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Manager Safety

Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 27, 2018

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**** *. ******* ***** 708-***-****

Frankfort, IL. 60423


Decisive, hands-on and action-driven warehouse, distribution, logistics, safety and security manager with 34 years of successful experience maintaining efficient operations, minimizing downtime, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction and profitability. Adept at facility inspections, procedure evaluations and developing safety and security programs in compliance with OSHA,USDA/FDA, DOT, EPA, HACCP and other local, state and federal regulations. Exceptional leadership, analytical and lean strategic planning skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and WMS systems (Red Prairie, IDS Solutions, JDE, and AS400) Expertise includes:

Staff Leadership & Development

On-Time Delivery Improvements

Regulatory Compliance & Standards

Multi-Temp Environments

Warehouse Safety & Security

Policy & Procedure Development

Risk Assessment & Training Needs Analysis

Cost Controls & Lean/Efficiency Improvements


Total Home Health, (Respiratory Services and Medical Equipment) Oak Forest, Illinois 2/2017 to Present

Location Manager

Managed and coached supervisors, warehouse and office staff, and a fleet of 7 trucks/drivers in the day to day functions of

order fulfillment, receiving, routing, on time service to customers, inventory accuracy and maintenance. Brought structure and

a strong focus on customer satisfaction.

Atkore International, (Steel tube Manufacturer and Electrical Parts) Harvey, Illinois 2/2015 to 2/2017

Warehouse Manager

Provided leadership and direction for multi-level warehouse personnel in all daily shipping, receiving, order fulfillment, bin level accuracy and

inventory management for a 3 shift, 500,000 sq. ft., unionized facility.

Trained associates in accurate order picking, RF scanning and shipping methods; investigated root cause of order delays and miss-picking and re-trained associates in correct procedures through “standard work“ implementation.

Collaborated with shift supervisors during planning meetings to determine workflow and staffing needs.

Managed performance to meet and exceed Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation goals.

Strong emphasis on teamwork, “lean” concepts, 5S and continuous improvement.

Heavy interaction with various personnel including manufacturing, HR, safety, customer service and spending “Hands on“ time engaging and aligning with the workforce.


oIncreased Bin level accuracy by 25% by increased focus on scanning.

oDecreased daily backorders by 40% by implementing the 5 Y’s to identify the root cause.

oDecreased Customer complaints by 38% through auditing process.

oDecreased Detention charges by over 55%

oSpearheaded a customer routing project that balanced out the workload for the week which better utilized the drivers/ equipment and also cut down the warehouse overtime by spreading out the picking workload.

CRAIG BACHMAN IMPORTS, INC., (Home Décor/ Crafts) Frankfort, Illinois 4/2011 to 12/2014

Warehouse/ Facility Manager

Managed and directed multi-level full time and seasonal personnel in all daily shipping, receiving, order fulfillment, indoor/outdoor maintenance and inventory control of over 50,000 items for a 200,000 sq. ft. facility.

Overseen the scheduling of UPS, LTL and full truckload deliveries to insure that the customer is receiving the most economical rate.

Successfully managed labor hours during peak and slow seasons.

Insured warehouse safety and conducted employee PIT training.

Investigated and settled freight disputes with customers and carriers.

Verified that all receiving /shipping reports were complete and accurate.

Ensured that all associates were trained on the WMS system and that accurate order picking procedures (Especially of split cases) were adhered to.


oAdded more racks to the warehouse increasing inventory slots by 14%. Re numbered the racks using a more uniformed slotting scheme.

oSpearheaded the re-lighting project which saved the company over 50% in electricity usage.

GOODNESS GREENESS, INC., (Perishables) Chicago, Illinois 6/2009 to 11/2010

Operations Manager/ Facilities Director

Provided leadership and direction for multi-level warehouse personnel and fleet drivers in all daily shipping, receiving, overwrap packaging, order fulfillment and inventory management for a 40,000 sq. ft. facility. Responsible for coordinating efficient daily work flow, limiting employee overtime to reduce departmental expenditures and meet budgetary numbers.

Managed all details regarding time, weight, temperature, dates and condition of products scheduled for shipment, ensuring order accuracy and quality of produce.

