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Milford, Connecticut, United States
September 24, 2019

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Ilya Babadzhan

Phone: 203-***-**** Email:


Highly motivated, energetic and result oriented Traffic / International Logistics Specialist with over twenty years in the shipping industry. Recognized for process effectiveness, leveraging best practices and controls implementation. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Self-motivated, highly adaptable and detail-oriented individual with the ability to set effective priorities and implement decisions.

Professional Experience

ShelterLogic Corp.

March 2018 - Present

Import and Export Manager

Reorganizing and restructuring import, export and logistics department – effectively saving the company close to a million dollars.

Negotiating monthly / quarterly / yearly rates with forwarders / vendors, making sure to obtain the lowest possible rates.

Providing lowest possible spot rates at the request of commercial team, facilitating further business.

Monitoring all expenditures and developing new, creative ways to save company money.

Forming new relationships with vendors in order to explore additional savings and have more control of shipments.

Supervising preparation of impeccable documents for L/C presentations, avoiding any discrepancies.

Making sure that the invoicing of customers is done on a timely basis, avoiding any delays in payment.

Performing rate audits, making sure that all payments to vendors are accurate.

Initiating and preparing to arrange and supervise all duty drawback procedures.

Reviewing and suggesting correct HTS codes for product imports, making sure that the lowest possible duties are being paid.

Glencore (Access World), Stamford, CT

March 2016 – February 2018

Senior Traffic Coordinator

Daily warehouse management.

Managing of company’s largest London Metals Exchange (LME) accounts such as Cobalt, Tin, Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Lead, etc.

Ensuring regulatory compliance for LME filing and other processes.

Obtaining and providing various rate quotations (trucking, container, rail, etc.).

Monthly and Yearly Billing and Inventory Coordination.

Initiating organization of customs documents and reconciling FTZ 214’s against inventory.

Coordinating import and Export of LME materials with freight forwarders and customs brokers.

Collaborating with accounting department to process and manage P&L, billing and inventory.

Collaborating with Commercial team to provide logistical support to clients.

Data management to include bill of lading, inventory control and other pertinent reports or output related to client accounts.

Issuing and cancellation of warrants for warehoused materials.

Handling of dangerous goods.

Investigating damage to the material / theft and submitting claims to insurance companies. Ilya Babadzhan 203-***-**** Page 2

Gerald Metals (GEMSHA), Singapore January 2014- December 2014 Traffic and Logistics Manager

Open a brand new office.

Work with banks to establish lines of credit, L/C opening, AP/AR, treasury functions.

Train logistics employees in all areas of traffic and administration. Gerald Metals SA, Morges, Switzerland January 2011- December 2013 Trader and Logistics Manager

Manage administration and distribution team covering European markets

Build and successfully run Aluminum book.

Manage pricing, QP’s, collections, transportation. Gerald Metals LLC, Stamford, CT July 2004- December 2010 Traffic and Logistics Manager

Manage a team of logistics and traffic employees.

Liaise with trading desk to make sure that all purchase and sale contractual terms are closely complied with.

Managing administration and operations of overall business matters with special emphasis on distribution, logistics and treasury.

Presentation of various shipping documents under Letters of Credit, D/P’s and CAD’s, making sure funds are received in a timely manner

Experience in lay time calculations, negotiations and reduction in demurrage charges as well as insurance claims and settlements.

Manage various risks and exposures pertaining to various trading transactions

Responsible for planning and scheduling appropriate modes of transportation.

Working with Freight forwarders and Steamship Lines to expedite shipments in a timely manner.

Ensuring that the documentation is accurately processed, distributed and released to forwarders, carrier, agents, and customers.

Timely and accurate freight quotes as measured by Sales and Customer feedback. Education

BA Economics

Kazakh National University

Technical Proficiencies/ Skills

Superb knowledge of all Logistic operations.

Analytical problem-solver, able to take initiative to identify and resolve issues.

Advance knowledge of preparing reports and analyzing relevant data through the use of office automation software, i.e., graphs, tables, and charts.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook as well as various database systems such as Brady, Aquarius, Trinity, etc.

Focused and specialized in all forms of collection mechanisms, such as DP’s and Letter of Credit transaction.

Extensive knowledge of UCP 600 and ISBP 745.

Knowledge of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ).

Knowledge of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Fluent in verbal and written Russian.

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