Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Highly successful SeniorBuyer in Supply Chain, NPI and that has a strong background in all phases of sourcing new suppliers, negotiation, procurement, Forecast, MRP, S&OP, VMI, Kanban, BOM, ECO, Oracle Vendor OTD, and Import and Export shipments. Able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a deadline driven environment.
Areas of Expertise
ERP Software- Oracle 11i, MAS 90, SAP, Ask ManMan, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Power Point Brio, Vantage Epicor, Millennium III, Vulcan
Work Experience
Buyer/Planner, 01/2014 - Present
Symmetry Medical Kenosha, WI,
  • Successfully managing multi-million dollars in spend across multiple commodities in both direct and indirect materials and continually building strong project funnels for cost savings opportunities.
  • Scheduling, material requirements planning, and purchasing processes.
  • Utilizing multiple business operating systems.
  • Managed pricing negotiations, cost reductions, on-time delivery, and supplier development for assigned.
  • Develop and negotiate contracts with suppliers, Domestic as well as International, to provide continuity of support and supply functions for all areas.
  • Facilitate inventory level assessment to guarantee the Materials Team is achieving inventory turns, revenue forecasts, and on time delivery while identifying possible solutions to lessen product lead-time.
  • Negotiate, develop and manage supplier relationships to ensure favorable terms and competitive pricing.
Senior Buyer/Planner, 01/2010 - 01/2013
Biomarin Brisbane, CA,
  • Manage supplier performance including scorecards, internal metrics and inventory control.
  • Ensure supply chain process is accountable for meeting continuous improvement initiatives including OTD, Quality, Inventory, lead-time reduction, and flexibility to schedules.
  • Led Kaizen Team to set up Kanban system during 2011, which was instrumental in 2012, due to capacity issues and improved inventory turns and reduced inventory dollars.
  • Designed procurement and negotiation strategies; developed price analysis with respect to cost, availability, and delivery schedules.
  • Prepared RFQ/RFP's and analyzes bid proposals consistent with purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Supply chain optimization: Streamlined order/Inventory management, implemented lean order/planning methodology (Kanban, Pull, Point of Use Inventory).
  • Resulted in more than 30% reductions of both process and material related costs.
Senior Buyer, 01/2008 - 01/2010
Dover Corporation Kent, OH,
  • Provided broad range solutions in sourcing and procurement.
  • Participated in cross-functional teams: Engineering, quality, manufacturing, and suppliers to identify opportunities to reduce costs.
  • Projects cover materials & outside services for new product Introduction both domestic & global.
  • Supported customers engineering groups during design/prototype stage to identify product applications and upgrades; analyze BOM's for component updates.
Senior/NPI Buyer, 01/2004 - 01/2008
Harris Corp City, STATE,
  • Key member of corporate purchasing challenged to initiate excellent purchasing processes through the organization.
  • Audited and certified current and potential suppliers to ensure highest quality and service.
  • Ensured material availability for new product introduction (NPI).
  • Extensive research and price analysis, to determine the best sources of products in order to maximize cost.
  • Successfully developed and implemented strategy to provide on-going project procurement support and cost containment.
  • Negotiated and administered contracts in product selection by establishing blanket purchase agreements and bulk commodity pricing agreements.
  • Implemented purchasing/planning processes in support of business unit's initiative to transition to a "make-to-demand" environment away from a "make-to-inventory" environment.
  • Acknowledged by management for price reduction programs and strategies.
Certificate in Production & Inventory Management Certificate in Purchasing & Supply Management: , Expected in
California State University Northridge - Northridge, CA
Professional Affiliations
  • Procurement/Negotiation New Product Introduction.
  • Supplier Development Program ISO 9000/2000.
  • Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain Management.
  • CPM/APICS Certification Kaizen/Kanban.

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