associate director packaging development resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile

Ambitious Director who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Leads, builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/Communication Skills
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Quality Management
  • Master Business Administration
  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Facility Management
  • Capital Project Engineering
  • Budget Development
Core Accomplishments
  • Lead and mentor 22 engineers and 10 contractors globally to develop world class packaging, sterilization case and labeling solutions.
  • Developed global $3.63 MM Packaging Development budget to support $3.75 billion New Product Development for Knees, Hips, Extremities and Trauma business segments.
  • Championed a global project by leading a cross-functional team to improve packaging for over 10,000 sterile products.
  • Engineering Manager responsible for development, construction and startup of $1.6 MM extrusion project.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification project saved $800K per year while mentoring 3 Green Belts on projects that saved $200K annually.
  • Recognized quality professional by Arkansas Quality Award. Served as certified lead examiner to evaluate industry quality systems across the state.
  • OSHA 10 Hour and DuPont safety training.
Professional Experience
Associate Director Packaging Development, 05/2010 to Current
Charter SpectrumLatham, NY,
  • Responsible for building long-term strategic plans which outline actionable development goals for all functions within Packaging Development.
  • Motivate and inspire the managers and employees in the global department to commit to and execute against pre-determined goals and objectives.
  • Utilizes knowledge of competition, orthopedic market, and product potential to seek out and gain new business opportunities with innovative and cost effective packaging.
  • Harmonize and standardization to the global packaging and labeling operations
  • Drives innovation design to yield world class design & value in packaging of Zimmer products
  • Spearheaded cross-functional initiative to achieve [objective].
  • Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of [project].
  • Managed team of [number] of professionals.
Principal Engineer II, 07/2008 to 05/2010
AecomJersey City, NJ,
  • Promoted to Principal Engineer II in August 2008
  • Managed $950,000 labor, equipment and building repair budget.
  • Improve Reliability Efficiency project reduced overtime by 80% while improving overall equipment efficiency.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Huntington Plant capital project portfolio.
  • Manage reliability group functions including preventive maintenance, work orders, capital projects, and scheduling.
  • Manage team of seven reliability technicians and one reliability supervisor
  • Supply Chain leader for Next Generation Hand Soap bottling platform.
  • Achieved the highest level rating internal finance audit.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Manager, 06/2006 to 07/2008
Tenet Healthcare CorporationNew Braunfels, TX,
  • Promoted to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Manager in July 2006
  • Successfully demonstrated Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools proficiency by passing Lean Six Sigma exam.
  • Completed a four-week Lean Six Sigma training course and one-week leadership development course.
  • Responsible for implementing process improvement projects following the DMAIC process within the business to increase customer satisfaction levels and business productivity.
  • Cycle time Lean Six Sigma project resulted in $203,000 in cost savings and $600,000 in savings potential in the form of increased production capacity.
  • Coached three Green Belts in projects ranging from $20,000 to $192,000 in savings opportunity.
  • Second Black Belt in North American Supply Chain to successfully coach a Green Belt to project completion.
  • Managed installation and development of $450,000 USP Purified Water system for FDA regulated products.
  • Identified Lean Six Sigma project portfolio.
Senior Process Engineer, 06/2005 to 06/2006
Ecolab, IncCity, STATE,
  • Promoted to Senior Process Engineer
  • Developed and managed $620,000 capital budget for Huntington facility.
  • Implemented Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) process to reduce average line changeover time by 50%.
  • Implemented and sustained lean production tools such as 5S, Process Stream Mapping, Standard Work and SMED that resulted in over $100,000 annualized savings.
  • Coordinated plant tests to evaluate current packaging, proposed packaging and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Appointed as Huntington facility sponsor for Ecolab's Lean Six Sigma rollout.
Production Quality Supervisor, 02/2003 to 06/2005
Ecolab, IncCity, STATE,
  • Manager of 3rd shift operations. Managed 23 fill line operators, batch mixers, maintenance technicians and lab technicians to safely product a quality product on time, every time.
  • Successfully completed Dupont® Safety Training.
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training Successfully completed American Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses.
  • No lost time accidents under my supervision at the Huntington facility.
  • No findings attributed to production team during March 2005 FDA audit.
  • Increased batch mixing capacity by improving batch mixing procedures and implementing engineering controls that resulted in annuals savings exceeding $50,000.
  • Conducted internal quality audits and participated in the annual ISO 9000 internal quality audit.
  • Established partnership with vendor and managed $25,000 in funds for capital projects to improve finished goods packaging.
  • Lead batch mixing quality audit with a major potential new customer, which later proved successful.
Quality Improvement Manager, 02/2000 to 02/2003
Langston CompaniesCity, STATE,
  • Developed plant-wide statistical process control programs.
  • Partnership with adhesive vendor to conducted innovative product testing that resulted in $32,500 in annual cost reduction.
  • Developed and conducted training programs to promote internal process improvement involving 130 plant employees.
  • Developed HACCP, Food Plant Sanitization, Pest Control, and Food Safety programs to successfully achieve American Institute of Baking Excellent rating.
  • Verified all products manufactured met applicable government regulations under USDA, FDA, and DOT.
  • Managed program as acting Safety Coordinator to promote safety awareness.
  • Responsible for wastewater discharge compliance and industrial storm water permit.
  • Manager, Langston Companies became the first multi-wall bag facility in the United States to receive a 92% USDA Total Quality Systems Audit Certification.
B.S: Chemical Engineering, Expected in May 2000 to University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas
Master of Business Administration: , Expected in June 2006 to Indiana Institute of Technology - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Additional Information


  • Zimmer Innovate and Improve Impact Award 2013
  • Zimmer LTI Award Recipient 2010-2013
  • Zimmer Customers First Impact Award 2012
  • Zimmer Do the Right Thing Impact Award 2011
  • Ecolab Engineering Dart Award 2009
  • Ecolab Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification 2008
  • Ecolab Best Engineering/Reliability Plant Award, Honorable Mentioned, 2008
  • Ecolab Innovator Award 2006
  • Lead Examiner - Arkansas Quality Award, 2002
  • Examiner - Arkansas Quality Award, 2001
  • President, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

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School Attended

  • University of Arkansas
  • Indiana Institute of Technology

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  • Associate Director Packaging Development
  • Principal Engineer II
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Manager
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Production Quality Supervisor
  • Quality Improvement Manager


  • B.S
  • Master of Business Administration

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