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Logistics Manager

April 15, 2016

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Kris Van Laer

Cell: +32-478-**-**-**


Professional Summary

Motivated Account and Inside Sales Manager, successful at managing international import and export air/ocean shipments, customer service, customs formalities, price negotiations-quotations and billing. Managed some important accounts supervising an operational team.

Professional Experience

2004- present Trans Continental Logistics, Port of Antwerp, Belgium

Sr. Account and Inside Sales Ocean Freight Manager

Negotiating rates with carriers and NVOCC’s, achieved to win some important tenders for customers with more than 1000 containers per year

Price quotations to customers, achieved target to provide customers with competitive rates within 24 hours

Account management of logistics customers, calculating and minimizing general costs in order to gain 10 to 20% more profit for each shipment

Warehouse stock management, invoicing warehouse rent per week or month in order to generate stock income as fluent possible

Managing breakbulk and project shipments

Dangerous goods coordinator

1999-2004 International Freight Agency Skyfast, Brussels Airport, Belgium

Import and Export Operational Airfreight Manager

Assisted General Manager with price quotations to customers, achieved to provide customers with competitives rates within 24 hours

Export bookings and documentation

Billing to customers on weekly basis

Import and Export Customs documentation, maintained good relations with Customs office at the airport in order to provide smooth clearance for our customers

Transport planning, decreased trucking costs by 10-15% working out best trucking combinations possible


1995-1998 De Ham University, Mechelen, Belgium

Bachelor’s degree in Business Translating and Interpreting

Graduated in 1998

1988-1995 Sint-Gummaruscollege Highschool, Lier, Belgium

Graduated in Economics-Modern Languages

Professional skills

Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, OLS, SAP, Powerpoint

Customer service-oriented

Flexible and works well independently

Typing 70 wpm

Speaks fluent Dutch(native), English, French and German

Good knowledge of Spanish


Dangerous Goods certified


Cycling, fitness, literature, music

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