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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Experienced professional with a strong background in procurement, logistics and inventory management. Proven reputation and track record of managing material and equipment needs for $6-8 million dollar government contracts, controlling inventory, overseeing new business material proposals and maintaining and scheduling supplier review meetings. Ability to travel when and where as required.

Areas of expertise: Ability to manage staff, develop and oversee operating budgets, maximize material margins (PPV), support critical cost reduction programs and commitments, support customer design requirements based on new products, review performance evaluation of supply base commodities, communicate with other departments, vendors, and executive management to ensure procurement goals are met. Experience with sourcing suppliers for purchased goods with an annual value of $2 million, negotiating contracts including blanket agreements and bulk commodity pricing agreements, and conducting production planning. Possess knowledge of manufacturing operations gained while performing quality control surveys at manufacturing facilities to recommend ways to improve operation.

CLEARANCE: TS/SCI with Lifestyle Polygraph (active)

  • All applications in Microsoft and experience using the following purchasing systems:  Deltek Costpoint, Enterprise Spend Management (ESM), Information to Success (IFS), Maximo, Pentagon 2000 (P2K) and the Ariba bidding system for suppliers
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles theories and processes of procurement, reducing cost, improved delivery and successful strategies.
  • Extensive knowledge with government and defense purchasing laws and regulations
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in working effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Experience in MRP planning, inventory management and the financial background within the supporting contract.
Work History
01/2022 to Current
PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST Leidos Holdings Inc. , , Merritt Island, FL

• Procure material, equipment, supplies, services, and commodity products. Authorized to commit HSG to expenditures in the purchase of supplies and materials under the NEMCON (NASA Environmental and Medical Contract) at Kennedy Space Center, FL.
• Negotiate price, delivery, and quality of products/services and perform price reasonableness assessments.
• Serve as a point of contract for suppliers on matters of purchase and delivery of supplies and materials.
• Establish new suppliers, monitor performance, and provide improvement recommendations. Manage a supplier performance appraisal system coordinated with company technical points I of contact.
• Track procurement for supplier compliance with negotiated terms and delivery dates.
• Interface with receiving and accounting to resolve any issues, utilizing advanced procurement software systems such as Costpoint and Maximo.
• Evaluate root cause and corrective action with suppliers on late delivery performance and I develop a corrective action plan.
• Support the administrative functions within the Procurement Team for various reports and I deliverables to our customers. Support planning and budgeting actions of the Finance Department for projections of supply and material costs.
• Maintain a detailed procurement filing system and document communications and correspondence to and from customer regarding procurement matters.

  • Maintained effective and lasting vendor relationships through dynamic communication, collaboration and intelligent questioning skills.
11/2021 to 01/2022
AVIATION BUYER Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. , , Oklahoma City, OK
  • Reviews and audits approved purchase requisitions for compliance with contract requirements, company policy and procedure, FAR and DFAR.
  • Prepares source selection, issues RFQs, prepares price analysis, performs market research, determines price fair and reasonableness, recommends and selects suppliers for award.
  • Expedites purchases as needed to freight forwarders or project sites.
  • Conducts periodic market studies and analyzes to build / enhance supplier base, manages information within vendor database and assists in supplier vetting/grading process.
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.
  • Negotiations, file preparations, reconciles invoicing, purchase order, assists in receiving and accounting discrepancies and prepares files for closeout.
  • Supports pricing for business development and proposal activities; to include, locating new vendors as required for the specific procurement effort.
  • Provides due diligence/vetting activities for new and existing vendors.
