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Supply Chain Manager

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
October 03, 2016

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Kalvin Kim

**** ******** ****** *******, ** *****

(C) 919-***-****

Experienced Global Logistics/Supply Chain Procurement Professional

Distinguished 16+ years in strategic planning, procuring, and managing international inbound and outbound transportation operations for international companies. Proven strengths in streamlining operations, with expertise in the conceptualization, design, and spearheading of process improvement, change management, productivity, efficiency, and quality improvements for direct to consumer programs. Strong qualifications in general management, personnel hiring and training, team building, and leadership. Articulate communicator at all organizational levels, with superior negotiation and management skills.

Accomplishment Highlights

Recognized opportunities to streamline operation by implementing various consolidate programs and KPIs while improving forecasting to drive down the logistical expense by 23%, reduced LCL shipments by 37%, reduced air shipments by 11% and the company continues this practice with over $3.5 M annual savings.

Developed supplementary financial information essential to acquiring and maintaining multiple programs allowing companies to gain additional market share in their respective industries from procurement perspective

Designed and implemented supply chain network with various key performance indices to identify areas of improvements to maintain a lean supply chain

Reevaluated existing rates/contracts which resulted in over $4M in savings.



Business Mentor Support Atlanta, GA Aug 2015 to present

Provide recommendations and identify areas of improvement for international organizations with vendor management in reducing cost while improving overall inbound and outbound operations.

Review inventory levels to minimize expenses (inventory carrying cost/warehouse cost) while working with the global procurement

and production teams to meet delivery requirements.

Work with 3PLs to negotiate rates and contracts while implementing various KPI and reporting to identify areas of improvement

Head of Logistics Operations

ZT Group – Secaucus, NJ Oct 2014 to July 2015

Lead in negotiations of various international & domestic transportation services globally while managing special projects including

implementing cold chain processes for sensitive and high value components

Analysis of historical data, carrier & contract management, benchmarking, encourage best practice, facilitate QBR

Identify and initiate continuous improvement initiatives to delivery savings while improving efficiency and meeting SLAs

Developed strategies to support the expansion of global operation while keeping a lean inventory and on time delivery percentage

Managing strategic projects to streamline and plan for future growth while minimizing E&O

Global Logistics Procurement – Supply Chain –Sr. Manager

Lenovo – Morrisville, NC May 2011 to Oct 2014

Lead in negotiations of various international transportation services to and from US, EMEA, China, Japan, Australia/NZ

Analysis of historical data, carrier & contract management, benchmarking, encourage best practice, facilitate QBR

Ensure alignment with global strategy to demand the best from our partners and vendors with performance, pricing, innovation

Preparing and present cost analysis and value stream mapping including vendor management to ensure customer SLAs are meet

Managed strategic projects to streamline and plan for future growth while managing the updates of SOP and forecasting

Global Logistics Manager / SCM

New Era Cap, Company Buffalo, NY Nov 2007 to May 2011

Global lead in strategic negotiations of various international transportation procurement to and from US, UK, China,

India, Japan, Vietnam, Brazil, Latin America while ensuring proper documentations to reflect the operation accordingly.

Managed strategic programs to optimize the logistics network while working our end customers to customize deliver

Managed special cold chain projects import chemicals from international suppliers related to fabric care

Managed and monitored the performance of suppliers, 3PL, and worked closely with the warehouses to ensure timely order

fulfillment while ensuring proper procedures to comply with ISO standards.

Managed the overall import and export of finished textile & apparel for retail to ensure timely delivery

Managed and worked to reducing the logistical expense by applying the principles of LEAN and various consolidation

efforts while complying with various customs rules and regulations

Logistics/Supply Chain Manager

Samsung Electronics – Latin America, Miami, FL Feb 2006 to Nov 2007

Managed the overall import and export of consumer goods to ensure timely arrival and continuously exporting an average of $36 million in finished goods on a weekly base for B2B and B2C programs

Managed and monitor the performance of 3PL and two DCs with implementing various KPIs to improve inbound/outbound process while maintaining an optimal inventory to satisfy business requirements and minimizing E&O

Global lead in negotiations with various international transportation services including temp control services to and from US, China,

Malaysia, Philippines, and Latin America while identifying key programs to maximize result and drive customer satisfaction

Managed various import and export projects while managing a 16 week rolling forecasting in collaboration with sales and marketing

Commissioner of International Cooperation (Honorary)

Chung Nam Province Government of South Korea, Atlanta, GA March 2004 to Feb 2006

Strategically consulted various Korean Companies (Small to Mid-cap) in US expansion projects and business development

Manage international business development initiatives with various government trading agencies

Lead in negotiations of various international purchasing programs and logistical programs while providing sourcing guidance for both cold chain and traditional supply chain

Experience in relationship building and strategic marketing while facilitating value stream mapping sessions

International Procurement Manager

Korea Trade Center, Atlanta, GA April 2002 to March 2004

Consulted various US buyers and Korean manufacturers on process improvement as well as continuous improvement

Managed relationships between various qualified Korean manufacturers and US companies to expand internationally

Managed manufacturing process and coordinated logistics procurement for various finished goods imported into the US.

Expertise in international supply chain management and logistics procedures while complying with various customs rule

Vendor management and vendor compliance, enforcing charge backs for non compliance

International Operations Manager

Long International, Inc., Greenville, SC 1998 to 2003

Managed pricing, procurement, customer service, inventory control between the sales offices in the US and the

manufacturing plant in China.

Managed various logistical import/export processes for finished products and components for B2B business model

Worked up in the organization from order fulfillment to managing the entire operation

Managed strategic programs and implemented best practice for continuous improvement within the operation

Professional Development

Cornell University

Project Leadership Certificate

Georgia Institute of Technology

Executive Management Training

Strategies for eBusiness

THE CITADEL, The Military College of South Carolina

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

International Policies/Military Affairs

Dean’s list

AROTC Leadership Training


Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Member of the World Trade Organization-Buffalo Chapter

Member of the Korea Trade Center

Institute for Supply Management

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