Sr. Procurement Specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hands-on, results oriented Senior Procurement professional with notable success directing a wide range of procurement and vendor management initiatives. Results focused team leader with proven expertise in RFP management, cost savings initiatives, vendor management, and procurement process management. Background in traditional buyer responsibilities managing Marketing, Print & Fulfillment, & IT peripheral inventories. Excellent verbal and written communication skills paired with organized nature and advanced problem-solving strengths. Recognized for a strong track record of strategically aligning business needs and processes. Successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Purchasing Goods & Services
  • Vendor Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Purchasing Process
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication
  • Strong Organization and Time Management
  • RFP process
  • Problem-Solving
  • Procurement Data Analysis
  • Customer Service
  • Market Research
  • Self-Motivated
Work History
08/2007 to Current
Sr. Procurement Specialist Raytheon Technologies Corp Dayton, OH,

Finance Corporate Services Group Dec 2015 - present

  • Manage corporate procurement & RFP process.
  • Lead projects and analyze data to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Create project plans and communicate deadlines to ensure RFP related projects are completed on time.
  • Lead corporate savings initiatives through strategic vendor and buying co-operative partnerships.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve desired business outcomes (payment terms, pricing, etc.)
  • Manage vendor management process and system.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers for smooth communication and to meet required expectations.
  • Work with stakeholders and internal customers to understand business needs and provide excellent service
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.
  • Partner with Accounts Payable to facilitate invoice discrepancy resolution.
  • Create and manage Open PO report (Excel)
  • Use critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Create and manage Quarterly RFP and Support Services cost savings reports
  • Member of Green Team (Sustainability ERG)

Strategic Supply Group Aug 2007 - Dec 2015

  • Procurement lead for Oracle ERP implementation & related updates.
  • Developed procurement processes to support iProcurement system.
  • Provided added value to internal customers (various business groups) by streamlining procurement processes and establishing company wide standards.
  • Managed created, implemented, and presented corporate procurement training.
  • Created and drove RFPs for corporate services initiatives
  • Negotiated with suppliers to achieve business goals
  • Managed integrated vendors and verify Dunkin' product skus into iProcurement system
  • Analyzed PO data to establish savings opportunities & eliminate redundancies
  • Managed requisition and PO approval workflow
08/2006 to 07/2007
Senior Buyer, Strategic Sourcing Group Boston University City, STATE,
  • Responsible for evaluation and selection of pricing and agreements for procurement of IT equipment, Software, marketing Services and Print & Fulfillment.
  • Negotiated, drafted purchase/contract terms, contract documents and place purchase orders in accordance with specifications.
  • Contributed to business process development and improvement, perform cost analysis of supplier proposals.
  • Managed and tracked supplier reliability and administer improvement programs.
  • Educated internal customers, Directors, Dept. heads, Deans, Business Managers and End Users of alternative products and procedures to reduce cost.
  • Owned and managed strategic sourcing program for IT Equipment and Services.
  • Team member and key contributor for Computer Systems & Peripherals.
  • Selected by Senior Staff as Green Purchasing Coordinator
  • Established formal Green Purchasing Programs to support University Sustainability Initiatives.
12/2001 to 07/2006
Purchasing Agent, Finance Operations Group Private Healthcare Systems City, STATE,
  • Evaluation, selection, negotiation of pricing and contracts for centralized procurement of Capital Equipment, Commercial Print & Fulfillment, Office Furniture, promotional items, Facilities Requirements, Travel services
  • Collaborated with directors of marketing to identify cost savings opportunities
  • Established and implement procurement processes, educate customers and communicate with all audiences
  • Established and maintain vendor relations, Selected by Executive staff as key contributor on Finance Division Service Excellence Team
  • Recruited for lead role to implement procurement upgrade of system
  • Managed print and fulfillment inventory at vendor locations
  • Collaborated with facilities for requirements of all phases for time sensitive build outs
  • Implemented Discount Payment Terms with over 20 suppliers
07/2000 to 11/2001
Senior Purchasing Agent, Materials Group Avici Systems City, STATE,
  • Responsible for procurement of IT hardware and software, Engineering Capital Equipment, and MRO items.
  • Tracked inventory shipments and prepared spreadsheets detailing item information
  • Led and participated in several cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Worked with vendor executive level to establish strategic. partnerships to secure procurement agreements.
  • Established cost reduction programs.
  • Established and maintained E-procurement process.
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Harvard University Extension School - Cambridge, MA,

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School Attended

  • Harvard University Extension School

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. Procurement Specialist
  • Senior Buyer, Strategic Sourcing Group
  • Purchasing Agent, Finance Operations Group
  • Senior Purchasing Agent, Materials Group


  • Bachelor of Arts

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