10/2018 to 09/2021
SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER Us Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations , , Port Canaveral, FL
  • Develop the supplier stratification plan to consolidate an approved, comprehensive list of suppliers for the pre-award and post-award process
  • Develop and maintain a vendor rating system to perform analysis on supplier capability and provide recommendations to business development , procurement and operational teams
  • Works closely with Ethics & Compliance Manager to develop and maintain standardized systems and controls for supplier onboarding and supplier performance management
  • Manage all aspects of the Company supplier database and the supplier/subcontractor certification process including review of requisite experience, legal and organizational structure, financial viability, geographic coverage , insurance requirements and other capabilities
  • Provide commodity/category management expertise, as it relates to potential suppliers, to support proposal development and execution
  • Participate on proposal teams, partner with business development and project management to develop overall strategy for the program supply base within commodity/category areas
  • Develop a robust supplier management system, utilizing a supplier scorecard, to track and report key supplier performance metrics including on time delivery, cost savings and quality
  • Develop supplier rating reports to brief Senior Leadership and maintain the Supplier Corrective Action Report (SCAR) to ensure quality of performance
  • Develop and manage all supplier, subcontractor and internal customer relationships
  • Work with Operations and Procurement to resolve any supplier issues including invoice and taxes
  • Develop and provide metrics to ensure continued high performance of key suppliers and partners
  • Develop and maintain supplier management procedures and policies partnering with Company Ethics & Compliance, to ensure adherence to procedures throughout the enterprise
  • Organize and lead periodic business review meetings with key suppliers to evaluate supplier performance and risk
  • Establish and implement risk and performance improvement plans for complex suppliers and track and report progress against improvement plans
  • Contribute to developing, maturing, and implementing the SRM framework by creating materials, templates, and process improvements
  • Monitor PCARD spend and suppliers to identify trends in Enterprise spending
  • May serve as PCARD administrator
04/2015 to 10/2018
BUYER II/SENIOR BUYER Amentum , , Port Canaveral, FL
  • Purchases items, services, materials, equipment and/or supplies as requested by and in support of all lines of business within the company
  • Expedite orders through file closeout activities
  • Communicate with vendors and transportation companies to ensure items, services, materials, supplies, equipment and/or supplies ordered are shipped and delivered by required dates
  • Maintain procurement files and records in accordance with company policy/procedures, prime contract requirements, FAR/DFAR
  • Prepare RFQs, analyze, evaluate and negotiate quotes with suppliers to include terms/conditions within scope and delegation of authority
  • Familiarity/experience with FAR/DFAR Moderate skill level working with Microsoft WORD & EXCEL
  • Provide excellent writing, organizational and communication skills and ability to multi-task, set individual task by assigned priorities and work with minimal supervision
  • Develop and investigate supply source and implement appropriate sourcing strategies to control the company’s purchased material costs and to assure an adequate source of supply
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process
  • Provide leadership and continue to mentor less experienced buyers within the department
  • Taking an active role in the creation of a training program for new hires with the Procurement Manager acting as the SME for the procurement training portion
06/2014 to 04/2015
BUYER II Raytheon Technologies Corp , , Port Orange, FL
  • Defines commodity strategies for each part of business to meet quality, cost, and on time delivery while reducing risk for both company and our customer
  • Implement and support processes for long-term forecasting to vendors
  • Responsible that the Bill of Materials (BOM) are very competitive and support the customer's contract requirement based on forecast analysis and compliance.
  • Planning, procuring and scheduling material for the manufacturing process
  • Work closely with Production Control function to support program schedule along with Supply Chain and Commodity management
  • Maintains monthly communication to all suppliers with respect to performance; and perform quarterly reviews with key suppliers
  • Manages and implements supplier communication strategy and focus within the organization.
  • Responsible for supplier assessment, request for quotation, and order execution; as well as, managing the delivery of the product to Raydon
  • Negotiating Contracts and managing subcontractors, while also providing strategic risk mitigation strategies for those commodity groups
  • Teaming with different groups to achieve SCM objectives; to include, Program Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, QA, Business Development, and Configuration Management
  • Participate in Supplier Lean Mfg Events and utilizing the techniques of Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Design for Mfg. DFM), Production Readiness; also, ISO and business audits
  • Team closely with integrated product development (IPD) to cost reduce requirements and lead time reduction programs.
  • Team with manufacturing and engineering to configure parts at Raydon suppliers' highest possible assembly level. Conduct risk and target price analysis on major component levels within the assembly
  • Work with Quality department to ensure that all vendors have appropriate quality systems and regular auditing is completed through prioritization based on spend and risk
  • Strive to provide turnkey assembly's for procurement
  • Assure engineering understands procurement best practices based on new product development and design.
