Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Career Focus

A Procurement Professional with ambition, enthusiasm and a firm understanding of purchasing, business operations, negotiations and contracts. Proven abilities to creatively identify methods for improving scope of work for RFQ/RFPs. Recognized for ability to cut costs, ensure compliance, and protect company's interests. Fosters culture of consensus by combining effective coaching and negotiation abilities with internal and external customers. Demonstrated ability to consult, advise and facilitate at all levels. Proactive tracks supply markets and create/maintain supplier relationships to maximize the value of contracts as it relates to MRO, Capital and services.

  • Assessed purchasing system structures and converted acquired company's purchasing system to SAP.
  • Eliminated repetitive negotiating of pricing and terms and conditions resulting in a $1.3 million savings.
  • Negotiated an agreement to support all companies preventative maintenance that resulted in a savings of $200K.
Professional Experience
Senior Buyer, 2012 - 08/2015
Crane Co. Bradenton, FL,
  • Principal owner of the sourcing process for assigned Engineering, Operations and plant expansion capital projects including preparation and execution of negotiations and making final supply recommendations.
  • Issued/analyzed pre-qualification questionnaires and performed quality audits at vendor facilities to investigate capacity, quality systems and to enhance the supplier relationship.
  • Conducted contract strategy sessions and negotiations in collaboration with other corporate function areas, including Procurement, Legal, Tax, Finance, Risk Management and IT Security.
  • Constructed RFPs for Engineering, Safety, Warehousing, Converting, Facilities and Paper Making departments to ensure a comprehensive scope of work is written and returning quotes are comparable.
  • Developed structured analyses to help stakeholders compare strengths and weaknesses of suppliers.
  • Monitored external markets for commercial opportunities and challenges to identify and resolve gaps between business requirements and supplier performance.
  • Review and manage contractual obligations and provide continual review to ensure that all terms and conditions are achieved.
  • Developed and maintained a contracts register to provide easy access to relevant contract information.
  • Developed and implemented the supplier score card system using
  • Resolved invoice discrepancies found during the three way match process. Outline in detail the situation to the supplier’s accounts receivable team to develop the best and timely corrective action.
  • Traveled to multiple company facilities throughout the United States to perform training for new buyers on company and purchasing policies, rules of engagement and software applications.
  • Mentored and back up for Buyers at the sister company First Quality Tissue SE, LLC in Anderson, SC.
  • Performed all purchasing needs for sister company First Quality Water & Beverage, LLC in Lock Haven, PA.
Buyer, 2006 - 2012
Ultra Electronics 3Eti San Diego, CA,
  • Supported team members in sourcing materials, securing competitive pricing and establishing contracts.
  • Purchasing representative for supplier on-site Quality Assurance Audits.
  • Created and processed RFQ's/RFP's for MRO and services to meet project needs and departmental objectives.
  • Organized lunch and learn events where suppliers provided training on a particular topic of interest for Engineering, Maintenance, Facilities and Safety teams.
Purchasing / Payroll, 08/2004 - 2006
Xylem Inc. Carterville, IL,
  • Negotiated prices and deliveries for MRO, services and safety purchases.
  • Expedited deliveries of open purchases to prevent manufacturing down time and stock outs.
  • Determined/resolved overages, shortages and incorrect shipments.
  • Managed payroll for hourly paid team members using Kronos Workforce Central.
Buyer, 08/1992 - 10/2003
Merck & Company, Inc City, STATE,
  • Processed MRO and safety purchases while following company, state and federal regulations.
  • Effective negotiation on prices and deliveries for MRO and safety purchase.
  • Supported the planning/start up of the inventory control and purchasing systems.
  • Administered and controlled capital equipment spares to prevent downtime.
  • Designed graphs to monitor inventory quantities/stock outs/value.
  • Developed inventory reports of current/historical information for Management.
  • Liaison between computer resources and Site Procurement for hardware and software upgrades.
  • Performed duties including telephone coverage, reception, mail room clerk and filing as a temporary employee for Purchasing, Human Resources, Power Plant, Mechanical Stores and Quality Operations.
  • Completed all cGMP training as required.
High School Diploma: General, Expected in June, 1985
Danbury High School - Danbury, CT
Continuing Educatiion

Karrass Effective Negotiating, Karrass, April, 2010

Managing Supplier Performance, American Management Association, November, 2010

Contracting Basics, Institute for Supply Management, May, 2011

Achieving Peak Performance Services, Institute for Supply Management, July, 2011

Contracting Beyond the Basics, Institute for Supply Management, July, 2012

Management Skills for First Time Managers, American Management Association, October, 2013


Procurement, Capital Purchasing, Project Management, Policies, Negotiating, Contracts, Inventory Control, Legal Terms & Conditions, Management Skills, Quality, RFP, Risk Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, Problem Solving, Auditing, OSHA Safety Training, JD Edwards Oracle Enterprise One, EAM Infor, SurveyMonkey, Kronos Workforce Central, SAP, Microsoft Office

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