Description

Dynamic product development and manager possessing 10 years’ experience in management roles, excelling in team leadership, project management, and product development within high-profile organizations. Analytical professional adept at managing and prioritizing workflow for multiple concurrent projects, overseeing all aspects of the product development lifecycle. Continually focused on improving processes to better meet or exceed business and financial goals. Strong leaders, able to establish and foster meaningful business partnerships with vendors, clients, and internal staff alike, driving productivity and efficiency in the execution of all duties.

 

Areas of Expertise
§ Project Management

§ Technical Troubleshooting

§ Team Leadership

§ Sustainability Planning
§ Product Management

§ Cost Reduction Strategies

§ Prototype Development

§ Vendor Management
§ Process Optimizations

§ Negotiations

§ Risk Mitigation

§ Design & Development

Professional Experience
Senior Technical Manager |Lenovo, Beijing City, China                                                            5/2014 to 07/2018

Execute management of all duties, directing teams on strategic product planning, concept, design, material selection, and fabrication validation. Manage multiple R&D teams located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xiamen to optimize process flows. Develop strategies and implement plans for sourcing, material costs, production, assembly, yield, and delivery to customers, troubleshooting as required.Execute cost evaluations for all products within purview. Direct vendor’s development activities from prototype to MP delivery.

 

Key Accomplishments:

·         Oversaw completion of ten projects to date, directing project lifecycle from concept development to mass production.

·         Honored with Team Excellence Award for performance excellence, 2017-18.

·         Served as lead on multiple high-profile projects, including Disney Mirage AR Jedi Challenge, Google Mirage 180 VR camera, Lenovo Phab phone and Tablet Tab 4, Sisley S60 and S90, and ODM enclosure development for 2015/16 tablet projects.

·         Acted as key team member supporting development of X2 and X2 Pro, as well as design for Sisley II, ZOOM, and Max.

·         Full list of products worked on can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/sam-yu-70624177

 

 

Deputy Manager, Manufacturing Design | HTC, New Taipei City, Taiwan                        5/2012 to 5/2014

Managed professional teams and manufacturing process, building of process pipeline, sourcing materials, controlling costs, also managing assembly, yield, and delivery. Managed multiple projects, and identifying cost-saving opportunities. Executed validations of assembly method and enclosure fabrication feasibility. Directed electrical & enclosure vendors on product development. Identified issues and created solutions to improve process and product fabrication yields. Scheduled material vendor and FATP activities to reduce lag times.

 

Key Accomplishments:

·         Delivered key support on numerous product developments including HTC’s M7 (New One), O42 (New One China Version), M4 (One Mini), IMN (KDDI INFOBAR), M8 (HTC New One), One X, and One.

·         Full list of products worked on can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/sam-yu-70624177

·         Validated process design, collaborating with ID team members and working with Supply Base Engineering teams on fixture and gauge design validations.

PROJECT MANAGER | Foxconn, Guanlan, China                                                                                    4/2008 to 4/2012

Directed full project lifecycle, including conception, design, manufacturing, and launch. Drove negotiations with FATP and FAE, collaborating on solutions for assembly failure and quality issues. Collaborated with cross-functional teams to establish targets. Optimized throughput while cutting costs, introducing just-in-time strategies. Ran model and method setup with client and FATP to confirm standards.Led tactful pricing negotiations; maintained tooling life and qualifications; verified CNC cutter life and production optimization.

 

Key Accomplishments:

·         Slashed packing process by a dramatic $1.4M USD, analyzing existing procedures and developing streamlined solutions to address gaps, overseeing implementation of same.

·         Cut equipment inspection costs by $240K USD, developing and launching targeted optimizations.

·         Exclusively managed Apple Magic Mouse project and Apple iRemote project

·         Head of projects for iPhone 4 bumper and iPod Touch fourth and fifth generations.

·         Worked on numerous Apple product projects supporting development of third generation iPod Nano, second and third generation iPod Touch, and iPhone 4 developments.

·         Full list of products worked on can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/sam-yu-70624177

 

Education
Bachelor of Information Technology | York University, Toronto, ON

 

Education

York Univeristy

07/2004 BA Degree

Experience

Lenovo, Beijing City, China 

5/2014 to 07/2018 Senior Technical Manager

Execute management of all duties, directing teams on strategic product planning, concept, design, material selection, and fabrication validation. Manage multiple R&D teams located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xiamen to optimize process flows. Develop strategies and implement plans for sourcing, material costs, production, assembly, yield, and delivery to customers, troubleshooting as required.Execute cost evaluations for all products within purview. Direct vendor’s development activities from prototype to MP delivery.

HTC, New Taipei City, Taiwan

5/2012 to 5/2014 Deputy Manager, Manufacturing Design

Managed professional teams and manufacturing process, building of process pipeline, sourcing materials, controlling costs, also managing assembly, yield, and delivery. Managed multiple projects, and identifying cost-saving opportunities. Executed validations of assembly method and enclosure fabrication feasibility. Directed electrical & enclosure vendors on product development. Identified issues and created solutions to improve process and product fabrication yields. Scheduled material vendor and FATP activities to reduce lag times

Foxconn, Guanlan, China

4/2008 to 4/2012 PROJECT MANAGER

Directed full project lifecycle, including conception, design, manufacturing, and launch. Drove negotiations with FATP and FAE, collaborating on solutions for assembly failure and quality issues. Collaborated with cross-functional teams to establish targets. Optimized throughput while cutting costs, introducing just-in-time strategies. Ran model and method setup with client and FATP to confirm standards.Led tactful pricing negotiations; maintained tooling life and qualifications; verified CNC cutter life and production optimization