Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Project Manager offering more than 10+ years of leadership experience working with Engineering and Business teams on Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing, Financial and Residential Construction projects. Successful at building and maintaining open communication between team members, clients and leadership. Quality-driven and proactive with advanced understanding of contract management, contractor oversight and construction administration.

  • Organizational Development
  • Profit and Loss Management
  • Board Oversight
  • Business Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Leadership and People Development
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Annual Planning
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Effective Communicator and Public Speaker
  • Executive Leadership
  • Employee Motivation and Performance
  • Operational Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Change and Growth Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Budget Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Innovative and Visionary
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Solution Innovation
  • Expectation Management
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Corporate Strategy and Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Approachable and Outgoing
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Goal Setting
  • Project Oversight
  • Turnaround Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Results Orientation
  • Balanced Work Ethic
  • Risk and Mitigation Analysis
  • Systems Organization
  • Articulate Communication
  • People and Culture
  • Analytical and Critical Thinker
Work History
Owner / Artist, 06/2020 to Current
L3harrisWhiteman Air Force Base, MO,
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing, online website store and art gallery.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial reports in QuickBooks.
  • Maintained and shared portfolios of artistic work to demonstrate styles, interests and abilities with potential customers.
  • Ordered and maintained adequate supply of materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Consulted with clients to discuss commission ideas and style preferences to create mutually agreeable project parameters.
  • Created rock carvings, sculptures, jewelry, pyrography integrated art works, and photography.
  • Skilled with the CabKing 8, scroll saw, band saw, belt sander, wet saws, drill press, and various cutting and tools.
  • Made use of materials, such as ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil, computer software, paints and pencils to complete unique piece for customers.
  • Tracked weekly sales, expenses and other financial information in Microsoft Excel.
  • Researched drawings of characters and environmental elements for inspiration.
  • Learned new software packages in addition to traditional art methods.
  • Applied color theory and lighting techniques in drawings and illustrations to add excitement, focus and depth.
  • Determined appropriate designs for various medium applications to create high-quality finished products.
  • Developed art and design concepts.
  • Design and developed website layout and researched media solutions for online art gallery platform.
  • Created new business start up operational processes, inventory system, supply chain, work shop floor layout, photo studio, marketing plans, tooling and equipment investment plans, project plans and budgets.
  • Established supplier / vendor relationships.
  • Review and assess the online marketing analytics and adjust to trends.
  • Invited / Attend various artist forums and shows.
Program Management, 07/2011 to 01/2020
  • Built cohesive teams and devised clear, actionable plans to meet program goals.
  • Standardized processes, evaluated programs and conducted performance reviews with eye toward continuous improvement for organization.
  • Established timelines and budgets for Automotive programs, managed process, IT, Supply, Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering projects within the program with budgets ranging from $500,000 to $300 million.
  • Established timelines and budgets of up to $300,000 for residential construction projects.
  • Led client relationship management tasks, including contract development, supplier certification, and quality part submissions.
  • Developed strategic plans for business portfolio.
  • Developed and maintained performance project KPIs and assessment criteria. Reported and monitored net profitability margins.
  • Presented project metrics to Program Management Office to improve decision making.
  • Developed project quality gate milestone criteria indicators for success.
  • Managed allocated resources to 20+ teams of 500+ people.
  • Demonstrated high-level knowledge of engineering principles, relevant technologies and applicable regulatory and safety standards and specifications.
  • Monitored specific programs' adherence to established schedules and operating budgets.
  • Mentored 500+ project managers and engineers in achievement of program development and delivery objectives.
  • Complied with program design office security clearance regulations during all phases of program development.
  • Led and collaborated with Quality, Engineering and Manufacturing teams to streamline processes and improve profit margins.
  • Used MS Office Suite, Google Suite, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, and other various databases to strategically plan, design, execute and communicate program and project management timelines, processes, KPIs. and store program / project documents.
  • Conducted regular technical meetings and program briefings for corporate management and customer personnel.
  • Implemented efficiency improvement processes to streamline department workflows and alleviate bottlenecks.
  • Displayed high-level leadership. negotiation, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, proposal preparation, successful on-time project delivery and within budget skills.
  • Established strong customer and supplier relations through daily communication and project updates.
