Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile
HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE Accomplished HR executive with vast global leadership experience, translating organizations' needs into strategies and goals. A strategic partner with a balance of strategic insight, tactical solutions and compassion that positively impacts business results.
Skill Highlights
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Core Accomplishments
Professional Experience
01/2015 to 01/2017
Vice President of Human Resources Adapt Community Network Flushing, NY,
  • Global, privately-held manufacturer of advanced materials for filtration and battery applications, with 2,000 employees and 13 manufacturing plants in the US, Mexico, UK, Germany, India, and China, and sales offices throughout Asia and Europe.
  • Recruited to lead HR and drive corporate culture change and create a best-in-class organization.
  • Served as strategic business partner to CEO and Senior Leadership Team in aligning HR plans and strategies with business objectives.
  • Drove the execution of all HR programs and initiatives, including but not limited to total reClaire, health and welfare programs, talent acquisition, employee relations, succession planning, performance management, organizational development and leadership development.
  • Ensured company values were internalized all levels to define behaviors expected of all employees and realize an engaging, high performance culture.
  • Evolved the organization's performance appraisal process, eliminating rankings and numerical ratings, and focused instead on managerial feedback and engagement.
  • Resulting performance appraisals are aligned with the Company Values and are incorporated in the appraisal process.
  • Engaged Harvard Business School ManageMentor to deliver online employee training, held discussion groups and engaged with the Tuck School for Manager to Senior Manager training.
  • Recruited the company's first Global Director of Talent Development, elevating the HR group's experience level.
  • Conducted a Senior Leadership and Director level compensation analysis to benchmark salary levels and bonus programs against private and public companies.
  • Increased time off to attract and retain an increasing mobile and millennial workforce.
  • Reported to the Executive Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors for all aspects of executive compensation, employee engagement and succession planning.
01/2013 to 01/2015
Head of Human Resources/Business Partner Adapt Community Network Middle Village, NY,
  • Subsidiary of BAE Systems; the Applied Intelligence Group is a $1.3B global data analytics software company.
  • Provided strategic direction and leadership for the Americas' HR function, and supported business objectives through a primarily millennial, local and global matrix organization.
  • Provided the strategic-level and day-to-day guidance as the company grew from $35M to $100M (75 to 250 employees) in the course of two years.
  • Partnered with Senior Leadership team to design high-performing strategies and executable solutions that supported recruitment, performance management, leadership development and employee engagement.
  • Member of the Global Leadership Team which united key senior leaders in devising and implementing strategy.
  • Refocused the sales team through "Solution Selling" training and the redesign of the sales compensation plan which resulted in tremendous sales growth (from $35m to $100m).
  • Identified and implemented significant benefit cost savings, resulting in annual savings of over $200k, while enhancing the offerings to reinforce the company's ability to attract, retain and motivate a quality workforce.
  • Participated in the global selection and implementation of SAP SuccessFactors.
  • Led the Americas' Executive Development Program and High Performer/Potential program, sharing this program globally which resulted in demonstrated results and retention.
  • Partnered with the Global Talent Group to engage with Harvard Business School ManageMentor to provide employee training, focusing on our Line Managers to increase skills and address skills gaps.
  • Participated with the global integration team on a $240m US based acquisition, focusing on the engagement of acquired employees into the leadership team and integration of benefits and 401(k) plans with minimal interuption.
01/2003 to 01/2012
Vice President of Human Resources Chewy Pittston, PA,
  • Global high tech manufacturer of display, power and protection products.
  • Senior global HR professional responsible for all aspects of HR, including talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, payroll, legal administration and employee relations for multi-location operation sites.
  • Partnered with leadership on strategic planning, sales compensation plans, company bonuses, talent acquisition, career development and 360-degree performance management.
  • Managed high volume recruiting, actively recruiting for executive, technical and sales positions, including Vice Presidents, Engineers, Sales Management, Business Unit Managers and Administration positions.
  • Negotiated and maintained US benefit costs by initiating a comprehensive benefit strategy which included changes to the medical plans and the employer/employee contribution.
  • Successfully delivered over $200K in cost savings through the recommendation and implementation of alternative work schedules, while maintaining employee productivity and morale.
  • Served as a key team member in the strategic reorganization of Senior Management, including hiring new CFO and VP of Sales, and creating business units with a greater focus on core business.
  • Created a strong organizational focus on business objectives which resulted in reduced turnover, increased revenue, efficient staffing, and increased productivity.
  • Successfully obtained a $150K grant from the US Department of Commerce and a $58K Massachusetts Workforce Grant to fund the implementation of a Continuous Improvement program that resulted in over $300K in cost savings on raw material, set up, and labor costs in the first year.
  • Accountable for all legal administration covering patents, lawsuits and employment issues, and customer non-compete agreements.
01/2002 to 01/2003
HR Business Partner Bitly New York, NY,
  • Engineering firm specializing in designing and developing precision optical components for space-based applications.
01/1999 to 01/2001
Director of HR C&S Family Of Companies Suffield, CT,
  • Global electrical component, ASIC design and semiconductor wafer manufacturer of for the telecom industry.
01/1994 to 01/1999
01/1992 to 01/1994
  • Manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor industry (Japanese subsidiary).
01/1992 to 01/1998
HR Representative M/A COM City, STATE,
Expected in
Master of Business Administration:
Expected in
Bachelors of Science: Psychology
Board of Directors, GLOBAL LEADERS OF BOSTON, Boston, MA 2016 - Present Board of Directors, NORTH END MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS, Boston, MA 2004 - 2011
ASIC, BAE, benefits, Continuous Improvement, designing, direction, employee relations, employee training, Senior Management, focus, Harvard, hiring, HR, Japanese, Leadership, leadership development, legal, Director, managerial, materials, organizational development, organizational, payroll, performance appraisal, performance appraisals, performance management, quality, recruiting, recruitment, Selling, Sales, Sales Management, SAP, staffing, strategy, strategic, strategic planning, telecom
Additional Information
  • BOARD SERVICE Board of Directors, GLOBAL LEADERS OF BOSTON, Boston, MA 2016 - Present Board of Directors, NORTH END MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS, Boston, MA 2004 - 2011

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