Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Motivated supply chain professional bringing a 15-year career in manufacturing and SAP consulting.

End to end life cycle experience of SAP implementation as well as maintenance project

Subject matter expert in SAP Variant Configuration and associated IPC functionalities as well Engineering Change Management

Experienced in SAP Production Planning with an overview of Material Management

Experienced in delivery management with 40+ member team spread across US, India & Mexico

Positioned at: Peoria, Illinois, US through IBM Global Services for Caterpillar Inc as SME for SAP Variant Configuration and as Delivery Manager. 

An effective leader with proven abilities in working with diverse team to achieve successful result
SAP Variant Configuration

SAP Production Planning
Work History
Senior Consultant Variant Configuration & Delivery Manager, 09/2012 to Current
Enterprise Horizon Consulting GroupAberdeen, MD,

#    As Onsite senior VC consultant and Delivery Manager I am 
       responsible of requirement analysis and end to end  
       mapping of the same in VC environment and resolution of
       client’s day to day business problems. 

#    As Subject Matter Expert (SME) in SAP VC he is responsible
       for business requirement analysis and associated system

#    Proficient in modelling of  configurable  material considering
      product attributes (characteristics & class / classification), 
      mapping background business rules (object dependencies),
      Super BOM & Routing, variant pricing, Variant table, customer
      user interface etc.

#    Modelling and supporting Material Variants scenarios

#    Transfer of business models across different clients to
       support different phase of the project like SIT, UAT, BIT and
       also to transfer them to actual production system by ALE.

#    Presently engaged in implementing  most versatile migration
       tool, PDR (Product Data Replication)

#    Proficient in Engineering change management related to VC

#    Developed Standard Operating Procedure document for
       Variant Configuration as reusable knowledge asset and
       imparted training to team
#    Participated in gap analysis, business blue print, realization
       SIT, Regression testing and cutover activities
#    Participated in solution for new requirement in SAP PP
      areas to come up with innovative solutions to business

#    Developed template for remote work to support deployment
      of global template to facilities across the globe and an
      estimating model to support that effort requirement.

Senior consultant - PP-VC & Delivery Manager, 06/2009 to 08/2012
Cascade Drilling Lp, TX,
#  As Senior Consultant and offshore Delivery Manager I owned
    the delivery of multiple GDC (India & Mexico) for SLA
    adherence for production issues as well as remote complete
    modeling of KMATs

#  Developed skilled team for SAP VC by imparting training to
    them and successfully delivered completed VC models from
    offshore India to US clients 

#  Developed unique variant pricing procedure for the client
    which is still being used successfully in production 

#   Provide functional and investigative support to guide the
     team in the area of SAP production planning

#   Prepared Functional specifications for the enhancements 

#  Managed transition for AMS from implementation team
    covering the different stages of transition like Guided Perform
    (GP), Assisted Perform (AP) and Parallel Perform (PP)

#  Prepared the Application Information Document (AID) as a
    part of transition activity.  

# Got detailed exposure to multiple ticketing tool like Peregrine
    & BMC Remedy

#  Participated and successfully implemented Lean as Value
    Stream Owner 

# Participated in Project Management Review (PMR) and
    Corporate audits, Seven Keys status reporting and account
    governance calls etc   

Team Lead - SAP VC, 07/2006 to 03/2008
Oatey, TX,

#  As Team Lead for Variant Configuration I was responsible for
    requirement gathering and identifying the gap and providing
    process to map the requirement in SAP environment.   

#  Creating and maintaining product model in SAP Variant
    configuration scenario with the help of supplied functional
    specification. It includes all VC objects like characteristics,
    class & classification, configuration profile, object
    dependencies, variant table as well as super BOM & Routing.   

#  Ensuring IPC compatibility of a VC model from SAP ECC
    perspective which is critical for enabling the model in CRM /
    portal compatibility.   

