Daisy Cao

Detroit, Michigan, US

Ideas Maximizer
Daisy's Skills
Pricing Development
Sourcing & Procurement
Supply Chain Management
Strategy
Operations
Business Development
Growth
Background

About Daisy

I'm looking to connect with open-minded do-ers who are interested in developing enriching products that have the power to reciprocate the enrichment of our society, our environment, and our quality of life.

Quote

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work Experience

Business Operations Manager

Telenav

April 2018 - March 2018

- Oversee supply chain operations activities to ensure on time in full deliveries of finished products to pre-production, production, and aftermarket customers. Manage pricing quotations and internal pricing management collaborating with engineering and finance. - Lead aftermarket warranty management including monthly execution presentations, ad-hoc analysis with finance, and product improvement ideation efforts with customer engineering teams to guide internal proactive product management and continuously deliver customer satisfaction. - Responsible for weekly and ad-hoc forecasting analysis with finance and business development teams to proactively evaluate revenue trajectories and strengthen business planning strategy. - Manage updates of supply base contracts and supplier management activities with internal and external cross functional stakeholders to ensure on time in full material readiness to support delivery of superior finished goods to customers.

Value Chain Engineer

General Motors

November 2016 - March 2018

- Developed supplier manufacturing process knowledge base to improve internal cost estimating capabilities, pricing negotiation leverage, and strengthened supplier relationships. - Spearheaded a cost saving project estimating almost $2 million savings annually on one of the top spending suppliers. - Completed Operational Excellence training program through weekly cross functional collaboration and applied lessons leaned to on the job tasks to improve cost saving findings and improve savings pipeline for wider purchasing team.

Supply Chain Operations

Starbucks

July 2013 - May 2015

- Led sourcing of in store consuming facing products to support sales growth and fast tracked corporate sustainability strategy by developing supply base and expedited timeline of future product availability. - Oversaw commercialization process launching 10+ new consumer products in one of Starbucks' overseas market responsible for nearly $80 million annual revenue. - Managed North American distribution and logistics network operations, weekly reports to executives, and spearheaded cost savings project.

Education

Rice University

MBA

2018 - 2020

Michigan State University

Bachelors in Supply Chain Management

2009 - 2013

Certification

Operational Excellence Certification

General Motors