Purchase Manager & Long Range Outage Planner

Jessica Bandera

Say hello to Jessica Bandera, Kuehne Company’s expert planner, organizer, and administrative genius.

Don’t let her small stature fool you. This little boss lady ensures that all the men in Operations stay up to date on upcoming trainings, certification renewals, and planned outages.

Jessica also collaborates on numerous inter-departmental projects and was recently asked to oversee the purchasing department.

Jessica collaborating with fellow employees to implement 5S.

The Ultimate Team Player

Jessica is a self-made lady who began her career at a grocery store in her senior year of high school, swiftly advancing to a multi-site management position. Kuehne Company was fortunate to have her join as an assistant to the plant manager in 2018. Much like her previous role, she eagerly embraced the challenge of learning new things, rapidly expanding her knowledge and expertise.

However, Jessica doesn’t limit herself to just keeping everyone on track. Viviana Mendez, Kuehne’s Director of Human Resources, describes Jessica as “a perfect example of someone who understands the value of teamwork.” She emphasizes that Jessica has been with the company for a few years, actively engaging with various departments on successful projects.

Marta Fernandes, Kuehne’s Controller, adds that Jessica is “quick to show initiative and is always willing to help others, even if it is not her department. Working with Jessica is a pleasure; her bubbly personality brings a positive energy to those around her.”

Looking Forward

Jessica is brimming with pride and happiness these days. Six months ago, she and her husband celebrated the birth of their first baby! Without a doubt, Jessica is a loving and committed mom to her daughter.

She expresses excitement about experiencing life with her, doing fun things, and witnessing her grow up.

Jessica and her husband enjoy traveling together, eagerly anticipating the day they can show their daughter the world. For now, they’re content with taking her to the local beach and watching her experience rolling in the sand for the first time.