Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Senior Leadership role in Procurement PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Performance driven strategic thinker, problem solver and leader with over 20 years of experience creating solutions that align with business requirements, policies and regulatory requirements. Passionate in applying excellent communication and technical skills to manage and lead procurement teams in supply chain management, contracting and RFP strategies. Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding productivity and financial performance, cross functional team leadership and innovative business solutions that reduced total cost of ownership.


• Supply Chain Management
• Cross Functional Team Leadership
• Global Strategic Sourcing
• RFP & Contract Management
• Supplier Relationship Management

Category Management
• Negotiations
• Engineering Management
• CAPEX & Construction
• Esourcing

MS Office
• Analytical Skills
• Dashboards & KPIs
• Regulatory compliance
• Procure to Pay

Work History
01/2015 to Current VP of Procurement Convergent Energy + Power | New York, NY,
  • Provided executive leadership to develop a new procurement team and culture within the company.
  • Expanded our supplier relationships to shrink our supply chain and reduce our risk.
  • Developed and managed my team’s goals, KPI’s and professional growth.
  • Developed national procurement strategies and negotiated RFPs for better terms, contracts and rebates.
  • Continually evaluated all new technologies to reduce transactional cost and improve TCO.
  • Reported to the COS with 13 direct reports and managed $150 million in direct and indirect spend across 23 states.
  • Key Achievements:.
  • Changed the company’s culture to create a successful and self-sufficient category procurement team of 13 people from the ground up within a highly transactional environment.
  • We saved $21M (6%) on $350M of spend over the past 3 years.
  • Doubled our volume incentive rebate from 0.8% to 1.9% of total spend over the past 3 years.
  • Grew strong nationwide network with senior leadership across the electrical and mechanical industry.
  • Cut our average bid times by 50% thru centralization, automation and e-sourcing.
  • Developed companywide item master process that now represents 97% of all commonly used items.
  • Renegotiated all our top supplier contracts to maximize payment terms, rebates and reduce legal risks.
  • Created a procurement portal for bid management and to store historical pricing, supplier info and item data all in one Hub.
11/2012 to 01/2015 Global Director CAPEX Cushman & Wakefield | Frisco, TX,
  • Provided operational leadership, directed capital creation efforts, identify business opportunities and spearhead strategic global expansion and growth plans.
  • Negotiated construction/equipment and service contracts, evaluated new ventures & strategic alliances, and communicated financial strategy, ROI, and risk to VP and CEO level.
  • Reported to the VP of Global Procurement with 30 indirect reports and managed $120 million of annual CAPEX spend worldwide.
  • Key Achievements:.
  • Developed an online CAPEX request process and trained all global team members.
  • Negotiated and executed to completion 10 new facilities worldwide, including our first 2 GMP facilities in China.
  • Developed expertise in international construction, contracting and legal negotiation across multiple countries.
  • Which I was recognized for in 2014 with The Catalent’s President Award.
  • Saved $65 million in CAPEX spend (11.5%) on $500MM of investments over the past 5 years.
03/2007 to 11/2012 Senior Category Manager Lockheed Martin Corporation | Hampton, VA,
  • Led the strategic planning and management responsibility of $90 million in global MRO spend and $100 million CAPEX spending.
  • Collaborated with global cross functional teams to develop new contract, GPO, VMI, and MRO strategies for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Reported to the Director of Indirect Procurement with 30 indirect reports.
  • Key Achievements:.
  • Negotiated global supply agreements which saved $60MM on $300MM of contracts over 5 years.
  • The Indirect team delivered $81 million of savings, which accounted for almost half of the $164 million EBIDTA growth for Catalent from 2009-2014.
03/2002 to 03/2007 Senior Project Engineer Cardinal Health | City, STATE,
  • Managed the daily operation, installation and maintenance of process equipment and facility services for a softgel pharmaceutical drug manufacturer.
  • Developed and planned necessary validation efforts to meet compliance with regulatory bodies (FDA, GMP, EPA).
  • Reported to the Director of Operations with 11 direct and 23 indirect reports.
  • Key Achievements:.
  • Developed and installed the first integrated packaging and inspection system for softgel capsules that improved productivity by 500%.
  • Managed and completed a $10 million CAPEX expansion that doubled the GMP manufacturing footprint of the facility.
Expected in BSME | Mechanical Engineering University of North Carolina At Charlotte, Charlotte, NC GPA:
Expected in 2017 | Certified Procurement Professional American Purchasing Society, , GPA:
Expected in 2016 | Karrass Effective Negotiating, , GPA:
Expected in 2012 | Procurement And Supply Chain QP Group Category Management, , GPA:
Expected in 2009 | Green Belt Six Sigma San Marcos Training & Boarding, , GPA:
Expected in MCSD | Microsoft Certified Software Developer Microsoft, Charlotte, NC, GPA:

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