strategic sourcing manager resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Accomplished Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Professional with an excellent track record of improving relationships with vendors, increasing supply chain efficiency, and reducing overall spend budget. Adept in playing a key role in leading strategic sourcing and purchasing activities for JIT, CTO, high demand industrial manufacturing industry. Proactive, exceptional leader, skilled at reducing costs, improving policies, and increasing efficiency.

  • Dedicated team player
  • Inventory management
  • Advanced problem solving
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Contract management, drafting & implementation
  • Powerful negotiator
  • Vendor management
  • Supplier development
  • Staff development
  • Supply chain management
Work History
03/2020 to Current
Strategic Sourcing Manager Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. Eau Claire, WI,
  • Responsible for all purchasing and strategic sourcing activities for JIT, CTO, On-Demand Credit and Pay Card Manufacturer. Successfully manage Purchasing Department and Procurement Staff. Responsible for inventory control & supply chain management. Manage, recruit, mentor, and train procurement staff. Developed work instructions, procedures, policies and SOP's. Write and present employee reviews, take disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Devise and execute annual purchasing plans and contracts including Contracted Services, Materials and Supplies. Developed supplier qualification protocol, Onboarding packet and SOP. Negotiate all contracts including, cost, pay terms and freight for OLA's, SLA's, MSA's, LTA's, Stocking and Vendor Managed Inventory agreements.
  • Developed and maintained proper 13 week cashflow plan, renegotiating pay terms to free up 800k in cash flow monthly. Worked with A/P & suppliers to develop payment plans to level load output. Results: Brought average aging from 88 to 42 days in just 20 weeks. Cost avoidance: 12% interest on $275k per week.
  • Reviewed and renegotiated UPS contract resulting in 17.48% reduction in overall rate,$900k in tech dollars awarded, $300k new equipment award & no early termination fee. Also negotiated packaging and process engineers, BART tool application, unlimited free label usage for 3 years, and up to $1M interest free loan for much needed ERP/MRP software & implementation. Interest free loan to be paid back per package, over next three years.
  • Simultaneously oversee multiple project budgets and all purchasing needs for all capital expenditure and construction projects. Work closely with stakeholders , source and negotiate pricing, pay terms, equipment and freight costs for all projects. Assist stakeholders with reducing project budgets by working with suppliers and contractors to find cost savings. Provide purchasing schedules for projects and ensure supplier implementation with project administrators.
  • Provide oversight for all purchasing activities. Ensure GL code accuracy, PO accuracy, required dates are met to ensure seamless supply. Decreased material expenses by 8% by managing tracking and supply. Worked with stakeholders to develop much needed Non Conforming Material process to ensure proper reporting & credit is received for damaged items. Created SCAR template to issue Supplier Corrective Action Requests.
  • Developed procedures and policies to ensure SOX /audit compliance. Developed requisition system and procedure to ensure proper spend spend data is collected. Analyzed spend data to identify and execute cost-savings, cost-avoidance and value analysis. Create reports to assist department heads in understanding and reducing their spend.
  • Administered agreements by negotiating change orders, executing contract extensions and resolving administrative issues. Develop RFP's, RFQ's, Distribute Bid Packets and facilitate supplier meetings. Managed and developed relationships with suppliers to attain maximum cost efficiency and leverage buying power.
  • Liaised with internal and external stakeholders to identify and leverage contract value opportunities. Collaborated with strategic partners to develop and manage key performance indicators and quality assurance processes. Developed and implemented strategic purchasing procedures and control systems to reduce direct costs and carrying costs. Calculated and reported actual and projected sourcing savings by spend categories.
  • Supported purchasing activities to prevent supply disruptions caused by COVID. ASI was in desperate need of core materials to support sudden increase in demand. Contacted location managers and department supervisors to assess requirements. Assessed areas of service concern and reached out to Senator Jacky Rosen's office for assistance in prioritizing freight from China due to very limited capacity. Tenaciously garnered support of, and worked closely with Senator's office to ensure that ASI had needed materials to produce 14 million unemployment benefit cards.
11/2018 to 12/2019
Purchasing Manager Sanmina Sci Colorado Springs, CO,
  • Successfully manage all procurement activities and lead diverse team of buyers representing $180M annual spend. Provide oversight for additional $280M in capital expenditures annually. Responsible for all strategic sourcing, cost negotiations, supplier development and on boarding. Provide oversight and lead all contract, freight, T's & C's, payment term and material cost negotiations. Provide leadership, and support for procurement staff that includes Raw Material, MRO, Capital, Services, Stores and Equipment Buyers. Work with legal team to anticipate and mitigate potential liability, as well as ensure asset protection on all contracts. Reviewed and renegotiated key contracts. Negotiate and secure favorable supply, service and freight contracts. Provide oversight to all capital expenditure contract negotiations. Work with key stakeholders to ensure proper procurement controls.
