DAN S. NAMISI, M.S.M
GENERAL MANAGEMENT / OPERATIONS / AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
Master’s in management leadership professional with global experience and cultural diversity awareness that grew up in several countries and travelled extensively. Entrepreneur dedicated to streamlining operations, strategic sourcing, increasing efficiency, maximizing ROI, lean methodology and versed in startup and turnaround operations; and change management, process and productivity optimization, managing risk, logistics and the supply chain. Excellent negotiation skills with ability to work with suppliers, clients and people from different cultures.
Commodities Sales/Marketing Herndon, VA 05/18/2015- Present
Business Development Manager
Consult with coffee export suppliers and producers interested in expanding existing or driving new business in international markets. Partner with clients in identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for sales process improvement and international trade strategies, while ensuring a well-defined, efficient sales and marketing process.
Provide advice and assistance to clients on export markets, carry out trade promotions, conduct market research and provide representation to exporters through every step of the export process.
Educating companies on how to tailor their export activities to the specific market with respect to their products, financing, marketing, packaging and logistics.
Assist exporting clients in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. Negotiate with suppliers and buyers to obtain best quality and price for commodities.
The Catholic University of America Washington, DC 08/27/2012- 05/16/2015
GRANTS COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATE – Controller’s Office/Finance
Led the review, processing and filing of travel documentation on federal post-award grants in accordance with University and federal policies.
Provide support on grant certification efforts, records management and reporting.
Mount Elgon Coffee, Inc. Irvine, CA 01/071999 – 07/30/2012
General Manager Operations
Entrepreneur with leadership and managerial skills that started and run a new a business start-up and grew revenues from zero to six figures in two years. Managed and directed all aspects of business operations, product development, supply chain, sales and marketing, financial management, profit and loss, forecasting, global channel development, and staff administration of a successful contract coffee trading company, including the development of all international import and export policies and business planning and strategies. Achievements include saving money for the company by increasing productivity and earning money for the company and making a profit.
35% increase in on-time delivery +20% reduction in client complaints
Effective Operations Management demands understanding every department’s unique problems and timelines. Building these considerations into daily activities helped:
Finance & supply Chain saved $55,000 in last three quarters
Increased productivity, with a 35% increase on-time delivery
These on-time delivery increases were achieved with improved communications, connecting Purchasing, Supply Chain, Customers, and Customer Service:
Delivered 20% reduction in client complaints
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP
Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington, DC
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT
California State University-Fullerton
Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Social Media, Quick Books
E-Procurement, PeopleSoft, Sales Force and search engine optimization (SEO)