sr manager global procurement business process resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Strategic and collaborative Product Development/Sourcing leader with rich experience in product execution, vendor management, team leadership, and revenue growth. Adept with cross functionally aligning strategies, visions and timelines. A creative problem solver that anticipates challenges and risks to eliminate roadblocks in deliverables.

  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Cost Estimation
  • Complex Problem Resolution
  • Tactful Negotiation (cost and time)
  • Time & Action Management
  • Product Strategy
  • Team Leadership
  • Product Enhancement
Work History
Sr. Manager Global Procurement & Business Process , 12/2020 - Current
Ping Identity Portland, OR,

Streamline and deploy strategic capabilities for raw materials. Coach teams on supporting raw material decision making (e.g. Fabric rationalization and developments, fabric commonality).

  • Manage liability negotiation and reporting; guided product development and sourcing teams on utilization of $30m + fabric/trim liability fabric/trims reducing financial exposure.
  • Established Denim consolidation guidelines for OshKosh Brand resulting in $103K savings for Fall21 season
  • Lead mill rationalization efforts creating 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.
Sr. Manager Business Process; Prod Development PLM, 11/2016 - 12/2020
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 deployment of FlexPLM; 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
Product Development Manager, 09/2014 - 11/2016

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.
Product Development Manager: Exclusive Brands, 04/2011 - 09/2014
Carter's City, STATE,

Lead 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 supporting business needs while accelerating submit and sample delivery (art punches, strike offs, fits, size sets, PP samples, etc.) to maintain or expedite production schedules. Oversee 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 seasonal Product Development calendars in accordance with customer parameters while proactively addressing potential risks and gates ensuring all teams meet deliverable and deadlines.
  • Managed "Child of Mine" for Walmart brand expansion resulting in increased annual revenue of $28M.
  • Steered the launch of a new exclusive brand sub brand “Simple Joys” resulting in an increase of $1M revenue.
Bachelor of Science: International Trade And Management , Expected in
Fashion Institute Of Technology - New York, NY
Status -
  • Summa cum laude (3.93/4 GPA)
  • Dean's List
: Project Management, Expected in
Purdue University - Online ,
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Project Management Essentials Certificate

  • 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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