  • Create purchasing plans and delivery schedules to present to senior leadership. Manage supplier relationships to ensure OTD of quality goods and services. Accomplish supply chain integrity to meet project deadlines and reduce project spend budgets. Provided immediate procurement response procedure to mobilize emergency suppliers, equipment repairs and contractor teams. Results: 72% Reduction in production down time due to supplier and equipment response. Review and approve all purchase orders prior to release. Tracked, researched and corrected price variances.
  • Built strong, mutually beneficial relationships with peers among leadership team. Lead strategic sourcing initiatives to meet financial goals and reduce overall spend budget. Responsible for resolving all escalated supplier, equipment, material and supply chain issues. Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts, including construction, services and supplies. Developed productive leadership relationships among peers and seniors to meet departmental and company objectives. Worked with department heads to identify and target critical procurement issues, saving over $3M in 11 months. Worked hand in hand with Logistics Manager to identify opportunities for consolidation, as well as procuring locally. Results: $260K freight cost reduction quarterly.
  • Established and implemented controlled procedures to ensure SOX compliance for onsite services and contractors, eliminating potential SOX findings. Devised and implemented BPO procedure with multiple controls to assure financial integrity and SOX compliance. Results: Drastic reduction of overall investment and greatly improved supplier relationships. Improved internal relationships between procurement, maintenance, production and A/P team. Developed and implemented policies to reduce and control supplier costs, as well as eliminate waste. Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts, including construction, services and supplies.
  • Recruited, trained, coached, mentored and held accountable procurement and inventory control staff. Continuously developed relevant training curriculum that reflects current supply chain issues. Held team building/training sessions designed to develop best in class procurement team. Addressed ongoing staff concerns by developing individual Performance Improvement Plans. Created and presented staffing and personnel plans to senior leadership. Determined departmental and individual KPI's, to align with company objectives. Identify team members areas of strength, nurture professional growth and address areas of concern. Assist staff members with professional development goals.
  • Secured off site stocking agreements to solidify supply chain as needed to mitigate major MRP and inventory control issues to eliminate down time. Results: 16% overall cost eduction on all fabricated items. Established and implemented repair tracking program to track assets as well as identify root cause issues for maintenance and operations teams, to result in 12% savings on $41M spend. Work with multiple stakeholders including bargaining unit, to create and implement VMI and vending programs to result in 12-19% cost savings on consumables. Lead collaborative efforts to assist production managers to inspire their teams to identify cost savings projects. Created and maintained dynamic cost savings purchasing pipeline.
  • Assessed areas of service concern and developed improvement plans for contractors. Issue Supplier Corrective Actions when necessary. Worked with EHS and Safety Managers to ensure proper QMS controls as well as other necessary compliance for environmental waste streams. Oversee creation of bid packages & RFQ's, coordinate with stakeholders and legal team to develop contracts for capital projects. Rectify supplier issues, RMA's and ensure proper credits are issued. Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors. Monitored logistics for bottlenecks, identified and corrected process gaps throughout internal and external operations. Developed and implemented mandatory training for supplier compliance. Facilitate vendor and contractor meetings with department heads to ensure cohesiveness between on site facilities. Implemented process improvements that reduced average purchasing cycle times by 25%
03/2018 to 12/2018
Supply Chain Manager Bd (Becton, Dickinson And Company) Carol Stream, IL,
  • Successfully manage all aspects of Supply Chain from inception of customer order and internal demand, through final product distribution; With overall responsibility for 14 direct reports in 4 functional departments; Purchasing, Planning, Shipping and Receiving. EFG is a multi facility, AS9001 and ISO9001 certified specialty fastener manufacturer; Specializing in, CTO/JIT, critical specialty fastener manufacturing for The U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, and a multitude of aerospace & naval equipment manufacturers.
  • Lead and coach multi-tiered purchasing team consisting of raw material, outside services, subcontract and MRO commodity buyers to meet & exceed business KPI's, such as customer service, spending, inventory control, purchasing initiatives and freight costs. Review all purchasing decisions, orders and vendor contracts to ensure highest quality materials and services at lowest possible prices. Provide oversight to ensure all procurement, freight, subcontract and OSV activities maintain traceability & assure procedural compliance for critical items with DCMA oversight.
  • Responsible for all Sourcing and supplier development, supplier approvals and vendor management. Negotiate cost and terms for all material, services, inbound and outbound freight. Ensure material readiness through consignment and vendor managed inventory agreements, secured limited liability by negotiating quarterly reviews with no penalty inventory returns. Developed strong business relationships with suppliers through honest communication. Foresaw constraints in vendor performance and support operations, resulting in changes implemented that allowed continuous order fulfillment without disruption.
