Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Executive Profile
MANUFACTURING/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Exemplary record providing the vision and decisive leadership in operations, logistics, supply chain management, quality improvement and project management. Successful at building plant infrastructures and establishing operating controls that facilitate smooth operations during periods of significant growth and rapid downsizing. Extremely effective at integrating emerging technologies and operational systems/processes to solve complex business problems. Talent for developing high-performance teams, making effective decisions under any conditions, and quickly revising tactics to achieve goals within aggressive time frames.
Skill Highlights
  • Distribution Planning Analysis
  • Budgeting, Forecasting & Cost Controls
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Product Planning, Development & Introduction
  • Logistics Management
  • Project Management
  • Operational Strategic Planning & Tactical Execution
  • Supplier Procurement & Customer Negotiations
  • Re-engineering Business Systems & Processes
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Safety & Quality ISO Regulatory Compliance
  • Reliability Maintenance
Core Accomplishments
  • Plant Operations, Startup Managed numerous aspects of capital capacity increase projects.
  • Design plant layout.
  • Spec out, purchase, install and startup new operations.
  • Administered operator diversity training, RPM Program, Supply Chain, Logistics, marketing/sales.
  • Met capital budgets, coordinated plant start ups, projects met projected cost goals and objectives.
  • Won over a highly skeptical corporate marketing team relocating production from other plant facilities.
  • Presentations resulted in appreciation of plant business plan to relocate business.
  • Product manufacturing increased local plant volumes by 17%, product quality vastly improved and delivered cost beat projections increasing gross profit by 14%.
  • Financial management of operations assets.
  • Developed both operating and five year plans for Corporate and plant guidance.
  • Bridgeport, Alabama capital authority project $1.7 million under budget.
  • Safety Initiatives Developed safety committee programs, goals and measures promoting plant safety.
  • Implemented MARSEC Program, HAZWOPER Program, CPR certification and First Aid certified.
  • Wrote, taught and provided plant mobile equipment training following OSHA guidelines.
  • Implemented cross-functional project teams reengineering worksite health and safety initiatives.
Professional Experience
Plant Manager, 01/2013 to Present
The Kraft Heinz Company, ,
  • Cost Reduction, Process Improvement Implemented logistics savings through transportation carriers.
  • Developed and implemented task force cost reduction plan switching from truck to Intermodal rail saving $150 thousand annually.
  • Negotiated through Corporate carrier rates reducing freight rates $35 thousand annually.
  • Facilitated corporate logistics "Continuous Movement" truck shipments saving $56 thousand annually.
  • Engineered numerous facility recycle programs (i.e.
  • paper, wood, metal, waste, corrugated).
  • Line speed enhancement.
  • Designed and implemented panel line increase of 32%, improved gross profit and market share by 12%.
  • Improved batch process packaging speeds increasing KPI by 22.5%.
  • Facilitated upgrade of Robotic unit improving surge capacity by 50% reducing delay.
  • Incorporated Oracle WIP Software streamlining scheduling, inventory control, scrap and waste.
  • Procurement.
  • Installed dual raw material bulk liquid tanks lowering delivered saving $100 thousand annually.
  • Developed new corrugated container vendor lowering cost $50 thousand annually.
  • Coordinated conversion for installation of bulk rail raw material silo's saving $240 thousand annually.
  • Quality Assurance/Customer Service Oversaw logistic operations and provided impeccable customer service.
  • Leadership retooling relationship with Corporate Customer Service resulting in CEO "Best Improved Plant" Corporate Award.
  • Developed domestic/international business relations increasing plant sales by 15%.
  • Facilitated and implemented strategic marketing/sales business action plans.
  • Created specialized new formulation in Florida, sales escalated from zero to 96,000 units in 16 months growing company market share by 13%.
  • Facilitated USG Research trials, marketing/sales training, and visited jobsites working "hand in hand" teaching applicator techniques.
  • Coordinated Research quality funded programs.
  • Designed and implemented quality equipment highly successful in reducing paper breaks by 80%.
  • Instrumental in securing Research specialty funds to design equipment enhancing plant/customer efficiencies.
  • Research funds vastly improved finished product quality measured by customer preference.
Consultant, 01/2010 to 01/2011
Urban ScienceHerndon, VA,
  • The position includes fundamental assessment of business operating plans, re-engineering of the business website, strategic redevelopment of financial fundamentals, upgrade of logistic scheduling, capacity utilization, retooling of brand awareness to existing and potential customers for growth opportunity.
Plant Production Manager, 01/2004 to 01/2009
Dewolff Boberg & AssociatesFargo, AK,
  • The primary function of the role included the responsibility for the design, building and start up of a multi-million dollar Greenfield manufacturing site for building materials in the Alabama, Georgia and Florida markets.
  • The position also included all operational accountabilities of multiple production lines, health & safety standards, Supply Chain, quality specifications, Reliability MP2 Maintenance Program, Logistics, facilitate Oracle WIP technology implementation, developing marketing/sales strategy, new product development and exceeding monetary budget capital objectives.
Plant Production Manager, 01/2000 to 01/2004
Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • The position included a dual role managing a turnaround of both the board line and largest packing operation in the company producing 1 million bags annually.
  • Enormous amount of effort was exhausted in re-engineering both manufacturing lines increasing KPI efficiency; grow market share, new product development and establishing a low cost manufacturing base for domestic and international customers preventing a scheduled plant shutdown.
B.A: Business Management, Expected in
Dallas Baptist University - Dallas, TX
Business Management
automation, Budgeting, budget, Business Systems, Continuous Improvement, conversion, Cost Reduction, Customer Service, financial, Forecasting, funds, gross profit, international business, inventory control, ISO, Leadership, Regulatory Compliance, Logistics, Logistics Management, managerial, managing, manufacturing processes, market, marketing/sales, materials, Negotiations, new product development, next, Oracle, packaging, Product Planning, Processes, Process Improvement, Procurement, producing 1, Project Management, Quality, Quality Assurance, Re-engineering, Research, Robotic, Safety, sales, scheduling, strategy, strategic, strategic marketing, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, teaching, transportation, upgrading, upgrade, website

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