Director/Management Position in Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Resume
|Desired Industry: Warehouse/Inventory
|Desired Job Location: Spirit Lake, Iowa
||Date Posted: 5/16/2013
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
|Desired Wage: 150000 & up
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Other
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
An innovative, analytical and goal-
driven executive with more than twenty
seven years of managerial experience in
complex logistic functions. A fierce
contract negotiator and an aggressive
cost-cutter with a career record in
delivering million dollar savings in
cost reductions and avoidances. In
charge of successful mergers and
acquisitions driving efficiency and
increasing profitability. A visionary
thinker with superior problem solving
skills and proven ability in executing
self-devised business processes and
strategies which resulted to multi-
million dollar gains and savings. A
powerful motivator leading teams in
superior levels of performance and
achievement of set goals and objectives.
Demonstrated record of success in
creating highly effective teams,
logistics management, increasing
efficiency, and establishing strong
organizational systems. Diverse
management experience in business
models, warehousing, distribution,
planning, organization, negotiations and
budget implementation. A top-tier level
communicator imparting clear-cut
objectives and successfully managing
multiple priorities in a multi-million
dollar industry and fast-paced
- PROFESSIONALISM AND EXCELLENCE -
Restructured tasks coordination within
the company and external agencies to
ensure timely and efficient delivery and
distribution resulting to increased
- LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS -
Demonstrated ability to deliver superior
client service, cultivate strong
business relationship, make real time
decisions and resolve issues in a way
that propels innovation and growth.
Ferrara Candy Company, Round Lake, MN,
2012 – PRESENT
Farley's and Sathers, Round Lake, MN,
VICE PRESIDENT OF LOGISTICS (Current
In a short span of time, made positive
and distinctive changes and progress in
the company. In 1999, started as a
General Manager of Sather Trucking; in
2005, was promoted to Director of
Transportation; and in 2008, as Vice
President of Logistics.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND NEGOTIATIONS:
- Functioned as primary driver in the
selection of strategic locations of
- Successfully negotiated a total of ten
(10) lease contracts under conditions
favorable for the company.
- Successfully negotiated vendor
contracts, leases and transportation
rates in nine (9) different states.
- Was brought in as a senior leader to
manage and oversee the successful
implementation and transition of eight
(8) major business acquisitions (Now and
Later, Super Bubble, Trolli, Bob’s Candy
Company, Brach’s, Fruit Stripe Gum,
Heidi Brands and Ferrara Candy Company)
of the company. The acquisition not only
led to increased profit margin but
likewise as an alternative cost-saving
measure to unilateral business
- Served as a primary decision maker
(senior leader) in the company’s
involvement in acquisitions and merger.
Developed planning methodology from
conception until implementation. During
the 2012 Ferrara merger, secured over
$3M of capital for equipment in
negotiating the contract of a 330,000-
- Oversaw effective plant closings and
- Engaged in strategic planning,
information gathering and critical
- Headed case optimization study on
attributes and orientation of corrugate
and shipping cases with the goal of
maximum space utilization on trailers
and reduction of case damages.
Customized a double stacking approach
which yielded 25% case damage reduction
and $1M savings in transportation costs.
- Spearheaded a network optimization
project with cross-functional teams in
reviewing current network and
facilities. Restructured distribution
network and saved $5M in transportation
cost by closing a major facility due to
its out of position location and
unnecessary freight cost.
- Led complex high strategic contract
negotiations which generated millions of
dollars in savings, among my portfolio
* Spearheaded the negotiation of
lease structures of buildings and was
able to secure rent-free periods.
Between free rent and capital outlay,
savings generated were:
a. 2009, $8M in savings in
negotiating a 1,060,000-square-foot
building in Grand Prairie, Texas.
b. 2006, $3M in savings in
negotiating a 364,000-square-foot
building in Grand Prairie, Texas.
- Efficiently executed a transportation
budget of $60M.
