Purchasing Manager In House Legal Assistant resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Compelling professional with 10 + years extensive procurement, purchasing, legal, and supply chain management experience in fast-paced, high-pressure environments. Skilled negotiator able to reduce costs on products and services, resolve complex operational issues and negotiate contractual cost elements. Creative problem-solver and troubleshooter with strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance and manage multiple tasks. Detail-oriented with impeccable time management and leadership skills

  • Supply sourcing and inventory management
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem –solving skills
  • Quality Assurance/ Compliance and regulations
  • Contract negotiations/Document controls
  • Stakeholder analysis and relations
  • Vendor vetting and risk assessment
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Strategic planning, budgeting and cost control analysis
  • Microsoft Excel /Outlook /SAP/MS Office Suite/SharePoint
Work History
Purchasing Manager/ in House Legal Assistant , 05/2011 - 07/2019
Earth Fare, Inc Asheville, NC,
  • Reviewed, negotiated and drafted non-disclosure agreements, purchase orders, master supply agreements and other contracts with various suppliers
  • Served as liaison with operations, quality assurance and vendors, identified defective goods and determine corrective action
  • Researched new vendors to obtain most cost effective pricing for goods, saving company $450 K in one year.
  • Sourced qualified bidders, obtained favorable pricing and finalized contracts.
  • Conducted detailed data driven stakeholder analysis for major spends
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Managed and coordinated Purchasing department budget relative to expenses
  • Developed strategies to insure cost savings and supplier performance targets met or exceeded, by managing vendor performance through metrics initiatives
  • Decreased material expenses by 12% by managing tracking and supply.
  • Purchased new products and oversaw inventory stocking and availability.

In-House Legal Assistant
• Represented executive-level management as first point-of-contact in all communications with attorneys, employees and other company representatives
• Liaison between outside labor and employment counsel, HR managers and third-party arbitrators and mediators
• Resolved conflicts and negotiated agreements between parties
• Handled and processed requests for production and all matters as related to solutions process
• Collaborated with internal management and outside counsel to meet objectives and ensure control and compliance requirement across businesses

Key Achievements
• Oversaw total building renovation and rebuild and inventory loss control and restock after fire that caused extensive damage. Worked closely with insurance company and vendors for $3M project, while keeping business in continuous operation
• Saved company close to $250K through deeper negotiated discounts on targeted controls and 12% in key categories for two consecutive years. Eliminated most published price increases
• Achieved 20% supplier on-time delivery improvement from 75% to 95%
• Negotiated long-term contracts with utilities service providers and wireless/internet providers, resulting in cost savings of over $150,000 annually

Paralegal, 04/2008 - 05/2011
Advisor Group Minneapolis, MN,
  • Reviewed regulations regarding procedures and requirements for class action suits.
  • Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
  • Identified appropriate judicial decisions relevant to cases.
  • Cooperated with legal teams to create performance documents for curative action planning.
  • Mitigated legal team's workload by reviewing and evaluating legal documents, including discovery materials and contracts.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings. Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings, case exhibits and evidence for trial
    • Assisted client law firms and corporations in various areas of litigation and potential corporate legal matters.
    • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
Surveillance Analyst , 10/2004 - 03/2008
C-Bass Loan Asset Management City, STATE,
  • Forensic underwriting of mortgage loans to ensure compliance of State and Federal Regulatory Guidelines and Lender Underwriting Guidelines.
  • Investigated Mortgage Fraud.
  • Producing concise written analysis reports to support negotiations for monetary compensation.
  • Assessed risk analysis by underwriting and scrutinizing lending for compliance practices.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated agreements between parties to reach win-win solutions to disagreements and clarify misunderstandings
Paralegal: , Expected in
Center For Advanced Legal Studies - Houston, TX ,
Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in
SUNY College At Cortland - Cortland, NY ,

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School Attended

  • Center For Advanced Legal Studies
  • SUNY College At Cortland

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Manager/ in House Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Surveillance Analyst


  • Paralegal
  • Bachelor of Arts

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