procurement strategic sourcing resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Strategic Sourcing Specialist with solid 8-year background in driving and coordinating sourcing efforts for material and service procurement. Focuses on cost savings and supplier development to support pre-procurement strategy and supply agreement negotiation. Collaborates with internal business units and supply chain stakeholders to achieve business goals.

Work History
Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, 08/2021 to Current
Aar CorporationSan Diego, CA,

Maintain advanced purchasing system parameters, including forecasts, lead times, order cycles, and service levels, and collaborate with other departments to capture outputs

  • Manage sourcing strategies for ~$5M in spend to facilitate procurement processes, supplier relationships, and capability development to optimize supply chain
  • Administer procurement transactions across 23 varying product categories based on corporate and government policies in support of long-term corporate objectives
  • Restructure supplier purchase order agreements to drive key performance indicators and continuous improvements throughout supplier operations including quality standards, price points and on-time delivery, decreasing lead times by ~2-4 days
  • Formulated inventory targets and stocking agreements with key suppliers to shrink consignment inventory and carrying costs by ~$300K annually.
Buyer, 05/2018 to 08/2021
Virginia TransformerCity, STATE,

Structured, prioritized, and managed purchasing initiatives to acquire high-quality materials, supplies, equipment, and services while reducing costs and lead time

  • Piloted redesign and integration of supplier programs for key commodities including Mineral Oils, Copper Lead Wires, Carbon, Stainless and Structural Steel leading to cost savings averaging 43% compared to current market
  • Incorporated industry trends and market analysis in formulating forecasting strategies for essential commodities, improving demand forecasting accuracy by 7%
  • Conducted scorecard-driven supplier audits to mitigate risk, benchmark programs, and drive supplier performance while retaining supplier scores of at least 94%
  • Partnered with internal teams and suppliers to streamline incoming documentation resulting in increased throughput and decreased weekly processing times by ~2.5-3hrs.
Buyer/Pricing Specialist, 09/2016 to 05/2018
N.B. HandyCity, STATE,

Formulated standard procedures for purchasing including structuring of pricing master lists, delivery schedules, and supplier contracts to expand operational visibility, target risk, and generate added value for goods and services supplied

  • Examined and analyzed average of 35 departmental purchase requirements daily for accuracy and determined correct method of processing requisitions depending on timelines
  • Ensured maximum profitability for 13 sales branches through negotiation of carrying costs, ordering costs, and transportation costs while working closely with more than 30 suppliers including Johns Manville, Duro-Dyne, Honeywell, and Samsung
  • Incorporated market and customer pricing analytics into strategic objectives to lower operational costs, diversify pricing structures, and boost customer satisfaction and retention
  • Expanded market share and secured competitive pricing by working closely with Pricing Administrators to develop and implement new pricing matrices targeting 25K+ SKUs for critical customers.
Assistant Sourcing/Business Analyst, 09/2013 to 09/2016
Liberty UniversityCity, STATE,

Analyzed business requirements and recommended technological improvements to business and operational procedures; prepared and reviewed RFP's and product /service information to compare price structures, payment terms, availability, discounts, and quality

  • Applied advanced sampling & data analytics techniques to help with strategic initiatives, roadmaps & process models spanning 73 varying departments
  • Composed comprehensive reports to senior management and stakeholders summarizing findings and recommendations resulting from multi-factor evaluations of supplier RFPs for eProcurement Software Program capturing annual savings of ~$308K
  • Mediated selection of vendors for projects affecting approximately 3,500 employees and +- 15K students.
Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology and Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2013 to Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
Skills & Other

Supply Chain: Supplier & Program Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Influencing Skills, Stakeholder & Process Management, Direct & Indirect Procurement, Financial Acumen

Technical: ERP Systems, Market & Business Analytics Certifications and

Training: E3 Investment Buyer Level 1 and 2, AMA Fundamentals of Purchasing

  • Supplier & Program Management
  • Strategic Sourcing,
  • Contract Management
  • Stakeholder & Process Management
  • Direct & Indirect Procurement
  • ERP Systems,
  • Market & Business Analytics

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School Attended

  • Liberty University

Job Titles Held:

  • Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
  • Buyer
  • Buyer/Pricing Specialist
  • Assistant Sourcing/Business Analyst


  • Bachelor of Science

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