Sr. Manager Global Procurement & Business Process resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

High performing knowledgeable Product Development professional with a proven ability in leading new product development from concept to production. Adept with aligning teams with strategies, visions and timelines. A creative problem solver that anticipates challenges and analyzes risk in order to prepare for and eliminate roadblocks to prevent delays in deliverables. Possess excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service mindset. Implement strategic and


• Product Development

• Project Management

• Process Improvement

• Bottoms Up Cost Estimation

• Complex Problem Resolution

• Tactful Negotiation

• Calendar Management

• Technical Acumen

Competitive Analyses

  • Product Strategy
  • Product Team Leadership
  • Product Enhancement
Work History
12/2020 to Current Sr. Manager Global Procurement & Business Process 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. | Miami, FL,

Streamline and deploy strategic capabilities for raw materials. Coach Design, Merchandising and PDC to support raw material decision making (e.g. fabric rationalization and developments, fabric commonality).

  • Manage liability negotiation and reporting; directed design and merchandising in the utilization of $20m in liability fabric reducing payout of liability $ to factories and mills.
  • Established Denim consolidation guidelines for OshKosh Brand resulting in $103K savings for Fall21 season
  • Lead mill rationalization efforts creating a 32% leaner mill structure within leading to increased raw material sourcing efficiencies.
  • Manage project plans for business-critical projects; addressing threats to deadlines by troubleshooting and removing roadblocks in order to maintain deadlines.
11/2016 to 12/2020 Sr. Manager Business Process; Prod Development PLM Carter's | City, STATE,

Continuously improved efficiencies through analyzing gaps and weaknesses in the product development process; implemented effective solutions to increase productivity. Developed and implemented standardized global business processes to service merchandising, design and art on one single global PLM platform. Facilitated business operations by communicating with stakeholders across the business to coordinate and prioritize all objectives and solutions to steer future business decisions.

  • Modernized the process transformation for product development processes to deliver a successful FlexPLM system implementation resulting in a 55% increase in efficiency for Design and Merchandising.
  • Spearheaded in-depth testing, including system, integration, and customer acceptance testing for new system enhancements.
  • Gathered business requirements for system enhancements and created corresponding user stories.
  • Developed training plans and training materials to support the deployment of the FlexPLM system; conducted company-wide training on system and process.
  • Develop and manage seasonal product development calendars for 3 brands; Identify and lead contingency plans for seasonal risks related to meeting calendar deadlines
09/2014 to 11/2016 Product Development Manager SPANX | City, STATE,

Acted as the trailblazer and first product development manager setting the standard for performance and directing the full development lifecycle, including concept design, feature definitions and production support.. Determined the cost feasibility by calculating internal cost breakdowns and directing FOB and gross margin targets to achieve company financial goals. Directed and monitored the approval process for proto samples, sales samples and all components to ensure timely arrival of all items to the showroom. Managed style/vendor pre-allocation to maximize fabric and MOQ/MCQ opportunities. Governed factory performance by overseeing the development of costs, lead-time and quality. Provided high-level guidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge.

  • Strategically negotiated an average savings of 30% on first cost for all styles.
  • Achieved a reduction in the product development calendar timeline by 2 weeks by introducing a new approval processes; reduced development timelines through establishing standard turn times for cost, proto garments and market samples
  • Developed and managed strategic vendor relationships for the current year and out to a running 3yr projection.
04/2011 to 09/2014 Product Development Manager: Exclusive Brands Carter's | City, STATE,

Lead the approval of new concepts, artwork, new trims, print and art techniques, fabrications and overall aesthetics of products. Set standards and tolerance levels for prints, graphics and trim artwork according to seasonal demands. Prioritized competing demands to support the business and accelerated submit and sample delivery (art punches, strike offs, fits, size sets, PP samples, etc.) to maintain or expedite production schedules. Oversee the creation and maintenance of Bill of Materials/CC charts. Directed, trained, and coached direct reports to be product experts with succession planning and regular performance reviews to address growth and development.

  • · Developed and maintained the Product Development calendar for the season in accordance with the parameters of the customer while proactively addressing potential risks and roadblocks to ensure that all teams are meeting deadline.
  • Managed the expansion of the "Child of Mine" brand at Walmart resulting in an increase of $28M in annual revenue.
  • Steered the launch of a new exclusive brand sub brand “Simple Joys” resulting in an increase of $1M revenue.
Expected in Bachelor of Science | International Trade And Management Fashion Institute Of Technology, New York, NY GPA:
Expected in | Project Management Purdue University , Online , GPA:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute Of Technology
  • Purdue University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. Manager Global Procurement & Business Process
  • Sr. Manager Business Process; Prod Development PLM
  • Product Development Manager
  • Product Development Manager: Exclusive Brands


  • Bachelor of Science

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