Logistics/Air Freight Specialist
Accomplished logistics specialist with extensive experience in worldwide air freight shipping and cargo handling services. Deft at tracking shipments, coordinating warehouse activities, liaising with airport agents and suppliers, collaborating with transportation companies, negotiating vendor’s contract agreements and making improvement suggestions. Track record of utilizing specialized computer 3D software, planning routes, taking factors such as nature of goods and transportation requirements into consideration, preparing documentation, assisting clients in case of a claim, and tracking shipments in real time. Bilingual communicator with fluency in English and Russian as well as the ability to foster strong relationships with co- workers, colleagues, vendors and management.
Proven expertise in:
• Project Management
• Air Freight
• Mechanical Engineering
• Logistics Management
• Operations Management
• Shipping & Handling
• Vendors Management
Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo - Houston, TX
Manager of Air Freight Engineering Department, 2018 to Present Determine efficient, safe and cost-effective methods of moving heavy and outsize cargo from one location to another.
Ensure all partners in the supply chain are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operations. Create detailed capability briefings and tailor made customize them for specific industries as well as customers. Safeguard proper packing requirements and documentation is met for Hazardous air shipments. Evaluate air freight performance statistics including loading technologies and cargo nomenclature. Facilitate marketing and business development efforts of the company as a speaker and a special sales representative. Draft monthly reports for marketing department and higher-level management. Reflects all the sales related activities in Salesforce software and other internal CRM software. Provide support for the training and development of less senior staff members.
Formulated a detailed capability briefing for the global educational aerospace seminar for the key customers of the company with more than 20 different companies and 200+ guests attended in total.
Increased business development efficiency approximately up to 12-15% a year by providing technical and logistical expertise and on boarded new clients including Shell, Siemens and OneSubSea. Vadim Iakovlev • Page 2
Air Freight Engineering Department Executive, 2006 to 2018 Successful built and led effective and productive air freight engineering and logistics team. Headed engineering and logistics activities of aerospace, oil & gas and energy accounts. Facilitated project planning and planed logistics routs for all phases of all the air freight projects. Collaborated with handling agents concerning technical arrangements required for loading/unloading processes. Oversaw loading and handling processes for the fleet of AN124-100, B747 and IL76 aircraft. Fostered strong and productive relationships with vendors, customers and supervisors by deliver exemplary services. Devised, evaluated, and implemented cost effective as well as continuous process improvement initiatives. Key Contributions:
Saved $3.5M for the customer – Boeing by reducing total number of flights required for the project from 14 to 11.
Increased revenue by $1.5M+ for the customer – British Petroleum by reducing total payload and total number of flights required for their emergency response program from 5 to 4. Additional experience as Load-Planning Engineer of AN124-100 and IL76 aircraft Volga Dnepr Airlines (2003 to 2006), Ulyanovsk, Russia EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
(THE DIPLOMA IS EVALUATED BY “SPANTRAN” COMPANY, HOUSTON) Masters in Project Management in Aircraft Production Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Russia
Bachelors in Engineering of Fixed Wing Aircraft Construction Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Russia
Part I and II Project Management Fundamentals Certificate, University of Houston IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Certified, DGM Houston AN124-100 and IL76 Load-Master Certificate