senior product manager ceramic matrix composites resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Accomplished Aerospace professional with 13 years of diversified experience in project, program and product management. Intimate and robust knowledge of the composites and advanced materials market. Expert in managing multi-site projects, new product introductions, strategic sourcing, and negotiations. Experienced in product line industrialization, cost modeling and using project management software. Recognized by management for superior cross-functional team leadership, internal and external customer communication, influencing skills, continual execution and problem-solving skills.


Program management

Project management

New product introduction

Product line industrialization

Strategic sourcing

Contract negotiations

05/2018 to Current
Senior Product Manager, Ceramic Matrix Composites GE Aviation City, STATE,
  • Managed a $5 million research & development budget for 3 products and 19 corresponding projects, meeting 100% of spending commitments without exceeding targets.
  • Led product team through successful introduction and industrialization of various raw material products across 2 manufacturing sites.
  • Established cost models for three key raw material products which enabled generation of project decks, cost-benefit analyses of those projects and cost-out projections for those products aligning with overall company cost targets.
  • Created technology roadmaps for 3 products that laid the groundwork for their industrialization strategy and plan for supply chain robustness.
  • Generated capacity models for 3 products manufactured at 2 different sites, maintained them and used them to make capital equipment procurement decisions as well as manufacturing allocation decisions between the sites.
  • Facilitated multiple key technology enablement projects through the creation and maintenance of project schedules using Open Plan project management software.
06/2014 to 05/2018
Sourcing Program Leader, PMC Raw Materials GE Aviation City, STATE,
  • Championed all aspects of multiple raw material qualification projects over 3.5 years from development to completion that resulted in $4.2 million in annualized cost savings over that same period.
  • Oversaw 2 composite material system introductions on the GE9x engine contributing to 10% higher fuel efficiency than its predecessor making it the most fuel efficient engine in GE Aviation’s history.
  • Architected commercial strategy for a low-temperature Ceramic Matrix Composite material for 1st time use on a commercial engine allowing for maximum fuel efficiency making it the most long range business jet engine available on the market.
  • Earned GE Aviation’s JJ Murphy Extra Step Award two years in a row for actively seeking out and qualifying small businesses to supply raw material to GE Aviation.
07/2011 to 06/2014
Lead Sourcing Specialist, Composite Components GE Aviation City, STATE,
  • Delivered $1.1 million in annualized savings through leading strategic negotiations and cross-functional productivity projects.
  • Mitigated raw material inflationary pressures on legacy hardware resulting in a cost avoidance of $1.6 million through leveraging NPI hardware negotiations between outside vendors and other GE commodities.
  • Reduced engine hardware delinquency by an average of 50% across a base of 4 suppliers.
  • Organized and supervised cross-functional teams to prevent impact to customers when issues arose that affected a major commercial engine line and 2 military engine customers’ spares orders.
  • Chartered efforts to add and qualify a new composite materials low-cost supplier to the GE qualified supplier base in support of a new engine program introducing competition on previously sole-sourced parts.
  • Directed a project to offload 15 complex NPI part numbers to external suppliers while maintaining 100% On Time Delivery
06/2008 to 07/2011
Global Asset Leader GE Healthcare City, STATE,
  • Controlled global procurement and deployment of 100 new parts ($500k in inventory) that were introduced as part of a new to market computed tomography product introduction and maintained optimum stocking levels helping this product in achieving the highest grossing new product for GE Healthcare in 2009.
  • Contributed to overall Global Parts base cost reduction of $500k in 2009 through intensive inventory management resulting in reduction of excess inventory and financial obsolescence.
  • Spearheaded a proactive supplier commit date responsiveness project that resulted in preventing more than 1600 customer shortages in Q4 2009.
  • Improved customer availability metrics through strategic supplier management, increasing supplier delivery performance by 12% in 2009 and 17% in 2010.
  • Superintended a cross-functional team of 4 people who eliminated customer shortage issues resulting in a 30% reduction of customer backorders in Q4 of 2010.
  • Maintained all QMS documents of the Service Parts Supply Team resulting in 0 major and 0 minor findings from ISO audits conducted over a 3 year period.
  • Collaborated with the IT Systems team and Distribution Operations team to develop and implement an expedited shipping process that resulted in an annual savings of $75k and 1000 hours of labor in 2010.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2008 to to
Bachelor of Arts: French
Xavier University - Cincinnati, OH,

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School Attended

  • Xavier University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Product Manager, Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Sourcing Program Leader, PMC Raw Materials
  • Lead Sourcing Specialist, Composite Components
  • Global Asset Leader


  • Bachelor of Arts

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