01/2014 to 06/2014
CONTRACT SUPPORT ANALYST Cpi Card Group Inc , , Aberdeen, MD
  • Support the Emergency Management Modernization Program's COR in the management of Statements of Work (SOW), Task Orders, Contractor performance, and deliverables
  • Reviews and develops Statements of Work (for all functional areas of FPS)
  • Includes efforts related to; Systems Engineering, Design, Fielding, Logistics and Non material solutions
  • Interact with a large number and diverse group of individuals , ensuring all SOWs adhere to federal regulations and the FPS contracts
  • Support the FPS COR with management of documentation of contractor performance, requiring knowledge of COR requirements associated with deliverables and quality assurance surveillance of contractor performance and assist in the development and management of Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans
  • Support the COR with management of travel requirements associated with Prime contractor such as Synchronized Pre-deployment & Preparation Tracker (SPOT) and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) requirements
  • Develop program acquisition document such as acquisition plans and acquisition performance baseline and other program related acquisition related documentation and carry out special projects within the FPS contracts office as assigned
  • Responsible for supporting the customer during the entire lifecycle of a contract and subcontracts including defining the requirements, researching opportunities, negotiating with sources, writing contracts and subcontracts, awarding subcontracts and closeout when the contract and subcontracts terms are completed
  • Respond to purchase requisitions, bid and proposals by defining and justifying the expense, while bids and proposals are solicited from existing and new sources
  • Provide guidance and assist in the evaluation and award of subcontracts as well as be responsible for monitoring the terms of subcontracts including progress, plans, invoices and payments as well as any change orders, modifications or disputes defined by the customer
  • Monitor the terms of contracts and subcontracts including progress, plans, invoices and payments, and recommend modifications as necessary to adapt to changing program needs and technical findings
11/2012 to 08/2013
SENIOR LOGISTICIAN GENERAL DYNAMICS Advanced Information Systems , , Columbia, MD
  • Material assets including, but not limited to computer desktops, telephones, laptops, lab equipment and machinery, and manufacturing equipment
  • Serving as the organizational focal point for all facilities upgrades, renovation space requests, systems furniture requests, floor redesigns, and new facilities requirements for all personnel within the HPC organization
  • Responsible for account management of property accountability, the creation and tracking of all work order requests for Material Mgmt of all assets within the HPC organization
  • Assisting Government leads is coordinating, scheduling, and preparing documentation to support construction efforts with LF and Corp of Engineer representatives, HPC leadership and technical staff
  • Assists government leads in orchestrating any facility and office moves supporting organizational requirements
  • Assist Government leads to ensure all aspects of GFE and Material Management are supported
  • Activities include asset inventory and shipment and retrieval of GFE equipment at various vendor locations supporting HPC contract efforts
  • Support all equipment deliveries from vendors to government locations
  • Prepare all supporting documentation to ensure smooth deliveries and receipt of GFE equipment
  • Receive access to and use the DoD Defense Property Accounting System (DPAS) to track all assets within all HPC organizations, including the Front Office and four Office-level organizations
03/2012 to 10/2012
LOGISTICS TECHNICIAN LOCKHEED MARTIN Integrated Systems & Solutions , , Hanover, MD
  • Manages the flow of shipments both inbound and outbound in the manner that is most cost effective and maintain customer database and profile by customer location
  • Perform Property Management functions and maintain customer data base network systems
  • Responsible for tracking raw materials
  • Receive merchandise in Government storeoom, warehouses, stockrooms, and other storage facilities; unpack it; mark items with identifying codes, such as price, stock, or inventory control codes; stock shelves; and help customers with their packages
  • Order fillers complete customers mail, Web, and phone orders by retrieving the ordered merchandise, computing the prices and recording the sale, and preparing it for shipment
  • Provide 100% accountability of equipment
  • Assist Government leads to ensure all aspects of GFE and Material Management are supported
  • Activities include asset inventory and shipment and retrieval of GFE equipment at various vendor locations supporting HPC contract efforts
  • Support all equipment deliveries from vendors to government locations
  • Prepare all supporting documentation to ensure smooth deliveries and receipt of GFE equipment
09/2005 to 06/2011
SENIOR BUYER LOCKHEED MARTIN Integrated Systems & Solutions , , Hanover, MD
  • Purchase materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need under Government Contracts