Conducted safety meetings and inspections to ensure compliance with OSHA, FDA, USDA and DOT regulations, along with company safety policies and procedures.

Coordinated regular cycle counts and monthly inventory counts for highly perishable goods; verified counts, tracked miss-picks and adjusted inventory.

Supervised the loading of all shipments and deliveries as well as the receiving, checking, inspection and storage of incoming deliveries.

Ensured safe machine and vehicle operations, and adherence to health and safety regulations.


Developed and launched several new programs and projects, including:

oFacilities safety program, meeting all standards for the OSHA Safety Training Matrix

oRe-rack project, successfully growing warehouse inventory slots by 20%

oNew facility-wide recycling program and the currently used inventory slotting scheme.

oSpearheaded the set-up, staffing and launch of a new “Herbs Packing” facility in a remote location.

CERTIFIED GROCERS MIDWEST, INC., (Dry Grocery, Perishables, Frozen Foods) Hodgkins, Illinois 2/1982 to 6/2009

Manager of Safety, Security & Loss Prevention (2/2006- 6/2009)

Planned and administered loss prevention, security and safety programs and procedures across warehouses with 1.2 million sq. ft. of dry, refrigerated, salvage and freezer space. Directed audits, training programs and procedures to comply with OSHA, EPA, USDA and other regulatory bodies.

Served as a resource for more than 300 union employees, five managers and various support staff on loss prevention and safety related issues; provided shortage awareness leadership.

Performed fire, safety, health and environmental inspections/audits at several physical plant locations; developed parameters for annual testing and preventive maintenance.

Conducted workplace training in vehicle safety, safe driving practices, accident prevention, safe evacuation, lockout/tag out and other safety topics.

Coordinated regulatory compliance with OSHA, EPA, Department of Health, Life Safety Codes, National Fire Codes and the American Disabilities Act.

Investigated losses due to employee, vendor and inventory discrepancies.


oChampioned an industrial safety initiative that reduced injuries by 28% and reduced workman’s compensation claims by $1 million.

oBuilt a record of high audit scores (internal/external) to comply with OSHA, FDA, HACCP, USDA, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Homeland Security and pest control regulations.

Warehouse Manager: Frozen Food Divisions (1/2001-2/2006)

Provided leadership and direction for multi-level warehouse personnel in all daily shipping, receiving, order fulfillment and inventory management for a 100,000 sq. ft. facility.

Trained union associates in accurate order picking and shipping methods; investigated root cause of order delays and miss-picking and re-trained associates in correct procedures.

Collaborated with shift supervisors during planning meetings to determine workflow and staffing needs, using KPIs and productivity standards to forecast normal and peak volume.

Ensured safety in machinery operations and forklift driving along with adherence to all OSHA regulations; coordinated the upkeep, safety and maintenance of the warehouse.


oDeveloped and implemented safety procedures and training workshops that reduced industrial injuries by 35%.

oGenerated productivity growth of approximately 18% while achieving all goals for timely, accurate product distribution.

Dry Goods Warehouse Manager, Superintendent, Other Supervisory Positions (2/1982- 1/2001)

Promoted through a series of progressively responsible, operational, leadership positions.

Managed the employee order-picking system, cross-dock product loading and other logistics of a 900,000 sq. ft. warehouse (a fully automated warehouse with an automated conveyor system).

Provided leadership and training for multi-level warehouse personnel and over 70 union employees.

Prepared daily productivity reports and KPIs.

Successfully maintained “excellent” ratings for safety and sanitation by initiating safety/circle meetings and sanitation/pest inspections.



Business & Science Studies

Professional Development:

OSHA – 30 Hour Card in Standards for General Industry

HACCP – Development, Implementation & Validation of HACCP Food Safety Systems

Certified Grocers – Reasonable-Suspicion Testing: Training for Supervisors

Human Systems Culture Management Experts – Culture-Based Training

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies – Loss Control Management

Dunn & Bradstreet – Energizing Your Employees

NAWGA/IFDA – Distribution Supervision School: Managing Employee Performance & Safety

TZA Management Training – Warehouse Management, Supply Chain, Transportation Logistics

The Conference on OSHA Compliance Training Seminar

Forklift Certified – PIT - Train the Trainer

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