Strategic Sourcing Specialist resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
MS Office Applications - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, Adobe, SAP, Emptoris, Ariba, SharePoint, Sales Force, CMS, RFX, PSR, MAXIMO, & SPOT 1
Strategic Sourcing Specialist, 04/2016 - Present
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. Boca Raton, FL,
  • Supported Categories: HR/Professional Services, Contingent Labor, Business Consultant, Learning and Development, Health and Wellness, Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Facility Management, Leases of Equiment and IT Subscriptions.
  • Industry Experience: Experience in Indirect Procurement for Fortune 500 Companies.
  • Oil & Gas Industry (BP), Oilfield Services and Manufacturing Industry (Cameron), Global Engineering Construction Industry and Government Acquisition Regulations (KBR).
  • Duties and Responsibilities Led, managed and oversaw the bidding process (end-to-end strategic sourcing initiatives) including RFI/RFQ/RFP's) for assigned categories and services.
  • Support the bidding process through contract award and post award management and administration.
  • Led and managed the full sourcing process, including, but not limited to; development of demand/scope, supplier selection, commercial negotiation, risk mitigation, contract execution, ensuring the appropriate business involvement at all stages of the process.
  • Participated in the development, implementation and deployment of Category Plans, Category Strategies and Sourcing Strategies, using knowledge gained from analyzing market conditions and internal stakeholder needs Managed assigned categories to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit to the business, supported by category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Collaborated with relevant category managers, and internal stakeholders to develop category plans and strategies, understand market trends and spend analysis.
  • Execute sourcing initiatives that are aligned to business objectives to deliver value.
  • Actively seek and identified opportunities for value creation, cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement and risk reduction, within the assigned categories of spends.
  • Developed sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector/commodity strategies and specific business objectives (both locally and globally).
  • Developed relationships with key customers to understand their service and commodity needs and implement strategies to maximize savings.
  • Proactively meet with key customers routinely to identify sourcing and contract value opportunities.
  • Developed and present business plans to key stakeholders for spend categories under areas of responsibility.
  • Engaged, challenged, educated and influence stakeholders in order to deliver the best value for the company.
  • Analyzed spend data related to the assigned category and extract useful data in order to identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Analyse and interpret internal/external market data from multiple sources to support decision making Actively and routinely leverage market intelligence to evaluate, negotiate, and manage annual price fluctuations.
  • Adjust sourcing strategies accordingly based on current market conditions and market trends.
  • Develops credible business case for sourcing initiatives, supported by market data, commercial objectivity and relevant business and technical factors Ability to analyze and interpret data for use in decision-making and actions in support of business strategy, including TCO and should cost modeling.
  • Ensured application of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) view in the sourcing decisions Use data driven assessments to create a business case in order to influence and drive consensus among all stakeholders.
  • Develop negotiations strategies and conduct supplier negotiations with the capability to meet targets, manage concessions and deliver results.
  • Negotiate legal and commercial terms, manage negotiation in accordance with sourcing strategy to deliver best value solutions in order to minimize risk to the company and maximize value.
  • Engage and partner with Legal when required to ensure current and continued compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures, both internal and external, Create custom contracts including all key negotiated concepts, terms and conditions employing best practice in contracting methods.
  • Evaluates existing contract relationships to identify savings realized, new savings opportunities, risk mitigation strategies, and other commercial terms enhancements.
  • Revisit current supplier agreements and determine where there is a legitimate basis for renegotiation.
  • Engage suppliers in innovative efforts to achieve cost savings that would benefit both parties.
  • Monitor implementation of contracts and interact with supplier in order to ensure successful roll-out and support.
  • Develop and incorporating mitigation plans and key performance indicatiors (KPI's) to maximize value and minimize risk.
  • Lead the supplier risk assessment (KPI's) and ensures quarterly updates.
  • Managed supplier relationships, engagement and involvement.
  • Actively manage post award and contract management, change orders, scope modifications, supplier performance management; claim management; terminations and contract closeout.
Strategic Sourcing Specialist, 08/2014 - 12/2015
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. Brea, CA,
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of Cameron Manage Service Provider (MSP) and the Vendor Management System (VMS).
  • Both systems streamlined and automated the procurement of staffing services and contingent workforce by optimizing cost, reducing risk, and adding value to the local and international contingent labor programs.
  • Results: $5 million in cost savings.
  • Led the Total Primary Operating Expenses Project (TPO) by consolidating and centralizing suppliers and standardizing facility management services and leveraging suppliers across multiple types of facilities and geographical region.
  • Implemented governance models that reduced spend of facility repair and maintenance, janitorial, waste management, security and landscaping.
  • Results: $8M in cost savings.
  • Analyzed IT Category spends and consolidated contracts and suppliers by optimizing volume of services across all the different Cameron Divisions.
  • Results: $2.5 million cost savings.
Procurement Specialist, 09/2013 - 08/2014
Peraton Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD,
  • Led the Emergency Medical and Occupational Health Services for the Alaska Region.
  • Optimized the current services by improving the scope of the services.
Sr. Subcontracts Administrator - Sr. Proposal Specialist - Subcontracts Supervisor Compliance Auditor - Senior Buyer/Procurement Specialist, 09/2004 - 09/2013
Kellogg Brown & Root KBR City, STATE, Iraq
  • During my eight (8) years tenure with KBR, I had various assignments with progressing responsibility within the Procurement Department.
  • Oversaw the subcontract proposal process from requirement definition, market research, bidder qualification, bid evaluation, price analysis, negotiatons, contract execution, award and post-award management.
  • Accomplishments:.
  • Iraq Supply Chain was much decentralized with many different suppliers across many different regions providing similar services.
  • Led numerous projects by consolidating suppliers by increasing volume of services.
  • Implemented Master Service Agreements for Facility Management Services, Dining Facilities Services and Rental of Equipment.
  • Results: Overall cost savings among the above mentioned categories was $30 million.
Spanish Teaching Certification K-12 January 1991 Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua Panama City, Republic of Panama: , Expected in January 2000
Campbell, University Buies - Creek, North Carolina
Bachelor's Degree: Business and Marketing, Expected in
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Business and Marketing
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  • Campbell, University Buies

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  • Strategic Sourcing Specialist
  • Strategic Sourcing Specialist
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Sr. Subcontracts Administrator - Sr. Proposal Specialist - Subcontracts Supervisor Compliance Auditor - Senior Buyer/Procurement Specialist


  • Spanish Teaching Certification K-12 January 1991 Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua Panama City, Republic of Panama
  • Bachelor's Degree

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