senior acquisition manager resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Highly organised and reliable team leader with a focus on building long term trusting relationships with our team, internal stakeholders and contractors.

I have a strong ability to quickly recognise when programmes are a delivery risk, and how to look outside the box for solutions. This enables the team to consistently deliver programmes of work ontime. Offering strong communication and planning abilities to proactively build an excellent self driven, motivated team.

Highly-motivated team lead with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Team Coaching and Motivation
  • Managing Operations and Efficiency, using quality software apps
  • Work Planning and Prioritisation
  • Scheduling and Coordinating
  • Project Planning
  • Relationship Management
  • Shift Scheduling
Caci International Inc., CA,
  • Liaise between multiple internal stakeholders to build solid trusting partnerships and accomplish our shared vision for excellence in housing outcomes
  • Build a robust pipeline for the South Island public housing portfolio
  • Recruited a diverse team to meet both current & future new housing supply in the regions
  • Provide leadership, insight and mentoring to team members to supply knowledge of various company programmes
  • communicate new and ongoing processes & priorities
  • Train and onboard team members with new processes and systems to streamline implement and improve performance output
  • Keep detailed progress records to hit strict deadlines and adjust planning
  • Reviewed business cases to verify consistency, quality and conformance
  • Manage conflicts between employees and facilitated effective resolutions to disputes
ACQUISITION MANAGER, 11/2019 to 05/2023
Arkadium, NY,
  • Oversaw and maintained accountability for new developer onboarding, pipeline forecasting and delivery of residential homes
  • Liaised with developers to communicate project timelines and ensure adherence to programmes
  • Resolved vendor or contractor grievances and worked through variations
  • Conducted robust due diligence processes to mitigate cost over runs and avoidances
  • Analysed existing contracts and identified spend reduction opportunities
  • Researched and vetted developers, established good lasting relationships
  • Assisted in development of quality design standards for good public housing outcomes
  • Negotiated, wrote and administered contracts
PROJECT MANAGER, 10/2013 to 11/2019
The Mars Agency, WA,
  • Develop and maintain highly effective, trusting and professional working relationships to ensure delivery stays on target
  • Meet the expectations of our customer (Tenancy Services) providing a quality handover process
  • Monitor onsite health & safety protocols and procedures throughout construction
  • Oversee project plans on multi unit construction sites to minimise financial exposure, risk and cost creep
  • Undertake Moderation Evaluations for RFP and RFQ’s with the Procurement Team
  • Provide detailed reports on all work programmes
  • Keeping within the contingency budget
  • Providing build partners with ideas or better ways to work to expedite the programme of work preventing slippage, particularly when the critical path is affected
  • Working with build partners and contractors to ensure health and safety management, programme planning, risk assessment
  • Detailed understanding of 3604 (NZ Building Code) & 3910 Contracts
CONTRACT MANAGER, 09/2009 to 10/2012
Faithful Gould, ,
  • Monitor and maintain multiple work programmes with a challenging geographical spread (East Cape, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington Region)
  • Forecasting targets with contractors and developing strong Stakeholder relationships with the Customer Delivery Team to assist with reducing tenancy/contractor issues and ensure the program delivery is streamlined
  • Tracking budgets, and monitoring variance between capital and operational expenditure
  • Build and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Monitor and track progress, report accurately as required for government statistical use
  • Report on progress and completion of contracts, kept within budget and timeframes
  • Ensured a smooth hand-over process for Customer Delivery Services, and monitored defects period closely
  • Largely reduced defects in audit close outs through quality assurance checks
  • Give clear direction to commercial contractors on how to best deliver and balance work programs within the social housing industry
  • 1211 Insulation upgrades
  • 450 Heating upgrades required (completed 875)
  • 482 Economic Stimulus Packages
  • Security and Lifetime Package, target 65 upgrades (92 properties completed)
  • Successfully closed out a 2 year national work programme for the Central and Lower North Island.
Education and Training
Waka Tangata – Leadership Programme : Leadership, Expected in 08/2022 to Kainga Ora - Homes & Communities (inhouse program) - ,
Negotiation Professional Practices: Contracts, Expected in 01/2019 to Negotiation Partners - ,

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Advanced Construction Passport: Health & Safety in Construction, Expected in 01/2018 to Site Safe New Zealand - Christchurch, NZ,
Project Management: Construction, Expected in 07/2017 to Southern Institute of Technology - Christchurch, NZ,
Business Case Writing Framework For ‘significant’ Investments: Construction Contracts, Expected in 01/2017 to Project Plus New Zealand - Wellington, NZ,
Prince 2 - Foundation & Practitioner: Project Management, Expected in 01/2015 to CC Learning - Christchurch, NZ
NZS 3604:2011 and Timber Treatment Level Sustainable Building Series: Building Materials, Expected in 03/2014 to Building Research Association of New Zealand - ,

- Passive Design Level Sustainable Building Series - Energy Passive Design

Additional Information

Other interests to support a healthy work life balance (in no particular order)

  • Woman in Infrastructure Network | Committee Member | Mentoring
  • Riding for the Disabled | Support
  • Drayton Reserve regeneration volunteer | planting NZ native species
  • Skiing | Equestrian sports

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School Attended

  • Kainga Ora - Homes & Communities (inhouse program)
  • Negotiation Partners
  • Site Safe New Zealand
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Project Plus New Zealand
  • CC Learning
  • Building Research Association of New Zealand

Job Titles Held:



  • Waka Tangata – Leadership Programme
  • Negotiation Professional Practices
  • Advanced Construction Passport
  • Project Management
  • Business Case Writing Framework For ‘significant’ Investments
  • Prince 2 - Foundation & Practitioner
  • NZS 3604:2011 and Timber Treatment Level Sustainable Building Series

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