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Supply Chain Sales

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
September 08, 2017

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Julio C. Cuellar

*** ********* ***** • Atlanta, GA 30306 • 404-***-**** • E-Mail:

Highlights of Relevant Employment Experience

La Chiquita Tortilla Manufacture, Atlanta, GA

Purchasing Manager/ -09/2013 to Present

Managed all sourcing, procurement, purchasing, contracts, inventory, transportation and warehousing for the Atlanta and Orlando plants with annual revenues of $150 million for a tortilla manufacture.

Direct $30 million of spend across several categories including grains, flour, shorting, spices and food grade chemicals

Responsible for all contracts of raw material and indirect spending categories

Deliver cost savings through a variety of methods including negotiations, total cost analysis, and competitive bids, resulting in savings on track to save $250K

Increase revenue by renegotiating contracts, saving of $150K to $200K yearly savings on a consistent basis

Negotiated, contracted, and managed the pricing and contracts for all flours, grains, gluten, salt, sugar and spices

Partner with the cross-functional team to drive process improvements, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in product development, quality control, supply chain and operations

Procured all ingredients, packing, and supplies and indirect items.

Implemented a new TL (truckload) process resulting in over 8% cost savings.

Helped to secure Burger King, Dairy Queen, Hormel, Taco Bell contracts by sourcing and hedging flour, shorting and corn contracts with suppliers

Worked closely with QA to qualify new vendors and suppliers

In charge of all raw materials inventory and warehousing, minimize inventory and improve warehouse optimization by introducing a safety stock programs and FIFO.

Worked with sales on development of new products.

Maintain compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements.

Mission Produce, Atlanta, GA

Supply Chain Operations Manager/ -7/2011 to 9/2013

Managed the day-to-day operations for a 60 thousand-sqft distribution center, including P&L, Inventory, HR, logistics, transportation, and shipping of avocados with annual sales of $10 million for the South East region of U.S.

Improve productivity and performance of by planning and rearranging associate’s roles

Directed the supply chain and distribution across 30 distribution centers.

Increase revenue by $50K yearly, by cost cutting and restructuring roles

Developed and Implemented operation functions and plans for DC

Streamline the shipping process to run more efficient and decrease detention charges

Interacted and partner with upper management, IT, HR, and Sales teams to improve operation of DC

Improve visibility for management and sales team by generating weekly metrics of shortages and returns

Ensure customer satisfaction and resolve discrepancies by improving communication on shortages and overages.

Decrease discrepancies by implementing SOP’s for each department

Responsible operational monthly budget as well as manage P&L for DC

Manage and develop a team of 30 employees to support quality, safety and productivity to the highest level

Coached, hired and discipline team members

Embrace change and participated in continuous improvement of DC operations

Maintain compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, sanitation practices

Interra International, Marietta, GA

Supply chain Operations supervisor/ -5/2005 to 6/2011

Managed and administer sales transportation and logistics contracts, inventory, and shipping of frozen food products (Poultry, Pork, Meats) with annual sales of $100 million for Central and Latin America regions.

Improve performance and delivery times 20%, by planning and forecasting shipments

Increase shipments by 50%, by delegating and taking responsibilities of sales team tasks

Develop action plans for each customer, solve supply chain issues, and implement solutions to decrease shipments errors

Manage all TL and ocean carrier contracts for U.S and Latin America

Negotiate rates with freight forwarders and ocean carriers and 3rd party suppliers

Manage supplier performance and compliance to meet company standards

Improve visibility for management and customers by generating monthly and weekly metrics

Resolve discrepancies and issues with 3rd party suppliers, vendors, and freight forwards by providing detail instructions

Ensure all export documentation follows customs guidelines and regulations

Decrease discrepancies by implementing actions items with with 3rd party suppliers, vendors, and freight forwarders

Support the sales and executive team with export issues and inquiries

Increase revenue by negotiating rates with ocean carriers and freight forwarders

G.E Energy, Atlanta, GA

International Fulfillment Planner/Scheduler -5/2004 to 5/2005 Contract

Responsible for monitoring and scheduling all planned/unplanned outages and maintenance for gas and steam turbines in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the US for the thermal contracts group.

Ensure 100% testing compliance as per contract to all regions

Manage implementation of C2 module software testing with engineers

Improve Communication to adjacent teams and departments by implementing a forecast model

Implemented and generated monthly and weekly metrics for management

Made sure all power plants were working efficiently

Formal Education and Computer Skills

Master in Business Administration, Supply Chain, American InterContinental University 2008

Computer skills include: Proficient in Word, Excel, database, and presentation software along with Oracle, AS/400 and many other specialized software programs.

Core Strengths: supply Chain, International Operations, Import/Export, Purchasing, Sourcing, Procurement, Fluent in English and Spanish.

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