- Supervise all aspects of the
operations of three (3) internal
warehouses with 110 personnel located in
states of Tennessee and Minnesota, and
three (3) PL warehouses. Responsible for
total budget allocation of $20M ($10M
for internal warehouses and another $10M
for the (3) PL warehouses).
- Oversee the operations of company’s
private fleet consisting of 150 power
units and full service shops located in
three (3) states.
- Monitor product import or export
processes to ensure compliance with
International Customs Rules and
Regulations. Took initiative of hiring
two (2) customs expert to ensure
existing rules and regulations are
- Accountable for closing facilities as
cost-saving measure, announcing shut-
downs and establishment of new
distribution network after such
- Implement aggressive management
controls and cost-reduction initiatives.
- Plan, prepare and execute
organizational oversight in cross-
- Maintain receiving, warehousing and
distribution operations by initiating
and enforcing program operational and
personnel policies and procedures.
BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND PROCESS
- Prospect optimum warehouse locations
and recommend best locations based on
comprehensive analysis of inbound and
outbound costs which resulted to
increase logistics performance and
savings to the company.
- Assisted with warehouses
infrastructure plans. Warehouses
consisted of diverse floor areas ranging
from 100,000 square feet to 1,060,000
square feet, in strategic locations
- Conceptualized the creation of a
dedicated fleet that ensured lower
freight cost and improved functionality.
Resultantly, streamlined the continued
operations of fifty (50) dedicated power
- Reduced transportation costs by as
much as $3M by setting up a pool
delivery network system over thirty (30)
locations in the USA which permitted
shipment of normal LTL freight as
truckload freight into the pools. This
strategy eliminated longer transit times
and costs associated with LTL freight.
- Developed and implemented cost-
effective methods and procedures for
transportation system. Prior to
company’s engagement, delivery cost per
pound was 14 cents, drastically reduced
the same to half.
- Streamlined improvements in internal
and external logistics systems and
- Design models, process and provide
risk management actions concerning
transportation and logistics systems.
- Rendered due diligence reports to
measure cost effectiveness, productivity
and timeliness of services.
- While at Farley’s, was brought in as a
team leader for network optimization.
Led cross-functional team in executing
the integration of facilities and
logistics optimization. The complex
network optimization project was
successfully completed within a six (6)
months’ time frame and generated $5M
bottom line savings.
- Plays a significant role in the
transition of the company which is
- Supervise customer service department
consisting of twenty (20) employees.
- Conceptualized and implemented key
performance indicators for personnel to
ensure achievement of set goals.
- Created an integrated team building
approach which resulted to efficiency in
- Responsible for driving management
initiatives and strategies to
accommodate business expansion needs and
address logistic issues and concerns.
- Led cross-functional teams in the
restructuring process during the mergers
Coleman Powermate Company, Omaha, NE,
1996 - 1998
** Was brought in to spearhead the
establishment of a new Distribution
Center in Lincoln, NE. Supervised the
hiring of employees and optimized
warehouse productivity metrics.
Roadway Express, Phoenix, AZ, 1986 -
TERMINAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
** Within 18 months was promoted as a
Terminal Operations Manager at a break
** Last 5 years of employment was a
Terminal Manager of multiple facilities.
** Gained strong less than truckload
A.A. Degree of Marketing Management, Major
in Business, 1981
IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE -
* Contract Negotiator
* Cross-Functional Team Leadership
* Process Improvement
* Cost-Saving Initiatives
* Logistics Distribution
* Strategic Sourcing Planning and
* Transportaion and Handling
* Multi-Million Dollar Budget Handling
* Policy/Procedure Administration and
* Warehouse Acquisition and Management
* Inbound and Outbound Cost Analysis
* Infrastructure Design and Efficiency
* Vendor/Client Relations and Contract
* Organizational Management
* Processes Development and Improvement
* Strategic Forecasting and Case
* Mergers and Acquisitions Assimilation
Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, Power
Point, Excel, Access and Outlook), AS
400, Prophesy Dispatch
Candidate Contact Information:
|JobSpider.com has chosen not to make contact information available on this page.
Click "Contact Candidate" to send this candidate a response.