Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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  • , San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • Date of Birth:
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Career Focus

PURPOSE To provide professional Supply Chain Management guidance and practice to the employing organisation by being at the cutting edge of the profession's knowledge base and standards through implementation of best practice. In the process endeavour to promote positive supplier relationships through courtesy and impartiality in all phases of the purchasing cycle yet remain alert to legal ramifications and bottom line effect of all purchasing decisions. PERSONAL SUMMARY SUMMARY: Responsible for optimisation of the supplier base into a select group of proven high quality suppliers and strategic partners relationships. Work closely with all levels of management within the Company to determine needs, develop strategies and plan and provide procurement sources in support of those needs. Proven, 15 years experience in the Supply Chain Management. Sound project management and control skills. Advanced negotiating, people impact sensitivity, and communication skills. Flexibility to adapt to pressure. Strong negotiator, able to source product at the lowest prices and on the best terms. Well versed in inventory management and control. Excellent knowledgeable in sourcing product, including importing. Organised, attentive to detail, highly productive. Self-motivated and strong Deep experience in use of personal computer.

Summary of Skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Conflict resolution
  • Operations management
  • Human resources management
  • Team building
  • Cost reduction
  • Vendor management
  • Inventory control
  • Cross-functional team management
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Staff training
  • Supervision and training
  • Sound judgment
  • Calm under pressure
  • Operations management
  • Strong communication skills

Saved $[<Amount>] annually by negotiating better rates with all transportation carriers.


  • Trained all new CNC Operators on safe and efficient handling of machines.

Professional Experience
Logistics & Supply Chain Specialist, 03/2013 - Current
Bunge Saint Charles, ,
  • Responsible for working with the selected suppliers and managing the companies' Procurement and Warehouse activities.
  • Also providing leadership for the purchasing department and motivating staff to achieve maximum performance and efficiency.
  • Making sure that the purchasing department works within all of the companies Operational Procedures.
  • Name of Organization: PATH Zambia / The Thrive Project (USAID).
Logistics & Supply Chain Specialist, 04/2013 - date
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  • Oversee the preparation and execution of contract mechanisms, including managing purchase orders.
  • Manage the logistics related to project activities such as trainings and workshops, general PATH office operations, and logistical support to province-based staff.
  • HEPS and RUTF Procurement Collaborate closely with the Food Processing and Commodity Management Advisor and GRZ partners to determine cost effective ways to distribute fortified food supplements (HEPS) to Thrive Project sites, and to integrate therapeutic food into MSL's distribution systems.
  • Manage relationships with major suppliers to procure quality-assured commodities in a timely fashion.
  • General Project Procurement Review and contribute to requests for procurement approvals and/or waivers provided by the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Assist the team in coordinating and resolving procurement issues.
  • Ensure that all PATH and donor procurement regulations are followed.
  • In collaboration with Finance and Administration Manager ensure t.
Procurement Consultant, 04/2012 - 01/2013
Bunge Remote, ,
  • Communicating with various Departments concerning High value procurements that required Tendering.
  • Responsible of making sure that the Procurement procedures were followed in accordance to the policy of the organization.
  • Responsible for preparing RFP, RFI, and RFQ were sent to those Suppliers that are on the data base of the organization.
  • Making sure that Tender opening process is done in a transparent way and that records are prepared and kept well for future reference.
  • Responsible for Procurement budget for the departments Ensured that policy and processes are implemented across the Organization comply with the procurement terms.
  • Management of tender evaluations and ensured the process was done properly with all stake holders present Sending and Receiving tender clarifications from Suppliers Preparing of Tender recommendations Preparing of Tender Submission to Tender Committee Members Arranging for Negotiations with Suppliers Management of local and foreign Suppliers Recommending to Managemen.
Regional Logistics & Procurement Coordinator, 09/2007 - 10/2011
Bluecross Blueshield Of Tennessee, Inc. City, ,
  • Supervised 13 logistics Offices based in the region in the procurement processes.
  • Monitored all Purchase orders and contracts for compliance and performance; recommend cancellation of orders and contracts for non-compliance and non-performance suppliers Coordinated and directed management of all supplies from Head Office to the Projects Responsible for sourcing of goods and services in the Region market Responsible for disposing of the assets for the organization Communicate clearly, concisely and courteously, orally and in writing, and maintain effective business relationships with other employees, vendors, and the public.
  • Responsible for preparing of all bids in the Region.
  • Recommended the best ways how to improve procurement effectiveness in the Organization.
  • Introduced strategies that benefited the Organization by making sure that the products delivered were of quality and on time Ensured timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up with the vendors and distrib.
Logistics and Procurement Coordinator, 05/2003 - 08/2007
World Vision Zambia City, ,
  • Management of logistics and procurement function for the organization Coordinated shipping and customs clearance of imported goods Responsible for the review of current and old vendors and make recommendations based on information submitted.
  • Training staff in procurement guidelines for specific donor requirements such as EU, USAID, DFID, etc Managed the performance of Purchasing clerical functions, including routine correspondence, vendor list preparation, vendor applications and updates, bid and specification preparation, compilation of surplus equipment lists, and contract and records files maintenance.
  • Continuously identified the suppliers who could add value to the Organization.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and courteously, orally and in writing, and maintain effective business relationships with other employees, vendors, and the public.
  • Maintenance management of all equipment for the organization Maintaining the Asset Register for the organization Ensured customer needs and requirements were.
Procurement and Stores Officer, 03/1997 - 04/2003
Plan International Zambia City, ,
  • Managed a team of 24 stores officers in the district Managed all the procurement of both medical and non medical goods in the District.
  • Introduced and designed Purchasing and Stores documents in the District Management of warehouse, stock taking, supplier relationships, various contracts, fixed assets and payments to suppliers.
  • Managed contracts with various suppliers for the DHMT Presenting DHMT at MOH procurement meetings Coordinated and supervised stores staff in the supply chain management.
  • Supervising the Stores Officers in the Health Centres Secretary of the Tender Committee meetings in the District Making the procurement reports on monthly basis Coordinating with Heads of Departments on the Procurement activities for the District Training of Staff members on Procurement and Stores procedures.
Masters Degree: Business Administration, Expected in 2009
Cavendish University Zambia - Lusaka,
MBA: , Expected in 2009
Cavendish University Zambia - ,
Post Graduate Diploma: Business Administration , Expected in 2008
Cavendish University Zambia - Lusaka,
Graduate Diploma: Purchasing & Supply, Expected in 2007
Zambia Institute of Management - Lusaka,
MCIPS] [2007] - Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply [UK] Grade 12 Certificate [1991] -Chizongwe Technical Secondary School: , Expected in
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Professional Affiliations
Advanced computer skills Conversant with the following Microsoft Outlook, Internet, Accpac and IFS (Industrial Finance System). 5. Professional Membership Bodies Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply [UK] Member of Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Additional Information
  • Leadership qualities Eagerly accepts new challenges as learning opportunities. STRENGTHS Ability to work in a team with confidence and integrity. Ability to work under minimum supervision. Enthusiastic and professional. Organized and committed to work.

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School Attended

  • Cavendish University Zambia
  • Cavendish University Zambia
  • Cavendish University Zambia
  • Zambia Institute of Management

Job Titles Held:

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Specialist
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Specialist
  • Procurement Consultant
  • Regional Logistics & Procurement Coordinator
  • Logistics and Procurement Coordinator
  • Procurement and Stores Officer


  • Masters Degree
  • MBA
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma
  • MCIPS] [2007] - Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply [UK] Grade 12 Certificate [1991] -Chizongwe Technical Secondary School

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