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logistics, supply chain, logistics

Calgary, AB, Canada
May 12, 2020

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Gord Mikolayenko


Human Resources

Farmer’s Business Network Inc.

*** * ** **, **** River, AB T1V 1A0

Re: Logistics and Freight Brokerage Manager (High River, Alberta) Thank you for accepting my application for the Bulk Inbound – Logistics Coordinator position with Farmer’s Business Network. As highlighted below, I am confident that my combination of purchasing, inventory control, supply chain and logistics experience, supplier relationship skills, and results-focused approach to business makes me ideally suited to add both immediate and long-term value in this capacity. I OFFER:

• A wealth of related knowledge derived from many years of progressive experience in coordinating the sourcing, movement, inventory and purchasing of specialized equipment, materials and business services, supported with demonstrated abilities to deliver value in budget planning, forecasting and contract negotiations for project portfolios valued in excess of $20M

• Demonstrated talents that include inventory planning, tracking and replenishment, processing shipping transactions, inventory forecasting,, effectively managing delivery schedules, shipping/receiving, developing equipment and supplies specifications, and determining contract terms and conditions

• A consultative approach to all stakeholders including management, clients, internal / external customers, and suppliers to resolve problems, develop optimal supply agreements, procurement and sourcing strategies

• Detailed experience in maintaining and documenting order logs, change order statuses, and purchase history logs, in addition to advanced skills in identifying, assessing suppliers and evaluating performance, negotiating significant cost savings, contract administration and invoice payments

• Technology strengths that span numerous databases, Enterprise purchasing, invoicing, and forecasting tools

• A natural relationship-builder and communicator with a collaborative, customer service, and results focus

• Personal traits that include Intercultural awareness, quality orientation, proactive problem-solving abilities, discretion and confidentiality, a tireless work ethic, and consistently positive enthusiasm These examples offer only a glimpse into the reasons why I regard the role of Logistics Coordinator with Farmer’s Business Network to be an excellent, mutual fit. I am available immediately and would welcome an opportunity to meet in-person and further demonstrate how I can contribute to your team. Thank you for your consideration,

-Gord Mikolayenko


Gord Mikolayenko


Calgary, AB 403-***-**** Gord Mikolayenko KNOWN FOR:

Demonstrating superior analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills

Building strong client- business relationships

Achieving results through collaboration, teamwork and strategic planning AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Procurement & Sourcing

Logistics & Supply Chain

Supplier Management


Vendor Relations

Contract Negotiation

RFP/RFQ Analysis

Project Management

Inventory Control

Business Acumen


Contract Administration

Invoice Management

Cost Forecast & Reconciliation

Enterprise Databases/Software


Brockwhite Construction Materials ULC, Calgary, AB 2008-2020 Construction Materials Buyer (Nov. 2008 – Apr. 2020)

• Oversaw an annual inventory valued over $20M

• Achieved inventory reduction target greater than 5% annually through the development of improved buying controls

• Negotiated improved freight reduction greater than $10,000 by leveraging contract relationships; negotiated and reduced costs by extending payment terms, booking orders and volume negotiation

• Maintained key stock levels to achieve improvement by 10%

• Created & expedited purchase orders through the use of tracking reports

• Communicated with vendors re; order status, negotiated/ maintained costs

• Reduced obsolete stock up to 10% by interfacing with Vendor partners and sales stakeholders for compliance

• Forecasted purchasing trends and improved merchandising by focused listings and updated metrics for ordering to improve business objectives

• Solved logistic problems and material handling challenges by building relationship with key market freight lanes

• Resolved shortage/discrepancy problems and provided support for internal and external customers

• Supported company downsizing efforts by accepting change of role and responsibilities (maintained previous standing)

• Imported goods internationally from Germany, Vietnam and the U.S.A.

• Interfaced with import and brokerage authorities for compliance and resolution of details Inventory Control Manager (Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2018)

• Promoted to Inventory Control Manager; supervised a team of Inventory Product and Cost Coordinators in British Columbia and Manitoba

• Oversaw the obsolete inventory file, its accuracy, reduction and interfaced with Sales and Operations staff

• Maintained and updated Product and Material Safety Data integrity files

• Completed cost analysis for selection of products and vendor listings

• Administered and delegated collection and remittance of eco fees to provincial regulatory agencies

• Collaborated in committee meetings for analysis and role of key contact in training and integration of newly acquired companies and personnel as the company pursued market domination Gord Mikolayenko


Roofmart, Calgary, AB Nov. 2007 -Nov. 2008

Purchasing Agent

Westfair Foods, Winnipeg MB and Calgary, AB Sep. 1986 – Aug. 2007 Grocery Buyer


Business Administration Diploma

Red River College- Winnipeg

Areas Studied:

• Purchasing

• Marketing

• Human Sciences

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