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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, 18466, United States
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October 27, 2016

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Neal Livingston

Pocono Lake, PA ***** 570-***-****


My name is Neal Livingston. I am attempting to re-enter the workforce after a moderately successful run at an entrepreneurial venture begun in January of 2012. While working fulltime in a Financial Printing company, I realized that I had a great deal to offer smaller companies in the way of knowledge and experience that had they hired someone to bring them even a portion of the knowledge and experience I could deliver would be cost prohibitive. However, I was able to provide small jobs compartmentalized specifically for the client needs and sell them at around twice my salary. In December of 2011, a very large commercial printer who was struggling with the decision to stay the course or opt to a BPO solution approached me. He was looking for concrete evidence on the best option for his company. He offered me a six-month contract to do the analysis and the report at around double my salary. I made the decision to leave a directorship level job to begin SSL Consulting.

After nearly five years of success running SSL Consulting, my family is asking for more time from me to be home on the weekends and or holidays, to be more focused in our adult children’s lives and hopefully soon be a grandparent. Running the consultancy does not bode well with the family needs but employment comes a lot closer. This is why I am leaving the consulting industry and re-entering the workforce.

I am looking for an opportunity with a company who is focused on growth and wants to continue making big impact statements as they continue to grow their business. I am a senior level employee who is presently working at the executive level and has previously worked at the director level, the manager level, and the supervisory level and as a good old employee in a no-leadership role. My lifestyle, intellect or experience prohibits me from trying to enter a career at the very bottom of the ladder. My knowledge and skills are useless in the lower echelon of any organization, and why have them on board if they are not being utilized.

My expertise is in Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution, Fulfillment, Operations, Facilities Management, Administration, Training, Policy Creation, Safety, GMP, Lean Management including Kaizen based methodologies like JIT and Kanban. My greatest gift is the ability to develop people. I have molded people who could not pack a carton on day one into exceptional high-level managers in their respective firms; many still remain in contact with me today.

I am a qualified candidate for any operational role where there is a process that must be followed and there is accountability for my work. I understand how buildings work, how facilities must be managed, how work must be done to be high quality, effective and profitable.

If you are reading this letter and the resume that is attached to it, I am qualified for the job I applied to. I do not believe in wasting the most valuable asset any of us have and that is time. Be assured that if you are reading this, I have at least the minimum required experience and skills to perform at a high level from the start.

I look forward to hearing from you and sincerely hope we get the opportunity to work together.


Neal Livingston

Neal Livingston

Pocono Lake, PA 18347 570-***-****

Senior Level Logistics Professional

Accomplished and integrity-driven professional and a recognized thought leader in the areas of leadership and strategy credited with combining transportation, logistics and facilities management expertise to deliver substantial revenue growth in highly competitive markets. Strong financial oversight expertise leveraged to develop and maintain cost-efficient budgets.

Areas of Expertise

Supply Chain Strategy

Sales and Operations Planning

Inventory Management

Project Management

Process Improvement

Contract Negotiation

Relationship Building

Supplier Procurement

P&L Accountability

Project & Change Management

Team Leadership

Logical Problem Solving

Key Skills Assessment

Supply Chain Management – Proven success managing supply chain functions including transportation, warehousing, procurement, inventory management, production planning, and supplier and client relations.

Influential Leadership – Committed to fostering close collaborative relationships with company leaders and influencing people across the organization to work together to create a world-class supply chain.

Strategic Planning – Set Goals and objectives based on corporate mission and drive progress towards these goals. Looks beyond the day-to-day to drive long-term vision.

Professional Experience

SSL CONSULTING, Greater New York Metropolitan Area 2012 – Present

Principal / President

Serve as a Senior Level Advisor to small-to-medium sized Third Party Logistics companies (3PLs) on a contract basis to leverage their business.

Assist 3PL companies with a broad range of consultancy services including strategy development, process improvement, market research, staffing, and project and change management.

Work in conjunction with senior management involved in strategic planning and business development.


Director of Logistics Operations and Facilities

Recognized as a “perfect fit” for Senior Customer Service Advisor role to manage and resolve the company’s failing multi-facility manufacturing process.

Coordinated, managed and evaluated processes and continuously reviewed ongoing performance within area of responsibility to assure achievement of organizational goals.

Directed all personnel activities including staffing, employee relations, staff training and development.

GLOBAL FINANCIAL PRESS, New York, NY 1997 – 2000

Director of Logistics Operations and Facilities

Serve as a logistician for multiple offices and facilities bring the company under a national umbrella and substantially lowering shipping costs

Coordinated, managed and assured compliance with all local ordinances over four facilities in different States.

Directed all personnel activities including staffing, employee relations, staff training and development.

