Seasoned Logistics Professional eager to contribute exceptional background in import/export
operations, account development, and supply chain management toward supporting a dynamic organization in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Proficiency in coordinating efficient and compliant ocean and air export operations, preparing and processing applicable documentation, and communicating with customers and overseas offices to swiftly resolve issues.
Significant talents in consultative sales and sales management; excel in cold calling, prospecting, establishing rapport, and securing new business nationwide.
Considerable financial acumen and abilities in pricing, contract negotiations, qualitative data analysis, budgeting, cash flow management, and vendor relationship management.
Superior knowledge of U.S. export/customs rules and requirements.
Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with carriers and customers.
Exemplary prioritization, decision-making, project management, and problem solving skills.
Adept at steering timely and compliant movement of airfreight, ocean, LCL, break-bulk, and RORO (roll-on/roll-off) cargo.
Advanced knowledge of Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC) regulations.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Texas, 2008 to Present
Logistics Manager, Americas C North America
Established and direct operations for North America Logistics department inclusive of in-house supply chain management for 1,000+ FEUs per year.
Proactively initiated efforts for company to attain C-PAT certification and IATA credential.
Leveraged excellent contract negotiation skills to slash global freight cost by 45% within first year.
Maintain all tariffs for North Americas and cost-effectively manage NVOCC pricing guidelines to successfully grow department from scratch to currently generating $70K per month.
Contribute strong organizational skills toward formulating business strategies for target markets, negotiating and administering contracts with carriers, directing staff of four, and issuing bills of lading.
Handle chartered vessel agreements, airfreight, and project cargo.
Hanjin Shipping, Houston, Texas, 2007 to 2008
Premiere Customer Service Representative
Oversaw logistics elements for VIP accounts such as Pier 1 Imports, JC Penney, Cooper Lighting and Academy Sportswear.
Employ sharp multi-tasking expertise to prepare and provide daily status reports and shipment updates, respond to inquiries regarding import/export activities, and coordinate import shipments for transpacific eastbound and trade lane.
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Professional Experience continued
Oversaw cargo clearance to finalize vessel closure for AMS for Gulf region.
Navigated import and export of Mexico shipments by seamlessly coordinating efforts with customer and brokers.
IBR Realty, Chanhassen, Minnesota, 2004 to 2007
- Effectively supported sellers and buyers by listing, showing and selling residential properties.
Hapag-Lloyd America, Long Beach, California, 1992 to 2003
Facilitated inbound and outbound ocean shipping spanning Asia, Latin America and Europe, extensively signing contracts with Beneficial Cargo Holders and NVOCCs.
Proficiently coordinated both refrigerated and non-refrigerated cargo shipments.
Associate of Arts Degree in Business, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
Real Estate License, states of California & Texas
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher), ACT!, Piers Import and Export
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