Interim Vp Procurement & Strategic Sourcing resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
  • :
  • single:
Professional Summary

Established leader in the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement field. Proven track record of successfully developing and leading high performing teams. Vast experience in all divisions of Procurement, category management and project management. Able to lead sourcing groups; build high performing teams; develop top talent; negotiate complex purchases; red-line contracts, navigate multi-million dollar deals and complex legal and risk equations; improve key vendor relationships; find creative solutions; transform organizations; foster partnerships with stakeholders at all levels; exceed operating expense savings targets; and have an ability to adapt and succeed in a highly competitive, fast-paced, and specialized environment.

  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Change Management
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • Advanced Negotiations
  • Complex Contract Management
  • Cost Reduction
  • Supplier Relationship Management & Performance SRM
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Process & Procedure Development/Improvement
  • Organizational Transformation
  • RFP
Work History
Interim VP Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, 01/2020 - 12/2020
Tenable Network Security Columbus, OH,

As Interim VP, responsible for all aspects of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
• Integral member of leadership council created to develop JCPenney’s stabilization strategy in preserving JCPenney's operating relevance and 60,000 employees as 2020’s pandemic forced the closure of stores and supply chain centers
• Collaborated with Finance, Legal, Merchandise, Operations, Logistics, Packaging, Stores and Marketing to develop solutions, execution plans, and communication decks to mobilize teams and successfully navigate through the pandemic, bankruptcy, and what led to JCPenney’s acquisition and emergence
• Lead Procurement’s role with evolving objectives in vendor negotiations to manage corporate cash flow, stabilize supply base; reducing the Company’s debt; evaluating supply risk, value, and criticality to on-going operations for continuity of supply and contingency planning
• Drove immediate and sustained expense reduction of 40% to reset JCPenney’s balance sheet

Director of Procurement, 05/2000 - 01/2020
Tenable Network Security Concord, NH,

Proven track record of successfully developing and leading high performing teams. Direct and sponsor company-wide sourcing initiatives aimed to achieve cost reductions, productivity improvements and improved service levels.

  • Successfully led all Procurement categories and divisions within JCPenney: Information Technology, Business Services and Marketing, Packaging and Supplies, Logistics and Transportation, Fixtures and Facilities Management
  • Created and established the Logistics and Transportation team within Procurement that was previously never sourced within the Procurement department.
  • Accomplishments include the oversight and responsibility for the purchasing of the Merchandise Planning and Allocation tool (ProfitLogic), Enterprise HR system (Peoplesoft), outsourcing of IT operations to India (Tata), outsourcing of Facilities Management to CBRE from Johnson Controls, multiple Fixture, flooring and lighting roll-outs to all stores including Home, Shoes, BDS store in Hurst and the sale of the aviation fleet.
  • Transformed and streamlined the RFP process from manual to electronic.
Director of Procurement, 01/1989 - 05/2000
Electronic Data Systems City, STATE,
  • Increased responsibility from individual performer to Director in 5 years. Lead the mid-range and large procurement Hardware team, the Software team and the New Business team. Administered performance evaluations, salary/bonus reviews and career development guidance for buying associates and project managers.
  • As New Business Director for Global Procurement, led a team of Project Managers to plan, direct and coordinate new business deals including clients MCI Worldcom, System House, NASD, Telefonica Argentina, State of Connecticut, San Diego County. This team responded to RFP's for potential clients and compared contracts and spend to leverage the buying power of EDS to win business.
  • Initiated the Procurement Effectiveness Program (PEP) which provided analysis of spending trends to Strategic Units to determine and implement improved procurement practices for savings.
  • Chosen for and completed the EDS Executive Development that mentors high potential employees to become future executives Implemented a program to outsource EDS' paper procurement which saved two million dollars annually.
  • Lead a team that audited contracts to payment for recurring charges that saved two million in cost reduction.
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Expected in 05/1986
Austin College - Sherman, TX

NAIA All-Conference Golfer 1984-1985, Austin College Golfer of the Year Award 1985

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your data is safe with us

Any information uploaded, such as a resume, or input by the user is owned solely by the user, not LiveCareer. For further information, please visit our Terms of Use.

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Austin College

Job Titles Held:

  • Interim VP Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
  • Director of Procurement
  • Director of Procurement


  • Bachelor of Arts

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in:As seen in: