Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Creative professional with extensive experience from concept to development.

  • Package/component sourcing and design
  • Formula development, ingredient sourcing
  • Made-to-stock forecasting (Walmart, CVS, Target)
  • Cost management, reduction, and containment
  • Inventory control
  • Warehouse operations
  • Manufacturing/production expertise (domestic, overseas)
  • Planning and logistics
  • Time management, strategic planning
  • Excel in high-pressure, fast-paced environments
  • Dedicated, hard working
  • Troubleshooting, problem solving
  • Client/supplier relations
  • Team building
  • Microsoft expert
09/2020 to Current Customer Planner Schreiber Foods | Clinton, MO,
  • Process and track customer orders from ideation to ship (including but not limited to processing fill assessments, tool checks, line trials, bill of material management, price management, purchase order entry and confirmation, shipping)
  • Managed all component and formula timing to ensure on-time shipment for 16 accounts (280+ orders)
  • Effectively manage resources, create project timelines, and maintain budgets and inventory
  • Oversee production efforts to guarantee that projects are completed in a timely and budget-conscious manner
  • Maintain open and effective communications with each department
  • Track interdepartmental tasks to ensure timing remains intact
  • Identify potential issues and resolutions with inventory and quality while introducing new products, engineering changes and/or customer conversions
  • Document conversations with customers to track requests, problems and provide solutions
  • Track customer supplied components/raw materials to ensure on-time delivery to avoid impact on production timing
  • Provide detailed updates to all customers weekly on all open orders (including component shortages - customer supplied/turnkey, manufacturing timing, testing time, committed ship date)
12/2018 to 12/2019 Senior Demand Planner Belkin Corporation | Amsterdam, NY,
  • Managed all componentry and inventory for primaries/secondaries and turnkey sku's (domestic, overseas) for all made-to-stock clients
  • Obtained best possible product quality at competitive pricing
  • Business acumen capability to negotiate pricing, contracts, and payment terms
  • Ensured vendor responsibility in regards to specifications matching shipment
  • Worked closely with creative team to ensure compatibility of fit, form, and function of all printed matter (incl. displays, labels, cartons)
  • Well versed reading/interpreting packaging blue prints
  • Worked closely with Sales/Marketing on new innovations (formula, package / in-house and turnkey)
  • Worked internationally to define new vendor opportunities
  • Assisted Production verifying packaging is compatible with factory equipment
  • Managed detailed project timelines and met with all teams daily to ensure on-time production/deliveries
  • Collaborated with suppliers, planning, and sales teams to establish inventory safety stock levels, re-order amounts, and lead-times for all materials/turnkey items
  • Created/revised all component and turnkey purchase orders, while ensuring that order quantities, delivery dates, and terms are the most cost effective possible for material and freight costs
  • Reviewed purchase costs to ensure items purchased were at the lowest cost consistent with consideration to quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need
  • Kept meticulous records of all cost tiers for each item to ensure accurate pricing is used, while always negotiating for improvement
  • Resolved all discrepancies with supplier invoices, grievances, claims, conflicts, production non-conformance, and quality issues
  • Provided component and turnkey projections to suppliers to ensure product availability/delivery
  • Collaborated with Quality and production teams to review/resolve all issues
02/2016 to 11/2018 Product Development Manager 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. | Jericho, NY,
  • Oversaw the complete product development lifecycle from concept through shipment/delivery
  • Sourced all categories of componentry, formulas, ingredients
  • Managed all pricing - componentry, formula, production, shipping
  • Located and vetted vendors, established good relationships and negotiated contracts/pricing
  • Coordinated the importation of items via ocean and air, including custom clearances
  • Determined recurring business needs and maintained necessary inventory levels
  • Supervised internal/external product knowledge base for all products
  • Managed development of over 200 new products
  • Exercised final say for product photography and packaging
  • Worked efficiently under strict deadlines to make sure that new products were available for scheduled releases
  • Effectively managed resources, created project schedules, and maintained budgets
  • Collaborated with engineers and customers/buyers to discuss existing and potential projects and products
  • Oversaw production efforts to guarantee that projects were completed in a timely and budget-conscious manner
  • Maintained open and effective communications with project teams to increase productivity
  • Reviewed design drawings, specifications and customer/buyer requirements for newly engineered components
  • Prepared daily project status updates to keep staff up to date on program changes and task requirements
  • Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all company inventory
  • Display merchandising (design, layout, updates, deliveries to stores)
  • Managed all communication with manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers
  • Researched market trends
  • Competitive analysis
Education and Training
Expected in | Business Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, GPA:
Expected in 06/2010 High School Diploma | Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NJ, GPA:

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