Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Business and Logistics Management professional with expertise in logistics and supply chain distribution. Background includes business analysis, fleet management, internal and external communications, equipment monitoring and expediting. Quickly adaptable to new technologies, processes and procedures, task and detail oriented.
CF Industries – Deerfield, IL (04/2014 – Present)
Working with business systems and various applications. Assure maintenance of accurate data and troubleshoot problems related to shipments and systems and provide solutions in a timely manner.
Daily working with SAP system, troubleshooting and testing as required.
Accurately maintain rates, contracts, and creating the route codes within business application.
Use of analytical skills to effectively investigate problems to solve the numerous operational issues.
Intensive daily internal and external communication with outside vendors, customers and upper management.
Schedule and attend weekly status meetings with team members and business partners, communicate status to upper management.
Review daily freight accrual exceptions report and identify errors and the cause and develop potential solutions to resolve future errors.
Manage the loaded car diversion and rebill processes. When repositioning loaded cars minimize the cost to CF company and CF customers
Work with sales and distribution facilities to manage problem shipments that require additional or immediate attention on delivery issues.
Resolve quality/service issues and ensure best customers experience through working with suppliers and internal business partners.
PotashCorp - PCS Sales (USA), Inc. – Northbrook, IL (2005-2014) Sr. Transportation Specialist
Consistently met or exceeded performance evaluation requirements including on-time project milestone delivery, budget adherence and resource utilization.
Strong set of business and technology problem solving skills
Communicated daily with product managers and plants regarding the current status of recommended ways of expediting the equipment (transit time comparison, pipeline reports etc.)
Broke utilization records in turnaround improvement by analyzing trip plans, transit times and routes
and provided Forecast Analysis and Demand Forecasts.
Worked with contractors and railroads to resolve unbalanced, overweight car issues and ensure on time delivery to final customers.
Collaborated with Production and Sales Managers to reduce demurrage charges
Solved problems on billing errors/cancellations, missing cars, wrong classifications
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UOP -UNIVERSAL OIL PRODUCTS -Des Plaines, IL
Honeywell’s UOP has been the leading international supplier and licensor for the petroleum refining, gas processing and major manufacturing industries.
Training Account Manager (1997-1999)
Coordinated training courses that UOP Training Services offered to customers worldwide on an annual basis.
Collaborated with Customer Sales & Service personnel to maintain customer records and database
Selected hosting training sites domestic and international, negotiated hotel contracts
Analyzed account information to identify new opportunities for clients
Arranged customer focused social activities and generated course announcements.
BBC-BELGIAN BUSINESS CENTER – Riga, Latvia
Export/Import Analyst (1990-1993)
Performed market analysis researching prices, competitors, and potential dealers for companies interested entering the Latvian market. Worked as Analyst for a Belgium based exporter, who wanted to sell Belgium products into Latvia. Latvia had just become an independent and had opened the borders to imported products from foreign markets.
Identified products with strong potential markets in Latvia (including slot machines, Belgium chocolates, home and office furniture, textiles, fertilizers, and safes).
Selected products by identifying potential profitable Latvian markets, and then analyzed the economic competitiveness of the Belgium products with products already available in Latvia.
Visited the production facilities in Belgium to inspect the products and production processes to ensure that they would meet Latvian specifications.
Researched and met with Latvian businesses who would be potential buyers. I successfully placed slot machines, Belgium chocolates, furniture, and textiles with Latvian customers.
Other duties included arranging potential suppliers with buyers, interpreting, and following up on orders.
University of Latvia – M.Ed. (Master of Education) and B.A. with emphasis in English and Communications
Truman College, IL - A.A.S. with High Honors
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, SAP, Bourque
Working towards PMP Certification
Advanced Legal Certificate