Seeking Transportation Management position with US-based, growth company which plans to enhance & expand its operations, and can take advantage of my experience, technical knowledge & people skills.
Battle Creek, Michigan
8 July ••••• ••••• May •••••
•••••+ 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/••••• 5/•••••)
Manager, N. America Export-Import- (•••••/••••• 3/•••••)
Manager, Export/Import Logistics - (5/••••• •••••/•••••)
Manager, Export/Import, and Government Distribution - (8/••••• 5/•••••)
Headed up Global Strategic Sourcing Team for ••••• consecutive years, procuring $••••• million in Transportation spend.
Initiated RFPs leading to $9+-million dollar savings & led global negotiations, submitted budgets & tracked savings.
Directly supervised Export Import team (N. America) with company and contracted employees in the US & Canada.
Acted as primary company contact with US Regulatory agencies, and for managing these critical relationships.
••••• years of Vendor Management & dealing with international carriers, brokers and forwarders.
Outsourced some functions to 3rd party logistics providers to secure on-site personnel during hiring freeze.
Created corporate programs for N. America & implemented these at numerous production & distribution facilities.
Provided customized training for subsidiary personnel, new acquisitions & certain suppliers; gave presentations to various groups & disciplines to ensure their familiarity with compliance responsibilities.
ELCO Corporation (Wickes Corporation)
May ••••• July •••••
Connector company (and later a division of Kyocera, who purchased ELCO in ••••• Manufacturer of electrical connectors and components for consumer and industrial products. Operations in Japan, Germany, Korea and the UK and ••••• employees worldwide.
Export Sales Manager
Developed new export business, managed existing export accounts, set sales goals, marketing incentives and strategy for international sales, and managed staff of two.
July ••••• May •••••
•••••year old, $5 billion division of TYCO Electronics with •••••,••••• employees worldwide and manufacturer of electrical connectors and electronic components for consumer products & industries such as telecom, automotive, transportation, aerospace, etc.
Import Specialist (7/•••••/•••••); International Contract Analyst (Exports) (7/•••••/•••••)
Supervised two import personnel, maintained import statistics and Quality data for department. Directed import activities from worldwide subsidiaries to USA, dealing with brokers and USCBP. Managed exports to Latin American distributors under letter of credit Inco-terms.
Whitmoyer Laboratories / Tec Chemical Ltd.
Myerstown, Pennsylvania /Tempe, Arizona
July ••••• July •••••
••••• year old Animal Health Products company & exporter to Europe, Asia and Puerto Rico; Tec Chemical Division of Armour Pharmaceuticals produced desiccated liver & other animal glandular products in South America for importation & sale to drug companies in USA.
International Manager (7/•••••/•••••) Import Order Coordinator (5/•••••/•••••)
Managed complete import process from sub plants in Uruguay and Brazil - from production schedule and entering orders in Portuguese & Spanish, to ocean carrier selection, customs clearance & motor carrier delivery to US plants and customers. Managed export sales & distribution of animal health products to customers in Far East, Europe and Latin America. Supervised one clerical function supporting international function.
EDUCATION & LANGUAGES
THUNDERBIRD Graduate School of Global Management
MBA International Management
[Tri-partite study program in World Business, International Studies, and Languages]
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA Language Arts
[French (major), Spanish, Portuguese, Anthropology, Geography, Humanities, Sociology, & General Studies]
JEB STUART HIGH SCHOOL(final 3 years)
Falls Church, Virginia
Languages & General Studies
Thomas MackWilhoite HS (Freshman year)
Languages & General Studies
French Fluent •••••Spanish Proficient•••••Portuguese - Working Knowledge
Have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office & carrier & forwarder tracking & data retrieval programs.
trade compliance, export, import logistics