Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Ambitious Production Manager with over 5 years of experience in automotive manufacturing environments. Motivates employees to align performance with company objectives in fast-paced production environments. Superior competency in resource allocation, production scheduling and workflow management. Results-driven planning and operations management professional with exceptional communication, problem solving and leadership skills.

  • Manufacturing Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Production Optimization
  • Production planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Safety and compliance
  • Metrics management
  • Continuous improvements
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • Operations management
  • SAP
  • Lean Practitioner Certified
  • MS Office
  • Proficient in German Language
Work History
Production Manager, 08/2020 to Current
AltanaChester, NY,
  • 5% OEE sustained improvements through employee engagement, problem solving tools, and the application of lean principles.
  • 9% increase in throughput in first 9 months from 16,300 to 17,700 per day.
  • Manage over 70 employees.
  • Responsible for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Morale of department.
  • Apply performance data to evaluate and improve operations, target current business conditions and forecast needs.
  • Apply lean principles to improve workflow and quality and reduce waste.
  • Direct manufacturing process and operational efficiency procedures to achieve goal of first run capability.
  • Determine suitable crew requirements, scheduled employees and worked with Human Resources to meet changing production schedules.
  • Meet aggressive production and safety goals while minimizing equipment downtime.
  • Maintain and communicate daily productivity and shipment reports for all departments.
  • Manage continuous improvement initiatives to drive gains in quality, flow and output.
  • Create and update department work instructions and reports on regular basis.
  • Successfully manage production activities to achieve on-time shipment of orders.
  • Escalate safety and quality issues and initiated remedial actions promptly.
  • Manage product quality to guarantee compliance with quality policies, procedures and systems.
Supply Chain Analyst, 09/2018 to 08/2020
Koch Industries, Inc.Spartanburg, SC,
  • Studied movement of goods to identify gaps in efficiency and other areas needing improvement.
  • Devised and implemented short-term and long-term plans, optimizing supply chain management and improving value relating to annual expenditures.
  • Established inventory targets, stock level and risk mitigation targets and managed flexibility strategy to optimize inventory.
  • Implemented 3PL planning process to meet consumer demand and minimize costs of storing and transporting goods.
  • Organized and maintained correct inventory levels to drive highest turns possible on inventory.
  • Managed production levels, identified material shortages and monitored inventory levels to meet order delivery requirements.
  • 10% reduction in planning process by streamlining processes and implementing automation in reports.
Production Supervisor, 06/2017 to 08/2018
Daifuku America CorpLithia Springs, GA,
  • Resolved issues quickly to maintain productivity goals.
  • Trained staff of direct labor employees to perform assembly and manufacture of product.
  • Prepared in advance for and addressed production problems, material deficits, equipment failures and unavoidable delays.
  • Utilized lean practices to balance workflow and alleviate redundancy.
  • Accomplished targets and met demand by assessing equipment efficiency, reviewing materials supplies and organizing manpower.
  • Evaluated employee skills and knowledge regularly, providing hands-on training and mentoring to individuals with lagging skills.
  • Established clear priorities and production quality standards.
  • Supervised team of over 25 employees on night shift
  • Developed team to perform at lowest cost and highest throughput
  • Responsible for safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale
Leadership Development Program Associate, 06/2015 to 06/2017
Bank Of Hawaii Corp.Kealakekua, HI,
  • Advised executives on best practices for employee growth and productivity goals, consistently helping the company achieve improved results in scrap reduction, throughput improvement, and lean applications.
  • Learned Supply Chain Analyst, Finance Analyst, Quality Engineer, and Mechanical Engineer Roles for 6-month periods.
  • Implemented several lean initiatives that resulted in improved training, decreased scrap, and improved productivity.
  • Led BBP initiatives across several sites with team members on national level.
MBA: Business Administration, Expected in 12/2023
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Science: Business Management, Expected in 12/2014
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT

Emphasis in Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Arts: German Studies, Expected in 12/2014
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT

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