A T Kearney resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Highly motivated individual with more than 8 years of consulting & industry experience focusing on improving profitability, optimizing supply chain costs and increasing organizational capabilities across a variety of industries. Leader in large-scale transformations having successfully managed multiple projects with world-class companies.
Work History
A.T. Kearney, 08/2009 to Current
Altus Group LimitedWalnut Creek, CA,

Engagement Manager - 05/2012 - Present
(Selected Consulting Engagements)

  • Managed a team of 5 consultants to conduct a large-scale organizational transformation focusing on assessing improvement areas with their People, Processes, and Technology; Project resulted in a multiple work-stream effort to implement recommendations.
  • Executed a cost reduction initiative with the U.S. Department of Defense to manage material cost escalation and inflation on the F-35 Fighter Jet; project resulted in more than $1B of identified life-cyle cost savings.
  • Conducted a Category Profitability Improvement (CPI) initiative for a North American Grocery Retailer to optimize promotion and assortments for a strategic category. Initial wave of efforts led to an identified margin improvement of more than $30MM.

Associate - 09/2009 - 4/2012
(Selected Consulting Engagements)

  • Assessed make vs. buy opportunity for a North American Food Processor; resulting in a detailed strategy to build a manufacturing facility with more than $15MM of annual benefit.
  • Led an initiative for a North American Hard-Line Goods Retailer to identify strategic suppliers and develop an interactive engagement model; developed and delivered a comprehensive training curriculum to address capability gaps identified during an assessment of their merchandising organization.
  • Managed a strategic initiative study with a North American Grain Processing Company to assess feasibility to vertically integrate into the processed food space. Project resulted in a multi-year growth strategy including an approach to expand internationally.
  • Implemented an aggressive cost reduction initiative for a Global Heavy Machinery Construction Equipment Manufacturer that captured more than 5% in immediate savings on a $1.2B spend through strategic sourcing, complexity management, inventory reduction, and commodity management; designed strategic PMO function to embed new capabilities within their purchasing organization.
  • Assessed the maintenance and repair spend of a North American Diversified Retailer to identify process improvements and baseline savings opportunities resulting in more than $100MM of identified savings.
  • Developed a quality improvement strategy for a North American Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer by assessing the current state of the organization and leveraging best practices across industries to identify improvement opportunities; resulted in client implementing a new quality operating system.
Ford Motor Company, 04/2004 to 2009
Global Purchasing - AmericasCity, STATE,

Global Vehicle Purchasing Programs - Project Management, 2007-2009

  • Conducted studies, developed strategies, and managed sourcing initiatives that aided in the creation of a $1.5B global vehicle platform.
  • Supervised a project team of 5 people with the objective to globally benchmark the supply base and implement a cost savings plan for a $225MM capital investment initiative; leading to more than $40MM in cost efficiencies
  • Led a team of 30 buyers to ensure a robust sourcing plan was developed and that production deadlines were met.
  • Created a corporate manual to global trading barriers in conjunction with Ford's Governmental Affairs Office. The manual was utilized to determine localization requirements by buyers and project managers when sourcing global programs.

Non-Production (MRO) Purchasing - Central Capital Equipment Buyer, 2006-2007

  • Controlled $110 million in annual tooling purchases for Ford's North American assembly plants. Negotiated over $4.5 million in cost savings by consolidating the supply base and developing a long term commodity business strategy.
  • Created a team of 4 people to identify and reallocate capital equipment from facilities scheduled for closure, avoiding over $10 million in expenditures.

Global Purchasing - Raw Materials Buyer, 2005-2006

  • Achieved over $3 million in cost savings through process improvements and manufacturing efficiencies by organizing a lean assessment for a key supplier.
  • Developed a commodity cost model as part of a roadmap to total value management resulting in projected annual cost reductions of $4.7 million.

Electrical Purchasing Analyst, 2004

  • Evaluated historical purchasing strategies and created a cost saving database as a resource for $1.5 billion electrical buy.
  • Tool aided in a cost reduction of $7.5 million through year end productivity negotiations.
Real Estate Valuation Analyst, 03/2003 to 04/2004
  • Analyzed agribusiness real estate investment opportunities for over 100 clients by developing customized market outlook reports. Grew account base by 50% during time on position
  • Firm has since been acquired by TIAA-CREF as part of their agricultural investment portfolio
MBA: Corporate Strategy, Expected in 2009
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Ross School of Business - Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science: Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Expected in 2005
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Jonathon Baldwin Turner Scholar (4 Years)
  • Alpha Gamma Rho - VP Recruitment
  • Interfraternity Council - VP Judicial Affairs
  • Alpha Zeta Professional Fraternity - President
Additional Information


  • Winner of A.T. Kearney's 2012 "Intellectual Capital" Award for Category Management Transformation and part of the Leadership Team for the 2012 North American "Great Client Work" Award Winner
  • Currently active on family farming operation located in Western Illinois
  • Elected as Illinois State FFA Vice-President, deferred college for 1 year to promote Agricultural Education to high school students across the state of Illinois
  • Hobbies include spending time with family, hunting, and building a small farming operation
  • Strong supporter of recruiting - actively involved in on-campus recruiting for Ford and A.T. Kearney
  • Professional Training: Six Sigma Certified, Real World Negotiations, Lean Operations, Team Management & Mentoring, and Presentation Skills

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  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Ross School of Business

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