  • Oversee creation, implementation, tracking and fulfillment of expedited purchasing, production, OSV operations and testing budgets and schedules. Recruited, developed and trained planning staff for multiple expedited projects. Facilitate team meetings, lead team initiatives, track and report progress. Determine and track KPI's to identify root cause issues, prepare solution reports and recommendations.
  • Enforced on-time shipment of products to create exceptional customer experiences. Created and tracked supplier metrics to assess supplier performance. Improved OTD through implementation of Velocity Scheduling System. Created, trained and developed new positions to support scheduling department. Drafted clear work instructions and SOP's for newly created positions, improved upon SOP's as needed to meet AS9001 compliance. Eliminated 12,000 hour, $900,000 late order back log and achieved On Time to Manufacture in 13 weeks. Reduced raw material spend by 27%, reduced freight costs by 18%, reduced inventory and increased cash flow through inventory reduction.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and developed staff for purchasing and planning departments. Write and present employee performance reviews & appraisals, including disciplinary actions. Create action plans to foster performance improvement through positive reinforcement. Accountable for integrity and maintenance of MRP/ERP system settings. Prepare vendor reports and cost/spend analysis. Analyze statistical data and reports to forecast, ascertain trends, and maximize effective and efficient usage of resources. Oversee RFQ preparation and work with multiple stake holders to meet quoting deadlines. Lead cross training initiatives to prevent constrained resource issues in each department.
11/2012 to 02/2018
Sourcing & Supplier Development Manager Gripo's LLC. For Harley Davidson Motor Company City, STATE,
  • Officiate purchasing for Harley Davidson Motor Company, Med Force, A'ME Grips, US Department of Defense and private projects as required. Trained and supervised purchasing staff, monitored and managed MRP system. Coordinated reorganization of purchasing department & materials section to improve efficiency, shifting focus on completing policy development goals and targets.
  • Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects, tracked progress and update relevant departments and partners. Supported all Sourcing paths for 35 million automotive, 8-10 million sporting goods, 15 million medical equipment sales annually. Successfully managed 60-80 vendor relationships. Negotiated contracts, material, services, and freight costs. Assisted with resolution of all high level issues or discrepancies. Developed sourcing strategies to improve procurement processes, supplier relationships and capability development to optimize supply chain. Supported gross profit goals by negotiating and controlling costs, lead times, freight terms and purchase quantity requirements.
  • Coordinate all supplier management activities. Assist purchasing with constant adaption to competing demands, organizational changes and new responsibilities. Maximize cash flow through vendor stocking agreements and prevent line shortages in CTO/OEM/JIT/CM manufacturing environment. Generate accurate forecasting and vendor preparation reports. Developed integrated strategies, standard operating procedures, sustainable cost improvement processes and transparent cost reporting. Facilitate meetings and communication both internally and externally with all relevant departments. Act as a key link between internal stakeholders, procurement and external suppliers.
  • Reduced raw material cost by 27-42%, consistently achieved 26-38% decrease in freight cost year over year. Eliminated 78.6% of expediting costs by implementing vendor stocking/inventory control and cycle count programs. Achieved average 2-2.8-million-dollar savings on 8-8.6 million spend, year over year for Harley Davidson Motor Company production. First and only Tier 1 Sourcing & Supplier Development Manager to successfully petition Harley Davidson to approve alternately sourced suppliers & equivalent materials that resulted in over 2 million dollars in cost savings annually.
  • Manage on-boarding processes for new suppliers and further develop relationships with existing suppliers. Use strategic Sourcing best practices to maximize value in terms of cost savings/avoidance, demand management, risk reduction and supplier performance. Conduct supplier training/feedback and learning sessions; Executed, maintained & validated, internal matrix to formally assess supplier performance resulting in strong supplier base. Developed strong relationships & partnered with key stakeholders to identify business needs, determine + carry out necessary processes & practices, monitor progress & results, and to recognize and capitalize on improvement opportunities.
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Associate of Arts: American Sign Language (ASL)/Deaf Studies
Chattanooga State Technical Community College - Chattanooga, TN,

Completed ASL1, ASL2, ASL3 at CSTCC. Completed ASL4 and Deaf Studies at CCSN.

Multiple Supply Chain Related Classes.


Contract Writing/Legal Training- PCC/ Berkshire Hathaway Legal Team

Contract Writing/Legal Training- Industrial T's &C's- TIMET- A PCC Company Legal Team

EPA/Waste Stream Removal

OSHA Compliance

SOX Compliance

Contract Writing Implementation & Enforcement-Legal Training/Harley Davidson Motor Company Legal Team

Inventory Control FIFO/LIFO

Finance & Capital Expenditure Procurement-Multiple Project Management

Contract Spend Budget Management

Capital Expenditure Purchasing Schedule Creation and Management

Industrial Spend Management and Reporting

Bid Tab Creation

RFB Creation and Distribution

MRP/ERP : SAP, Epicore, DBA Manufacturing, Concur, Windows, SK9000

ISO 9001, AS9100


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School Attended

  • Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Sourcing & Supplier Development Manager


  • Associate of Arts

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