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Manager General

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
January 26, 2017

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Richard(Ran) JU

Cell: 604-***-****

Dear Hiring Manager,

My name is Richard (Ran) Ju. I have 22 years of working experience in the logistics and transportation industry. I’ve spent 3.5 years in Vancouver as Deputy General Manager for a Chinese grain trading company named ‘COFCO’( During that time, I was the chief manager in charge of the procurement and logistics operations. COFCO Canada exports major Canadian grain products into China 500,000-1,500,000 metric tons annually for almost 30 years.

Before that I’ve spent 18 years working in COFCO headquarter. I had managed to lead the operation team to accomplish 10 million tons of bulk wheat imported into China within limited period, handled post trade processing and resolve trade settlement issues. Played a key role in the historical Chinese wheat export operation which in total reached about 6 million tons in hundreds of shipments. I’m also familiar with the Canadian grain exporting systems and the trade patterns and marketing resources.

I’m currently a stay-at-home dad taking care of my kids and ready to work again. My experiences and knowledges in the logistics/transportation are universal and can easily be fit into similar fields here in Canada.

Please find enclosed my resume and feel free to contact me to discuss my qualifications further. Thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,

Richard Ju

Richard(Ran) Ju

604-***-**** /


A self-motivated and results-oriented Operations executive with 22 years of professional experience in global grain procurement operations.

Solid working experience stretching from supply chain to line management.

Proven ability in senior leadership to take organizations and teams from strategy formulation into effective and efficient daily execution.

Strong analytical and detail-oriented attitude, hands on ability to response to daily challenges in fast-paced, matrixed, multi-national environment. High degree of accuracy, known for good communication and organizational skills and strong problem solving capabilities.

An active learner and mentor committed to constantly develop professional competencies of individual and team.

Wide and solid connection with parties involved in the international grain trading industry, including major Sellers, Buyers, Shipping companies, Port Authorities etc., especially in China and North America/Australia as well.


Deputy General Manager, Wheat Division Apr-Dec, 2014

COFCO Corporation Ltd (Beijing, China)

Responsible for administration management including HR, strategic planning, investment project, general administration, publicity and IT supporting.

Supervise and provide consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, direct the development and implementation of organizational development programs, employee orientation and training programs, benefits plans, policies and guidelines, database management procedures, and employee records and documentation policies.

Take a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to the company’s objectives.

Lead performance management, talent assessment, effective labor relationships including negotiating and administering labor agreements.

Conduct organizational assessments to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and to evaluate strategic relevance

Develop insights, build business cases, identify root causes and design solutions for identified threats and opportunities

manage overall daily office operations including develop and oversee office standard operating procedures, manage vendor relationships, oversee network administration, evaluate information systems, maintain a safe and secure work environment.

COFCO Corporation, established in 1949, is a Chinese state owned leading supplier of agri-products, diversified foodstuffs and services in China, integrating agri-trading, logistics, processing, production and sale links. Proud to be one of the Global Fortune 500 since 1994, COFCO holds the asset of US$71.9 billion, storage capability of 31 million tons, annual processing capability of 89.5 million tons, annual port transit capability of 54 million tons and annual business volume of 150 million tons. With more than 110,000 employees, COFCO presents itself in more than 140 countries and regions with 336 branches and offices all over the world.

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Deputy General Manager/Vice President Nov, 2010 – Mar, 2014

COFCO (Canada) Ltd. (Vancouver, Canada)

Responsible for overall business operations as the chief representative of COFCO’s overseas subsidiary in Canada.

Supervise contract execution of million tons of bulk grain shipments from Canada/US to China including the vessel operation and documentation

Have an extensive knowledge of Canadian grain (especially wheat) exporting system from breeding, producing, grading to storing, inland logistic handling and shipping. Familiar with the trade patterns and marketing resources in Canada and China.

Take a leadership role in resourcing 150 million US Dollars credit lines with local banks for the grain shipments exporting from Canada and the U.S to China.

Maintain good relationship and effective communication channels with clients and government authorities.

Research and analyze Canadian grain market, provide research implications for Marketing & Sales in the Headquarter.

Ensure all the assets and facilities in a safe and efficient stage.

Established in 1988 in Vancouver, COFCO (Canada) Ltd. is one of COFCO’s oldest and major overseas subsidiary which has facilitated COFCO to procure over 44 million tons of Canadian wheat and barley to China ever since.

Assistant General Manager, Wheat Division Aug, 2000 – Nov, 2010

COFCO Corporation Ltd (Beijing, China)

Responsible for domestic and international post trade processing including shipping and documentation operations.

Lead the operation team to accomplish 10 million tons of bulk wheat imported to China within targeted period, handled hundreds of vessels from Handy to Panamax size.

Play a key role in the historical Chinese wheat export operation which in total reached about 6 million tons and hundreds of shipments.

Supervise post trade processing and resolve trade settlement issues on domestic wheat trading which exceed 2 million tons annually.

Working with the management team, contribute to the development and implementation of organization strategies, policies and practices. Improved the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organization mission – specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.

Effectively build and maintain sustainable relationships across the business in supply/ demand chain global wise.

Manager, Shipping Division Aug, 1992 – Aug, 2000

COFCO Corporation Ltd (Beijing, China)

Responsible for in-house shipping support include freight forwarding and vessels chartering.

Regularly analyze and present research reports on the domestic and international shipping market

Collaborate with internal marketing clients to integrate logistics with business systems or processes. Analyze the financial impact of logistic cost.

Negotiate transportation rate and services with freight forwarders or carriers/shipowners.


Bachelor of Law, Major in International Business Law

(featuring maritime law and international shipping)

Shanghai Maritime University Sep, 1988 – Jul, 1992


COFCO - China Technical Exchange Program

at CIGI (Canadian International Grains Institute, Winnipeg) Aug, 2013

Management and leadership training

Organized by COFCO HR Dept. Apr, 2008

Grain Procurement Management for Importers Program,

Northern Crops Institute, Fargo ND, USA Sep, 2007

3rd China-Canada Wheat Program

at CIGI Sep, 2006

39th International Grain Industry Program

at CIGI May-Jun, 2006

2nd China-Canada Wheat Program

at CIGI Apr, 2005

Freight calculation (using Dataloy), shipping market analysis,

freight futures market (FFA)

at Transfield Shipping Inc. (Oslo, Norway) Sep, 2002

Chartering practice and post trading operation,

at Toepfer International-Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) Jul-Aug, 2001


Outdoor activities, Photography, Music, Travelling, Cooking, IT Staffs

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