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Warehouse and transportation Manager

Bethel Island, California, 94511, United States
January 31, 2018

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William M. Novak

** ****** *****, ****** ******, CA 94511-2424

Phone 707-***-**** e-mail:

Transportation and Operations Management Professional

Results driven professional with 30 years experience in the Warehousing, Transportation and Operational management of high value electronics, beverages/perishables, hazardous materials and other products. Looking to expand on an outstanding record of eliminating waste, increasing productivity and developing diverse teams within a company.

Core Competencies

Team Building, Mentoring and Leadership

Project Planning and Management

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

OSHA Certified. 30 hours

Explosive Trace (ETD) and X-Ray Trainer

Strategic Planning and Execution

Vendor Negotiations and Management

Route Optimization and Development

P&L Cost Control and Profit Initiatives

Complete knowledge of TSA CCSP/F


J. F. Hillebrand Inc:

National Warehouse Manager, Feb 2015 - Present

Chosen by the Director of North American Transportation to lead and develop J.F. Hillenbrand’s first warehouse operations in the United States for movement, distribution and consolidation of International and Domestic Alcoholic Beverages.

Full operations responsibilities to include Financials, HR, KPI’s and Safety

U.S. and California Alcohol / Tobacco regulatory compliance and reporting

Optimized truck routings to generate cost savings

Strategic and operational /development planning and of new sites

Directed the development, programming and implementation of barcode technology and it’s usage within the company

Multi-site management

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics:

Terminal Manager, Nov 2013 – Feb 2015

Developed all warehouse and transportation activities within the San Francisco Branch: warehouse Training, Security, screening, package engineering, creative transportation solutions for complex loads, automated computer programs for tracking and measuring metrics, safety procedures and building upgrades

Natural communicator and skilled motivator

Championed management, sales and IT teams developing a Contract Logistics Program that addressed the specific needs of the Solar Community.

Expeditors International of Washington:

Warehouse Manager, Nov 2008 – Feb 2012

Revitalized warehouse team by instituting tangible metrics that instilled pride and ownership into the operation, streamlined processes to provide consistent and reliable service. Shared industry knowledge to include packaging, chain of custody, cold storage and re-icing, blocking and bracing, and safe container Packing. Improved warehouse design to incorporate RF technologies. Developed young talent, creating bench strength for the organization and eliminated underachieving or disruptive behavior. Improved communication between the warehouse and operations helping each department focus on their core skills and competencies while reducing overtime.

Eliminated redundant staffing utilizing proper hiring techniques and training.

Equipment assessment expert: Properly equipped warehouse assuring equipment was on line and available at all times.

Key member of Homeland Securities CCSP/F pilot implementation team.


International and Domestic Transportation Manager, Feb 2000 – Sept 2007

Responsible for managing 17 Domestic and International Customer Service Representatives, 5 Analysts and coordinating 4PL supply chain activities for Sun Microsystems: Directed development of proposals in transportation strategies for all inbound and outbound North American products, subcontracted services, cost saving initiatives, remote and direct sites

Staff development through training, metrics and mentorship programs.

Carrier Negotiation, Selection, Management and Score-carding based on objective measurements. Free-market and formal RFI/ RFQ process.

Operational guideline development and implementation for 32 remote sites.

Measurable Customer Cost Savings of approximately $1.5M each year.

Steady year to year increases in delivery metrics and KPI’s

Acting General Manager and P&L oversight for Exel Large facility.

United States Air Force/Air Force Reserve: Chief Master Sergeant Retired

Supervised and directed the management, training and maintenance of moral for 250 airmen in the certification, warehousing and transportation air cargo for the US Armed Forces, F.E.M.A. and D.O.T. Planned and directed the tactical and strategic loading and off-loading of military and civilian aircraft in austere conditions. Ensured the unit readiness to meet all wartime tasking’s including training records, health maintenance, recall rosters, plans and mobility, equipment and fiscal expenditures. Coordinated the aerial deployment of joint task forces through base and civilian agencies.

Resource acquisition, fiscal and project management skills.

Strong background in Total Quality Management, training and documentation

Clear headed and calm while working under extremely tense conditions

Associates of Applied Science Degree: Logistics Management

June 1998 Community College of the Air Force Graduate

Air Force Technical Training Schools

USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy 360 hours

Special skills

In depth knowledge of Supply Chain systems

Highly proficient in Excel, Access and MS Office programs. Heavily experienced with RF systems, capabilities and setup

25 years’ experience in hazardous materials inspection and certifying.

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