Senior Buyer Small Business Liaison Officer resume example with 17+ 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

Senior Commodities Manager with over 10years of successful experience in Strategic Sourcing and Project Management. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success over various industries. Strengths in problem resolution and commodity management backed by training in Supplier Diversity and Technical Management.

  • Contract negotiations
  • Documentation
  • Inventory control
  • Business Plans
  • Meetings
  • Project organization
  • Procurement expertise
  • Vendor sourcing
  • Pricing
  • Project management
  • Proposals
  • Supervision
  • Bid coordination
  • Document preparation
  • Account management
Work History
Senior Buyer/Small Business Liaison Officer, 12/2017 - Current
Procter Phoenix, AZ,
  • Procure all materials and services used in the manufacture of Gichner Shelter Systems product.
  • Negotiate pricing; solicits price quotations of goods and services for both bids and buys.
  • Negotiates pricing and delivery to specific budgets and terms.
  • Prepares and places purchase orders and follows-up to ensure timely delivery to meet demand for products.
  • Reviews and analyzes requirements to maintain inventory control and achieve lowest total cost.
  • Monitors Small and Disadvantaged Business Goals to achieve targets in accordance with FAR Part 19 and DoD goals.
  • Monitors compliance of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) [22 CFR 120-130] and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) [15 CFR 730-774] to ensure secured transmission of sensitive documents.
  • Manages and approves new suppliers (approved supplier list).
  • Processes returns and rejections and monitors supplier corrective action as required.
  • Interface with other organizations.
  • Representative for program kickoff meetings as required.
  • Earned certification as a Certified Supplier Diversity Professional.
Plant Technician, 04/2011 - 12/2017
Xylem Inc. Garner, NC,
  • Worked in a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant with an output of 720MW.
  • Experience in Siemens Westinghouse’s 235MW W501G gas turbines.
  • Detailed system quotations with appropriate product literature and documentation.
  • Provided advice and informal training and coached less-experienced Technicians.
  • Appointed Co-Chairperson of the Joint Safety, Health, and Environment Committee (JHSEC).
  • Managed assigned Contractor relationships for maintenance outages, including meeting milestones, ensured Contractor safety and performance; and lead safety meetings.
Applications Engineer, 04/2008 - 04/2011
Enersys Anytown, WA,
  • Provided on-site engineering services to integrate Nalco equipment solutions for a customer base of 35 customers in Central PA.
  • Experienced in project engineering that worked with plant managers and engineers to develop and ensure an appropriate solution is incorporated into plant processes and all local requirements are satisfied.
  • Services provided include the following: Project management services including design, specification, procurement, fabrication, installation, and start-up for the equipment solution.
  • On-site plant assessments for identification of equipment product and system requirements and recommendations.
  • High-level troubleshooting for automation systems, including PLC's and other automated equipment systems.
  • Developed, implemented, and managed sourcing strategies as assigned to add value, achieved district and business goals, and generated cost savings.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous complex engineering and sourcing projects and captured best value.
Field Service Technician, 01/2004 - 04/2008
GE Water & Process Technologies City, STATE,
  • Provided service and support for existing and new customers.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of products and expected results.
  • Project management services including design, specification, procurement, fabrication, installation, and start-up for the equipment solution.
  • Managed low-level contract issues for customer.
  • Possessed a good understanding of plumbing, pipe fitting, and electrical wiring.
  • Autonomously managed and lead customer base throughout Central PA.
  • Managed the entire sourcing and contracting process, including developed business and technical requirements; understood the total cost of ownership, the supply base, and market drivers; developed customized solicitations; analyzed proposals.
  • Conducted supplier viability assessments and assisted in contract negotiations.
M.D.: Project Management, Expected in 11/2020
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN,

GPA: 3.28

  • Coursework in Project Management, Business Operations and Management, and Global Business.
  • Member of Student Veterans' Association.
BS: Technical Management, Sustainability Management, Expected in 10/2017
DeVry University - Naperville, IL,
  • Graduated with 3.24 GPA.
  • Minored in Sustainability Engineering and Management.
Associate: Electromechanical Technology, Expected in 2002
Excelsior College - Albany, NY,
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA.
  • Majored in Electromechanical Engineering.
  • Certified Supplier Diversity Professional
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Additional Information
  • Awarded , U.S. Army Commendation Medal. •Awarded 4 U.S. Army Achievement Medals.1st Place as "Best PATRIOT ICC Crew-2001" Fort Bliss Garner's Cup competition against Germany, Saudi Arabia, France, and The Netherlands. •Contributing to E-Battery 3/2 ADA's first Table VIII Certification. •Meritorious service while assigned to A-Battery 6/52 ADA in Germany from Jun 1995- June 1998. •Service during deployment to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. •Awarded 2 Certificates of Achievement for exceptional display of knowledge, service, and technical competence. •Twice awarded U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in the active federal military service. •Recognized as having expert knowledge of PATRIOT System and portraying positive image of unit and U.S. Army by German Diplomats-1996. •Recognized by Task Force 6/52 ADA for meritorious service as a key player in Southwest Asia during "Operation Desert Vigilance"-1996

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • DeVry University
  • Excelsior College

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Buyer/Small Business Liaison Officer
  • Plant Technician
  • Applications Engineer
  • Field Service Technician


  • M.D.
  • BS
  • Associate

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