MERRILL CORPORATION, New York, NY 1995 – 1997

Director of Distribution Services

Coordinated and managed the outbound supply chain for the Northeast region of the US.

Directed all personnel activities including staffing, employee relations, staff training and development.

Serve as the communications liaison between sales, operations, clients and production on delivery specifications and schedules.


Manager of Logistics Operations and Facilities

Assure more than 2000 shipments daily are delivered on time and cost accounted for.

Mange the maintenance team responsible for 8 - 25,000 sq. ft. floors assuring all areas are maintained in pristine condition.

Directed all personnel activities including permanent and temporary staffing, employee relations, agency staffing, staff training and development.

General Skills

Excellent time management skills, able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines effectively and consistently.

Superior complex problem solving skills, excellent at Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Excellent judgment and decision making ability, considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Exceptional reading comprehension skills, reads both technical and non-technical information with clear understanding of material.

Actively listens to all communications paying full attention to the speaker and hearing what is said to act on communication accordingly.

Strong critical thinking skills, uses logic and reasoning to identify strengths, weaknesses and alternative solutions.

Highly effective written communicator

Effective speaker, leader, manager, persuader and communicator

Expert coordinator able to adjust actions to meet the requirements of other actions.

Expert negotiator who brings parties together to reconcile differences.

Excellent manager of personnel resources keeps staff on task and focused on company goals.

Expert at systems evaluation, able to identify measurable performance criteria to increase performance in a quantifiable manner.

Extremely persuasive leader, able to get people behind a goal to meet company requirements.

An active learner has a strong understanding of the implications of new information and its use for future learning.

High degree of social perceptiveness, remains aware of others reactions to information and tasks and works to understand them

Formal knowledge on resource materials management, obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Exceptional service orientation skills, actively looking for ways to help people.

Highly proficient in systems analysis, determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Solid knowledge of management of financial resources, determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

A deep understanding of customer needs and the customer service skills to deliver them.

A highly effective communicator in both written and verbal correspondence

A team motivator, excellent coach and mentor, constantly looking to develop others. A strong belief in succession planning.

Works to provide a positive learning environment.

Maximizes staff utilization across all cross-functional areas.

Excellent delegator with strong follow up skills

Strong enforcer of compliance and company standards. Expert at industry compliance and safety.

Infuses pride into organization using the company mission and vision.

Has a deep understanding that the job is all about the people you serve, possesses a strong ability to connect, engage and inspire those around him.

Finds it easy to work across all levels of the organization.

Well versed in sustainability, keeping the facility green while enhancing efficiency.

Solid technical background with continuous exploration into industry related tools and technologies. Able to bring a facility into the digital age.

Exceptional project management skills, sets goals, motivates team, monitors performance and reports results.

Proven leadership under pressure. The ability to remain calm during chaos and utilize the best methods for safe and continuous business deployment.

The ability to be very flexible, to bend when required and promote a win/win philosophy across all departments.

Expert in building management works quickly to become engaged with the company’s core values, mission, values, goals and culture.

Firm grasp on federal, state and local ordinances related to building services. Safety trainer and expert in compliance.

Experience with Electronic Data Interchange

Experience with SQL

Experience with Computer Hardware Repair

High Level Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including expert level Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Outlook

Trained in critical decision making

Understands and executes all administrative duties including scheduling.

Experienced warehouse manager knowing all facets of warehouse operation and Warehouse Management System implementation.

Understands Conflict resolution and HR policies.

Familiar with product sorting, slotting and merchandising.

Strong computer skills with both PC & Mac

Strong understanding of Finance and how business is impacted by financial decisions.

Strong in process design, troubleshooting and implementation.

Limited experience in the retail sector.

Mastery of employee development skills.

Mechanical and electrical engineering background along with building functionality skills.

Inbound, Outbound, Reverse and Resolution experience in the warehouse.

Neal Livingston

Pocono Lake, PA 18347 570-***-****

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Management Sciences


OSHA Compliance ~ ISO 9001-2008 Certified ~ Six Sigma Green Belt Training

DOT & FMCSA Compliance ~ Safety Compliance Trainer

Reference List

Steven Resnick David Schenk

General Manager VP Billing & Estimating

Former Supervisor Peer Leader

Command Financial Press Command Financial Press

75 Varick Street 75 Varick Street

New York, NY 10013 New York, NY 10013

212-***-**** 212-***-****

Roseanne Magliato Leslie Gilmartin

President CFO

Client Client

The Blisset Group The Blisset Group

Blisset Blisset (since moved forward)

50 Triangle Boulevard 50 Triangle Boulevard

Carlstadt, NJ 07072 Carlstadt, NJ 07072

201-***-**** 732-***-****

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