head of strategic procurement north america resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Proven Procurement Manager and people leader, with extensive experience in implementing strategic solutions to maximize efficiency, sustainability and value in the supply chain. Decisive leader who consistently meets, or exceeds, financial budgets, quality targets and OTD benchmarks by fully vetting and effectively managing suppliers. Approaches challenges with a willingness to decisively move forward using simple yet effective solutions. Effectively aligns supply chain departmental goals with the needs of valued customers and partners.

  • Experienced in Microsoft Tools, Outlook & SAP
  • Well Versed in Contract Provisions
  • Goal Oriented
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Quantitative/Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Verbal & Written Communication
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Proven Influencer
  • Vendor Collaboration
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Advanced Negotiations
10/2021 to Current
Head of Strategic Procurement, North America Siemens Energy City, STATE,
  • Leading a diverse team responsible for managing a 220m USD spend portfolio covering the mechanical (machined parts, forgings, castings, fasteners, etc,), major buy outs (motors, gears, valves) and project material fields.
  • Successfully delivering to a 12m USD cost-out budget primarily derived of purchase price change and material cost productivity (Cost & Value Engineering) savings.
  • On track to maximize (2x) the low cost country spend penetration for the North American portfolio by leveraging suppliers in eastern Europe, Asia and Mexico.
  • Leading effort to rationalize strategic supplier portfolio by 30% through the offboarding of low performing, under qualified and minimal spend suppliers.
  • Elevated team performance via strategic planning and coaching in areas of advanced negotiations, technical aptitude and leadership skills.
  • Collaborated cross-functionally to establish guidelines and division of responsibilities for the Strategic Procurement function and relevant interfaces to key business partners.
  • Enhanced the relationship with marketing & sales and operations colleagues to ensure a collaborative approach to mitigating the supply market challenges.
01/2018 to 10/2022
Procurement Manager - Repair & Field Operations Siemens Energy City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the North America Distributed Generation and O&G Services supply chain organization, with an annual spend budget of 100m USD and team of 12 buyers and sourcing specialists.
  • Ownership of total end-to-end procurement activities from sourcing and procurement to end user logistics, including supplier non-conformance recovery.
  • Established an efficient, lean and diverse international supply chain to support 8 repair centers and a field service organization across all 50 states and Canada.
  • Increased cost-out by 50%, drove OTD improvement by 8 percentage points and exceeded supply chain value multiplier (value vs organization cost) metric in the first 2 years of leadership.
  • Organization lead for complex Capex, operating & maintenance and field service projects that involve several, often times conflicting, technical and commercial elements that must be harmonized.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage diverse commodity portfolios ranging from indirect consumables to highly engineered components and services.
  • Definition, alignment and implementation of supply chain strategies on a cross-functional basis while securing support from executive leadership on resource requirements.
05/2015 to 12/2017
Strategic Buyer & MRO Subject Matter Expert Siemens Energy (Dresser-Rand) City, STATE,
  • Sourcing and procurement co-lead for the field operations business with a 24m spend portfolio.
  • Successfully executed and exceeded savings goal of 4%, OTD of 90% and numerous quality objectives while maintaining 100% compliance to local and global procurement procedures.
  • Identified and remediated supply gaps through the development of service subcontracts with average contract value of 5m.
  • Hosted annual business review of KPIs with first tier suppliers and developed strategic growth plans to ensure business continuity.
  • Communicated procurement strategy to internal stakeholders resulting in organizational alignment aimed at enhancing the profitability of field service projects.
  • Managed the P2P process for all field service projects resulting in reduction of compliance non-conformances.
  • Executed and managed a digitization project leveraging RFID technologies to enhance asset tracking.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
BBA: Supply Chain Management
University of Houston - Houston, TX,

Magna Cum Laude

Expected in to to
: Professional Negotiation Training
Red Bear Negotiations (BayGroup International) - ,
  • Course 1: Negotiating With Suppliers
  • Course 2: Situational Negotiation Skills
  • Course 3: Cross-Cultural Negotiation

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School Attended

  • University of Houston
  • Red Bear Negotiations (BayGroup International)

Job Titles Held:

  • Head of Strategic Procurement, North America
  • Procurement Manager - Repair & Field Operations
  • Strategic Buyer & MRO Subject Matter Expert


  • BBA

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