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My logistics and marine commercial experience from over 25 years in the marine industry has served me well in implementing and developing multiple shipping strategies and will allow me to step into this role and deliver immediate positive results. I have a solid understanding of supply chain trends that gives me insight to your customer's needs. I am uniquely qualified to make positive recommendations regarding the planning and strategy of your assets while maximizing profitability. The skill-set I have acquired in building rate models, cover analysis’ and shipping strategies will ensure delivery of your business plan goals.
Prior Relevant Experience
Self-employed - March 2015 to present.
Position: Freelance Writer
Responsibilities: Write articles for publication.
Shell Trading US Company - January 2007 to March 2015.
Previous position: Marine Charterer
Freight and Market analysis, Economic modeling, Shipping commercial management, Shipping contract negotiation and implementation, Shipping strategy and planning, Contract management, including demurrage. Strong knowledge of industry trends, Strong customer focus.
Managed 25 Time Charter contracts for 50 U.S. Inland Waterway barges and 5 towboats, along with 2 Contract of Affreightment agreements for internal stakeholders.
Developed contract specific KPI’s and associated metrics to measure performance.
Negotiated a carrier contract worth $15,000,000 for multiple years with a savings in cost of $1,500,000.
Consistently exceeded value-add KPI’s, returning savings on average for stakeholders in excess of $2,000,000 annually.
Implemented a four year shipping strategy, then created and implemented a new strategy to reflect shifts in market.
Developed marine cost reporting tool for internal stakeholders.
Previous Employer: Kirby Inland Marine, LLP - April 1993 to January 2007.
Previous position: Fleet Manager
Responsibilities: Chartering and solicitation of freight transportation, negotiating spot and term contracts and maintaining customer relations. Increased profit margins from 3% to 30% for base oil barge contracts in three year period. Cut expenses while increasing efficiency. Remain abreast of market conditions, trends and developments.
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature, University of Houston. Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.