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Manager Management

Location:
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
December 03, 2017

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MICHAEL B. COLSTON, MBA, MSM

**** ***** ***** *************, ** 19525

610.***.**** (C) ac3kvj@r.postjobfree.com

Sr. Operations & Logistics Manager

20+ Years of Leadership Experience Optimizing Inventory Within Demanding Government & Warehouse Environments

Sr. Operations & Logistics Manager proven in directing teams, departments and projects against aggressive requirements. Subject matter expert in inventory control management, contract administration and material acquisition. Trusted partner to management in administering, negotiating and monitoring contracts for compliance. Collaborative leader of high-performance teams. Engaging communicator focused on building relationships across functions to achieve operations excellence.

Areas of Expertise: Operations & Logistics Management, Contract Administration, Inventory & Quality Control, OSHA Requirements, Logistics & Procurement, Continuous Improvement, Relationship Management, Communications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BC FORWARD, NEWARK, DE

On Premise Procurement Consultant at Fortune 500 Financial Services Corporation, Jan 2017 – Present

Negotiate contract terms and conditions in accordance with Client standards (MSAs, PSAs, SaaS, SOWs, etc.). Lead (or assist with) contract negotiations using a variety of techniques, including multi-round competitive bidding, RFx processes. Review publications and conduct web searches on competitive product and pricing trends; conduct interviews with other companies and suppliers as required to maintain a perspective on the category marketplace to identify and evaluate category/product/service and supplier trends.

Partner with business owners to develop and execute negotiation strategy.

Develop effective working relationships with key decision makers/influencers; line of business executives, and subject matter experts.

Category and Sourcing Management

Compliance and Demand Management

WM ROBOTS LLC, COLMAR, PA

Contract/Sub-Contract & Logistics Manager, 2011 – May 2016

Oversaw and optimized all aspects of proposal preparation, managed bidding process and proposal submission. Negotiated contractual terms in line with legal compliance. Evaluated and processed commercial and government Request for Quote or Proposal (RFQ/RFP) solicitations. Executed Commercial and Government contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Consulting Agreements (CA), and Teaming Agreements (TA). Interpreted and enforced contractual terms and conditions.

Authorized Signatory and Empowered Official reported directly to the COO.

Point of contact for $190M in awarded government contracts, executed oversight of schedule management, supplier quality, delivery and financial performance, interpreted and enforced all contractual terms and conditions.

Contract/Sub-Contract & Logistics Manager for WMI Group, Inc., WMR2 Inc., and Special projects under the WM Industries brand.

Supervised Commercial and Government proposal risk analysis, preparation, managed bidding process, proposal submission, and negotiated contractual terms conditions ensuring legal compliance.

Executed Commercial and Government contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Consulting Agreements (CA), Teaming Agreements (TA), and Sub-Contractor Agreements.

Maintained detailed and organized Contract Audit files for all contracts archiving original contracts and tracking all correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, and payment schedules.

Implemented and Executed effective export compliance program under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Maintained trade compliance policies and operational procedures. Managed preparation of various export licenses that included but were not limited to: Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) and Manufacturing Licensing Agreements (MLA).

Accomplishments

Achieved thirty (30) percent cost reduction across all DoD contract shipping.

Granted Signatory Authority. Sole employee outside of the President and COO with authority to commit WM Robots LLC to binding agreements.

Appointed as Empowered Official for WM Robots LLC with the authority and responsibility to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export and to verify the legality and accuracy of the information submitted for a transaction.

THE BOEING COMPANY, NAVAL INVENTORY CONTROL POINT, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Logistics Analyst/Expediter Harrier Action Center, 2007 – 2010

Processed and expedited Direct Buy Requests and Amended Shipping Instructions (ASI) to Boeing/OEM/DLA. Researched and procured customer data and technical definitions, verifying and providing source data, part number, national stock number, and interchangeability of aeronautical requirements. Procured and expedited non-standard components to facilitate restoration of three crash battle damaged AV8-B Harrier aircraft back to active status.

Maintained Secret Security Clearance.

Streamlined communications and material support for the AV-08 Program by providing logistical and technical support.

Improved productivity by training NAVICP employees in use of Boeing’s Total Asset Visibility (TAV) program.

Developed and launched Standard Operating Procedures manual for Harrier Action Center personnel.

THOROUGHBRED DIRECT, PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA

Intermodal Dispatcher, 2005 – 2007

Researched and posted system updates of all outstanding Intermodal and Over The Road (OTR) equipment moves. Tracked Intermodal equipment across various railroads (NS, BNSF, FEC, UP, CSX, and Canadian rail system).

Booked U.S. Postal and Retail loads from electronic rail tenders, load tenders, E-mails, Booking sheets, or 5186 forms.

Efficiently processed real-time initial notification, ending notification, e-mail/phone notification of assessorial charges to the customer.

T.C. MILLWORK, INC., BENSALEM, PA

Receiving Manager, 2005

Processed, reconciled and expedited all incoming Domestic & International material to support daily operations and maintain response time goals. Reviewed, researched and negotiated corporate contracts for various services. Provided technical research and competitive sourcing of critical and non-critical requirements.

Researched and initiated corrective actions on all invoice discrepancies.

Built and deployed OSHA-compliant programs focused on corporate safety and hazardous material handling.

KRG ENTERPRISES, INC., PHILADELPHIA, PA

Receiving Manager, 2004

Purchased stocked and non-stocked material requirements providing technical research and competitive sourcing of critical and non-critical requirements.

Initiated warehouse program to include: Corporate item numbers, warehouse locations, establishing min/max system.

Assisted in correcting OSHA inspection discrepancies and Implemented various OSHA compliant programs.

J. P. MASCARO & SONS, INC., HARLEYSVILLE, PA

Purchasing Agent, 2003

Sourced and negotiated corporate contracts for various solid waste services and equipment across multiple divisions and landfills within Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Validated, reconciled and expedited requirements in support of four landfills across Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Served as trusted resource to purchasing and procurement executives in fielding and escalating account issues.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

LANSDALE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, North Wales, PA

Adjunct Faculty Instructor, 2012 – Present

Deliver classroom instruction in Computer Information Systems & Business classes at an accredited Junior College. Mentor students and incorporate differentiated methodologies to enhance learning experience. Collaborate with faculty and administration to ensure alignment of instructional strategies with college objectives and policies.

Teach wide variety of classes, including Presentation Graphics, Photo Editing, Illustration & Design, Desktop Publishing, Multimedia Applications, HTML, Introduction to Networking, Systems Management, Marketing Principles, Organizational Management, Speech Communications and Principles of Mathematics.

Develop highly engaging lesson plans and consistently receive positive evaluations from students.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

Non-Commissioned Officer (MOS 6672 Aviation Supply Specialist), 1991 – 2002

Supervised, lead, and performed highly technical functions in the areas of aviation unique applications of managing, regulating, coordinating, or otherwise exercising control over supplies, equipment, or other material. Including but not limited to numerous phases of automated material management including initial planning, provisioning and requirements determination, acquisition and distribution, accountability, and ultimate issue for consumption, retention or disposal.

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration, Specialization in Strategic Management & Leadership, Gwynedd Mercy University

Master of Science, Management, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Eastern University

Associate of Arts, Computer Graphics, Lansdale School of Business

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Associate Certification Contract Management, George Washington University



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