vice president purchasing operations resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
High-performing executive with over 24 years of purchasing experience. Cross functional leader who has demonstrated proficiency in team building, supplier relations, exceeding customer expectations, driving continuous improvement, and streamlining processes. Additional experience in the areas of program management and operations.
Work History
Vice President Purchasing & Operations, Current to Current
Teledyne TechnologiesDaytona Beach, FL,
  • Reporting to the president. Operations responsibility for 4 plants in Mexico and 2 warehouses in Del Rio TX, with 7,000+ employees and 6 direct reports
  • Instrumental in working with and presenting to existing and potential customers to obtain new business, update program status, support plant visits and manage directed supplier relationships
  • Approve and manage new business quotes prior to president review
  • Implemented monthly operations reviews with all plants: Heavy focus on  KPI's: inventory, scrap, safety, turnover, continuous  improvement, capital, headcount and freight
  • Manage successful launch of new programs that require significant capital investment and over 2,000 new employees
  • Met or exceeded budgets for operations & purchasing in capital, cost savings and efficiencies
  • Achieve over $2.5M in operational savings through continuous improvement activities
  • Revised and implemented new worker incentive program for direct and indirect employees 
  • Put in new processes to increase the value proposition of key suppliers
  • Achieved highest cost improvements in purchasing in companies history averaging $3M in savings year over year on $90M controlled spend ($325M total spend)
  • Re-organized purchasing to improve all areas of supplier management and  increase communication and coordination with other departments
Director of Global Purchasing, Current to Current
Osg AnalyticsNew York, NY,
  • Reported to the vice president of global purchasing 
  • Responsible for all aspects of purchasing for the controls group (drivetrain) product line, with plants in U.S., France, Poland and China (6 facilities)
  • Leveraged purchases across all suppliers/countries to establish global common supply base and cost modeling for key commodities
  • Managed total spend of $300M with 4 direct reports 
  • Implemented process to manage supply of 'high risk' components, supplier 'should cost' and capacity planning
Commodity Manager, Current to Current
Accor HotelsWashington, DC,
  • Sourced seat assembly, seat trim, armrest and headrest for all Chrysler, Jeep and Ram platforms
  • Managed annual spend of $1.2B
  • Achieved cost savings of $20M through cost modeling and leveraged opportunities
  • Received employee recognition award for multi million-dollar savings contract 
  • Greatly improved relationships with global colleagues, engineering, costing and program management which led to increased collaboration
Director, Current to Current
Abbott LaboratoriesRemote, GA,
  • Lead consultant for supply strategy in the areas of cost reduction and supplier reduction for tier 1 automotive and mass transit companies amassing over $2M in annual savings
Vice President of Global Purchasing, Current to Current
Dura AutomotiveCity, STATE,
  • Reported to COO; Responsible for 90 purchasing and supplier quality professional globally with 9 direct reports
  • Global spend of $900M
  • Re-organized/centralized a new global procurement organization which resulted in a reduction in headcount and additional supply leveraging power which increased supplier communication and performance leading to increased savings
  • Drove a plan to achieve and realize 2.5% in cost savings for 2009 through renegotiating raw material, logistics and MRO contracts
Director Of Purchasing, Current to Current
Magna SeatingCity, STATE,
  • N.A. and China purchasing responsibility with 28 purchasing professionals globally, 9 direct reports with a annual spend of $1B
  • Consistently saved over 3% in annual supplier cost reductions year over year. Formed strategic partnerships with key suppliers globally leading to low cost sourcing and additional cost improvements
  • Developed and restructured the procurement organization resulting in streamlining supply chain personnel and communication to improve relations with key suppliers while reducing cost
  • Maintained effective divisional leadership relationships by communicating successful procurement strategies and creating cohesive high performance teams
Purchasing Specialist, Current to Current
Continental TevesCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for production and prototype procurement and supply strategies for all commodities supporting the actuation brake product line
  • Annual spend of $300M & achieved annual average savings of 3%
  • Received 'Purchasing Employee Recognition' award for implementing a stamping commodity cost model that represented a savings of over 5%
  • Received two 'Silver Ring of Quality' awards for program cost improvement and  bench marking


Management Rotation Program/ Buyer, Current to Current
Johnson Controls (seating)City, STATE,
  • Entered management trainee rotational program which included first shift line operator, materials coordinator and finance
  • Controlled all phases of various OE prototype builds; ordering materials, managing seat builds and obtaining customer buy off
  • Production purchasing of metals, mechanisms, stampings, plastics, cables, fasteners for complete seat assemblies on the Honda and Mercedes business programs
BA: , Expected in to University of Toledo - Toledo, OH

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  • University of Toledo

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  • Vice President Purchasing & Operations
  • Director of Global Purchasing
  • Commodity Manager
  • Director
  • Vice President of Global Purchasing
  • Director Of Purchasing
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Management Rotation Program/ Buyer


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