Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Experienced Senior Finance Manager adept at increasing process efficiency and profitability through functional and technical analysis. Skilled in creating and evaluating complex cost and price estimates as well as building mathematical models and tools to increase estimate confidence. Confident and skilled in communicating effectively and persuasively with senior executives and peers alike.

  • Process implementation and continuous improvement
  • Staff leadership and development
  • Polished communication skills
  • Estimating and risk analysis
  • Statistical data analysis and modeling
  • International supplier management and negotiation
  • Managed creation and improvement of multi-billion dollar profitability programs on the 747, 767 and 777 airplane programs
  • Increased capacity by 30% through application of lean principles applied to estimating processes
  • Led estimating team to create data-driven analysis tools - received the Diamond Award 5 times
  • Price hundreds of custom option packages across 747, 767 and 777 each quarter - two day flow
  • Led 2 year statistical model training and development symposium with 11 major Asian suppliers
  • Worked with senior executives to implement Toyota Production System within Boeing.
10/2012 to Current Senior Finance Manager Cushman & Wakefield Inc | , ,


  • 747, 767, 777 Program Estimating


  • Estimate and forecast ~$1B warranty program
  • Partner with Pricing, Business Operations and Customer Engineering to price 300 - 500 airline custom option packages each quarter
  • Develop business cases and partner with Engineering, Manufacturing and Supplier Management to execute multi-billion dollar profitability initiatives on each airplane model
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop financial recommendations on a $0.5B conversion to robotic manufacturing
  • Pursue lean ideas to continuously improve the estimating, warranty and pricing processes - created 30% worth of extra capacity
  • Lead model development of multiple cost estimating relationships to increase confidence in the estimating and quarterly forecast processes - recipient of 2 company Diamond Awards
  • Actively hire, evaluate and develop current staff

05/2005 to 10/2012 Finance Manager Publicis Groupe Sa | , ,


  • Supplier Management Product Development Estimating
  • 747, 767, 777 Program Estimating
  • Supplier Management Systems and Interiors Finance
  • Supplier Management Lean Finance
  • Supplier Management Estimating


  • Led Supplier Management estimate creation for ~$10B airplane development program and communicated recommendations to program executive leadership
  • Led model development of multiple statistically derived cost estimating relationships to increase confidence in the estimating and quarterly forecast processes - recipient of 3 company Diamond Awards
  • Developed company-wide audit compliant process for documenting basis of estimate rationale
  • Led the development of a $0.1B engine improvement program estimate
  • Developed and executed a process for recovering costs due to supplier manufacturing discrepancies - Successfully recovered $0.2B - $0.3B
  • Led the hiring and promotion team responsible for filling a 300 - 400 person organization's employment requirements
  • Managed a $5B+ airplane systems and interiors procurement forecast - partnered with Procurement to negotiate supplier contracts to execute to the forecast
  • Partnered with senior executives to research and implement the Toyota Production System within Boeing Commercial Airplanes - Ran two successful supplier pilot programs
  • Designed and implemented a lean office program for the Supplier Management Finance organization
  • Developed recurring and non-recurring Supplier Management cost estimates and deployed cost targets for a variety of commercial and military derivative aircraft ranging from $0.5B - $2B
09/1999 to 05/2005 Finance Analyst Honeywell | , ,


  • Mathematical Modeler
  • Procurement Financial Analyst


  • Developed statistically-based cost estimating relationship for predicting should costs for procured hardware ranging from $100's to $10M + per ship set
  • Partnered with all major structures suppliers - both foreign and domestic - to create models that balanced mathematical accuracy and technical feasibility
  • Developed Supplier Management estimates to support multiple program estimating, make-buy and contracting decisions
  • Led a team of analysts responsible for training and implementing a statistical modeling process in 11 Asian major structures and systems suppliers - partnered both with executive leadership and working-level teams
  • Created and delivered statistical modeling training materials and courses to both internal customers and external suppliers
  • Continuously researched the applicability of new mathematical techniques to support the strategic business plan
Expected in 2001 | Cost Estimation & Economic Eval. of Projects University of California, Los Angeles, , GPA:
Expected in 1999 M.S | Applied Mathematics University of Washington, , GPA:
Expected in 1998 B.S | Mathematics University of Puget Sound, , GPA:
Additional Information


  • Senior Manager Leadership Program
  • First Line Leadership Seminar
  • Critical Thinking Seminar
  • Lean Academy, Lean Accounting Seminar


  • University of Puget Sound Mathematics Department - 2003, 2006
  • Boeing Parametric Estimating Forum - 2004


  • International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association

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