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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

Utilize my procurement and supply chain management skills to contribute to your organization's success and business goals. Continue using my team-building, problem-solving, and decision-making skills within the organization to provide successful business leadership.

  • Accounting
  • Commodities
  • Cost reduction
  • Logistics
  • Product development
  • Forklift
  • Inventory Control
  • MRP
  • Negotiation
  • Quality Control
  • Supply chain
  • Vendor relations
  • Materials sourcing
  • Sage Enterprise Suite- expertise
  • Strategic Planning
Work History
Buyer, 02/2015 to 09/2020
Nordson CorporationPA, State,
  • Maintained lean, balanced inventory levels using companies MPS / MRP with lead-times of 2-8 weeks while keeping company infrastructure at the forefront.
  • Analyzed then charted historical data from CBOT to determine timely purchase plans for agricultural products used in product manufacturing
  • Applied knowledge in commodities and solid vendor relationships to improved packaging that increased productivity and reduced overhead costs.
  • Other responsibilities included: maintained adequate inventory levels of production consumables, MRO and fixed assets items.
  • Audited all raw material purchase prices to standard price, and alerted Finance of any change in cost of goods.
  • Used CAPE palletizing software to unitize finished goods shipments to customers

Notable accomplishments while employed with Empire Candle Co., LLC.:

  • 2015- Reduced total number of shipping cartons similar in size which consolidated purchase volume, reduced price, and warehouse space.
  • 2017- Worked with Sales to remove protective molded pulp from customer-specific packaging by sourcing, testing, and implementing newly designed shipping carton that reduced breakage, saving company money on packaging, logistics, and labor.
  • 2018- Negotiated 2 yr. Contract reducing shipping cartons by 20% and display components by 10%.
  • 2020- Sourced new supplier that provided significant changes in our pack-end process by combining ower box and partition to one component reducing need for pre-building, removing two laborers per line per shift.
Buyer, 09/2008 to 02/2015
Nordson CorporationRemote, IA,
  • Worked under VP of Purchasing to maintain balanced inventory levels in four manufacturing facilities and seven distribution centers.
  • Made contact with multiple domestic and international supply sources to obtain the best product price and quality through RFQ. Negotiated further when necessary to stay within a set cost per square inch.
  • Purchased tooling for multiple component POP displays as needed.
  • Communicated continuously with supply sources to meet timelines based on our product delivery commitments.
  • Worked in tandem with departments such as Creative for graphic requirements, Engineering for product development and improvement, and Production Planners / Schedulers to complete project from start to finish.
  • Monitored and resolved vendor non-compliance and invoicing issues at the corporate level for all four manufacturing locations.

Notable accomplishments while employed with Russell Stovers Candies, Inc.:

  • Gathered and organized detail of 3.7M display trays, negotiated price regardless of print to one price per engineering drawing, which saved significant dollars on lower volume items.
Senior Buyer, 01/2006 to 01/2008
Collins AerospaceSimpsonville, SC,
  • Led team of supply chain professionals that worked directly in fundamental areas of Production, Quality Control, Engineering, Planning, Receiving, Shipping, and Accounting.
  • Under company Director of Operations, supplied assistance in all areas of daily operations.
  • Sourced, purchased, and shipped required components to outside Co-packers.
  • Applied personal commitment and drive to buy and maintain over 500 various SKU’s needed while focusing on cost reduction.
  • Submitted RFQ to qualified suppliers backed up with tactful negotiation skills, resulting in stronger supplier relationships with both companies focusing on margins.
  • Created and maintained spreadsheets and charts to substantiate price movement tied to commodities like steel, resins, corn, and chemicals using internet trade recourses and editorials.

Notable accomplishments while Senior Buyer at Faultless Starch / Bon Ami Co.:

  • Redesigned master shipping cartons by reducing board width, which saved over $135,000 annually.

Other positions held at Faultless Starch / Bon Ami Co. included:

  • Production Planner / Expeditor
  • Cost Accountant / BOM Maintenance
  • Accounts Payable / Payroll back-up.
Certification in Forklift + 10 Hr. OSHA Card: Warehouse Apprenticeship, Expected in 11/2020
Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Course Studies Accounting I: , Expected in 12/2008
Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Certification- Professional Purchasing -Series: Logistics, Negotiation, Contract , Expected in 04/2006
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
: Course Studies- Production And Inventory Control, Expected in 08/2000
University Of Wisconsin - Madison - Madison, WI
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Kearney High School - Kearney, MO
  • The focus was on Accounting and Administrative Assistant.

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School Attended
  • Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City
  • Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City
  • Missouri State University
  • University Of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Kearney High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Buyer
  • Buyer
  • Senior Buyer
  • Certification in Forklift + 10 Hr. OSHA Card
  • Course Studies Accounting I
  • Certification- Professional Purchasing -Series
  • High School Diploma