Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Seasoned operations professional with over twenty years experience in deal capture, operations and  infrastructure with a focus on procedures, logistics, controls, compliance and system implementation. Commodity coverage includes Crude Oil, Refined Products, NGL, Coal, Power, Gas and Metals in industrial, utility and financial services firms.

  • Project planning and development

  • Budgeting and forecasting

  • Process improvement

  • Compliance and control
  • Inventory Managment

  • Vendor Management

  • Logistics management

  • Risk management

  • Startups and turnarounds background

  • Performance evaluations

  • Work flow planning

  • Contract negotiation

Work History
08/2007 to 06/2011 COO - Commodities- Physical Oil Trading Wipro Ltd. | Irvine, CA,
  • Oversaw the management of front, middle and back office procedures and resources to support global activities
  • Engaged Managing Directors in New York, London and Singapore to develop business plans and proposals, requests for funding and management of budgets 
  • Determined appropriate documentation for structured transactions with Origination and Legal team 
  • Validated risk weightings applied to various components of trading and applied reserves as needed 
  • Established procedural standards for movement of physical commodities globally 
  • Worked with Business Continuity and Corporate Real Estate teams to ensure sufficient back up plans and expansion capacity are available.
  • Collaborated with  human resources to establish hiring plans and address issues as needed
  • Established operational objectivesand work plans and delegated assignments to managers in support of desk strategy and growth targets.

04/2006 to 07/2007 Account Manager Coty Inc. | Belcamp, MD,
  • Managed relationship with several large financial institutions using firm's commodity trading software.
  • Worked with client and developers to plan releases and functional enhancements.
  • Oversaw client billing and consultant utilization.

06/2005 to 04/2006 Senior Manager Anixter | Louisville, KY,
  • Managed staff on engagement to build out power trading functionality at major investment bank.
  • Participated in consultant calls to clients in Power sector.
  • Prepared sales proposals and trained junior staff.

08/1997 to 06/2005 Director Operations, Control and Compliance Trivium Packaging | Weirton, WV,
  • Led Sarbanes Oxley controls documentation and testing for Trading unit
  • Managed Coal and Natural Gas scheduling teams
  • Member of process improvement team responsible for developing metrics and measures to improve financial reporting accuracy
  • Developed transfer pricing policy and practice between trading, nuclear and fossil divisions to ensure correct performance behaviours in each area for overall firm profitability
  • Created and managed Operations Analysis group responsible for reconciliation of trading P&L, ISO Statements and other documentation to books and records
  • Developed processes within power scheduling through commencement of deregulation, LMP, sellers choice and day ahead/real time trading of the PJM Markets.

04/1993 to 08/1997 Senior Scheduler - Bayway and Trainer Tosco Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Scheduled all clean barrels into Pennsylvania refinery via barge, pipeline and vessel.
  • Managed all waterborne MTBE shipments into New Jersey refinery
  • Coordinated all inventory transfers of clean products and gas liquids with various tank fields and rack terminals throughout the US.
  • Worked with engineering to plan start up of newly purchased refinery to ensure appropriate product handling and logistics through onsite/offsite tankage, third party pipelines, rail and barge access points
  • Managed rail car fleet and truck scheduling of light ends.
  • Interacted with rail roads and trucking / terminal facitliies
  • worked with Legal and Commercial teams to ensure optimal handling of contract negoatiation and execution.

10/2011 to Current COO - Energy Platform Noble Americas Corp | City, STATE,
  • Created a cohesive global operations infrastructure out of regional offices in Stamford, Houston, Londong and Singapore
  • Manage a team of managers who oversee the deal validation, contract execution, logistics, import/export and settlement of trading and asset activiites globally
  • Established project to develop consistent global control procedures across front, middle and back offices with an emphasis on automation and straight through processing of data. 
  • Introduced the concept of "follow the sun" support whereby regional work hands off through the world to balance work volume.
  • Manage the US facilities and Health and Safety teams supporting four major office sites, several small sales offices and six petroleum terminals
  • Sponsor/Owner of the business contintuity planning process.

05/1990 to 04/1993 Operations Associate Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc | City, STATE,
  • Prepared all Motor Fuels and related tax forms for the physical oil desk
  • Scheduled Gasoline and Distillate on Colonial Pipeline
  • Negotiated contracts in support of trades executed by desk
  • Prepared invoices and executed settlement of trades.
05/1987 to 05/1990 Operations Phillip Brothers/Phibro Energy Inc | City, STATE,
  • Operational rotation thorugh the Copper, Precious Metals and Aluminum scrap desks while attending the firms Trader Training program.
  • Reconciled trading Profit and Loss reports against accounting entries for the Oil desk while working in the Controllers department.
Expected in 1987 BBA | Finance Iona College, New Rochelle, NY GPA:

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