seeds sourcing manager resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Profile
To apply my acquired educational background, skills & further enhance my professional experience through working in a multinational environment.
* Organizing meetings schedules, round tables discussions, workshops, exhibitions & conferences.    
*Ability to perform quality & efficient work and pay special attention to details.      
*Professional business Writing (Drafting letters, e-mails, faxes…etc.).    
* Follow up on all important pending matters.    
*Ability to deal professionally with Governmental bodies (Ministry of Agriculture, Foreign Trade... etc). *Communication & negotiations skills gained through practicing a varied scope of work.
*Team - work Player.

  • Exceeded the target of the budget with 20% for year 2015/2016. 
  • Organized Daltex 50th Anniversary celebration in Berlin 2015.
  • Established a contact lists for potato seeds suppliers.
  • Coordinator of Caruso field day 2014.
  • Prepared mailing & contact lists (who’s who) for ESAS / EAGA.
  • Organizer of AFSTA 2001 (International Conference).  
  • Coordinator of AFSTA BOD meeting (International level).  
  • Organizer of ESAS DAY 2002 (Local event).
  • Suppliers Day July 2001 & 2002 (Local Exhibitions).
06/2004 to 08/2016 Seeds Sourcing Manager Cognizant Technology Solutions | Deerfield Beach, ,


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gathering the required quantity of seeds from different departments.
  • Discussions and negotiations with the suppliers on the expected order for each season and taking the decision of buying accordingly.
  • Follow up on having the import decree and translated on time.
  • Applying for the import permit.
  • Communicating the orders, shipping orders and shipping instructions based on the import decree regulations.
  • Reduced and controlled expenses by improving resource allocation.
  • Managed the day-to-day communication through out the season (Shipments, documents, clearance, acceptance, selling process .. Etc)
  • Following up on the delivered quantities for the commercial department making sure that we are matching with the submitted budget.
  • Following up on registering the varieties (documents required and not missing the registration)
  • Managing a number of employees.
  • Prepared 2 financial performance reports annually.
  • Established knowledge-sharing processes for 7 colleagues throughout the organization.
  • Reporting feedback to top management on the effectiveness of strategies, selling programs and initiatives.
  • Maintained account plans for 4 top suppliers accounts.
  • Creating formal yet friendly relationship with the suppliers.
  • Arranging for the summer and winter trials visits by the suppliers.
  • Reviewed and approving the billing invoices and expense report.
02/2000 to 06/2004 Deputy General Manager Egyptian Seed Association, ESAS | , ,


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible as a contact key between Chairman & CEO through phone, memos and emails.
  • Time scheduling & dates organizing.
  • Prepare reports, minutes of meetings, manual (English / Arabic).
  • Assist preparing newsletters & ensure proper distribution.
  • Managing a number of employees.
  • Follow - up with different departments to ensure that requests are carried out and information is properly disseminated.
  • In-charge of Public Relations (Assist image- building to ensure prestigious two ways communications with media, government officials, VIP's and the members using long term acquaintance with them).
  • In-charge of administrating Fund Raising Committee including: invitations, records meetings, report to members of financial situation, innovates ideas for fund raising.
  • In-charge of inviting the BOD members, prepare agendas, attend board meetings to record minuets & reports to the Social Affairs Authorities.
  • Maintaining a formal yet friendly relationships with Government officials, media representatives, VIP's to ensure proper implementation of Chairman and CEO relations in a manner that creates good-will.
  • Operate general office equipment.
  • Ability to handle & mange correspondence letters and convert them from rough copies into typewritten forms.
06/1998 to Summer Trainee at Administration Department Italian Egyptian Oil Company, IEOC | City, ,


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data Entry.
  • Revising documents concerning insurance for the employees and cars.
06/1996 to Summer Trainee at Procurement, Custom Division Department Italian Egyptian Oil Company, IEOC | City, ,


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data Entry.
  • Writing invoices.
  • Filling documents.
Expected in 1999 to to Bachelor Degree | Commerce & Business Administration Foreign Trade Economics - Marketing - International Relations Helwan University, Cairo, GPA:
Commerce & Business Administration Foreign Trade Economics - Marketing - International Relations
Expected in 1995 to to High School Diploma | Manor House School, Cairo, GPA:
Advanced Specialized Training Course
August 2002 Educational Study Tour
This Study tour of US-based trade associations in the greater Washington DC area and to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
The purpose of this study tour is to provide the Egyptian private sector trade and business associations executives and staff, with the opportunity to learn about new and innovate ways to manage associations.
Speaking and writing Arabic
Public relations communication 
Paying attention to details
Additional Information
  • In addition to my recent post at Daltex, I was the Personal Assistant of the CEO. Handling all his administration and personal tasks. 
  • Able to work unsupervised or in a team environment
  • Adaptable and Flexible employee 

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School Attended

  • Helwan University
  • Manor House School

Job Titles Held:

  • Seeds Sourcing Manager
  • Deputy General Manager
  • Summer Trainee at Administration Department
  • Summer Trainee at Procurement, Custom Division Department


  • Bachelor Degree
  • High School Diploma

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