Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced purchasing professional who regularly maintains inventory to meet vendor product supply requirements and properly fulfill orders. Maintains market awareness by communicating customer needs with buyer and sales teams. Liaises with buyer to determine specialty order pricing and out-of-stock item estimated delivery and freight costs to meet customer expectations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills paired with organized nature and advanced problem-solving strengths. Improves policies, reduces waste and supports all business needs with efficient, high-quality materials.

  • Confident Planner
  • Business operations
  • Customer service
  • Project organization
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory and projects planning
  • Safety and compliance
  • Team building
  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR/ and AED certified
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Cost reduction
Work History
Planner 1, 10/2007 - 04/2020
Huitt-Zollars Laredo, TX,
  • Maintained and overseen PARs (Project Approval Request) I had to monitor the cost to make sure we did not go over the budget and order all materials to complete the projects in a timely matter. I completed purchase orders at times for millions of dollars.
  • Prioritized schedules to meet project goals and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Computed and created purchase orders in Oracle and monitored stock levels, verified purchase requisitions and expedite customer orders.
  • Standardized inventory quarterly reporting and analysis and instituted corrective action for close-outs and out-of-stock items to keep inventory records current and was able to reduce waste and save the company a 34% cost reduction and eliminate waste.
  • Managed vendor purchase order process including dispatch, delivery and invoicing to set contractual guidelines and maintain budgetary regulations.
  • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.
  • Researched suppliers based on availability, quality, selection, and price.
  • Maintained focus and organization to regularly complete tasks with precision, timeliness and flexibility to accommodate fluctuating assignments and emerging business trends.
  • Maintained documentation for all purchases.
  • Searched for hard-to-find items and found high-quality, reliable vendors.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
Inside Sales Assistant, 01/2006 - 07/2007
Jeld-Wen Stockton, CA,
  • Managed over 50 plus customer calls per day and increased sales by 10%.
  • Maintained account information accuracy by communicating frequently with salesmen and account executives resulting with zero errors.
  • Communicated best practices among on-site and external personnel to align efforts and goals.
  • Used excellent oral communication and best practices in customer service when interacting with customers.
  • Achieved monthly sales quotas and exceeding them.
  • Responsible for customer follow-ups, closing deals and processing payments.
  • Responsible for product knowledge to answer question.
Manufacturing Supervisor, 11/1999 - 09/2005
Albany International Corporation Saint Stephen, SC,
  • Accomplished manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintained staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintained work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completed production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Maintained quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Ensured operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provided manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Created and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change.
  • Maintained safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Resolved personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
Associate Degree in: Business Management, Expected in
Spartanburg Community College - Spartanburg, SC,
Additional Information

Advanced Computer skills to include:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, OneNote, Access)
  • Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms)
  • Spreadsheets (Excel, Google Sheets, OpenOffice Calc, pivot tables, comparative analyses, macros, sensitivity tables, vertical lookups)
  • Email (mail merge, filters, folders, rules)
  • Database Management (MS Access, Oracle, Anaplan)


  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • First Aid / CPR and AED Certified
  • Business Writing Principles
  • Business Development Foundations: Researching Market and Customer Needs

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  • Spartanburg Community College

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  • Planner 1
  • Inside Sales Assistant
  • Manufacturing Supervisor


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