Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
  • Qualified as a Manager with a Master’s degree and 10+ years managing food-manufacturing facilities, increasing efficiency and utilization rates. Understanding of many business components including supply chain, engineering, quality, food safety, employee coaching, project management, financials and much more.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, trained in continuous improvement methods for food production operations
  • Led projects and cross-functional teams, launching products and production lines with new technology and equipment; transferred operations to more efficient facilities with an additional 4,500 square feet.
  • Sustained quality, quantity, and costs during an organizational facility move, managing a $3MM budget.
  • Prepared and monitored spending for supplies, headcount/labor hours, and payroll.
  • Computer & System Proficiency: MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint; SAP.
  • Operations Project Lead for a $13MM New Product line. Delivered all manufacturing project scope to key stakeholders, including product, quality, and equipment compliance, labor workforce, and overall long term production commitments.
  • Budget Preparation

  • Conceptual design
  • Development of others

  • Performance reviews
  • Quality Assurance

  • Human Safety OSHA

  • SAP
  • Lean manufacturing and design

  • Project planning and development

  • Advanced problem solving

  • Business process re-engineering

  • Strategic Planning

  • Staff Management

  • Team Bonding

  • Budgeting

  • Expense reports

  • Performance Evaluations

  • Food Safety GMP


Budget Preparation

Conceptual design:

Development of others

Performance reviews:

Quality Assurance


Human Safety OSHA


Lean manufacturing and design


Project planning and development


Advanced problem solving


Business process re-engineering


Strategic Planning


Staff Management


Team Bonding




Expense reports


Performance Evaluations


Food Safety GMP

Work History
01/2019 to Current PROJECT MANAGER Danaher | Kansas City, KS,
  • Manage projects for the Custom Enclosure division.
  • Work with customers throughout the process of conceptual design through execution.
  • Manage costs and timelines by working with several internal departments and the customer to meet deadlines and successfully complete projects within budget.
  • Lead, initiate and manage project plans.
  • Working knowledge of generator packages.
  • Collaborate and negotiate to create win-win situations.
  • Work with scheduling to ensure that projects hit customer needs.
  • Demonstrate a high level of internal and external customer service.
  • Prioritize time and tasks while being flexible with day to day tasks.
  • Understand, change, negotiate, and address contract concerns as they arise.
  • Liaison between customers and engineering for best design standards.
  • Accountable for all aspect of projects.
03/2018 to 12/2018 ASSISTANT PLANT MANAGER Lkq Corp | Manchester, NH,
  • Ensure the day to day operations meet set targets.
  • Implement and sustain new ideas and concepts relating to operations, safety, quality, productivity, etc.
  • Provide support and direction to all departments and personnel as needed.
  • Offer consistent interaction and guidance to all 550+ employees across 3 shifts.
  • Optimize plant operations to meet quality and production standards.
  • Set overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective operations.
  • Ensure plant compliance with company policies and government regulations.
  • Schedule and supervise plant operations to meet production requirements in timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Identify capacity constraints with accuracy ensuring that customer orders are met.
  • Work closely and provide guidance to safety, quality, human resources, maintenance and warehouse managers.
06/2017 to 03/2018 MASTER SCHEDULER Parker-Hannifin, Corporation | Cambridge Springs, PA,
  • Develop and manage the medium and long term finished goods production for ready-to-eat products.
  • Coordinate long term capacity plans for both on site facilities and co-manufacturing plants.
  • Cross functional team participant for new products, product changes, new lines, product/line changes.
  • Maintain master data in SAP.
  • Work closely with Purchasing, operations, demand planning, deployment, scheduling, customer service, transportation, and warehousing teams.
  • SME for all reporting related to Master Scheduling.
  • Indirectly coach plant schedulers.
  • Provide medium and long term capacity constraints.
09/2012 to 06/2017 PRODUCTION MANAGER Abb Ltd | Schenectady, NY,
  • Provide direction and support for the largest production facility on the Johnsonville Sheboygan Falls campus housing 300+ employees across three shifts.
  • Produce metrics to evaluate plant efficiency, safety, and output.
  • Investigate and mitigate possible product contaminations.
  • Manage and develop employees to deliver great performance.
  • Manage human safety and food quality.
  • Create and sustain strong teams.
  • Effectively assess operational inefficiencies.
  • Drive for results with increased year over year targets for business results.
  • Conceptualize business cases for new projects.
  • Establish internal rate of return calculations for new projects.
  • Establish and executed product costing.
  • Investigated and approved new equipment to be within sanitary design specification.
  • Determine labor requirements.
  • Support supply chain needs.
  • Work closely with USDA inspectors.
01/2004 to 09/2012 TEAM LEADER Encompass Health | New Bedford, MA,
  • Supervise a team of 24 direct reports in the packaging and sanitation department.
  • Complete performance reviews, hire hourly staff, and manage performance of employees.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to quickly and adequately make decisions with limited resources.
  • Mentored eight support staff into leadership roles.
  • Saved $15K annually by implementing weekend schedules, decreasing overtime and double time; produced an additional 3M pounds by moving to a seven-day work week.
  • Installed a flex-picker, enabling a reduction of three FTEs and annual savings of $175K.
  • Identified opportunities for improvements in utilization and a reduction in overtime, boosting efficiency from 95% to 113%.
Expected in 2013 Master of Business Administration | Keller Graduate School Of Management, Milwaukee, WI GPA:

GPA: 3.88

Expected in 2009 Bachelor of Business Administration | Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI GPA:
GPA: 3.82

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