  • Solicit and analyze quotations required to satisfy all the requirements of the authorizing source documentation
  • Monitor outstanding purchase orders to ensure timely deliveries of quality products, to maintain production or meet Program requirements
  • Follow up on all awards until completion of order
  • Negotiate and settle with vendors regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of material, overages, cancellations, and other changes
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced buyers
  • Develop and maintain necessary records and files in regards to PO Folder compliance with Government FAR and DFAR regulations
  • Serve as a liaison between employees or customer personnel and vendors in order to answer questions and resolve problems
  • Participate in special projects as required
01/1995 to 09/2005
  • Develop needed knowledge of Government procurement policies, procedures and regulations
  • Established supply sources for specific groups of material, parts, components, or services and coordinated with users activities to establish material requirement priorities
  • Issue required bid solicitations
  • Prepare portion of relatively complex subcontract specifications, work statements and terms and conditions for procurement of material through Buyer Work Station (BWS)
  • Review competitive bids for commodities and services, as well as place purchase orders for standard items, supplies and services within established limits of authority
  • Determine status of parts, services, documents locations and initiate routine contacts with vendors to expedite shortages or items behind schedule
  • Coordinate and resolve any other receiving/shipping problems as needed
05/1992 to 01/1995
  • Receive and inspect all incoming Government and commercial deliveries, including maintaining log on computer
  • Identify items that could result in product deficiency and take appropriate corrective actions to preclude the occurrence of these deficiencies
  • Verify physical count, P/N, S/N, description and ensures there is no physical damage against incoming document
  • Document all material transactions in accordance with established procedures (receiving, variants, claims, receiving reports, incoming DD1149 and DD250 shipments)
  • Barcode and scan all Government furnished property and Lockheed Martin owned property in accordance with GPCI and Lockheed Martin Government property control procedures
  • Ensures movement of receiving material to the quality assurance coordinator and assist quality control with documentation regarding rejected material
  • Provide a monthly "Cost of Quality" report to the quality assurance manager for items being received in-house
  • Forward all delivery confirmation documents to purchasing on a daily basis
  • Accounts Payable continues to pay vouchers from these documents
  • Follow-up with buyers regarding request for receiving information and assist with all other functional elements of material support as required
  • Represent that material section by providing professional and courteous support to employees and program management relative to material issues
  • Conduct business in an ethical manner in accordance with the Lockheed Martin code of conduct
01/1981 to 01/1991
  • Performed documentation and materials expediting functions required within assigned programs, working from detailed sub-schedules
  • Examined major events and sub-schedules for assigned jobs, evaluated status of schedules and planned releases including availability of material, tools, drawings, paper work, etc
  • Reviewed spare bills, repair schedule or shop order data and established plans for specific releases, consulting with appropriate department of manufacturing personnel
  • Set up review points for all assignments to keep abreast of job progress and to perform timely and efficient expediting functions
  • Performed follow-up activities to expedite documentation, parts and assemblies through appropriate operations
  • Coordinated on an inter and intradepartmental basis shipping action on auxiliary items, tested manufacturing cycles, feeder-assembly cycles, documentation needs, etc
  • As required, and under direction of higher classified employees prepared material cost proposals including support which involved government audit
  • Worked with purchasing and vendors to establish material properties
  • Published reports detailing status of work in progress, purchased material and manufacturing information
  • Designed, developed and implemented numerous cost saving provisioning lists for government contracts
  • Obtained applicable engineering information, availability of purchased items and explained urgency of need
  • Work under normal supervision, exercising some initiative and independent judgement in maintaining of assigned production schedules, but advising higher classified employees of recommended changes
Expected in
Associate of Arts: Business Administration/Management
Essex Community College - Baltimore, Maryland
Expected in
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration/Management
University of Maryland, University College - Adelphi, Maryland
Six Sigma Green Belt-  March 2017

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