. n Established Key Performance Indicators and created capabilities for measuring, tracking, and managing each site against KPI. Conducted KPI conferences monthly with site GMs; stabilized regional performance and achieved regional conditions that enabled renewal of business expansion. n Authored long-range and annual operations plans that identified revenue targets by market segment and customer. Formulated and drove top level strategies for market penetration, engaging two new markets. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS Master of Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY – Berkeley, CA Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Atlanta, GA Professional Training – Management Training & Management Workshops; Product Training & Product Workshops; DFX Training & DFX Workshops; Team Training; Individual Training Technology Skills – ERP System (SAP, Baan); MS Office; MS Project; MS Visio; SharePoint Military Experience – United States Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL United States Army Reserves – 351 Civil Affairs Command, Mountain View, CA