Jessica Wadd is a Principal at Vantage Partners, and a member of the firm’s Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice. She brings to her work with clients expertise in strategic sourcing, negotiation, supplier relationship management, change management, and strategic alliances. Jessica’s work has primarily focused in two areas: (1) guiding companies through the process of procurement and supply chain transformation, and (2) deep intervention in specific supplier and partner relationships to either turn them around, or to uncover and capitalize on new value creation opportunities. Clients she has worked extensively with include Merck & Co, Procter & Gamble, Takeda, Applied Materials, Equifax, Bayer Schering Pharma, OCHA (an agency of the UN), and USAA.
Jessica is co-author of several research studies, including Vantage’s “Customer-Supplier Negotiation Study” and “Value Delivered by Strategic Supplier Relationship Management in Major Organisations”, as well as a number of articles on supplier relationship management and alliance management.
Prior to joining Vantage, Jessica was a strategic relationship manager at Lincoln Financial Group where her responsibilities included negotiating and managing several of the company’s most critical alliances. Jessica holds an MSc in Behavioral Economics from the University of Nottingham as well as BAs in both English and Economics from Bryn Mawr College.