supplier management sourcing manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Summary
  • Strong analytic and problem solving abilities, able to reason procedures & processes through to conclusion for successful results, develop actionable tasks w/ implementation directives and measurable, sustainable success rates
  • Over eighteen years of supply chain, purchasing and manufacturing experience in both ISO & federally regulated industries, two years government contract issuance & management, RFP, RFI, RFQ's and awards coupled with over ten years of accounting experience & SOX compliance
  • Ability to combine procurement & contract skills with accounting experience and knowledge for positive bottom line impact and detailed PPV, budgeting & sourcing strategies.
  • Incredibly analytical and able to drive into data to create solid metrics for decision making Forecast, plan & budget purchase requirements based on sales forecasts, market trends and operational requirements for existing lines along with instrumental strategies for new product development and design for manufacturability, knowledgeable of six sigma or lean manufacturing.
  • Strong communicator, articulate and well versed in negotiations, contracts & cross functional teams
  • Working intellectual capacity and achievement in manufacturing industries including: Pull vs. push, MRP, ERP, WIP, forecasting, production scheduling, JIT inventories, quality issues, ISO and FDA regulations and procedures along with most technical fields
  • Well organized in directing projects to successful on time completions, exceptionally responsible, Professional with good ethics, diligent and persuasive in developing commitments from various levels of stakeholders'. Foster excellent supplier relationships management linking external supplier capabilities with strategic business initiatives to build mutually beneficial business relationships and skill sets for greater synergies
  • Courage to be an “out of the box” thinker, to take on calculated risks, and champion new ideas and approaches 
  • Collaborate with internal customers to identify and anticipate their needs, actively plan and work with stakeholders to develop a long term service strategy and viewed as a trusted advisor, available to share and mentor co-worker in skill sets or offer just another point of view Develop and continually improve supply chain professional with strategic sourcing and contract negotiation expertise
  • Enthusiastic, engaged  w/ ability to work independently, lead and mentor others and an excellent team member.⦁ Unwavering ethics, personal integrity, and clear commitment to complying with company, legal and government regulation
  • Capable of reading technical prints, wiring diagrams and schematics in conjunction with most other required certifications and customer / industry specifications. Also an experienced auditor of suppliers and their manufacturing environments.
  • Effective interpersonal skills: persuasive, effective and flexible in personal interactions at all levels of the organization Optimistic, realistic, out-going and professional with strong involvement in supply chain associations
  • Function well under pressure while meeting all deadlines, comfortable and adaptive at working within a rapidly changing and growing environment, relish the opportunity to be challenged and engaging others to join me in the opportunities of success
Core Qualifications
TS security clearance
Professional Experience
Supplier Management / Sourcing Manager, 06/2014 to Current
Symmetry MedicalBoulder, CO,
  • Maintain active TS security clearance.
  • Lead three person global team to perform market research, source and create supplier performance dashboard; ensuring compliance with company policy as well as federal regulations.
  • Small Business liaison for sourcing, managing and reporting for government contracts requirements.
  • Conduct supplier analysis to determine potential for high risk vendors and risk mitigation for both domestic foreign locations.
  • Liaise between business development, procurement and compliance/ethics teams to ensure all suppliers are vetted prior to being awarded a contract.
  • Create, modify & improve policies, as necessary, to ensure supplier management and sourcing processes are streamlined and efficient to meet internal customers requirement and governing body regulations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal regulations, best class industry practices and laws to ensure supply chain activities are conducted accurately, to ensure legal and ethical compliance.
  • Well-versed in commercial and government sourcing, applicable to both new and existing business opportunities.
  • Properly sourced projects realize a 15 - 20% cost savings and strategic advantage for award due to goal success rates.
Supply Chain Manager, 07/2013 to 06/2014
FlexSan Diego, CA,
  • Power Automation Controls-Americas) Managed and supported purchasing staff to ensure suppliers were vetted in accordance with company's quality, financial and regulatory standards.
  • Liaised between internal customers and suppliers; providing international solutions meeting all parties' needs in a timely manner and address any indigenous resourcing as required.
  • Performed data analysis and created metrics to ensure concerns were addressed and company objectives were accomplished.
