Solutions-focused Engineer eager to contribute exceptional logistics, project management, and supervisory skills toward supporting the employer in optimizing results.
Methodical problem solver with ability to create and execute novel solutions to meet defined business goals and needs. Strategically develop schedules to maximize use of human, financial and physical resources and ensure on-time, budget-compliant delivery of projects from launch through completion. Exhibit solid critical thinking skills to scrutinize challenges, propose modifications, and drive solution implementation; consistently focus on quality assurance and cost control. Strive to establish a cooperative climate across multiple departments and identify opportunities which will result in long-term benefits for the employer. Outstanding prioritization, decision-making, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Slashed freight costs for Estee Lauder by $250K through benchmarking, aggressive rate negotiations, and strategic consolidation of shipments.
Steered bid process at Estee Lauder to decrease rates by 25% and avoid $750K in expenses.
Partnered with John Deere procurement personnel to capture more than $700K in savings through a bid for ground shipments within North America.
Introduced container pool at John Deere to improve on-time delivery of export shipments from 65% to 93% within six months.
Uncovered savings of $135K and accelerated delivery by 10% through strategically re-routing products to different John Deere distribution centers.
Reduced John Deere inventory process variations by 30% and successfully passed Perpetual Inventory Integrity Audit for first time in plant s history.
Leveraged John Deere s incentive program to elevate staff productivity by up to 20% annually.
Reduced weld defects in half at John Deere through implementation of various projects on shop floor, complete with innovative rework process, chargeback system and process audits.
Project-managed technology solution to produce $70K in annual savings for Knoll North America.
Championed implementation of $1.5M water treatment project for Ontario Hydro within required budget and timeline parameters.
Estee Lauder, Toronto, ON, 2007 to Present
Canadian Global Transportation Manager
Spearhead domestic and international shipments of cosmetic products by directing team of four Transportation Administrators in efficiently managing inbound and outbound shipments (ocean, air & ground) for three manufacturing plants and one distribution center in Canada.
Proficiently administer total freight budget of $16M+ for Canadian division.
Apply dynamic troubleshooting expertise to swiftly resolve issues with internal stakeholders, freight forwarders, carriers and customs brokers, consistently ensuring strict adherence to all safety, environmental, transportation and customs regulations.
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Professional Experience continued
Developed specifications and prepared bid documents, analyzed and decisively selected freight forwarders, and handled contract administration.
John Deere, Welland, ON, 2000 to 2007
Logistics & Warehouse Supervisor (2005 to 2007)
Steered full-scope domestic and global Outbound Logistics operations comprised of five employees.
Defined, managed, maintained and tracked operating budget of $20M+.
Relied on to supervise warehouse operations when needed and direct efforts of up to 50 unionized employees in a pick/pack/ship work environment.
Project Leader (2005)
- Handpicked for special assignment managing large cross-functional team in converting complex business model of Flexwing Cutters from Early to Commercial Order Fulfillment program.
- Achieved success in reducing product complexity, effective line design, and facility layout; completed project within nine months and within budget expectations.
- Demonstrated considerable financial acumen in conducting cost vs. benefit analysis and forecasting and managing critical fiscal data.
- Selected as Inventory Analyst to participate in special initiative to improve accuracy of 4,000+ unique part numbers in raw, work-in-progress, and finished inventory.
- Conducted root cause analysis of excessive variances, and presented recommendations to close gaps and rectify deficiencies.
Production Supervisor (2003 to 2005)
Drew upon proven leadership talents to motivate, coach, inspire and develop between 30 and 50 union employees in a fast-paced, JIT and multi-shift environment.
Actively contributed to planning, coordinating and seamlessly implementing lean processes and techniques including 5S, TPM and Continuous Improvement approaches.
Quality Engineer (2000 to 2003)
Supervised highly productive team of five Quality Inspectors in weld, paint and assembly operations, consistently emphasizing attention to detail and accountability.
Substantially heightened quality control and assurance by implementing best in class practices such as FMEA, Capability Study, PPAP and Control Plan, and ISO procedures and training.
Manufacturing Engineer, Knoll North America, Toronto, ON, 1998 to 2000
Project Engineer, Zenon Environmental, Burlington, ON, 1996 to 1998
Executive MBA, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2004
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, 1996
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In addition to being a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, I bring to you an excellent academic background, demonstrated experience in the logistics and transportation sector, and an exemplary blend of talents in project leadership, inventory analysis and optimization, and quality engineering. To complement these qualifications, I offer an unwavering commitment to ensuring client/customer satisfaction which is paramount as a <insert job title/position>
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a self-motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through an industrious work ethic and razor-sharp attention to detail. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your company, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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