#  Migrated developed and tested models across different
    clients as per requirement using ALE technique.   

#  Participated in regression & integration testing

#  Guided team members in developing expertise in VC area and
    helped them to accomplish their deliverables   

SAP Consultant, 2006 to 07/2006
WDC Limited, STATE,
#  As Team member for Variant Configuration I was exposed
    remote modelling of business objects in SAP Variant
    Configuration scenario.

#  Got myself trained in SAP VC by going through the SAP
    documentation and attending internal trainings. 

#  Delivered object assigned to me as per supplied functional
    specification and got in depth knowledge on SAP VC master
    data like material master, characteristics, class & classification,
    configuration profile, object dependencies, variant table as
    well as super BOM & Routing.   

#   Also got exposure to niche IPC compatibilty aspects for ECC
     VC objects
Senior Technologist, 07/2000 to 2006
HNG Industries Ltd, STATE,

# Meeting bench mark throughput target ensuring predefined
   quality standards   

# Line and load balancing in order to have the maximum
   capacity utilization of machines.   

# Monthly raw material planning in collaboration with sales &
    marketing as well as by predefined forecasting logic. 

# Process Improvement by making Fixtures, Templates, Pareto
    Charts & Fish-bone diagram, implementing Kaizen.   

#  Solved Quality assurance issues in terms of raw materials to
    finished glass containers.   

#  Member of TPM team of Furnace and annealing chambers to
    ensure preventive maintenance for break-down free

# With active involvement with Management Information System
    (MIS) developed optimized Production planning practice in
    terms of raw material inventory   

# Engaged in Energy management initiatives for reduction of
    fuel and electrical energy

Team Lead, 09/1998 to 03/2000
H&R Johnson India Limited, STATE,

# Execution of Production plan as per defined quality bench

# Co-ordination across multiple node of the supply chain to
    achieve smooth process flow   

# Resource allocation in production lines   

# Engaged in Research & Development (R&D) activities to
   develop cost effective product keeping product quality

# Development of effluent treatment strategy by introduction of
   bag filters to arrest solid waste being disposed to outside and
   thereby make the process pollution compliant.   

# Proposed and implemented electrical energy saving technique
   by introducing timer in slurry mixing raw material tank.   

# Involved as a team member for the implementation of ISO
   9001 documentation and work tools calibration process.

Bachelor of Science: Chemical Technology, Expected in 1998
University of Calcutta - India,

Bachelor of Technology

Bachelor of Science: , Expected in 1995
University of Kolkata - ,

Bachelor of Science


* Developed expertise in niche SAP Variant Configuration and
   Internet Pricing & Configuratior

* Executed complete offshore implementation of Variant
   Configuration for US based project (Caterpillar Mach1) with
   fresh team members having no prior VC skill spanning from
   2008 till 2013.
   This had generated first capability footprints in functional area
   for IBM with client and we had own significant business in
   terms of extended VC offshore work from 2010 till 2013 and
   complete AMS support.

* Received Bravo award from IBM in 2008 for outstanding
   contribution to project and brilliant teamwork

* Winner of the Top Talent Award from IBM in 2008 for
   consistent good performance and the potential displayed for
   leadership responsibilities

* Received Beacon award from IBM in 2012 for performance that
   value to the client and enable the success of other

* Received Lean Gold Mentor Badge for playing the role of
   Value-Stream-Owner for successful implementation the Lean
   methodology in the account

Additional Information

    * Flexible to work in any other area of supply chain
       management as per requirement of the business

    * Have understanding of new dimensional product SAP
       Manufacturing Execution

    * Trained in niche SAP Vehicle Management System and 
        hence with some hands on training can work in that
        area as well.

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School Attended

  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Kolkata

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Consultant Variant Configuration & Delivery Manager
  • Senior consultant - PP-VC & Delivery Manager
  • Team Lead - SAP VC
  • SAP Consultant
  • Senior Technologist
  • Team Lead


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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