  • Instilled high level of integrity and accountability amongst all program / project managers to insure transparency of project issues that drive risks to timing, cost and quality of the project.
Owner / Operator, 01/2002 to 03/2016
All American Muscle CarsCity, STATE,
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.
  • Applied performance data to evaluate and improve operations, target current business conditions and forecast needs.
  • Discovered areas of improvement by generating quarterly operational and sales reports.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Assessed supplier quality to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational performance.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts and costs.
  • Used knowledge of market trends to create value-added solutions resulting in significant increase in revenues.
  • Conducted target market research to scope out industry competition and identify advantageous trends.
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth.
  • Remained up-to-date on current trends and attended industry trade shows and markets to view and order inventory.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial reports in QuickBooks.
  • Aligned branding initiatives and sales strategies.
  • Monitored market conditions to set accurate product pricing and take advantage of emerging trends.
  • Devised processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Fostered relationships with vendors to foster positive working relationships.
  • Updated operational methods, oversaw accounting procedures, tracked information and compiled data to improve efficiency.
  • Reined in project costs while meeting key milestones.
  • Developed and initiated projects, managed costs, and monitored performance.
  • Eliminated discrepancies in progress by reviewing performance, spend and timeline.
  • Orchestrated projects within strict timeframes and budget constraints by solving complex problems and working closely with senior leaders.
  • Managed all phases of projects from procurement to delivery.
  • Boosted revenues by coordinating and executing projects and growing inventory diversity.
  • Oversaw high profile projects for by planning, designing, and scheduling phases.
  • Reduced expenditures by effectively negotiating vendor and service contracts to drive savings.
  • Identified plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives.
  • Modified and directed project plans to meet organizational needs.
  • Set aggressive targets for employees to drive company success and strengthen motivation.
  • Prepared quotes for new products and services and composed budgets.
  • Established team priorities, maintained schedules and monitored performance.
  • Managed internal operational standards and productivity targets for technicians.
  • Performed forecasting to identify necessary changes for supply chain business.
  • Developed and administered project budgets.
VP of Project Management Technologies, 01/2004 to 05/2009
Comerica Bank - HQCity, STATE,
  • Created improvements in processes and materials.
  • Helped define market research survey tools that met client and business objectives.
  • Received or gathered relevant research data.
  • Aided in creation of final presentations with insights, analyses and recommendations.
  • Diminished process gaps and encouraged optimal productivity by closely supervising workflow of claims analysts and mail clerks.
  • Built library of models and reusable knowledge-base assets to produce consistent and streamlined business intelligence results.
  • Surveyed clients to ascertain requirements and expectations for Banking products and service.
  • Worked one-on-one with clients to improve business specifications.
  • Met with stakeholders to establish favorable business relationships and support mutually beneficial interests.
  • Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects and updated all involved parties to enhance optimal business flow.
  • Led cross-functional teams to analyze and understand enterprise-wide operational impacts and opportunities of technology changes.
  • Improved business direction by prioritizing customers and implementing changes based on collected feedback.
  • Derived conceptual designs from business objectives to deliver software and applications according to specifications for usability, performance and functionality.
  • Evaluated trends to understand competitive environments and assess current strategies.
  • Managed internal operational standards and productivity targets for software development projects.
  • Coordinated all companies, business executives and site leadership teams by interacting effectively and establishing communication best practices.
  • Defined clear targets and objectives and communicated to other team members.
  • Entered data into banking system, implementing tight safeguards to secure financial and personal information.
  • Developed and administered project budgets.
  • Reduced workflow inconsistencies by recruiting and hiring capable staff members.
  • Implemented and executed reviews of computer systems for compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Planned, created, tested, and deployed system life cycle methodology to produce high quality systems to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Attained improvement in technical project delivery processes by leading global infrastructure engineering project management process improvement.
  • Developed detailed plans based on broad guidance and direction.
  • Improved staff morale and reduced employee turnover by 35%.
  • Maintained professional demeanor by staying calm when addressing unhappy or angry customers.
  • Launched quality assurance practices for each phase of development
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration And Management, Expected in 06/2004
Baker College - Flint - Flint, MI,
Associate of Science: Business Technologies, Expected in 06/2002
Baker College - Flint - Flint, MI,

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