Experienced International Manager, background in Food, Electronics, Chemical/Animal Health Industries, seeks position with growth company to enhance or expand its import-export operations and compliance programs.
THUNDERBIRD Graduate School of Global Management Glendale, Arizona MBA International Management Tri-partite study program in World Business, International Studies, & Languages
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Tempe, Arizona BA Liberal Arts French (major), Spanish, Portuguese & General Studies
Kellogg Company Battle Creek, Michigan •••••+ year old cereal and snack food manufacturer, $••••• billion in sales, •••••,••••• employees, operations in ••••• countries and distribution in ••••• countries.
• Senior Manager, N. America Export-Import - (3/••••• – •••••/•••••) • Manager, N. America Export-Import- (•••••/••••• – 3/•••••) • Manager, Export/Import Logistics - (5/••••• – •••••/•••••) • Manager, Export/Import, and Government Distribution - (8/••••• – 5/•••••)
Applied for and managed company entry into DHS’ Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, oversaw entire validation process and secured “Tier Three” status for company.
Led company successfully through a US Customs “CAT” Audit to secure a designation as “Low-Risk Importer”, with no fines or penalties whatsoever.
Headed up multi-national team for ••••• years to globally and strategically source International Logistics Services, and procure $••••• million in annual spend on global freight forwarding, global ocean and air transportation, and customs brokerage.
Created and directed N. America Export Import Team of ••••• company, and contracted employees in US & Canada, submitted annual budget, and tracked expenses, savings and other KPI’s.
Managed export and customs functions for NA business unit, subsidiaries, and acquired companies such as Keebler®, Carr’s®, Kashi®, Stretch Island®, etc.
Created and implemented Corporate NAFTA Programs for N. America business unit to save millions in duties in USA, Canada and Mexico.
Negotiated and implemented global contracts to ensure participation in C-TPAT and properly validation by DHS.
Created significant savings through leveraging of all business units’ activity in different international logistics segments.
May ••••• – July ••••• ELCO Corporation (formerly part of Wickes Group) Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
$••••• million Connector Division and manufacturer of electrical connectors and components for consumer and industrial products. Operations in Japan, Germany, Korea and the UK, and ••••• employees worldwide.(Acquired in ••••• by Kyocera.)
Export Sales Manager Developed new international distributors, managed existing export accounts and customers, set sales goals, marketing incentives and strategy for global sales.
July ••••• –May ••••• AMP, Incorporated Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
•••••year old, $5 billion division of TYCO Electronics, •••••,••••• employees worldwide and manufacturer of electrical connectors and electronic components for consumer products and many industries •••••com, Automotive, Transport, Aerospace, etc.)
Import Specialist (7/•••••/••••• Managed Imports from company subsidiaries in Japan, Germany & elsewhere.
International Contract Analyst (Exports •••••/•••••/•••••) Managed exports to Latin America, under Letter of Credit payment terms.
July ••••• – July ••••• Whitmoyer Laboratories / Tec Chemical Ltd. Myerstown, Pennsylvania / Tempe, Arizona
Whitmoyer was a •••••+ year old Animal Health Products company & exporter to Europe, Asia and Latin America, which acquired Tec Chemical Division of Armour Pharmaceuticals and produced desiccated liver & other animal glandular products in South America for importation and sale to US drug companies.
International Manager (7/•••••/•••••) Managed export sales & distribution of animal health products to customers in Far East, Europe and Latin America.
Import Order Coordinator (5/•••••/•••••) Managed import process from plants in Uruguay and Brazil - from production scheduling and order management in Portuguese & Spanish, to ocean carrier selection, customs clearance & final delivery to US plants and customers.
POST-GRADUATE STUDIES ABROAD, AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Additional Summer and Winter-term Post-Graduate Studies: -Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico -Nova University, Panama City, Panama -University of Paris, “La Sorbonne”, Paris, France