ROBERT (BOBBY) BERNARD is currently the Executive Director of Global Procurement / Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation for Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG). Based on his ability to create a vision and make it a reality through strategy development and implementation, he was asked by the senior executive team to take on this new role after serving in various supply chain, procurement, and services roles within Lenovo since joining in 2013. Bobby leads an organization with members in US, Europe, and China responsible for developing industry-leading supply chain strategies and the digital transformation of the DCG supply chain to create operational efficiencies, drive incremental commerce, and ensure positive customer experiences.
Prior to Lenovo, Bobby worked in a various executive leadership positions at Dell, Inc. across procurement, supply chain, product development, services, and quality. This included a three-year international assignment in Shanghai, China where he built locally a product operations and supply chain organization with global responsibilities and led the product quality organization for Dell’s entire consumer business worldwide with teams in Austin, Singapore, Taiwan, and China.
Bobby started his career at IBM in various roles across manufacturing, supply chain, and new product development over an eight year span.
Bobby holds a bachelor of science dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is married, has a daughter and a son, and lives in Apex, North Carolina. Outside of work, Bobby spends time volunteering in youth sports and participating in Sitting Volleyball for disabled veterans.