  • Maintained open communication with suppliers, understood cost drivers and quality performance with consistency, and mitigated or decreased costs, where appropriate.
Strategic Supply Chain Manager, 06/2011 to 04/2013
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc.Olympia, WA,
  • Established, maintained, executed LEAN supply chain processes that supported product development and manufacturing initiative.
  • Sourced, negotiated, and performed cost analysis using risk mitigation skills, a solid background of design for manufacturing, new product development and validations.
  • Created a standardized process for information/quotation/proposal and bidding submissions to minimize risk and assumptions while maximizing value in term of quality, delivery and total cost of ownership.
  • Created an improved supplier evaluation removed subjective qualifications and risk from supply chain, co-chaired a supply chain vision for supplier awareness and communication processes.
  • Trained as an ISO 13485 /FDA quality system internal auditor and non-critical supplier site auditing.
  • Trained and mentored buyers to expand knowledge base and skill sets.
Solar Procurement Manager, 08/2010 to 04/2011
Mercury Systems Inc.West Caldwell, NJ,
  • Created, organized and developed newly formed Supply Chain department and procedures, launched structure into sister divisions for consistent uniform waste reduction structure across American divisions.
  • Sourced domestic supply base for re-shoring of parent company's foreign designed product lines for compliance within North America sales regions.
  • Along with launching NPI for custom designed products for same regions.
  • Responsible for program and knowledge sharing of business management and supply chain structure for foreign internship engineers of varying disciplines.
Sr. Contract Project Mgmt / Strategic Purchasing Lead, 04/2008 to 07/2010
Mercury Systems Inc.Any City, VA,
  • Developed, led, and implemented global sourcing strategy in line with business unit and corporate objectives including AVL/ASL's, component standards, supplier audits, make/ buy analysis & decisions while achieving material cost reductions.
  • Negotiated supplier pricing / contracts & VMI's Established supplier metrics, KPI's and scorecards to ensure compliance to contracts.
  • Led effort to minimize sole sourcing; developed and implemented business continuity / risk plans for any sole sourced suppliers.
  • Managed, coordinated and oversaw all aspect of contract manufacture accounts domestically and internationally.
  • Orchestrate product line moves, capital expense projects, and assist with NPI's.
  • Monitored quality trends and championed teams to resolve business issues (PPV, supply shortages, end of life products etc.) Documented support data and presentations for corporate QBR reviews.
  • Created or supported SOP & best practice standards for new opportunities or business matrix as needed and managed all tactical support requirements for manufacture builds according to MRP loads; reacted and adjusted accordingly based on market conditions and company demands.
  • Trained and mentored onboarding of junior buyers in order to ensure they were properly empowered, thereby freeing me to perform additional responsibilities and projects.
Strategic Sourcing Specialist, 07/2006 to 04/2008
  • Managed tactical logistics and sourcing related issues associated with supply chain.
  • Developed and implemented supplier scorecard and a new supplier qualification process while working with quality to develop new suppliers.
  • Developed or improved all aspects of the sourcing process, creating PFR's; negotiated all commercial terms and conditions contracts; tracked industry supply and demand trends; forecasted material and price fluctuations; assisted in Make /Buy evaluations and launching of new products while working within all internal departments to meet company objectives.
Deputy Chief Purchasing Officer/ Sr. Buyer, 08/2005 to 04/2006
  • Managed a staff of 8 direct Purchasing Agents with multiply indirect location supports;.
  • Reviewed requisitions, converted them into purchase orders and issued them to suppliers using Oracle Enterprise One ERP system and in accordance with the procedures of the Purchasing Manual and all appropriate governmental/public requirements/laws;.
  • Prepared solicitations, evaluated bids and proposals and awarded contracts;.
  • Worked on additional projects as assigned; Officiated all public bid openings and protocol.
Purchasing Manager, 01/2003 to 03/2005
IPEC International Plastics & Equipment CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Negotiated contract pricing with major resin suppliers (BP Solvay, Exxon, Lyondell-Equistar) for global multi-million dollar manufacturing corporations, along with local community suppliers for all aspects and levels of buying including corrugation, film liners along with component parts and most manufacturing equipment supplies and services.
