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

I am extremely persistent and am here to work smart and work hard and to lead. While I tend to be confident and independent in my work, due to my past experience and successes, I am open-minded, patient and outgoing, and I get along very well with my peers. I am a people person who specializes in negotiation and analytics. I am great with numbers, and I insist on applying logic and reason to everything I do and everything I stand for.

I am simultaneously the person you want out front and also the person you want sweeping up at the back for company mistakes and missteps, potential or actual. I am an overactive thinker, and this lends to me having impeccable attention to detail and nuance. These traits are natural and extend far beyond my work.

If you ask me if the glass if half full or half empty, I will tell you that it is both, because it is both. All angles must at least be considered before being dismissed. The last thing any of us want to do is go backwards.

  • Negotiation
  • Profit/loss and margin understanding and factoring.
  • Strategic procurement and allocation expertise.
  • Data analysis understanding and expertise in the usage of various computer programs and databases.
  • Vendor sourcing, vendor relations, and vendor management.
  • Process Development in regards to project management and strategic planning and forecasting.
  • Trend Analysis (analytical thinking and preparation)
  • Account management
Work History
01/2004 to Current Purchasing Manager Sanmina Sci | Rock Hill, SC,

Global American is my family's industrial computer systems integration business. My father founded the company in 1989, and my older sister and I have been running it since his retirement about 7 years ago.

As the Purchasing Manager for our company, I buy everything that is sold. As industrial computer systems integrators, my job consists of buying all of the board-level, software, and components that the system that we sell are made up of. I have been in this position for about 12 years, and I've placed thousands of orders for millions of dollars in that time frame.

Since I've been in this position for so long, the job itself has become very natural for me, and there's certainly a routine aspect to it. However, my interest and focus has remained on point due to the fact that I can negotiate pricing and costs and thus increase our company's profit margins, and this is absolutely my forte. Nothing brings me more pleasure in my career here at Global than increasing the amount of money we're making and keeping in house.

01/2004 to Current Sales Representative Pearson | Columbus, OH,

Global American is a small business with a sales force of 3-4 inside and outside people depending on the year. backlog, and general revenue. Since I started here many years ago, I have acted as our third inside sales representative, and I have managed our online excess inventory sales accounts.

While purchasing is my primary function here, I have handled customer accounts where needed, and this has helped me to understand both sides of the business. When I'm purchasing, I am the customer, and I know what I want and need from my vendors. When I am selling, I use that knowledge to provide excellent, prompt, and detail-oriented customer service that yields positive results and helps the business grow.

05/1995 to 09/2001 Various Omni Hotels | Hilton Head Island, SC,

I worked at Barnacle Billy's throughout high school and the start of college. My plan was to make money and gain working experience. Through the experience I attained by working numerous positions at the restaurant, I easily could've become a manager and likely an eventual partner. However, the goal was always to take over and run the family business, and this was well-known by my peers and managers at the time.

The numerous positions I held at the restaurant, in order, ranged from bussing, dishwashing. food prep, cooking, and grilling. I remember, in one of my last years at Billy's, having the 41st POTUS stop by the kitchen window adjacent to the grill to tell me that I had made him the best burger he's ever had. I was delighted initially and then told by my managers that he says that nearly every year to whoever is grilling that day.

Working at BB was very fun and unique due to the character of the people, especially my managers, and also due to the location of the restaurant with the heavy tourism that Ogunquit takes in every summer.

Expected in 06/2001 High School Diploma | Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA, GPA:

I have never been tested as much or learned more in my educational background than I did from Lawrence Academy. Despite living only 20 minutes away in Hollis, NH, I boarded there two out of the four years. I excelled academically and athletically.

Expected in No Degree | Business Management Manhattan College, Riverdale, The Bronx, NYC, GPA:

Me and two of my best friends from high school all attended this college together and all decided to go different directions after one year. The experience was still great and well worth it, but it turns out that the college itself and its location in NYC wasn't exactly where I or we wanted to remain for 4 years.

Expected in No Degree | Business Management University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, GPA:

I was only here for a semester as a stepping stone to finding another more permanent university.

Expected in No Degree | Business Administration And Management Louisiana State University And A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA GPA:

This was obviously my favorite college experience. I unfortunately had to leave after a year and a half due to my father falling ill back home (cancer). The plan was to finish my business degree and then return home to begin working towards running the business so that he could retire. The plan was sped up and the degree abandoned when he fell ill, however, and both I and my older sister, who lived in Germany at the time, had to return home to assist so that the family business and our family's livelihood would not be lost.

Our father luckily pulled through and even insistently returned to work for several more years before retiring at the end of 2012


As Purchasing Manager at Global American, I have increased our profit margins every year I have been in this position, without fail. My biggest hurdle has been lack of overall business and opportunities to utilize my negotiation skills. I am relentless.

When I am given the opportunity to buy larger volumes, I have been able to increase our margins by anywhere from 30-70%. This is where my primary interest and benefit to the company resides, and those margin increases have helped us to increase our revenue, credit, loans, salaries and bonuses, and it has also helped us to decrease our overhead from year to year.


Boston Bartending School - Nashua: I believe it was around the year 2002 that I took this course and attained this certification. However, the skill was only briefly used throughout college.

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