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Production/Warehouse/Budget Management

Location:
Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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Blake E. Lulloff

**** ***** ****** ***** ******, WA 98274

360-***-****

acw87h@r.postjobfree.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/BlakeLulloff

OBJECTIVE

To bring my expertise and proven success as a Seedsman to your organization. I have high standards of professionalism and integrity. I focus on the company’s goals with great attention to detail and a commitment to team excellence. My life’s motto is “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; integrity is doing it.” I am a doer!

QUALIFICATIONS

• Grower Contracting • Teamwork and Team Building Excellence • Forecasting Excellence

• Field Scouting • Cross Trained in Warehouse Operations • Conflict Resolution

• Transportation • High-quality Assessment Skills • Customer Satisfaction

• Quality Conscious • Management of ISO and SOX Processes • Results Driven

• Client Negotiation • Management of budget processes • Communicator

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

General Manager

Vikima USA, Inc. Burlington, WA 2014-2016

Negotiated with clients on prices and quantity for third party productions.

Monitored the budget process ensuring that the budget was on target.

Maintained communications with clients on status of crops and any customer service concerns.

Managed Production, Logistics, Warehouse, and Finance staff.

Determined best pricing to growers to ensure proper profit margin.

Worked with Managing Director of Vikima DK to realign personnel in WA and assets in OR to decrease overhead and spending.

Stock and Inventory Manager

Bejo Seeds, Inc., Oceano, CA 2013-2014

Managed all external customer issues, and complaints were handled with zero negative fall-out.

Grew customer’s loyalty with 100% customer retention.

Coordinated blind tests on seed using AOSA testing protocols with third party labs.

Monitored sales forecasts for accuracy using past sales records.

Conducted detailed analysis of current inventory, committed future sales, and forecasted sales to maintain inventory balance and value per the target levels established by the CFO.

Global Grower Accounting Manager and Production Strategy Lead for Large Seeds

Monsanto Vegetable Seeds, St. Louis, MO 2006-2012

Managed 2 international standardized SAP Grower Accounting processes for 28 production areas

Developed training documentation and the training process for over 200 international system users.

Maintained my share of a $20 million budget and kept it on time and budget without scope creep.

Participated in the Production Strategy Team representing Large Seed in the decision making process to determine the best production areas to produce crops based on set parameters.

Conducted “Root Cause Analysis” by species to determine primary reason for production shortages

Worldwide Field Book Administrator 2002-2006

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Oxnard, CA

Participated in 1 International non-SAP Development and Implementation involving 28 locations in 15 countries

Developed the training process for 28 international locations.

Managed non-SAP Grower Accounting process after implementation.

Production Consultant 1985-2002

Asgrow/Seminis Vegetable Seeds: Eastern ID; Filer, ID; Warden, WA

Conducted all aspects of grower contracting process on up to 5,000 acres

Managed all field scouting activities (weeds, insects, disease, moisture) in addition to seasonal quality inspections necessary for phytosanitary certification

Managed all post-harvest activities to include quality evaluations of crop for grower payment

Managed grower negotiations for substandard crops

Managed production of Alberta, Canada pea seed production

Awarded Asgrow Quality Award for increasing ratio of clean payable seed to planted seed

Conducted grower training seminars on relevant agronomic topics with participation from agri-chemical companies

US Army 1977-1981

Captain, Corps of Engineers

Combat Engineer Platoon Leader of 36 men and 10 million USD of equipment

Vertical Construction Platoon Leader

Assistant Battalion Operations Officer

Company Executive Officer

Battalion Air Mobility and Air Transport Officer

EDUCATION

Utah State University, Logan, Utah Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering

Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania Essentials of Project Management Program



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