  • Comprised demonstrated savings of over 20% on main raw material in less than 18 months with continued documented success Scrutinized and detailed tracking of purchases and contract fulfillment for bottom line cost analysis & savings potential.
  • Reviewed quality issues and requirement compliance resulting in decreased supplier non-conformances by over 82% without a single production stoppage Negotiated reliable delivery scheduling to achieve dependable JIT production, decreasing need for large inventories and tax burdens for company without any production stoppages or down time Analyzed turn cycles for best pricing and stock rotations ensuring availability of quality materials while tracking market trends for best hedging results Managed various site locations of purchasing and inventory staffs (acquired through acquisitions and mergers) into one methodology, nurtured teams through transitions while reorganizing warehouse flow and inventory management to remove waste and duplication Tracked and analyzed all PPV and projected market trends Reviewed production schedules and sales forecasting to manage JIT inventories, oversaw and documented all suppliers conformances to ISO and FDA requirements, resolved and monitored all quality issues Correlated deliveries with production schedules and customer's requirements for best job costing and customer satisfaction.
Purchasing Manager, 01/2001 to 04/2002
  • Negotiated contract pricing with major chemical manufactures (Bayer, BASF & Huntsman) for international multi-million dollar manufacturing corporation, negotiated all raw materials from large and local chemical, packaging, transportation and commodity suppliers.
  • Reviewed production schedules and sales forecasting to manage JIT inventories, oversaw and documented all suppliers conformances to ISO regulations, resolved and monitored all quality issues and material expiration dates Scrutinized & detailed tracking of purchases and contract fulfillment for bottom line cost analysis & savings potential.
  • Analyzed turn cycles for best pricing and stock rotations ensuring availability of quality materials while tracking market trends for best hedging results Tracked and verified all pricing and invoicing compliances, monitored delivery schedules and daily purchasing and receiving staffs Researched, tracked and documented industry innovations and products for R&D departments along with building supplier relations for needed value added services.
Office Manager / Buyer, 04/1997 to 12/2000
  • Original responsibilities included performing and managing all office functions: human resources, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly financial statements, quarterly tax returns, maintenance and up keep of all computer hardware and networking tasks, insurance compliance, trucking and transportation regulations and reporting, inventory tracking, job costing, OSHA compliance and training, office supply purchasing, credit management, capital purchases and leasing, creation of executive documentation, financial and project analysis, storage and filing processes.
  • As I trained staffing to take over daily clerical functions I progressed to the purchasing and certification of all metal buying (ferrous, non ferrous, bar stock, tubing, structural and scrap) purchases were based on spot market availability and negotiations with major steel and stainless producers (US Steel, Wheeling Pitt, Armco/ AK Steel).
  • In addition to supplying fabricated steel products as per customer specifications, toll processing was provided with customer supplied products.
  • Over saw management of machine maintenance and scheduling.
Paralegal: Corporate / Employment Law, Expected in
Corporate / Employment Law
BS: Accounting, Expected in
  • Currently in the process of completing my C.P.S.M with ISM
  • Lifetime C.P.M. as of 2015 with ISM
  • Active member of Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • Former Director on the Board for ISM-CT (formerly CAPM)
  • Former Board of Director member from ISM-RI (Formerly PMARI) Former Member of National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
accounts payable, accounts receivable, acquisitions, auditing, automation, business development, business management, clerical, computer hardware, contracts, cost analysis, credit, customer satisfaction, data analysis, delivery, dependable, documentation, drivers, ERP, filing, financial statements, government, human resources, insurance, internal auditor, inventory management, inventory, invoicing, ISO, job costing, logistics, managing, market research, market trends, materials management, mergers, office, MRP, negotiations, Enterprise, networking, new product development, Oracle, packaging, payroll, policies, presentations, pricing, process improvement, procurement, product development, project analysis, Project Management, proposals, Purchasing, quality, receiving, reporting, requirement, sales, sales forecasting, scheduling, security clearance, SOP, sourcing strategy, staffing, Strategic, Supply Chain, tax, tax returns, transportation, waste reduction, mentoring, leadership

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