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Manager International Logistics & Trade Compliance

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, 19522, United States
March 06, 2018

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David S. Borden

*** **** *****

Blandon, PA *****


phone: 610-***-****

International Supply Chain and Trade Compliance Professional Skillful and dynamic Global Logistics Operations Manager with demonstrated capacity to provi- de comprehensive support for Fortune 250 customers in all tactical and strategic facets. Proven track record of accurately completing research, sales, customer retention, and advanced / stra- tegic business-development efforts within time and budget requirements. Proven leader, highly proficient with the development of operational / tactical processes that reduce redundancy, slash costs, and improve accuracy and efficiency. Team / people first, collaborative communicator, highly focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven operations.

Key Qualifications

Strategic Planning

Strategic Business / Account / Service Offering Development

Customer / Stakeholder Sales & Negotiations

Cost Control

Relationship Building

Strong Leadership ( formerly trained )

Revenue/Profit Growth

Project Management Lead

Problem Resolution / Decision Maker

Licensed U.S. Customs Broker

Extensive NAFTA and trans-U.S. border logistics experience

White Glove Transportation / Logistics

Critical Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Team Builder / Team Focused

Positive / Outgoing Mentor

Professional Experience

Fleetwood Industries, Inc. - Leesport, PA 6/2017 to 9/2017 - DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS Responsible for international and domestic logistics operations for facilities in Leesport, PA, Longmont, CO and Shanghai, China, as well as 400,00 sq ft / 34 door warehouse facility and inventories consisting of a mix of customer-owned, WIP, manufacturing / component and cross dock. Managed team of three Logistics, and ten Warehouse personnel. Established service le- vels, and new partnerships for both international ( import ex. Asia ) and domestic ( white glove transport, delivery of retail store fixtures ) transportation services. Created upbeat, positive and supportive team environment for beleaguered current Logistics employees, previously damaged buy years of ( and continued ) mismanagement. Supported customer deliveries and carrier / contractor / customer communication on 24/7 basis. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. – Folcroft, PA - 12/1998 to 11/2015 - GLOBAL OPERATIONS / ACCOUNT MANAGER

Maintained exceptional relationships with clients and suppliers, negotiating costs, and enhanci- ng supply chain sustainability. Drove cross-departmental collaborations to integrate logistics with business systems, ensuring consistency and regulatory compliance throughout sales, ac- counting, and shipping departments. Established policies and procedures for international lo- gistics and trained personnel in global logistics operations and SOP's. Selected Contributions:

Managed largest account ( Fortune 250 company ) with team of ten in-house and twelve over- seas direct report Expeditors employees, operating as Expeditors first LLP. Architect of a “Third Party Logistics” operational model, resulting in a labor savings of $120,000 at initial implementa- tion “Management Fee” reimbursement included as part of Third Party Logistics” operational model generated $ 7.4 million in net revenue profit between 1999-2015. Originator of Expeditors “Intermodal Rail” service offering and current silo’ed product ( under own initiative, concept to full operating business ). Managed all operational aspects of Custo- mers International Logistics Supply Chain in terms of Customs / NAFTA / Overseas FTZ and Customs requirements.

Resolve all transportation, logistics, imports or exports, NAFTA, FTZ / overseas warehouse and Customs, or customer service issues.

Achieved an annual costs savings amounting to $2.5 million through International Air / Ocean Carrier contract negotiations and protected service lanes. Restructured logistics operations and slashed redundant labor costs by $400,000, while imple- menting best practices, dashboards for visibility, and three-way coverage for cross trained desk level ops.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. – Folcroft, PA - 3/1997 to 11/1998 - OCEAN EXPORT / INBOUND TRANSPORTATION AND QUALITY MANAGER Directed all activities of the export team while determining efficient and cost-effective methods of moving goods and safeguarding quality control. Conducted in-depth business-development research and maintained current knowledge of all relevant legislation, political situations, and other external factors that could affect freight shipping. Successfully grew Ocean Export de- partment by 25% before taking new assignment.

Selected Contributions:

Negotiated local Steamship Line contracts directly with carriers saving $300-$500 per export container ( averaging $10,000 per month in savings ). Saved $150,000 in management labor costs by assuming responsibility for all Import Operations and Quality/ISO Certification Management.

Responsible as team member, and lead in local region, for initial implementation of ISO9002 qualification for Expeditors as a Corporation as well as NAFTA documentation implementation. Guided clients in preparation / preparation of required NAFTA documentation, overseas import / Customs requirements, bank drafts and letters of credit, time sensitive and FDA associated ex- ports and import ( pharmaceuticals )

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. – Boston, MA - 6/1996 to 2/1997 - MANAGE- MENT TRAINEE

Graduated as number one company-wide, in the Expeditors Management Trainee Program. Oversaw diverse administrative functions, supporting all storage, delivery and information- ma- nagement processes. Provided detailed port information to importers and exporters. Communi- cated with clients, educating them on available options and services and prepared invoices and cost quotations for freight transportation.

Selected Contributions:

Established Brazil Export Documentation and created distribution SOP, eliminating fines for in- correct documentation.

Orchestrated delivery and storage of goods, taxes, and paperwork for customs clearance. Co- ordinate special transport of sensitive cargoes, such as perishables / medical supplies / high value cargo / machinery. Consolidated loads when applicable to reduce costs for shippers. Teamed with customs brokers to facilitate the passage of goods through customs. Ensured ac- curate shipping documentation, such as bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts, or certifica- tes of origin.

Licensed U.S. Customs Broker

Graduated from Dale Carnegie Management Training Program McCloskey Transportation Services, Inc. – Exton, PA 9/1993 to 11/1995 - OPERATIONS MANAGER

Seamlessly directed daily operations, lead staff, slashed costs, and upheld all regulatory com- pliance while coordinating special transportation arrangements of sensitive cargoes, such as livestock, food, or medical supplies. Defined operations standards and determined safety pro- cedures for the handling of dangerous goods.

Selected Contributions:

Generated additional revenue, by implementing DAT services based model for load acquisition, resulting in $1.3 million in additional net revenue, during my tenure. Negotiated and secured contracts with equipment and materials suppliers. Analyzed all expenditures and financial data to develop budgets and improvement plans. Educational Background

Bachelor of Science: Business - Transportation & Logistics Management McKim School of Business at Northeastern University - Boston, MA, 1992 Graduated top of class in Transportation & Logistics Management, and Cum Laude overall Awarded with a UPS Educational Endowment Scholarship both junior and senior year. Member of the National Golden Key Honor Society. Graduate of Dale Carnegie Executive Management Training Program

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